Category: the political frog

A new (b)low for freedom of the press in the Philippines

I woke up to the following headlines this morning and almost feel out of bed: The Guardian: Journalist Maria Ressa found guilty of ‘cyberlibel’ in Philippines Aljazeera: Maria Ressa found guilty in blow to Philippines’ press freedom BBC: Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist found guilty of cyber libel The New York Times: Maria Ressa, Crusading Journalist,

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What the morrow brings

The older generation of displaced indigenous farmers and former indentured tribal labourers in the Poombarai mountains in Tamil Nadu, India continue to live in ostracised communities, unwelcome in the local villages. Illiterate and impoverished, they worry about community and cultural survival. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Considered “untouchables”, they have struggled against the caste system and shedding the ghosts

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Sense(less) and (In)Sensibility in 2020

Here are the two most sensible articles I have come across this week: The Secret to Germany’s COVID-19 Success: Angela Merkel Is a Scientist and New Zealand’s Prime Minister May Be the Most Effective Leader on the Planet and I share them in reaction to the most recent press conference of the US President suggesting

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Election 2017: Germany vs. Germany Part II

The morning after: this is the time everyone wakes up from the drunken stupor and realizes the disastrous mistakes committed the day before. It is indeed the time of reckoning for all political parties in Germany, after what is being referred to by German media as a “political earthquake” or a veritable tectonic shift in

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Election 2017: Germany vs. Germany

Over 61 million Germans are expected to exercise their right to vote today, as the political parties declare a campaign ceasefire and allow the democratic process to take place. The indomitable Chancellor Angela Merkel from the Christian Democratic Party is seeking her fourth term, hoping to lead Germany and the rest of the European Union

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