Apr 26, 2017 6:21 AM ET Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? iCrowdNewswire - Apr 26, 2017 - Rescue workers move the body of Taimur Abbas, a cameraman of Pakistan's Samaa TV who was killed by gunmen in Karachi in February [Shahzaib Akber/EPA]By Shafik MandhaiApr 26 2017 (IPS)Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in. (more...)

Apr 26, 2017 1:21 AM ET Worrying about Fake News Has Become All the Rage iCrowdNewswire - Apr 26, 2017 - By Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General, Inter Press ServiceROME, Apr 26 2017 (IPS)Rogue interests, perhaps even foreign, are said to be trying to interfere with the electoral process in the U.S. and European Union members. Senior government officials glibly endorse what they themselves call “alternative facts” and even openly describe. (more...)

Apr 25, 2017 8:21 PM ET No Trace of the Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal iCrowdNewswire - Apr 25, 2017 - In April 2017, three years after this road was created to mark the official start of the construction of the Great Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal in Brito, on the country’s Pacific ocean western coast, it remains unpaved, and is only used by horses from nearby farms. Credit: José Adán Silva/ IPSBy. (more...)

Apr 25, 2017 10:21 AM ET No One is Left Behind iCrowdNewswire - Apr 25, 2017 - Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Coordinator, Academia and Research Organisations, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) By Kakoli GhoshROME, Apr 25 2017 (IPS)In the context of global development, ‘no one is left behind’ brings with it a powerful message. It emphasizes progress- one. (more...)

Apr 25, 2017 10:21 AM ET How to Undermine Democracy – Curtail Civil Society Rights iCrowdNewswire - Apr 25, 2017 - By Cathal Gilbert, Dom Perera, and Marianna Belalba, CIVICUSJOHANNESBURG, Apr 25 2017 (IPS)Recent elections and referendums in a growing number of countries from Turkey to the USA and beyond are producing leaders and policies, which directly threaten some of the core principles of democracy.  In an increasing number of established. (more...)

Apr 25, 2017 5:21 AM ET Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection iCrowdNewswire - Apr 25, 2017 - Tadodaho Sid Hill (shown on screens), Chief of the Onondaga Nation. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 25 2017 (IPS)Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting. More than 1000 indigenous representatives from around the world have gathered at. (more...)

Apr 25, 2017 4:21 AM ET Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies? iCrowdNewswire - Apr 25, 2017 - Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Apr 25 2017 (IPS)It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened.. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 8:21 PM ET With an Eye on Electoral Violence, Kenya Keeps Tight Rein on Media iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Kenyan journalists attend a function. The media has been blamed for fanning the flames of electoral violence, which took an ethnic angle. Credit: Justus Wanzala/IPSBy Justus WanzalaNAIROBI, Apr 25 2017 (IPS)As the clock ticks down to Kenya’s general elections slated for Aug. 8, a move by the Kenya Communication Authority. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 2:21 PM ET Has Trump pulled the trigger for World War III? iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - By Mauro Gia SamonteApr 24 2017 (Manila Times)World nation states instantly took on alignments accordingly as they favored or protested the 59 United States Tomahawk target strikes at the Shayrat airfield in Syria last week. This necessarily raised speculations that World War III is breaking out. In yesterday’s column, I. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 12:21 PM ET Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Credit: UN photoBy Joan RussowVICTORIA, BC, Canada, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)When the United Nations continues its negotiations in June for an international treaty against nuclear weapons, there must be a treaty that should cover every single aspect of the devastating weapons — and leading eventually to their total elimination from. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 12:21 PM ET How Feminists Have Catapulted Women to National Leadership Roles iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile, campaigning in Valparaíso, June 2013. The author writes that Bachelet has promoted “women-friendly” policies, but not all female leaders do so.By Torild SkardNEW YORK, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)Hillary Clinton did not make it to the top, but Theresa May, the British prime minister, and Angela. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 11:25 AM ET Women Clearing Bombs in Cambodia iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Mao Neav is the leader of a small group of bomb and mine clearers working in the Ratanakiri province of north-east Cambodia.. Credit: Erik Larsson.By Erik LarssonPHNOM PENH, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)Mao Neav takes a few quick steps out into the field, followed by her faithful dog Onada, tail wagging,. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 7:25 AM ET Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - With one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases becoming a disbeliever that climate change is man-made and could devastate the Earth, and no longer committing to take action domestically and helping others to do so, other countries may be tempted or encouraged to do likewise. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPSBy. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 5:25 AM ET Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Dairy cattle seek shade. Credit: FAO/Chedly KayouliBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.More than 17 million people around Yemen’s rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely to increase as the. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 4:25 AM ET Prelude to a Spreading Nightmare iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Farmers are seen carrying their crops affected by an early flash flood in Moulvibazar. Photo: Mintu DeshwaraBy Upashana SalamApr 22 2017 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)The recent flash floods in the haor regions exemplify the threat of climate change that looms over Bangladesh. It signifies our national ignorance of climate change. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 4:25 AM ET May Does a Mahinda but Without Astrology iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - By Neville de SilvaApr 23 2017 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)So it is May’s day. Prime Minister Theresa May who pledged that she will run her course as Prime Minister and dismissed the idea of an early election did a rather sudden u-turn. Those who remember the Margaret Thatcher. (more...)

Apr 24, 2017 3:25 AM ET Reclaiming the Bandung Spirit for Shared Prosperity iCrowdNewswire - Apr 24, 2017 - Noeleen Heyzer, former Executive Secretary of UN-ESCAP and Under-Secretary-General of the UN. She was also special advisor to the UN-Secretary-General for Timor Leste. Anis Chowdhury, former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, held senior United Nations positions during 2008-2015 in New York and Bangkok.By Noeleen Heyzer and. (more...)

Apr 23, 2017 8:25 PM ET Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior iCrowdNewswire - Apr 23, 2017 - Bamboo sequesters carbon at rates comparable to or greater than many tree species. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPSBy Desmond BrownKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.Under the deal, Norway agreed to. (more...)

Apr 23, 2017 3:25 AM ET Mohamed bin Zayed, Putin discuss friendship, cooperation, regional and international issues iCrowdNewswire - Apr 23, 2017 - Photo: WamBy WAMMOSCOW, Apr 21 2017 (WAM)His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, friendship, cooperation, regional and international issues of mutual interest. This came when the Russian President. (more...)

Apr 21, 2017 10:25 PM ET Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change iCrowdNewswire - Apr 21, 2017 - A dock in the coastal community of Laguna de Perlas, in the municipality of Bluefields, which owes its name to its location along the longest coastal lagoon in Nicaragua, 40 km north of the city. Coexistence with maritime, river or lake water is part of life in the South Caribbean. (more...)

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