Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

Two Mozambican Journalists Released After Corruption Charge Was Dropped

Nestled into Africa’s eastern coast, with Malawi at the northern border and South Africa to the south, you will find Mozambique, the former Portuguese colony that is now home to more than thirty million people. Despite their remote location and under-developed infrastructure Mozambique has been hit by COVID-19 just the […]

Civil War, Starvation, And COVID-19: Yemen’s Fate Now Heavily Dependent On Its Local Proxies

UNICEF has reported the crisis in Yemen to be the worst humanitarian crisis across the globe, with over 80 percent of its population, or 24 million people, in need of humanitarian aid. Yemen’s situation is complex, leaving the country trapped by several external forces that stifle its ability to recover. […]

RSF Calls For Removal Of Jammu And Kashmir’s “Orwellian” New Media Policy

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the Jammu and Kashmir’s administration’s new media policy, “Media-Policy 2020,” as “Orwellian” and “prior censorship.” The majority-Muslim union territory—formerly a state with special autonomous status until 2019—has seen substantial unrest in recent years. Notably, on June 21st, three separatist militants were killed in Srinagar, the […]

The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Under President Trump: Settler Colonial Expansion Enforced By Collaborative Practices In Police-State Violence

From the 1st of July, plans to annex illegal Israeli territories in occupied Palestine – including the Golan Heights and parts of the West Bank – are intended to go ahead in coordination with U.S. support under the Trump administration. The Israeli Minister of Settlement Affairs, Tzipi Hotovely, recently announced […]

TikTok Users Pranked Tulsa Rally, But Social Media Activists Should Be More Concerned About Surveillance And Privacy

President Trump was back on the campaign trail on Saturday, supported by a large crowd at his rally in Tulsa. The crowd, however, was significantly smaller than expected. In the days before the event, the president boasted that his rallies never had empty seats. He went on to tweet that […]

Saudi Arabia Ends Coronavirus Curfew Despite Spike In Infections

On Sunday 21 June, Saudi Arabia ended a nationwide coronavirus curfew, lifting restrictions on businesses. This includes hair salons and cinemas, after three months of very tight restrictions. Prayers have been allowed to resume in mosques in Mecca, in preparation for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin […]