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    What now with Digital Security Act?

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    The Digital Security Act is now a law, no matter how much it is disliked by editors and journalists. That there is a need for a law to cover the new world of digital communications is accepted by all...

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    Indian democracy’s Westphalian moment

    Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    WITH the Election Commission having announced the schedule for elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana in November-December, the stage has been set for a ‘dress rehearsal’ of the elections to the Lok Sabha in 2019....

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    Are women the last line of defence against Brazil’s authoritarian shift?

    by Ana Cernov and Inés M Pousadela | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2018

    IN THE world’s most celebrated footballing nation — where ‘the beautiful game’ is akin to religion — it’s almost no surprise that this week’s general elections have looked more like a football match than a democratic process that will shape the future of Latin America’s largest country....

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    Corporate media is beating the drum of war with Iran

    by John C O’Day | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2018

    THREE years ago, as Americans debated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran — popularly known as ‘the Iran deal’— I highlighted a troubling media trend on FAIR.org (August 20, 2015): ‘For nearly all commentators, regardless of their position, war is the only alternative to that position.’....

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    Tourism as soft power

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2018

    IN TODAY’S globalised and interdependent world, international relations are becoming one of the most vital components in our pursuit to protect the national interests of any nation....

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    Food, justice, violence and capitalism

    by Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2018

    IN 2015, India’s internal intelligence agency wrote a report that depicted various campaigners and groups as working against the national interest....

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    Govt must resolve issue of transport strike

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2018

    IT IS unacceptable that owners and workers of goods transports on Sunday had begun work abstention across the country for an indefinite period, affecting the supply chain and businesses in Dhaka, Rajshahi and other districts....

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    Worrying tension between refugee and local communities

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2018

    TODAY, there are 25.4 million people refugees globally. When many European countries with wealthier and stable national economy refused to open its border for refugees from war torn Syria or other countries,....

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    Fascism’s return to Italy

    Michael Leonardi | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2018

    THE arrest of Domenico Lucano, the revolutionary Italian mayor of Riace, Calabria noted for welcoming immigrants with a utopian vision for human dignity and peaceful coexistence....

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    Whose legitimacy is the right legitimacy?

    Catherine Shakdam | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2018

    EARLIER this September UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths reaffirmed what he sees as his foremost mandate: ‘to begin the difficult and uncertain journey away from war.’....

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