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A dynamic year of indigenous communication
Indigenous media is a tool for self-determination, emancipation and revival of dying languages.
Last updated: 19 Oct 2012 10:37 GMT
A much needed International Day of the Girl
Girls are the most vulnerable to violence and their security cannot be treated as an afterthought, writes Picq.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2012 06:55 GMT
Listening to the Arctic
The Arctic is warming at a rate twice that of the global average, and protecting it is of vital importance.
Last updated: 27 Sep 2012 07:43 GMT
The politics of veils, 'polleras' and mini-skirts
Veils and "polleras" are modern expressions of "political contestation and negotiation" between state and society.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2012 07:53 GMT
Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity
Kichwa hip-hop dethrones the imagery of indigenous peoples as living in rural communities isolated from modernity.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2012 19:40 GMT
Let them have contraception
Wednesday's London Summit on Family Planning aims to expand contraception access for women in the developing world.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2012 14:01 GMT
What Rio tells us about the Arctic
The recent Rio+20 conference in Brazil was 'a show of good intentions devoid of political will', says author.
Last updated: 05 Jul 2012 11:46 GMT
What's behind Assange's decision to seek refuge in Ecuador, and what about the country's dismal record in transparency?
Last updated: 22 Jun 2012 14:01 GMT
Is the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights too progressive?
By maintaining its independence and standing up to member states, the IACHR has irritated too many governments at once.
Last updated: 09 Jun 2012 10:21 GMT
Belo Monte: Brazil's damned democracy
The Belo Monte dam project shows the government's failure to respect indigenous rights and reform energy policy.
Last updated: 17 May 2012 09:25 GMT
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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Are UK banks targeting Muslim charities?
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
The grand failure of Israeli hasbara
The five deadly sins of US foreign policy
Indonesia: Prabowo's last stand
The outlaw state of Israel, part II
Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie
Why aren't college presidents writing letters of concern about Salaita?
In Pictures: Manipur's 'custodial killings'
Irom Sharmila's release has once again put focus on extra-judicial deaths at hands of army in northeastern Indian state.
In Pictures: Pakistan's street children
An estimated 1.5 million children living on streets are vulnerable to sexual abuse and drugs on daily basis.
Black youth bear brunt of drug cocktail
Young men and women are hooked to third-grade heroin mixed with rat poison, detergents and HIV/AIDS medicine.
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