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Mass Incarceration of Uyghurs in Xinjiang Region of China

By Isabella Cavallo In the Xinjiang region of China, there is an ongoing incarceration of Muslims, specifically the Uyghurs. The Uyghurs, Turkic-Muslims who mostly live in Xinjiang, have been discriminated against under China’s communist regime. Uyghurs have been forced into concentration camps where they suffer brutal treatment and harassment. It is now considered the largest …

Being an International Student During the Pandemic

By Zeynep Yilmaz, The first half of 2020 has been hectic for many countries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wuhan, China had its first case in January 2020 and everything started going downhill. However, no one would have thought that the same thing would happen to the U.S. When the U.S. first diagnosed someone with …

Face Cover-up Mandate… A Debate?

By Erik Uyemura, The mandate to wear masks or any type of face cover-ups, such as scarves, bandana and face shields, in public places becomes recommended to the public in order to reduce chances for citizens to contact the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. A majority of people have complied with the mandate after the …

Egypt abuses internet freedoms while women face high levels of sexual violence

By Kelly Alvarado and Claudia Motley The internet has become an essential part of our lives, and various platforms allow millions of people around the world to express themselves. So what happens when this freedom becomes prosecutable by government law? Since April, ten young Egyptian influencers were prosecuted for posting content on TikTok. These women …

The Online Revival of Pakistan’s Handmade Crafts By Moneeza Burney

Moneeza Burney is associated with several social projects in Pakistan – working as a freelance journalist, script writer, researcher in the development sector while leading her own youth programs. Since 2014, Moneeza has served as a Director of the Lahore Students Union (LSU), a platform for youth community service and social leadership, which has placed over 1,000 students …

How Access To Information Helps Fight Forest Crimes in Liberia By Edward Blamo

Edward Blamo is a multimedia journalist with strong interest in the environment and rights issues. In 2019, he won the Press Union of Liberia Environmental Journalist of the Year award for a ground-breaking investigative article on an impasse between residents of Camp Alpha Town, Gbarpolu County and Rangers of the Forestry Development Authority over a …

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