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Nowadays, we are used to talking about globalisation and industry and how these two things are influencing our habits, needs, culture. However, we rarely think of industry and culture as two elements that cross each other. I tried to Google "cultural industry" and I found this definition: "The term culture...
“Why did you flee? Are you afraid that we will kill you? I replied that I preferred to die.” These were the heart-breaking words of an ISIS woman slave who was ruthlessly tortured after attempts to escape from her captives. August 2014, an estimated 2,000 to 5,000, if not more Yazidi...
The government of Angela Merkel has heeded Turkey’s call for the prosecution of Jan Böhmermann, who mocked, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. With the intention of testing the limits of free speech in Germany, Böhmermann labelled Erdogan ‘stupid, cowardly and uptight’ before finishing off with crude sexual allusions . Under...
When Donald Trump first announced that he was going to be running for President, to many it seemed like some kind of joke… a terrifying joke, but a joke all the same. However, fast forward to now, and Trump is on course to becoming the Republican candidate, and a front...
In the case of human rights, Canada seems to be leading by example in a number of issues as seen in the last few months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his majority Liberal government have made headlines in a number of matters. Most prominently, the refugee crisis has been...
It is not uncommon to find that men continue to dominate the workplace, even in the field of academia. In Indian universities, women are under-represented. In the year 2011, women took up 3% of vice-chancellor posts compared to 2.3% in Japan, no women in Hong Kong and 15% in...
Movements for civil rights have been spreading over Europe in the last few years. Homosexual couples have been gaining, step by step, those rights heterosexual couples are entitled of. Some have gained their goals first, others later, but nowadays same-sex relationships aren't regulated yet in Italy, Republic of Latvia,...
Since the 1990s, piracy and terrorist operations along the Somali coastline have been a major global issue, posing a threat to international shipping. Pirate actions include kidnapping, boat hijacking and demanding ransoms and generally targets international vessels venturing into Somali waters. Although it is easy to condemn those individuals...
Lately, we have read about Turkey as far as the Syria question is concerned, which is absolutely a primary issue since it is about violation of human rights. But what if the violation of human rights were being carried out in Turkey itself? That is exactly what is happening in...
Somalian pirates have become some of the most notorious modern day ‘bad guys’. With high profile news stories combined with blockbuster films focussing on the subject, it can be sometimes difficult to grasp the idea that behind the headlines and film premieres, are real men. The reality of twenty...