Jan 25, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Book on Indigenous People Highlights Jumma People’s Distinct Identity

Photo courtesy of Jankie @flickr.com Ms Tamina M Chowdhury, academic and consultant for the World Bank’s Dhaka branch, presented her newly published book, entitled “Indigenous Identity in South Asia: Making Claims in the Colonial Chittagong Hill Tracts”, in which she proves the long-standing indigenous identification of the Chittagong Hill Tracts as an ethnically and religiously...

Jan 25, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Book on Indigenous...

Photo courtesy of Jankie @flickr.com Ms Tamina M Chowdhury, academic and consultant for the World Bank’s Dhaka branch, presented her newly published book, entitled “Indigenous Identity in...

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Jan 24, 2017

West Balochistan: Tortured Political Prisoner...

  Photo courtesy of NCRI.   Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi is on hunger strike to protest torture and arbitrary detention in Iran. The Baloch man is under pressure from the Iranian authorities...

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Jan 24, 2017

Hmong: New Book Addresses US Legacy in Laos, Cambodia,...

  Image courtesy of Cy Thao.   After seeking their help to fight against the communist forces in Southeast Asia, the US only attempted to rescue a relatively small number of its Hmong allies....

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Jan 24, 2017

Batwa: Rwanda Must Make More Effort to Improve...

  Photo courtesy of Dave Hampson.   The Batwa are conservation refugees and still live in extreme poverty, economically and politically marginalised and on the fringes of Rwandan society....

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Jan 20, 2017

Taiwan: Hopes for Stronger Ties with US Ahead...

Photo courtesy of Stephen Lam @Reuters With the new  US administration in office, Taiwanese political observers expect to engage in a serious dialogue with high-level American officials to establish...

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Jan 20, 2017

Assyria: Anti-Christian Campaign of Turkish Government...

Photo courtesy of Stuart Rankin @flickr.com The removal of the Assyrian statue of a winged bull, which represents the age-old Assyrian culture and was displayed opposite Diyarbakir’s town hall,...

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Jan 20, 2017

Tibet: Ahead of the World Economic Forum, Swiss...

Photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk @flickr.com Ahead of the Davos World Economic Forum, the first state visit by China’s President to Switzerland since 1999 was marked by an extremely worrying restriction...

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Jan 20, 2017

Ogoni: MOSOP Strongly Believes in Peaceful Solution...

Photo courtesy of Luca Tomac/Friends of the Earth International @flickr.com The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), a mass-based umbrella social movement of the indigenous Ogoni people...

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