Language, Culture and Education

Jun 25, 2020

Southern Mongolia: Authorities Cancel Mongolian-Medium Teaching

Schools in the Inner Mongolian city of Tongliao are being forced to teach more in Mandarin Chinese and stop teaching in their native Mongolian language, starting in the new academic year. According to one activist, the local education bureau is mandating that all subjects other than Mongolian language to be taught in Chinese, which will be enforced.  While in the past Mongolians were much more...

Jun 25, 2020

Southern Mongolia: Authorities Cancel Mongolian-Medium...

Schools in the Inner Mongolian city of Tongliao are being forced to teach more in Mandarin Chinese and stop teaching in their native Mongolian language, starting in the new academic year. According to...

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Apr 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Education in Somaliland

While all schools in Somaliland have been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education and Science of Somaliland, with UNICEF’s support, has started broadcasting free radio...

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Mar 25, 2020

Ethiopia adds four more official languages alongside...

A new policy adding four official languages will be added in Ethiopia, better taking into account the percentage of Afan Oromo, Afar, Somali, and Tigrigna speakers in the country. The new policy seeks...

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Mar 20, 2020

Sweden: Truth and Reconciliation for Crimes against...

Below is an article by the Japan Times Sweden is creating a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate historic abuses against speakers of the Meankieli language, the Tornedalians. The Commission’s...

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Mar 19, 2020

Assyria: Multilingual Radio Station in Autonomous...

Below is an article by Al-Monitor A new radio station went on-air in the autonomous region of Rojava, in Northeast Syria. Discussing topics of social, cultural and political relevance, Suroyo FM broadcasts...

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Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus: More Cases reported in Ethiopia

More cases of people infected with the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Ethopia. Among them include two Japanese citizens and one Ethiopian, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health. The...

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Mar 11, 2020

Nineveh: Women's Magazine launched to counter...

The Nineveh governorate in northern Iraq experienced some of the most severe atrocities during the rule of ISIS, including acts of genocide against Yazidi women. At the same time, its people were strong...

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Mar 04, 2020

Tibet: Activists urge UN Human Rights Commissioner...

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) calls for Tibetan issues to be included in the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ visit to China in 2020. Tibet faces deeply discriminatory and totalitarian...

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