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Is polarisation driven by Hyper Information Disorder Syndrome?

Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:23 | ICT

Mass protests seems to be breaking out all over the place. The root causes of these protests have many local reasons, but there are common themes, such as inequality, corruption, incompetent governments, rural-urban migration, demography



  • ‘Echoes’ make fake news easy to believe

    Publication date 10 December 2019 | 20:59 | ICT

    Early last month, a strange video in which the leaders of opposing political parties in Britain endorsed each other for prime minister became a topic of conversation that circulated widely in the country.

  • A changing world

    Publication date 09 December 2019 | 21:33 | ICT

    Some conflicts leave relatively small footprints; others cause ripples in the space-time continuum.

  • For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn

    Publication date 08 December 2019 | 21:30 | ICT

    Sometimes credited to Ernest Hemingway, those taut sentences that capture a story of despair preceded by hope have been running in my mind time and time again as I contemplate what could be the still-born reality of the Age of Asia

  • Why Pakistan is perturbed by India’s Kashmir decision

    Publication date 05 December 2019 | 21:18 | ICT

    Given the speed and alacrity with which Pakistan has moved after August 5, the day the constitutional and administrative decisions on Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) were taken by the Indian government, proves the dismay the decisions

  • What it takes to get rid of plastic

    Publication date 04 December 2019 | 21:17 | ICT

    Plastic was once touted as a wonder substance for its versatility. But slowly, as its environmental impacts have come to the fore, people are having second thoughts.

  • London Bridge terror suspect

    Publication date 03 December 2019 | 20:50 | ICT

    The recent deadly knife attack in London, carried out by Usman Khan, a British militant of Pakistani origin, has reignited the debate about home-grown extremism in the West, and what Western governments are – or are not – doing to keep a check on such atrocities.

  • Underwater in 30 years, if...

    Publication date 03 December 2019 | 20:49 | ICT

    New scientific research released last month warns of an increasingly ominous future for the environment.

  • US starts to push hard on its Indo-Pacific vision

    Publication date 02 December 2019 | 21:26 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump did not show up at the Asean Summit and related summits last month in Bangkok.

  • President Moon’s message on close of summits

    Publication date 01 December 2019 | 20:38 | ICT

    We cannot expand our national territory, but we can broaden the scope of our lives and ideas as much as possible.

  • Communities make the difference in ending AIDS

    Publication date 01 December 2019 | 20:37 | ICT

    The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day on Sunday was “Communities Make The Difference”.