Asia

02.07.2016

The sad state of India’s journo-murder status

The sad state of India’s journo-murder status

Guwahati, Assam: As the first half of the year 2016 passes on, India emerges as one of the worst places for working journalists, similar to conflict-ridden nations like Mexico, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. The largest democracy of the globe witnessed the murder of four journalists in the first six months of… »

01.07.2016

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia’s political opposition took control of parliament in a landslide vote where the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) got 65 of 76 seats after vowing to boost the economy in this once pastoral land but recently discovered haven of mineral-rich deposits. The main thrust of their campaign was to tackle poverty. »

01.07.2016

South Korea: religious leaders’ peace conference

South Korea: religious leaders’ peace conference

Northeast Asian Leaders to Cooperate for Alliance of Religions and Peace HWPL holds a Korea-China-Japan Trilateral Religious Leaders’ Peace Conference Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea – A Korea- China- Japan Trilateral Religious Leaders’ Peace Conference was held in Gyeonggi, Korea on June 27 with the goal of putting… »

30.06.2016

Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Duterte

Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Duterte

Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Duterte Oath-taking of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace, June 30, 2016 President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo (thank you for your help) making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the… »

23.06.2016

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Human Wrongs Watch By Graham J. Dwyer* MANILA, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – Asia’s economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the… »

23.06.2016

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network IPAN is a network of organisations from all regions of Australia who are united by our support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts. See our Response to the 2016 Defence White Paper National… »

23.06.2016

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Award winning documentary film has Global appeal making inroads into Asia. The award winning movie, Silo a Spiritual Path (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence) has been selected to be included in the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival. Following successes in Europe this important film for nonviolence demonstrates its… »

22.06.2016

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

The president of Japanese energy company TEPCO has confirmed the company covered up the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The announcement came a week after a scandalous report claimed that Japanese government and TEPCO hushed up the tragedy. The information was revealed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi… »

20.06.2016

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Late in 2013 Dr. Masami Kawamura, as Director, Environmental Policy and Justice, Citizens’ Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa wrote on War Resistors International website – http://www.wri-irg.org/en/node/22251 – concerning the situation of Okinawa and as little has changed since, Pressenza repeats the article here for its background relevance to today’s continuing… »

13.06.2016

India: When Muslim boy tops State level examination

India: When Muslim boy tops State level examination

An Assamese Muslim student tops the Secondary Education Board of Assam conducted High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, which may not make a national headline, but if the boy appears the important tenth standard examination from a Hindu culture based institution, it can create extraordinary news… »

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