Journalism\’s Age of Shame

Eric Alterman | The Nation The black political art of “working the refs” with constant and vociferous complaints of “liberal bias” in the media has a long and distinguished history. Few of its practitioners, however, have succeeded so frequently—and nakedly—as… Continue Reading

EU-Africa: Unequal Negotiations

By Demba Moussa Dembele (*) DAKAR, Jul (IPS) – Since 2002, African countries have been negotiating with the European Union (EU) a new framework of cooperation called Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). These are supposed to replace the Cotonou Agreement, which… Continue Reading

Gaza\’s Summer Camp War

By Sarah A. Topol* – Slate Kids in the Gaza Strip can spend their summers swimming, studying the Quran, or learning about Palestinian prisoners. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, GAZA CITY—This summer in Gaza, a new war is raging: the battle… Continue Reading

Pregnant with Possibility

By Asha-Rose Migiro* IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint NEW YORK (IDN) – The news of a pregnancy should ideally be met with joy — but all too often there is justifiable fear. The African Union Summit, set to focus on the health of… Continue Reading

UN expert targets Maori disadvantage

The New Zealand Herald Monday Jul 26, 2010. Extreme social and economic disadvantage faced by Maori (1) has been highlighted as an ongoing concern by a United Nations indigenous human rights expert during his visit here.

Prevention Is Weakest Link in AIDS Fight

By Daniela Estrada* SANTIAGO, Jul 22, 2010 (IPS) – Many Latin American countries have made strides in legislation and policies that promote sex education and health services for young people, which are essential for fighting AIDS. But implementation has been… Continue Reading

Asia-Europe Bridges are Now Built by People

By Shada Islam* IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint BRUSSELS (IDN) – Times change. Foreign relations used to be the exclusive domain of governments. Foreign ministries operated behind closed doors. Diplomats met other government officials, attended receptions and once in a while hosted a… Continue Reading

Spies Among Us: Modern-Day Espionage

by McKay Coppins – Newsweek Long after the Cold War’s end, nations still send secret agents across borders. But corporations, terrorists, and private investigators are also part of the sleuthing underground. July 21, 2010. The startling discovery of an undercover… Continue Reading

No Need to Despair on Biodiversity

By IDN Environment Desk IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis (IDN) – Humankind will suffer annual losses of ‘natural capital’ valued at between 1.3 to 3.1 trillion Euros, if ‘business as usual’ deforestation and land use change continue, according to United Nations’ latest estimates.… Continue Reading