Philippines: ‘Communist’ book bans raise new censorship fears
17 September 2022 | 9:55 am
Free speech advocates are concerned the new government of Ferdinand Marcos will continue cracking down on independent media in an attempt to whitewash the history of his father's brutal dictatorship.
Imports from China's Xinjiang region have been banned in the United States from yesterday as new rules came into force. Under the regulations, firms will have to prove imports from the region are not produced using forced labour.
The site, co-founded by Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, was known for covering outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. The move comes a day before Duterte is due to leave office.
Artists and activists in the Philippines have been trying to raise awareness about the dictatorship era under the Ferdinand Marcos, the father of the newly elected president Ferdinand Marcos Junior. Many have been warning for years against forgetting.
Rights groups and media outlets fear a continued climate of intolerance for dissent and shrinking civil liberties in the country.
Ukraine ordered a ban on men leaving the country at the beginning of the war, with few exceptions. Increasingly, however, men who want out are finding means and ways, often at a price.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned trade in ivory in 1989. That decision has helped the endangered African elephant increase its population, but Zimbabwe says it wants the ban relaxed so ivory stockpiles can be sold.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned the trade of ivory in 1989. That decision has helped increase the population of endangered African elephants, but Zimbabwe says it wants to relax the ban so ivory stockpiles can be sold.
The federal government says it is considering a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation said motorcycles provide the means of transportation for terrorists and several approaches for containing insecurity were being considered.
The new Philippine president has set out an ambitious economic and social blueprint for his six-year term. However, his family's chequered past and the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic pose significant hurdles.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has rocked the Philippine island of Luzon while strong tremors were also felt in Manila. Several are dead as landslides were triggered in the north.
The EU's General Court rejected an appeal from RT France, arguing the state-owned Russian channel "actively supported ... the policy of destabilization and aggression conducted by the Russian Federation towards Ukraine."
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