Archive for October, 2019

Five ‘countries’ that I have no plans to visit

October 4th, 2019 by Roger Darlington

A new publication by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Foreign Policy Centre draws attention to the human rights situation in some of Europe’s most contested but least well known places: Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Crimea. The publication brings together local and international experts to set out the current political situations in these disputed territories […]

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Remembering Gandhi 150 years after his birth

October 2nd, 2019 by Roger Darlington

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 and this 150th anniversary will be celebrated around the world today. I recall seeing the 1982 film “Gandhi” and this is my review of that work: “When I first saw this classic film at the cinema, the audience applauded at both the intermission and the end […]

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Women substantially underrepresented in the movies both before and behind the camera

October 1st, 2019 by Roger Darlington

The Gina Davis Institute on Gender in Media has analysed the 56 top-grossing films of 2018 in 20 countries in North America, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Almost half of the characters across the films analysed, which collectively earned $21bn (£17bn) at the box office, were white. Only one of the 60 female […]

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