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Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

By Neelima Mathur India-based Executive Producer-Researcher-Writer, Mentor & Trainer Director of Lakeside Doc Festival NEW DELHI: It’s amazing how we talk of Climate Change like a new phenomenon. Floods, droughts, cyclones, melting glaciers have been staring in our face for decades. We also tend to equate global warming as climate change. Whereas, in fact, global warming […]

As Asian cities sink affecting 600 million people, managed retreat must be tabled

As Asian cities sink affecting 600 million people, managed retreat must be tabled

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: Even as Asia’s megacities continue to submerge, officials of one small Philippine city are planning a major US$460 million reclamation project that will damage or sink their beautiful seaside city into the dark blue southern sea. Scientists and environmentalists have called on the local government of Dumaguete to scrap the reclamation project, […]

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

  SEOUL: Kim Tae-han (alias), a 27-year-old former restaurant owner in southern Seoul, said one of his most important daily routines was checking reviews of his store on food delivery platforms. Kim, who has now quit his restaurant business, said that one day he had to drive his car to visit a reviewer during the […]

Global Climate Issues and the Role of Journalism: Case of Georgia

Global Climate Issues and the Role of Journalism:  Case of Georgia

By Khatuna Chapichadze Georgian Technical University San Diego State University Professor TBILISI: The World Journalists Conference (WJC), organized by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) annually, was conducted from Monday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021, online for the second time in its history – due to the continuing global pandemic – COVID-19. On Tuesday, […]

Climate change and its impact on Central Asia

Climate change and its impact on Central Asia

Speech delivered at the World Journalist Conference on 20 April 2021 By Kuban Taabaldiev Director General, Kabar News Agency Kyrgyz Republic BISHBEK: The region of Central Asia is facing increasingly more irreversible processes caused by climate change. Many know of the tragedy in the region caused by the drying up of such a large lake […]

Coronavirus restrictions on land? No problem, we barbecue on a boat!

Coronavirus restrictions on land? No problem, we barbecue on a boat!

ADANA: Strict coronavirus measures prohibiting barbecues in picnic areas have not hindered three friends in Turkey from moving their plans to the sea. The three men turned the small boat during their cruise on the Seyhan Dam Lake in the southern Mediterranean province of Adana, to a barbecue site. Hurriyet Daily News reported that the […]

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

  ONDOK CABE, Jakarta: Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic effort lifted the children’s spirits in Pondok Cabe during the frightening pandemic. On January 28, Pondok Cabe Rumah Indah’s kindergarten Director Young Hwui Kim distributed books and school supplies that were presented by the Asia Culture Center (ACC) of the Republic of Korea. Director Kim opened the […]

Entrée for lab-grown meat

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: Lost in the unending stream of news about the COVID-19 pandemic is the recent report that Singapore has just approved lab-grown meat for human consumption. The approval was granted by the Singapore Food Agency to US food company Eat Just for their cultured ‘chicken bites’.  The company called this a watershed […]

The Indian Farmer Protests: An overview of the world’s biggest sit-down protest happening in India right now

The Indian Farmer Protests: An overview of the world’s biggest sit-down protest happening in India right now

  By Gunjeet Sra* NEW DELHI: On June 3, 2020, the Indian government announced that it would be introducing new agricultural ordinances in favour of farmers. The Agricultural Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar called them a “a historic-step in unlocking the vastly regulated agricultural markets in the country.”  A month later, protests against the said ordinances began […]

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Despite its fierce and relentless assault across the globe, COVID-19 has not succeeded to dampen the Valentine spirit in Bahrain and other countries, Ahmed, 26, said. The young teacher had been standing for a long time in front of the tempting chocolate boxes, in various colors and shapes, not sure […]

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