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Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy
Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy

It has now become commonplace for major corporations to join in on LGBT events such as Pride Month, National Coming Out Day or the International...

By Ken Chan 12 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Dubbed the 'white flower' in SA, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 23 Jun 2021

GLOBAL

Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council
Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

RUSSIA

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts
Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

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Russia ousts Champagne in favour of shampanskoye

Russia has declared that champagne producers must now include the designation 'sparkling wine' on their Champagne products manufactured for export to Russia...

By Nicole Hayworth 13 Aug 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

International escrow and tax services offered by Europlaw Group
International escrow and tax services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group has entered a joint venture with Ithuba Savings Credit Corp Limited representing ISCC Group, that has an international footprint from the banking to oil and gas industries...

Issued by Europlaw 27 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group
Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group, operating mostly in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, is recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms practicing in the area of international, embassy, diplomatic and immigration law...

Issued by Europlaw 6 Jun 2018

RUSSIA

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court
Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

22 Mar 2018

RUSSIA

RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'
RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA says that they would wait for official censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency before investigating accusations made in a German television documentary...

5 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law
Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian bloggers took revenge on Friday for a controversial new law imposing tough rules on online expression by inundating Moscow's communications watchdog with phony registration requests.

4 Aug 2014

RUSSIA

Valery Seleznev says his son, hacker son, Roman might die in a US prison unless he's kept on appropriate medication. Image:
Hacking accused could die in US prison

MOSCOW: RUSSIA: The father of a Russian man detained by the US on hacking charges warned on that his son would die without medical help, in yet another spat between Moscow and Washington.

14 Jul 2014

RUSSIA

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden's lawyer has sold the rights to a book he has written about Snowden's exploits to Oliver Stone. Image:
Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, who said he became fascinated by the fugitive's "moral choice."

12 Jun 2014

RUSSIA

Edward Snowden (Image: Wiki Commons)
Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts son

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday (15 August) that the father of the US intelligence whistle-blower had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice.

16 Aug 2013

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013
Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage,...

2 Jan 2013

RUSSIA

Russia puts first sites on new Internet blacklist

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has put into force a new law on the Internet that allows the government to block websites with banned content, prompting fears that it will be used to suppress free speech.

5 Nov 2012

RUSSIA

Russia considers 'foreign agent' law for media

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia could pass a law labelling media that gets funding from abroad as "foreign agents", a report said Monday, after the parliament approved a similar bill on NGOs.

18 Jul 2012

RUSSIA

Russia approves 'web censorship' bill

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian parliament on Wednesday voted to approve a contentious bill that activists fear will introduce Internet censorship by blacklisting sites deemed as undesirable.

13 Jul 2012



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