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Stories about English
3 December 2016
"When [they] attacked the Yellow Pages for their representation of this aspect of our culture, they didn’t just attack a genre of music…they attacked an identity, a way of life."
2 December 2016
Why are the aspirations of young girls’ treated differently from those of young boys? Why are girls prepared for housework from an early age and boys are allowed to play?
Attack on NGO Fighting for Rights of Textile Workers in Macedonia Highlights Dangers to Civil Society
An attack on the premises of an NGO that champions textile workers' rights, has undermined attempts to improve the terrible working conditions in Macedonia's garment industry .
1 December 2016
The founder of a Chinese citizen news site has been detained in what one human rights organization is calling "the escalation of President Xi Jinping’s relentless crackdown on civil society."
30 November 2016
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
Digital rights advocates and Tunisia's Data Protection Authority are voicing concern about the bill. At present, Tunisia does not require government authorities to obtain court approval before accessing citizen data.
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.
"Even if the company needs to expand into social media, it should use a better means rather than being so shameless."
29 November 2016
"Doom is the answer brothers and sisters lets bow our heads and sPray."
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"The rise of qurutobkhonas means the domination of rural culture over urban culture, and is therefore a sign of downfall."
Political parody is a perilous thing in Russia, where the last unbridled satire to grace the small screen came and went more than a decade ago.
28 November 2016
In the run up to the elections, there have been anti-government political protests, mostly in the Greater Banjul Area.
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
"When you work over 100 hours of overtime, you won't have time to be with your family, friends or lover...you start to think...'I don't know why I'm living this life.'"