Daily Archives: October 21, 2018


Saudi Arabia Suspected Of Murdering Journalist Jamal Khashoggi In Consulate In Turkey

On 2 October , Washington Post journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi entered a Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, hoping to obtain documents for his upcoming wedding. He never came out again. Signs point towards a Saudi attempt to either detain or murder Khashoggi for criticizing Saudi policy. U.S. and Turkish […]


Kuwait’s Banned Book Count Continues To Rise

The Kuwaiti government has banned 4,390 books in a four year period, in a bid to appease the country’s conservative bloc in parliament. Despite Kuwait’s push to be seen as a modern “enclave of intellectual freedom,” censorship literature is still pushed through the Ministry of Information’s twelve-member censor committee. The government’s censorship […]


Romania’s Failed Homophobic Referendum On Same-Sex Marriage

A mere 20.41 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Romania’s internationally-watched referendum, falling short of the 30 percent needed to legally change the constitution. Mihai Gheorghiu, president of the pro-referendum, N.G.O. Coalition for Family, declared prior to the vote that they were trying “… to protect, at a constitutional […]


Satellite Surveillance: A New Perspective On Human Rights Abuses

Historically, human rights abuses, violations, and war crimes have been extremely hard to verify once reported, often due to the remoteness of the incident, a state’s reluctance to cooperate, or conflicting accounts of events. With the introduction of satellite surveillance technology, earth observation has been revolutionized, and this technology may […]


Taiwanese Anti-China Sentiment: Growing Resentment With Maintaining The Status Quo

Earlier this year, Taiwanese Anti-China Sentiment has dramatically increased following China’s claims for reunification with the island nation. This sentiment has materialized into protests organized by those who are against possible reunification of Taiwan with Beijing. Thousands gathered outside of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) office in Taipei, the capital city of […]