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Press Freedom and the Indian Judiciary

In India, journalists are being unfairly charged with defamation, sedition, and publishing fake news. Despite the constitutional guarantee of press freedom, threats to the press are rampant in the country.

Protests sweep Turkey as Lira plummets to an all-time low

Protests erupted across several cities in Turkey in the evening hours of November 23 after the Turkish national currency hit a record low against foreign currencies earlier in the day.

More leeway to the ship recycling industry from the environmental authorities in Bangladesh triggers criticism

Activists in Bangladesh are criticising the recent decision of the environmental authorities who downgraded the status of the ship recycling industry from red to orange.

Paper lives: Turkey's informal trash collectors face deportations, arrests, and midnight raids

Istanbul police conducted raids on waste collectors' depots last month, allegedly to address potential health hazards, public security concerns, and the employment of unregistered migrants.

Japan named ‘Fossil of the Day’ for ‘clean coal’ plans

Efforts by Japan to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade appear to be marginal at best.

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform?

Recent promises of multi-billion-euro investments in Armenia by the European Union signal a deepening relationship between Yerevan and Brussels and renewed EU confidence in the legacy of the 2018 Armenian...

The Dhimal art of weaving

Sixty-five-year-old Chandra Kala Dhimal is one of the last few weavers from Nepal's indigenous Dhimal community keeping traditional wooden weaving alive.

Rooppur: Little Russia in Bangladesh

As part of the project's support system, there has been massive infrastructural development in the surrounding areas, and cultures have become so integrated that the area's demographics look very different.

What can we expect from Russia at COP26?

As COP26 continues, Open Democracy asks experts whether the Kremlin’s latest moves on climate, including its 2060 net-zero target, heralds genuine change or more greenwash.

Hong Kong stays firm on zero-COVID policy as its top strategy to reconnect with China

"So if Hong Kong were to loosen border controls for people arriving from overseas... then the chances to travel with the mainland will be reduced," says Hong Kong's Chief Executive.

Sri Lanka sacks agricultural scientist for raising concerns over agro-chemical ban

The sudden move to total organic farming could be one of the multiple triggers for a Sri Lankan food crisis that has affected the availability of essential food in the...

Turkey finally ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement

All eyes are on the upcoming council meeting in January 2022, where the government will announce the new action plan to combat the climate crisis.

How children became the worst sufferers of COVID-19 induced lockdowns in India

VideoVolunteers Community Correspondents (CCs) report from the ground on the devastating consequences of COVID-19 lockdowns for primary education in rural schools in India.

Pandora Papers revelations across Lusophone countries

Numerous politicians were implicated in Angola, Mozambique, and Portugal. Before that, their names had never been attached to offshore scandals.

Is the shutting down of Chinese LinkedIn the end of foreign big tech’s engagement with China?

What are the reasons behind Microsoft's decision to leave China? Product failure? China' newly enacted data security law? or the proposing algorium law?

Deputy from Kazakhstan says ‘Squid Game’ mirrors everyday life in the country

A parliament member in Kazakhstan said that real life in the country is comparable to the extreme poverty and struggle to survive portrayed in Netflix's Squid Game.

Prefecture threatens to sue after being ranked one of the “least attractive” places in Japan

The annual survey asks respondents all over Japan to rank the attractiveness of the nation's 47 prefectures based on 84 different attributes, including natural features, cuisine, and tourist attractions.

Turkey and Armenia ready to ‘normalize relations’ after nearly 30 years

Almost three decades later, Turkey is now considering reopening its border with Armenia. The border has been closed since 1993.

China's reputation challenged by perceptions of low-quality projects and products in Ethiopia

In contrast to the official praise, the Ethiopian public is often critical about the quality of these projects, as well as Chinese products sold in Ethiopia.

‘Sindyanna of Galilee': Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis

'We cannot wait for magical solutions. It doesn’t make sense that a Palestinian and an Israeli live side-by-side and only one is given an identity card and freedom of movement.'

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