Catherina Pagani


About Catherina Pagani

Catherina has recently completed a Master of International Relations at the University of Western Australia.

Death Toll Rises Above 100 In Nicaragua Protests

In mid-April, Nicaraguans began protests demanding that President Daniel Ortega step down from office and since then, more than 100 people have died as a result. Witnesses and human rights groups have identified state security forces and armed pro-government groups as those responsible for the fatalities. Rosario Murillo, Vice President […]


Major Task Force Established To Address Devastating HTLV-1 Virus In Australia

Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1, or HTLV-1, a relative of HIV affecting up to 20 million people globally, currently has no immunization or cure. The virus spreads through contaminated blood, breast milk, and unprotected sex and can cause severe lung disease, inflammation of the spinal cord, and kidney failure. Between […]


Prominent Women’s Rights Activists Arrested In Saudi Arabia

Seven women’s rights activists have been arrested in Saudi Arabia. The reason behind their detainment remains unclear, with authorities having failed to provide adequate explanations so far. The detainees, including Eman al-Nafjan, Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, along with two male protesters, have been held since May 15th. These activists are […]


Small German Town Simultaneously Hosts Peaceful Festival, Anti-Fascist Concert, and Neo-Nazi Hitler Birthday Celebrations

Ostritz, a sleepy German town on the Polish border with a population lower than 2500, transformed into a tense and heavily policed platform for political expression over the weekend when it played host to three very different events. The right-wing, ultranationalist National Democratic Party of Germany, organized a two-day festival […]


‘I Am Gay’: Protesters Respond As China’s Weibo Bans Homosexual Content

On Saturday, Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, banned homosexual content in response to President Xi Jinping’s extension of internet censorship. The ban comes as part of a 3-month long “clean-up campaign,” in which Weibo will remove content deemed “illegal” under new restrictions imposed by the […]


Afghanistan And Pakistan Urge The Taliban To Join Peace Talks

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a day-long visit to Kabul, and both leaders have agreed to call upon the Afghan Taliban to enter into new peace processes in recognition that there is no military solution for the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Talks […]


Afghanistan’s Ongoing Instability: The Product Of Foreign Intervention?

Today, Afghanistan is a fractured state devastated by decades of extensive foreign military intervention. Despite numerous attempts, external actors have consistently failed to exercise comprehensive and continuing influence over the mountainous landlocked state. Afghanistan was established as a sovereign political entity in 1747, and its geopolitical location has historically been […]


Afghan Community In Greece Office Attacked By Neo-Nazi Group

A neo-Nazi vigilante group has claimed to be behind an attack in Athens on Thursday, wherein far-right individuals vandalised the office of the Afghan Community in Greece, before dousing it in petrol and setting it alight. The attack occurs amidst a rise in xenophobic and anti-immigrant attitudes across Europe, evinced […]


UN Report Makes Police Torture Allegations In Mexico’s Missing Students Case

A report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has alleged that of the 129 people arrested in connection with Mexico’s 2014 missing students case, 34 were tortured by Mexican police and investigators. The official investigation of the student disappearances, carried out by Mexico’s […]


Boko Haram Suspects Released By Nigerian Court

Recent trials carried out in central Niger state have led to the release of 475 people suspected of affiliation with Islamist organization Boko Haram. The trials form part of Nigeria’s biggest legal investigation of the terrorist organization, and a lack of sufficient evidence has been cited as the dominant reason behind releases. […]