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During the pandemic, El Salvador hopes to revive tourism with a folkloric art rebrand

On October 7, Salvadoran Tourism Minister Morena Valdez launched the new tourism logo “El Salvador” inspired by the work and art of Fernando Llort. The newly designed rebrand is intended to promote tourist […]

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In Belarus, tech workers fear for their industry’s future

This article is made possible through a partnership with Transitions, a Prague-based publishing and media training organisation The spotlight of international media may have moved elsewhere, but Belarus’ political crisis drags on. After […]

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Events

Part III

This is the third article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. (The first is here; the second is here.) It is based around issues discussed […]

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Australian government on collision course with Facebook and Google over news revenue

In what could be a world first if successful, the Australian government has drafted laws that would force tech giants Facebook and Google to negotiate with media companies over payment for linking […]

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Events

Is India weaponizing technology to silence civil society?

On June 15, Amnesty International and Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, uncovered a coordinated spyware campaign that targeted nine […]

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What Weibo and Chinese media are saying about TikTok’s pending sale to US companies

Since United States’ President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the U.S. as long as the social media app remained in the hands of a Chinese company, the app’s parent company ByteDance has […]

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Events

Part I

This is the first article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. It is based around issues discussed in the NCG Bocas Lit Fest’s live stream […]

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Financial News

In Trinidad & Tobago, citizens defend sou-sou savings against pyramid scheme comparisons

With the COVID-19 pandemic has come a worldwide rise in financial fraud. On September 22, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) arrested nine people and seized at least 21 million Trinidad and […]

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Economic boon or diplomatic minefield?

Citizenship-for-purchase programmes, meant to boost ailing tourism economies, are proving to be problematic for some Caribbean countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the vulnerable, tourism-dependent economies of the Caribbean a heavy blow. […]

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Events

Part II

This is the second article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. (The first is here.) It is based around issues discussed in the NGC Bocas […]

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Expert opinion

Turkish court overturns convictions against four human rights activists – JURIST

The Turkish Court of Cassation, the country’s highest appellate court, Tuesday overturned convictions against four human rights defenders including Honorary Chair of Amnesty International of Turkey, Taner Kılıç. All four were formerly […]

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Expert opinion

Australia forms multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime – JURIST

On Saturday, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil announced the formation of a multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime. Called the Joint Standing Operation (JSO), the task […]

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Expert opinion

‘Invasive’ two-finger test performed on sexual assault victims is misconduct, India Supreme Court rules – JURIST

The India Supreme Court Monday declared that performing the “two-finger” or “three-finger” vaginal test on victims of rape or sexual assault will be classed as misconduct.Also dubbed the “virginity” test, the test […]

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China-run ‘police’ station in Dublin ordered to close by Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs – JURIST

The Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs Wednesday ordered a Chinese overseas “police station” in Dublin to cease operations, according to Asia-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders. The order comes after Safeguard investigated […]

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