India may have inadvertently kick-started a modernizing domino effect after its landmark decision to decriminalize archaic laws surrounding gay rights. In this recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India has both created and corrected history by outlawing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The ruling not only decriminalized gay […]
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.
Thousands of people swarmed Washington D.C on Sunday for protests marking the anniversary of last year’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but only two dozen of them were actually in support of uniting the right. A year ago, the narrative of the college town became synonymous with […]
Around 4 millions Bengalis – a linguistic minority in the north-eastern state of Assam – risk being stripped of their Indian citizenship, leaving their freedom in jeopardy. The Indian government are revising the National Register of Citizens, or NRC in order to “root out” hordes of illegal migrants from Bangladesh, […]
On July 17, two days after undergoing a traditional Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) operation, 10-year-old Deeqa Dahir Nuur bled to death, in the first confirmed fatality from FGM in years. Nuur was taken to a traditional cutter in her village of Olol on 14 July to undergo the surgery. In Somalia, […]
Children who have been stripped of their innocence by the ongoing Rohingya crisis are getting the chance to be kids again.
Chefs from over 100 different countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the biennial Worldchefs Congress and Expo earlier this week. Taking place from July 11th to 14th, this year’s congress incorporated a special focus on combatting the issue of food waste. According to Al Jazeera, roughly one-third of the food […]