Kashmir- The Forgotten Conflict

The struggles endured by the Kashmiri people are largely undocumented in our news media. The long running unrest in the region has been marginalised in our news reports and our collective imagination. The people of the Kashmir valley have been protesting since July. They have been demanding an end to an increasingly heavy-handed Indian rule. … Continue reading Kashmir- The Forgotten Conflict

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International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption is defined by the World Bank as "the abuse of public office for private gain". Across both developed and developing countries, corruption leads to the concentration of power, wealth and resources in the hands of a political and economic elite - at the expense of poorer segments of society. As a result, corruption is … Continue reading International Anti-Corruption Day

Does Indonesia have a problem with rising intolerance towards minorities?

Indonesia has over 207 million Indonesians identifying themselves as Muslim, the largest proportion of the world’s Muslim community. However, the Indonesian government has failed to protect its religious minorities, more specifically Christians, Shia and Ahmadiyya, against an increase in levels of harassment. The majority of Indonesian Muslims are appalled by the increasing religious divisions facing … Continue reading Does Indonesia have a problem with rising intolerance towards minorities?

ISIS do not represent Islam so why does the narrative always claim they do?

Mosul fell under Islamic State (ISIS) control on 10th of June 2014, after ISIS fighters entered through the desert from Syria. At this time nearly 30,000 Iraqi soldiers left their weapons and deserted the city, leaving Mosul in the hands of ISIS fighters. ISIS took control of the airport, the Nineveh governorate offices, and the … Continue reading ISIS do not represent Islam so why does the narrative always claim they do?

Forced Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry

The global chocolate market is worth an estimated $110 billion a year. The cocoa bean grown in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire produces 70% of the world’s cocoa, the farms of these Western African countries supply cocoa to international corporations such as Hershey’s, Mars and Nestle. Over the past decade, the cocoa industry in Western Africa … Continue reading Forced Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry

The French National Front

In the wake of 'Brexit' and 'Trumpism', is France next in line for a shock to the political system? Founded in 1972 and presided by Marine Le Pen, the National Front is a conservative-nationalist political party in France originally formed with the mission of unifying multiple right-wing nationalist movements. Having pledged to “take back full control of … Continue reading The French National Front

A Harrowing Account of the Chibok Schoolgirls

Nigeria’s Islamist Group Boko Haram has continually wreaked havoc in recent years, rampaging through the northeast of the country in their attempt to overthrow the government and create an Islamic State. Members of the group have committed heinous acts such as a wave of abductions, assassinations and bombings. In April 2014, 276 female school children … Continue reading A Harrowing Account of the Chibok Schoolgirls