Global / 13/04/2021 Conflict in Myanmar continues to escalate

The situation in Myanmar has escalated dramatically since our last report, with the Burma Coordinator for the Alternative ASEAN Network, Debbie Stothard, declaring “an all-out civil war” as an increasing probability in Myanmar to the BBC. According to Turkish News site “Anadolu” 581 civilians have been killed by the military in the country – with...

Global / 13/04/2021 Brazil’s faces new Government Crisis

The heads of Brazil’s armed forces simultaneously resigned last week, in protest of the president’s firing of the defence secretary, Fernando Azevedo e Silva. This marks a significant crisis point in President Jair Bolsanaro’s leadership, at a time where the country is battling one of the world’s worst COVID-19 epidemics. Gen Edson Leal Pujol, Adm...

Global / 13/04/2021 British journalists forced to leave China

Senior BBC journalist John Sudworth and his wife Yvonne Murray, a journalist for Ireland’s RTÉ news, have left China after mounting safety concerns. Ms Murray said her family left China due to the ‘pressure and threats from the Chinese government’ in relation to Mr Sudworth’s reports on the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and...

Global / 13/04/2021 UK cuts aid to Syria by a third

Foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced a cut in aid to the Syrian refugee programme by almost a third at a United Nations donor conference. The UK have pledged £205m this year, a decrease from last year’s £300m donation that was made at the same conference. Altogether, the UK provided £400m in aid last year...

Global, Global Investigates / 13/04/2021 Global Investigates: Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention highlights UK failure to ratify the international women’s rights treaty

In the 12-hour period following Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, six women were killed. At least 28 women were killed in February 2021 alone, with further reports of 300 femicides and 171 more women found dead under suspicious circumstances in Turkey last year. Despite the government stressing the extensive capabilities of their existing legislation,...

Global, Global Investigates / 23/03/2021 Global Investigates: QAnon

The last couple of years have seen the rise of a conspiracy theory like no other. Sweeping the fringes of the American far-right, QAnon has garnered worldwide attention. Often labelled a cult, its followers believe in a secrete cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic paedophiles who are running a global child sex trafficking ring. Accused of being...

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Dispelling Japanese stereotypes

Japan’s culture is rich and often welcomed by people from around the world. Unfortunately, it is the fascination people have with the nation that gives rise to stereotypes surrounding the Japanese, writes Rachael Lum.


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