Daily Archives: April 21, 2016

Japan | Japan: UN rights expert warns of serious threats to the independence of the press

TOKYO / GENEVA (19 April 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, on Tuesday called upon the Japanese Government to take urgent steps to protect the independence of the media and promote the public’s right of access to information.

Greece | SYRIZA, the IMF and the EU: Gambling with the future of Greece

by Daniel Munevar , Costas Lapavitsas

An impossible agreement

The latest flare up regarding Greece has followed publication by Wikileaks of illegally taped discussions among IMF officials. To analyse the significance of this event it is vital to bear one point in mind: Greece cannot meet the terms of the bailout agreement struck on July 2015 by Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. The agreement is effectively dead and all parties involved are aware of that, even if they are not openly admitting it.

Ukraine | Meet Andriy Parubiy, the former neo-Nazi leader turned speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament

By Jon Hellevig

When Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk got the boot and was replaced by the speaker of parliament Volodymyr Groysman, Mr. Andriy Parubiy was appointed in Grosyman’s stead. This extraordinary event speaks volumes about not only Ukraine but also the present state of affairs in the West and its media, which increasingly adapts its reporting to fit the current geopolitical interests of the masters of the Western universe.

Competing Western and Russian narratives on the European order: Is there common ground?

By Łukasz Kulesa, Thomas Frear

Tuesday 19 April 2016