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April 18, 2024

From Sharpeville to Gaza: the global fight against racism

That an Irish nationalist MP hosted this year's The Liberation Movement (TLM) United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination meeting in the UK House of Commons was politically...

Launch of mobile sex education in India

Cian O' SullivanClaiming that most Indian’s are still deeply conservative about sex education, mobile operator Tata DOCOMO has launched a mobile service called “Sparsh” to create awareness about sexual health. “Sparsh” is the Sankskrit word for “ ...

Egypt, revolution and the rise of the digital generation

Despite curfews, military crackdowns, and concessions from President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians continue to demonstrate their resistance with protests on the streets in a revolution born on the internet, writes James Le Grice.What are we to call this? The pr ...

Jackson doctor's passport seized by court as he is bailed

Doctor Conrad Murray, physician to US pop star Michael Jackson who died after suffering from cardiac arrest in June last year, has appeared in court charged with involuntary manslaughter.His criminal trial in April will reveal for the first time the eviden ...

Call your leader at Copenhagen summit to make a difference

Climate change campaigners have launched an online initiative to get millions of people in the European Union to contact their leaders at the United Nations summit in Copenhagen.Avaaz,  a civic activitism organisation that operates in 13 languages, i ...

Media Ignore Chad Genocide

Richard KeebleMasses of information from the media constantly bombard us. Yet, paradoxically, often the most important news goes uncovered. Take for instance, Africa. A country like Sudan suddenly comes under the spotlight. Reports of rape, massacre and co ...

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