SEN News Bites: 15-22 September 2014

Peace Day, celebrated on 21 September, calls on the world to lay down its arms for 24 hours and celebrate non-violence.




Mizzima (15/09/2014) reports on the widespread concerns expressed by the leaders of Myanmar over the late release of census data on ethnicity and the implications this significant delay might have for broader issues of political representation.

Business Insider (15/09/2014) reports on the upsurge of ethnic divisions and the potential for societal transformation ahead of the elections in Fiji.

BBC News (17/09/2014) features a video discussing what the Scottish referendum might mean for British national identity.

The Gulf Today (21/09/2014) reports on the opening of a new radio station in the United Arab Emirates specifically aimed at increasing public awareness of indigenous Emirati values, strengthening and promoting national identity.

Guardian Professional (22/09/2014) features an opinion piece on the relationship between poverty and conflict and the contribution of businesses to peace in war-affected zones.

The Guardian (22/09/2014) features an opinion piece on what Britain might learn from German-style federalism in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum.

Open Democracy (22/09/2014) features an opinion piece on the feasibility of the two-state solution in Israel/Palestine.

Deutsche Welle (22/09/2014) features an interview with Andrew Wilder, Afghanistan expert at the United States Institute of Peace, on the role of ethnic divisions in determining the future of the Afghan new national government.

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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