News 5.8.2019 a les 17:45h

India revokes Jammu and Kashmir’s special status

India entered uncharted waters 5 August with the Indian government’s decision to dissolve the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and to strip the territory from its special status within the federation. Such an extremely sensitive movement in a territory that, since 1947, has witnessed one of the longest-running armed conflicts in the world, is likely to reignite tensions in the wider region. Keep reading

Narendra Modi, primer ministre indi.
Dossier 17.9.2019 a les 10:15h

Kurdish women with white head scarves against all walls

Mr. Mustafa is a 51-year-old historian and researcher. We embark on a small tour with him around Urfa’s Balıklı Göl (the Fish Lake) where according to tradition it is believed that the wood from the great fire ordered to be set by king Nimrod to burn Abraham was transformed into the fish whereas ... Keep reading

Dones kurdes en una protesta aquest 2019. La pancarta diu "Jin, jiyan, azadî", que significa "Dona, vida, llibertat" en kurd.
News 11.7.2019 a les 17:00h

Inuit languages regressing in Nunavut despite “signs of resurgence”

Inuit languages are gradually being replaced, mostly by English, in the family environment in Nunavut, the autonomous territory of northern Canada where the Inuit people are the majority population. And yet there are some “signs of a resurgence in the vitality” of these languages, according to a report published this week by Canada’s statistical office. Keep reading

Un cartell bilingüe inuktitut-anglès en una escola del Nunavut.
News 26.6.2019 a les 10:15h

New documentary explores the roots of Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya community

A new documentary provides a historical overview of the situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The film Exiled, directed by veteran war reporter Shahida Tulaganova, “explores the roots of increasing violence” in Myanmar’s Rakhine State from the perspectives of Rohingya refugees, former Burmese government officials and radical Buddhist monks. Also interviewed in the film is General Khin Nyunt, the former head of Burmese Military Intelligence accused of masterminding the policy of persecution of Rohingya. Keep reading

Una comunitat de refugiats rohingyes.
News 20.5.2019 a les 10:15h

Confederal Belgium in the making?

As Belgians prepare to go to polls 26 May to elect their regional, federal and European MPs, the debate over the adoption of a confederal system has once again gained tract. The issue of confederation has been this time resurfaced by conservative New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) —the main pro-independence party of Dutch-speaking Flanders— as their stated goal for the 2019-2024 term. But what is the real chance for the N-VA to convince others to such a radical change in the structure of the Belgian state? Keep reading

Una bandera belga penja, solitària, en un edifici de Lieja, a Valònia.
News 14.5.2019 a les 10:45h

Pro-independence parties progress, are left 2 seats short of majority in New Caledonia Congress

Pro-independence parties obtained 26 out of 54 seats in the New Caledonia Congress at the election held 12 May in the French overseas territory. Despite having progressed by one seat (in 2014 they won 25), the secessionist parties remain 2 short of the absolute majority. The election was the first in New Caledonia after the 2018 self-determination referendum, in which 43% of voters —more than expected by opinion polls— supported secession from France. Keep reading

Banderes canaca i francesa.
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