Facebook Named On Burmese ‘Dirty List’

The human rights pressure group Burma Campaign UK has published a so-called ‘dirty list’ of companies continuing to do business with the military in Burma. Facebook, Toshiba, and VISA are amongst the 49 international companies that are ‘named and shamed’ for links to the Burmese military’s human rights abuses of […]

University “Forced Out” Of Hungary By Government Restrictions

Last week, the Central European University, an American private university based in Budapest, made the decision to transfer most of its programmes to Vienna. The move follows 18 months of legal dispute with the Hungarian government, which passed legislation last year to target the CEU’s campus and more fundamentally, the […]

Violence Amidst The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

The ongoing crisis in Cameroon has caused great concern and attracted international attention as the conflict continues to unfold. On Wednesday, November 7, 76 of the 78 children who were kidnapped from the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda were returned to their families. The children were held for two days […]

Sri Lanka Temporarily Bars Rajapaksa From Acting As PM

The former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has been banned from acting as Prime Minister following no-confidence motions that were passed this past November. According to Aljazeera, this upheaval began on October 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his position and put Rajapaksa in […]

Myanmar Authorities Seize Boat Carrying Rohingya Refugees

On Sunday 25th November, 93 Rohingya refugees were seized by Myanmar authorities as they attempted to flee to Malaysia by boat. The refugees fled from one of the many displacement camps, Thae Chaung, in the Rhakine capital, Sittwe, as an official has revealed to Reuters. Each individual paid 500,000 kyats […]