Archive for May 2nd, 2023


A Proposal for a UN Freedom of Information Act Never Got Off the Ground

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, May 1 2023 (IPS)* – The United Nations has consistently been a vociferous advocate of freedom of the press – and, most importantly, the right of journalists to report without fear of reprisals.

Credit: UNESCO Attribution 3.0 IGO

But regrettably, the UN is also one of most opaque institutions where transparency is never the norm.

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Can India Sustain Linguistic Imperialism?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service*


Dr Ravi P Bhatia

The present world that we are all part of, shows imperialism or domination of large parts of the world by some imperial power such as USA, China, Britain.

In fact, Britain used to pride itself at the end of WWII by the statement that ‘the sun never sets on the British empire’ since Britain had colonised several countries north and south, east and west — from North America to Australia to New Zealand.

India was one of its proudest, biggest colonies among these regions. Britain had entered India for trade purposes, by the agency known as ‘East India Company’, but gradually metamorphosed into a colonial power.

This happened not only in India (which was under British rule for two centuries), but in several other regions from North America to South Africa, Singapore, New Zealand, and so on.

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