Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  1. Cities for Migrants

    Peter Sutherland

    Cities for Migrants

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     believes that municipal authorities hold the key to successful integration of newcomers.

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    National and international debates about migration are deeply flawed, owing to their focus on security – and so are the policies that result from them. If municipal authorities were empowered to play a more active role in crafting immigration policies, the emphasis would shift toward addressing the nuts and bolts of integration. READ MORE

  2. The Burqa and French Values

    Noëlle Lenoir

    The Burqa and French Values

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     explains why many in France view sartorial rules as necessary to uphold secularism and feminism.

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    Western media have condemned France’s 2010 law banning face coverings and local decrees adopted this year banning the full-body “burkini” swimsuit. French-bashing in the press is nothing new, but those criticizing these measures ignore the historical and sociopolitical reasons underlying broad popular support for them. READ MORE

  3. Press Freedom Isn’t Free

    Danforth Austin, ET AL

    Press Freedom Isn’t Free

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    &  make the case for funding journalists in countries where honest reporting is most needed.

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    According to Freedom House, 2015 was the worst year for press freedom in over a decade, with only 13% of the world's population living in countries with a genuinely free press. But beyond dealing with state-imposed hurdles to journalism, reporters in closed societies also have another challenge: funding their work. READ MORE

  4. How to Stop Terrorism in Europe

    Brahma Chellaney
  5. India’s Cow Vigilantes

    Shashi Tharoor

    India’s Cow Vigilantes

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     condemns surging violence against Dalits and Muslims.

    Newsart for India’s Cow Vigilantes Hindustan Times/Getty Images

    Since the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP in 2014, a wave of Hindu chauvinism has swept India, bringing with it not just new cow-protection laws, but also vociferous demands for their strict enforcement. Worse, citizens are taking the law into their own hands – at the expense of Dalits and Muslims. READ MORE

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