Centre for Civil Society President Partha J Shah, as quoted by PTI, said since the ranking is based on 2018 data, many new restrictions on international trade, tightening of the credit market due to NPAs and COVID-19’s impact on debt and deficits are not reflected in India’s score. … [Read more...] about India loses 26 spots on economic freedom ranking: Report
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Readers and viewers exhibit high levels of trust regarding public service media. The challenge is how to enable quality content to reach platform users. Giving platforms a role as gatekeepers in checking content before publication does not scale. I think the valuable content produced by public service media has to be more strongly present on platforms and on the Internet. Legal hurdles have to be reduced, all the while keeping the rights of private media companies in mind. … [Read more...] about Twitter and QAnon: when should freedom of speech be free?
Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel: Through good times and bad No insult intended but ... "I don't mean to insult anybody, but Ms. Merkel's statement is an outburst of a long-accumulated anger over limited sovereignty," Putin told the press in Saint Petersburg in 2017, commenting on an election campaign address that the German leader had given in Munich. Merkel's so-called "beer tent" speech saw her urge Europeans to rely on themselves amidst disputes with US President Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about Germany is mulling economic sanctions against Russia. Do they actually work?
The governor tweeted a response to a study from the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, which estimated that more than 250,000 reported COVID-19 cases between Aug. 2 and Sep. 2 could be tied back to the Sturgis rally. The study added that the rally caused a total of approximately $12 billion in public health costs. … [Read more...] about South Dakota governor defends Sturgis rallygoers: ‘Exercised their personal freedom to attend’
To those who know him, Paul is a reluctant hero and seems out of place with celebrities and fanfare. Despite his humility, he used his new platform to speak out on human rights in Rwanda, highlighting that the space for moderate Hutus had closed, and he eventually aligned with the opposition Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change. … [Read more...] about The ‘extraordinary rendition’ of a US Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero