By James M. Dorsey
Soccer fans exploiting stadia as contested public space emerged more than three years ago as a key force in anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and opposition to subsequent military rule. With stadia closed to spectators for much of the period since then, protesting students backed by militant football fans have turned university campuses into the new stadia with hundreds detained and scores killed. Theirs is a battle for public… Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on October 28, 2014 at 3:19am —
The role of media is equally important as the role of governments and state in relation to conflict. This article claims that the current attitude of media and the rush to compete for the dominance on the release of news-breaks constitutes a dangerous dynamic that can influence policy makers erroneously towards war. To illustrate this point the article refers to the current crisis in Ukraine.…
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It's June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we're featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Sami Awad is Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the… Continue
Added by Caroline Anderson on June 7, 2012 at 2:47pm —
Sharing a link to my storify-ed livetweets from last night's panel discussion on foreign policy and humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda and the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. Panelists included Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of … Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 14, 2012 at 2:30pm —
One hundred years of African intellectual activism
Address by the South African Minister of Science and Technology at the Archie Mafeye memorial lecture.
It is no accident that the founding leaders of post-colonial African countries - men like Nkrumah, Nyerere, Mandela – were able to articulate ideologies and… Continue
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 7, 2012 at 9:13pm —
Great piece from Michael Shank on the Huffington Post:
On 9/21/11 (UN Day of Peace): How Peaceful Is the World?
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Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa
The Kenyan-based African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe) launched yesterday on 30th march, 2011 the most avoidable technology system, (ADOPT) Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology to Climate Change and is also a kind of preservation on agriculture approach for smallholder cereal livestock production in drier areas to… Continue
Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on March 31, 2011 at 7:54am —
How often do we get enthusiastic when we read or listen to the words of public servants? How often do we find vision, humility and a deeply humanist perspective?
If your answer is "rarely" - here is one of these rare experiences
This Paul Jay interview on The REAL News offers a lot of insights on the inner - brutal - realities of the… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on October 8, 2009 at 11:30pm —
President should not threaten the Parliament
Timor Post 28 April 2009 - The Plenary of the National Parliament has called for President Jose Ramos Horta not to threaten the MPs as the Parliament is also one of the country's state bodies.
Parliament to investigate allegation case of stealing rice
Timor Post 28 April 2009 - MPs will hold a thorough investigation into cases including the case of 4,000 subsidised bags of rice stolen from the Government warehouse if the… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on May 1, 2009 at 5:00am —
CPD-RDTL criticises justice sector in Timor-Leste Radio Televisaun Timor Leste17 April 2009 - CPD-RDT [a political organisation that denies the legitimacy of the present Republic) has strongly criticised the justice sector in Timor-Leste and says the State is not pro-active seeking solutions to the problems being faced by the country.
F-FDTL removes heroes’ bones Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 17 April 2009 - The Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) Command in cooperation with the State… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on April 17, 2009 at 8:37am —
Ex-ambassador will be tried in court
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 April 2009 - The Timorese ex-ambassador to Indonesia, Arlindo Marcal, will be tried in court next week, as he was suspected of being involved in falsifying documents in relation to illegal transactions involving motor vehicles during his office tenure.
Monteiro and Pessoa sign an MO
U Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 April 2009 - The Timorese Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa and the Timorese Police (PNTL)… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on April 16, 2009 at 5:54pm —
Ode Magazine is a print and online publication about positive news--the people and ideas that are changing our world for the better. Ode's aim is to bring a new reality into view, to explore opportunities for positive change (including peacemakers) in our daily lives and our daily minds. Special offer for the Peace and Collaborative Development network: Try out one… Continue
Added by Craig Zelizer on April 7, 2009 at 7:23pm —
Fretilin's Ana Pessoa will be sworn in as Prosecutor-General
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao announced that Fretilin MP Ana Pessoa has been appointed as the new Timorese prosecutor general and said her swearing-in ceremony would be held on the upcoming March 27.
Appointment of the Appellate Court president is unknown to Horta
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta said the appointment of the acting… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on March 3, 2009 at 4:15am —
UN presence does not follow spirit of independence
Timor Post 26 February 2009 - Extension of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in the country has been agreed to by the UN Security Council memebers yet a national NGO known as Luta Hamutuk disagreed with the UN presence because it is in contradiction with the spirit of the Timorese independence.
Process of buying rice is not a measure for corruption: MP Dos Santos
Timor Post 26 February 2009 -… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 27, 2009 at 6:16pm —
Public Prosecution has sent 12 corruption cases to court: Monteiro
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 February 2009 - Prosecutor General Longinhos Monteiro said the total number of corruption cases was 41. However, the Public Prosecution had sent only 12 of the case to court for further legal process.
UN to extent mission in Timor-Leste to another year
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 February 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta said the UN Security Council had agreed on the… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 27, 2009 at 6:11pm —
Law for witness protection passed in the Parliament
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The proposed law for witness was passed overwhelmingly in the vote on Wednesday (18/2) after a profound debate in the Parliament.
Police command suspends Rapid Response Unit commander
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The Timorese Acting Police Commander, Inspector Afonso de Jesus, said the Police Command had made a decision to provisionally suspend the… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 21, 2009 at 3:27pm —
Two men detained over sexual assault: Police
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Manufahi District Police Commander, Inspector Miguel Faria, said the police had detained two men suspected of being engaged in an attempted sexual assault of 2 minor girls.
Alkatiri resigns from the post of negotiator
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri has resigned from the negotiating team for the Timor Sea gas and oil deals… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 21, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Horta to name new appellate court president in March
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 February 2009 - Parliamentary President Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo said President Jose Ramos Horta would make a decision to name a new president of the Court of Appeal in March if the current President Claudio Ximenes does not return.
State Council discusses judicial system: Gusmao
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 February 2009 - Prime… Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 4, 2009 at 6:08am —