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Authoritarian Govts Tighten Grip on Press Freedom

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

ROME, Apr 22 (IPS) – The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be led by UNESCO and the government of Ghana in Accra on May 2-3. The theme is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law,” covering the issues of media in respect to the judicial system and transparent political processes.

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Dreaming of A New Sustainable Economy

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) – Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: a bioeconomy. Almost 1000 bioeconomy experts, from former heads of state to civil society leaders, convened in Berlin for the second Global BIoeconomy Summit to discuss best practices and challenges.

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Pre-election Tension Threatens Free Speech in Brazil

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

RÍO DE JANEIRO, Apr 14 (IPS) – Gunshots, eggs and stones thrown, blocked roads and other forms of aggression against politicians and journalists in recent weeks generated fears that the violence will increase the uncertainty over the October elections in Brazil.

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UN Development Goals Cannot be Achieved if Bombs Keep Falling From the Sky

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 06 (IPS) – Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly, in an address to the mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)I am honoured to pay a visit to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address this Ministerial Meeting. I would like to use this opportunity to commend the role of the Non-Aligned Movement in promoting peace, security and development around the world.I also want to start by acknowledging the commitment of Venezuela, as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. I also thank Azerbaijan for welcoming us all to Baku, as the host of this conference.

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Indonesia’s Women Activism– Beyond Suffrage

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar 30 (IPS) – Devi Asmarani is Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Jakarta-based feminist webmagazine Magdalene.More than a century has passed since Putri Mardika, Indonesia’s first ever women’s organization, was established but challenges persist in the efforts to influence national politics to bring progress to all women.

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“Tech Wreck,” “Techlash,” “Techmageddon” – Whatever You Call It, Wall Street Is Terrified Of It

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Back in the 1990s, critics of the dot-com bubble used to point out that the global economy depended on the US stock market and the US stock market depended on, like, ten Internet stocks with negative aggregate earnings. The resulting inverted financial pyramid was, the critics claimed, very easy to tip over. They were right […]

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Breaking News/Best Of The Web

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Is the trade war already over? Automatic Earth on “The science of a vanishing planet.” China’s “petro-yuan” oil futures market starts with huge volume. Goldman Sachs says buy gold. Does John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Advisor mean war? Gold and silver trending higher, approaching resistance.      Best Of The Web The science of […]

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New Platform Will Support Youth Projects on Water and Climate

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

BRASILIA, Mar 24 (IPS) – Young people around the globe with good ideas on how to deal with water and climate challenges now have a platform to show their projects to the world and attract funding and other contributions to realise their dreams.

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Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

ISLA DE ASSUNÇÃO, Brazil, Mar 17 (IPS) – Indigenous communities in Latin America, who have suffered the plunder of their natural resources since colonial times, are reliving that phenomenon again as mega infrastructure are jeopardising their habitat and their very survival.

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Helping Women, Period

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

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