Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has come under fire for incendiary comments about the Prophet Muhammad. Muslim countries have lodged protests amid calls for a boycott of Indian goods.
The Oscar winner's slapping of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards has triggered heated debate on social media. Almost everyone agrees, however, that violence is no answer to a poor joke.
The hype around NFTs is reaching critical mass, with more and more companies and public figures joining the frenzy each day. In this edition of Tech 24, we explore why this might be the case, despite the technology itself being almost eight years old – the first NFT was created back in 2014. We also delve into the controversial world of play-to-earn gaming, which relies on NFTs. It promises money for playing, but does it deliver? Our Technology Editor Peter O'Brien has been finding out.
20 Apr 2021
FIFA president Gianni Infantino warns that clubs involved in the European Super League could face "consequences", as the backlash builds against the deeply divisive plans, including from British Prime Minister Boris who has threatened to take "legislative action" to protect "the basic principles of competition."
20 Feb 2021
A Hamas-backed decision to require unmarried women to gain their "guardian's" approval to travel sparked outrage. The Islamic judge who imposed the rule, has now agreed to revise it.
22 Sep 2020
Donald Trump is setting up a “Patriotic Education Commission” to promote a "pro-American curriculum" in US schools–or a propagandist “Hitler Youth” programme, as some commentators see it. Elsewhere, women protesters in Belarus and an anonymous website targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, are both employing a doxing strategy.
15 Sep 2020
A French movie called "Mignonnes" ("Cuties") that arrived on Netflix this week has been met with controversy. Critics of the film say it sexualizes young women, while many argue that the initial marketing of the film didn't do it justice. In other news, big tech names have announced major changes to their platforms. The efforts by Google, Twitter and Facebook aim to avoid misinformation before the upcoming elections in the US.
30 Jul 2020
Nigeria's plan to reopen schools is receiving some backlash from some parents, The Nigerian Medical Association, and The Nigerian Union of Teachers.
26 Jun 2020
After years of backlash, Unilever is dropping the word 'fair' from the 'Fair & Lovely' skin lightening cream in South Asia. Some say that that move does not go far enough.
4 Apr 2020
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