WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: GAZA CONFLICT DEADLIEST FOR JOURNALISTS

 Colleagues and family members pray at the funeral of journalist Ahmad abu Tyour. [Photo: Motasem A Dalloul] Fri 03 May 2024: As the war in Gaza becomes the deadliest conflict for journalists, Al Jazeera looks at press freedom in the past year. Every year on May 3, UNESCO commemorates World Press Freedom Day. It is being marked […]

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INTERNATIONAL LABOUR DAY 2024: URGENCY FOR RENEWED COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

Wed 01 May 2024: International Labour Day 2024: Every year on May 1st, the world comes together to celebrate International Workers’ Day, also known as International Labour Day. It’s a day dedicated to honouring the contributions of working people in every industry and sector. It’s not just about celebrating their hard work, but also empowering them […]

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WIKILEAKS FOUNDER JULIAN ASSANGE APPEALS IN ‘MOST IMPORTANT PRESS FREEDOM CASE IN THE WORLD’

Tue 20 February 2024: London’s High Court has scheduled two days of hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may appeal a United States request for extradition to stand trial on espionage charges. Those charges carry maximum penalties of 175 years, but the real danger, says Assange’s wife Stella, is […]

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GLOBAL CORRUPTION FIGHT FALTERING AS RULE OF LAW DECLINES: WATCHDOG

Tue 30 January 2024: Global efforts to fight corruption are faltering as the rule of law retreats, Transparency International (TI) said in its latest report. The watchdog reported on Tuesday, as it published the 2023 edition of its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), that 23 countries have fallen to their lowest-ever level in the global ranking index. […]

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‘WHEN WILL YOU TAX EXTREME WEALTH?’ CALLS FOR ‘TAX THE RICH’ ECHO AGAIN AT WEF

Thu 18 January 2024: “Tax the rich” remained one of the most popular slogans in recent years to bridge the gap between the rich and poor, as over the years, people have shown frustration over very wealthy people and corporations not paying their fair share of taxes. The same call was made on Wednesday (Jan […]

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LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CAN TRANSFORM THE BRAIN

Fri 12 January 2024: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have unearthed fascinating evidence that the brain undergoes important changes in wiring when we embark on the journey of learning a new language in adulthood. They organized a large intensive German learning program for Syrian refugees. They studied their […]

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