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The word on the streets

By Tue, Jul 06, 2010 4:18AM UTC

Waiting for a bus in the main street of my Sydney suburb yesterday, a dishevelled individual was shuffling up and down the street, ranting to himself, and trying to engage unwilling strangers into his conversation. This was the gist of  what he was saying: “Julia? What do you think of Joooolia?

Journalism in a time of war

By Mon, Jul 05, 2010 8:00PM UTC

A student from the Ateneo de Manila University asked me 10 questions on media coverage in war-torn areas. Please find below my answers. What is the importance of media coverage in war-torn areas? Aside from providing the necessary information to the public, media could serve as a deterrent to abuses

Cambodia hands over 2 bomb suspects to Thailand

By Mon, Jul 05, 2010 7:21PM UTC

Cambodia deported a Thai man and woman believed to be members of the anti-government “Red Shirt” movement and wanted in connection with a recent bomb attack in Bangkok, officials said. Kobchai Boonplod, 42, and Varissareeya Boonsom, 42, were arrested Saturday in Siem Reap province after fleeing to Cambodia from Thailand.

Modern Myth: ‘Generations’ of Aboriginal children were ‘stolen’

By Mon, Jul 05, 2010 6:58PM UTC

 Roger Sandall reviews On The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Volume Three: The Stolen Generations 1881-2008, by Keith Windschuttle: One fine morning Australians woke up to find the credit rating of their country—the moral credit rating, that is—plummeting out of control. A damaging tale about “stolen children” had been invented. It

Murder Greets a New Philippines President

By Mon, Jul 05, 2010 6:49PM UTC

An activist’s killing presents Noynoy Aquino with the opportunity to go after the murderers.  Will he do it? Fernando Baldomero was preparing to take his child to school this morning, July 5, when he was shot dead. He was the first activist to be murdered under the presidency of Benigno

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