SEN News Bites: May 19-25

Here’s the latest round of news found on the web this week!


File photo of a Palestinian mosque razed by Israel


FijiOne (19/05/2014) reports on ministers’ plans to introduce national identity cards in Papua New Guinea. (20/05/2014) reports on continuing ethnic unrest in Macedonia following a stabbing in the suburbs of the Macedonian capital.

World Lebanese Cultural Union website (20/05/2014) features an opinion peace on Lebanese intangible heritage and national identity.

Eurasia Daily Monitor (21/05/2014) features an opinion piece on contemporary national identity in Belarus.

 Joseph Rowntree Foundation (22/05/2014) features a summary of the results of research conducted in selected areas of the UK looking at the influence of location on employment for ethnic minorities.

The Huffington Post (22/05/2014) reports on a deadly bombing and continuing tensions in China’s troubled Xinjiang region.

The Council of Europe website (22/05/2014) features a podcast of a recent talk by Sweden’s Equality Ombudsperson, Agneta Broberg, on the dangers of police monitoring of the Roma community in Sweden.

Middle East Monitor (23/05/2014) reports on the bombing of a Palestinian mosque in the Negev village of Wadi al-Niam amidst local residents’ fears that demolition could spread to homes.

Radio Free Asia (23/05/2014) reports on the agreement reached between Myanmar government peace negotiators and representatives from a coalition of armed ethnic rebel groups, and on the subsequent adoption of a draft document.


News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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