New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

Time to end feudalism in the Philippines

Farmers have always been badly treated – by landlords as by presidents. But could things be about to change?

Sri Lanka-Maldives relations put to the test

Despite offering sanctuary to the ousted Maldivian president’s family, Sri Lanka’s government is hedging its bets on the islands’ future.

Culture of impunity thrives in the Philippines

A year in to his presidency, Benigno Aquino III has failed to address human rights concerns, says Iris Gonzales.

Cheering and clapping for hate: Uganda’s anti-gay bill returns

Despite being shelved in 2010, the anti-homosexuality bill is back on the agenda. It must be stopped, says Sokari Ekine.

Could you live on $2 a day?

Two young men returned to India to try. But for many millions, this is reality, not a short-term challenge, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Rape at the border: how immigration officials are abusing women in Zimbabwe

Cross-border trade is a risky business for women, as Mgcini Nyoni witnesses.

A bride burnt every hour: the horror of dowry deaths

So why aren’t Indians up in arms about it? Time to name and shame, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

New disaster looms for young survivors of Sendong

Filipino children made homeless after December’s tropical storm need proper care, writes Iris Gonzales.

Filipino journalists living the story

What do you do if your job is to write about a tragedy of which you are part? Iris Gonzales meets some of the journalists whose lives were turned upside down by tropical storm Sendong.

Christmas in a devastated land

This year, 25 December was about survival, not celebration, for the people of northern Mindanao in the Philippines, says Iris Gonzales.

President parties while the Philippines mourns

Where is Benigno Aquino’s empathy for his people? asks Iris Gonzales.

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