SEN News Bites: 15-26 October 2014

 

 

The Guardian (15/10/2014) features an opinion piece on the recent ‘football war’ between Serbia and Albania and the implications it might have for longer-term peace in the Balkans.

I24News (20/10/2014) reports the results of a new survey, according to which five of the seven Middle Eastern countries surveyed identified religious and ethnic hatred as the top threat to the world.

Salon (23/10/2014) reports the results of new research linking climate change and violence, including ethnic violence and ethnic riots.

Tass (Russian News Agency) (24/10/2014) summarises a recent speech by the Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he advocated a separation between extreme nationalism and the promotion of national interests.

Deutsche Welle (24/10/2014) reports the key findings of a new report analysing the obstacles and challenges of creating a new sense of national identity for Myanmar’s Rohingya community.

The New Indian Express (26/10/2014) reports on the release of a new stamp in India commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala, considered to be an iconic figure behind the revival of Sinhala Buddhist nationalism.

The Peninsula (26/10/2014) announces the release of a new documentary (to be shown in Doha) highlighting forced disappearances in Sri Lanka from the 1980s up to recent times.

 

 

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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