February 2016 (4)
Feb 17 2016 4:36PM
LGBT rights still under attack around the world
In many ways 2015 has been a great year for LGBTI rights. We have seen same sex marriage legalised in Ireland and the USA (and many other countries), decriminalisation of homosexuality in Mozambique, and new anti-discrimination laws in...
Feb 8 2016 4:31PM
Beyonce shines a light on black history and ongoing injustices
To say that Beyonce stole the spotlight at the Super Bowl 50 half-time show is an understatement. Coldplay’s indie rock best was no match for Beyonce’s powerful performance of ‘Formation’, reaffirming her status as one of the world's b...
Feb 4 2016 11:45AM
The journalists facing prison in Egypt
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as 'Shawkan', is facing imprisonment for documenting Egyptian security forces crushing a mass sit-in in Cairo, for British photo agency Demotix. He will be tried on 26 March in Cairo. Th...
Feb 3 2016 8:00AM
Making a Murderer and Matsumoto Kenji: The truth can be stranger than fiction
Does this set of circumstances sound familiar? A man from a poor background , with an IQ below 70; a score so low that he has difficulty comprehending what is happening to him. His implication in a serious crime , in which a dominant o...