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To most Canadians, the history of African-Americans in Canada is that of the Underground Railroad or The Book of Negros, but that is not the whole history. Canadians had African-American slaves just like the U.S., and African-Americans face racism in Canada just as much as other groups. A lot of attention in Canada is paid […]
Drug addiction in Portugal has decreased by 50 per cent 15 years after the country decriminalized the use of substances. To fight the drug problem, the country regularized the possession and consumption of substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana. The new policy included the offering of services to people with drug problems, adoption of solutions […]
Unlike medical doctors, veterinarians are free to sell over-the-counter antibiotics to farmers, leaving no paper trail. This situation is contributing to antibiotic resistant bacteria that mutate each time an antibiotic is used. Animals consume 90 per cent of antimicrobials sold in Canada. There is a crucial connection between animal and human health. Most severe emerging […]
Bangladesh’s government has introduced a new law titled “The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Act 2014” (FDRA). The new Act is likely to severely affect freedom of expression and association among non-governmental organizations in Bangladesh, sources say. The law will regulate foreign donations received by Bangladeshi NGOs and international organizations based in Bangladesh. “The law […]
A new broadcast media policy in Bangladesh prohibits disseminating any news, photos, or videos that could tarnish the image of law enforcement agencies and armed forces. The policy also commands broadcasters to air programs of national importance, including speeches by the heads of state and government. “This policy is a frontal assault on media freedom, […]