Category Archives: Democracy

Burma’s media: dramas in the transition

By Ye Kaung Myint Maung Burma’s (Myanmar) media industry was crippled by repressive censorship rules of the dictatorship government for more than two decades. So the ruling military’s recent U-turn decision to allow democratic elections and restore civilian government surprised … Continue reading

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Online Charm of Pope Francis

       By Violet Jiang Pope Francis is changing the way non-Catholic people like me look at the Church. Despite the fact that I go to temples and pay tribute from time to time in vacation mode, I was … Continue reading

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Love: A Criminal Cabaret

By:  Stephanie Brown If you followed the news this summer, you’re probably familiar with pictures like this: The image above is one of many disturbing images taken at Gay Pride rallies and protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg this year. … Continue reading

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Malala#2030NOW

By Kristine Deveza One of the most impressive panelists at last week’s Social Good Summit was an unassuming teenage girl from Pakistan’s Swat Valley – Malala Yousafzai. The official website of The Social Good Summit billed the three day conference … Continue reading

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By Jesselle Macatiag Egypt currently has no laws to protect journalists and freedom of speech. That fact is becoming clear as the interim military government censures, detains and expels journalists who present opposing viewpoints. The Newseum World Press Freedom map … Continue reading

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