New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

When did rape cease being news?

It’s India’s fastest-growing crime, yet is often ignored, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Marcos atrocities: the pain continues

The Philippines still bears the scars of military dictatorship, which was imposed 40 years ago this month, says Iris Gonzales.

After the floods, the blame game starts in the Philippines

The Church says the catastrophe is a punishment from God. Really? asks Iris Gonzales.

Liberators, step aside! Let the administrators in

Mgcini Nyoni explains why revolutionary leaders make poor presidents.

Ratings v quality – time for the media to do the right thing

With education losing out to sensationalism, the current balance is all wrong, says Iris Gonzales.

Can you teach people peace?

Iris Gonzales attends a workshop in Germany to find out.

A ‘strategic silence’ on Syria – to the Philippines’ shame

Iris Gonzales on an uncomfortable absence at this month’s Human Rights Council meeting.

Poor Indian kids checkmating the odds

One man’s drive to teach dalit children chess is putting pride back into a community, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Single motherhood: muddling through the mayhem

We all have dreams of a better life, says Iris Gonzales. But can the Philippine government help to fulfil them?

Zimbabwe: the curse of fabrication and exaggeration

Massaging the truth for a good story doesn’t help reshape reality, argues Mgcini Nyoni.

Finance leaders come out to play in the Philippines

But how exactly will the Asian Development Bank meeting help the poor? asks Iris Gonzales.

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