The Western media: the propaganda wing of al-Qaeda?

Dec 22, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spiked: Western coverage of Aleppo has been disturbingly shallow and biased. […]  The Western media coverage of Syria counts as some of the most biased, uncritical war reporting of recent times. A vastly complex war, referred to by one journalist in August as ‘the...

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We are watching Aleppo burn in real time. And just like in Bosnia and Rwanda, we do nothing

Dec 13, 2016 by

by Julie Lenarz, Telegraph: Every time a massacre happens, we say “never again”. Now, “never again” is happening in Aleppo, as I write. The government’s operation to recapture the rebel-held eastern part of the city is in its final stages and reports of atrocities are...

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After Rwanda’s genocide, the world said never again. It’s happening again in South Sudan.

Dec 9, 2016 by

by Jennifer Williams, Vox: Widespread ethnic cleansing, burning villages, looming starvation, and gang rape “so prevalent that it’s become ‘normal.’” This is what UN experts found when they took a 10-day trip to the African country of South Sudan in late November. Now they’re sounding the alarm,...

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Can the UN address Today’s Security Challenges?

Oct 2, 2016 by

by M. Sudhir Selvaraj, Global Christian News: This week, Heads of State from around the world gathered in New York for the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations. Obviously, any event on this scale would be substantial but this year was significant because it marked the end of term of...

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A Tale of Two Cities: Charlotte and Tulsa

Sep 24, 2016 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Every morning I check the news headlines and frequently rely on my mobile phone’s app for CNN.  It’s not very often that I find positive things about the Church in the headlines, but today I was both heartened and convicted by this story:  “Why Charlotte exploded and...

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UNICEF says 28 million children uprooted by global conflict

Sep 21, 2016 by

by Michael Astor, AP: Some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday. The report found that while children make up about a third of...

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