Women’s rights took centre-stage in Argentina this August, as the Senate debated whether to legalize abortion. In March 2018, and for the seventh consecutive year, the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) bill was presented to the Chamber of Deputies. The bill, drafted by the National Campaign for the Right to […]
On Monday September 3, two Reuters journalists were found guilty of breaching a law on state secrets in Myanmar during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya men. The case, which has sparked international outcry, no longer affects simply the two journalists involved, but has become a symbol for the state of Myanmar’s transition to democracy and press freedom.
Since Bangladeshi photojournalist, Shahidul Alam, was detained by authorities in early-August there has been a groundswell of public support pushing for his release. He has been known to be an outspoken critic of many aspects of the government of Bangladesh. Despite this tendency to speak out about what he sees […]
Last Thursday, the Justice Department voiced its support for students suing Harvard University over discrimination against Asian American applicants through affirmative action policies. Through a statement of interest, the Justice Department supported the claims of the plaintiffs, a group of Asian Americans rejected from Harvard. In the statement, the Department […]
China’s navy has received renewed attention as its growth begins to challenge U.S. military hegemony within the Pacific Ocean. The uncertainty surrounding how this will affect future relations between China and the U.S. remains unknown and worrisome. As an established economic superpower, China is now moving to become one of […]