The rise of fake news: the Philippine case

The internet and social media are digital platforms that can be a boon or a bane to the people and societies in general. They are avenues whereby information or misinformation can be circulated. And given the rapidity by which these can spread valid or fake news, the stakes are high, …

Internationale Rundschau – Interview mit Andreas Zumach

Andreas Zumach ist Journalist und Publizist. Als Experte für internationale Politik stand er zu den Themen, Iran-Sanktionen der USA und deren Konsequenzen für die internationalen Beziehungen, Rede und Antwort. Des Weiteren führt er seine Position zur Militärbasis Chinas in Dschibuti aus.

Hero’s Burial of President Marcos

The Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, who served as president of a dictatorial regime from 1972 until 1981, was interred in a Heroes’ Cemetery on November 18th, 2016. Although groups petitioned for the cancellation of this internment, on August 8th, 2017 the Supreme Court finally decided to affirm the ruling authorizing …

JobStart Philippines: A Promising Project with Some Obstacles

School-to-Work (STW) Transition has been persistent in the Philippines, and this has translated to the country’s youth unemployment problems (Canlas, M & Pardalis, M., 2009)  – specifically, there are 1.19 million unemployed Filipinos from 15 to 24 years of age (PSA, 2016). In response to this, the Philippine government started …

The ‘List of Shame’ – a Sham? Accountability of conflict parties for child rights violations

The carefully crafted agenda of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to protect children during armed conflicts has been praised for being an effective accountability tool, not least because it is relatively unpolitical. The UN Secretary General’s (UNSG) annual report lists perpetrators responsible for grave violations against children, stigmatizes and creates …

#Konfliktverständnis. Zur Integration visueller Kultur

Während sich die Sozialwissenschaft zumeist auf verbale Kommunikation konzentriert, weisen die vorläufigen Ergebnisse unserer aktuellen Forschung auf die Bedeutung von Bildern hin. Visuelle Elemente eröffnen analytische Zugänge zum Feld und Arbeitsmomente für die Konflikttransformation. Der Beitrag plädiert für eine systematische Hinwendung zum Visuellen in konfliktintensiven Kontexten.

About Serious Fouls and Fair Play – Human Rights in and through Sports

The time to leave the implementation of non-discrimination to sovereign states on a global scale seems to be over. Shifts in factual power towards non-state actors call for a more inclusive understanding of engagement in human rights policies. In this article, the international sporting scene serves as an example to …