No White Christmas for Kim Jong-un?

When we hear ‘human rights violations’ and ‘North Korea’ in the same sentence, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. But one might be baffled to hear that in

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The Anti-Rape Blockbuster

“Killing the rapists”… is the title of an upcoming Bollywood movie which wants to address the burning issue of rape in India. It aims to represent women differently from some

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The Iranian Pariah

While the newly elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is evoking hope for a new détente between his country and the U.S., there is one group of Iranians that desperately

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Marketing Privacy Friendliness: a New Marketing Tool?

Nowadays, especially after the PRISM-leak, people are increasingly concerned about privacy and personal data. In this upheaval where people do not know what could happen to their information, or who

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Coptic Christians Accused of Egypt´s “Coup d´État”

August 14, 2013, a wave of violence is spreading through Egypt. In the city of Minya, in the north of Egypt, a Coptic church is destroyed and set on fire

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Israel and its Ethiopian Diaspora

August 28 was a day of celebration for 450 Ethiopian Jews arriving at Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, but a day of grievance for many other of their compatriots. The

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No Beer, No Rape?

By Huub Brand Borren Say you are the head of police in one of the most criminal areas in the world. Every day about 1000 women are being raped, of

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Studying Abroad: Greece 3

Greece is one of the gateways of many refugees routes to Europe. This is a fact, which does not go unnoticed on the streets of Athens. It is an afternoon

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Hunting Witches in Papua New Guinea

In early April, an elderly woman named Helen Rumbali was accused of being a witch and killing a member of her village by using dark magic. She was taken from

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A Shadow over the Anniversary of Dutch-Russian Relations

A while ago, I had a visit from a friend from Moscow. No, it was not Vladimir Putin, who has arrived to the Netherlands today to mark off the 400

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