May 2010

Italy's media unite in protest against latest 'gag law'

Giulio D’Eramo Anger is mounting in Italy against a proposed legge bavaglio (gag law) on phone taps, which would criminalise journalists found guilty of publishing the contents of phone taps, landing them with huge fines and harsh prison terms. A demonstra ...
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Traumatised residents in Kingston, Jamaica, tell of their ordeal as police hunt down drug lord

In the Tivoli Gardens area of Jamaica's capital city - home turf of alleged drug lord Michael Christopher “Dudus” Coke and epicentre of the unrest that has gripped the Caribbean nation for the past several days - the loyalties are clear, at least from thos ...

Rihanna's Blackface causes offence

Blackface is more than just burnt cork applied as makeup. It is a style of entertainment based on racist Black stereotypes that began in minstrel shows and continues to this day writes Sonja Uwimana. Apparently not content with her failed attempt ...

Thousands join Facebook 'boycott BP' campaign

Alan ChernoffAn online movement to boycott BP for its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is growing at a rate of better than 25,000 names a day.    "I won't buy their gas any more. I won't patronise a company that's destroying our planet," ...

Human rights organisation condemns global abuses

Amnesty International has accused the US, Russia and China of ignoring human rights violations by allies and failing to open their own records to scrutiny in its annual survey.The human rights organisation took Washington to task for the failure of Barack ...

Are you worried about your online reputation?

Stephanie GoldburgWeb search engines make our lives easier: They connect us with what we're searching for in a matter of seconds, and sometimes they bring us to places we didn't even know we were looking for.But they can also teach us a lot about ourselves ...

New African Caribbean faces in parliament are high-flyers

Thomas L. Blair As Britain elected its first Conservative-led coalition government in living memory, African Caribbean British legislators were making history, too. They more than doubled their numbers - from four to nine - in the “Home of parliamentary de ...

Ex-prime minister pleads: 'Let my people go'

 Mark Beckford - in Kingston, JamaicaFormer Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga has criticised the government for betraying its vow to protect residents of embattled Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, arguing that the assault by the security forces had caused ...

Tragedy of Jamaica's lethal cocktail of crime and politics

 Tragedy of Jamaica's lethal cocktail of crime and politicsFidelis OnyedikamAs thousands of heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police descend on Kingston to arrest ‘the peoples’ president’, Christopher “Dudus” Coke with the view to extraditing him to ...

Future of Digital Economy Bill will test new government

 Tomas MowlamFuture of the Digital Economy Bill will test this new coalition Rejoice we have a government. It seems it’s not a government any of us voted for but that’s the dangers of democracy for you. The big question however is that in th ...

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