As the Covid-19 pandemic plagued the entire globe, lockdowns and stay-home measures became the new norm for many. Being stuck at home gave us no choice but to be glued to our screens. With the majority of activities taken online, it is no surprise that activism too, has made an appearance on social media platforms and it is what we saw online that formed our opinions and sent us back to the streets.
Feb 22: Facebook bans news in Australia, Cruz in Cancun as Texas suffers winter, Ex-FARC leaders admit war crimes
North America Nicaragua leaders faced backlash after forming a space agency despite an ongoing human
Feb 15: US Senate revives Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act, Italy swears in a new Prime Minister, Iran threatens to pursue nuclear weapons
North America Canadian Security Intelligence service director David Vigneault has stated that China poses a
Policymakers around the world are faced with a new challenge that is cyber vigilantism. We investigate the issues it raises as well as the solutions that have been presented so far.
Feb 8: Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO, Myanmar’s Military Topples Aung San Suu Kyi’s Government, Brazil’s Anti-corruption Efforts Dismantled
North America: In a letter to his 1.3 million employees, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff
China has mounted a global campaign to develop and share its vaccines in a venture termed as ‘vaccine diplomacy’. Should countries be wary of possible strings attached to participating in the venture, or do the benefits of an effective vaccine outweigh the costs?
Feb 1: GameStop saga continues, Indian protesters storm Red Fort, EU reverses vaccine move after uproar
North America United States (US) Senator Patrick Leahy, who will preside over former President Donald
From Fox News to CNN, BBC, or RT and down to the hundreds of others that follow, what is the difference? If all the stories they report are the same, why are there so many media outlets? Although there is some truth behind the stories they report, it is the angle in which it is covered that is different. All while discarding those important marginalized topics that they deliberately choose to throw away as it is of insignificance to them and their advertiser’s agendas. Every news outlet has its own political agenda to push. As they have their own political agenda, they also decide where they want you to look at and where they want you to turn your head away from.
Owning the latest electronic gadgets or having unfettered internet access at home may seem to be common or ordinary to many of us. Yet, in today’s digital age, millions of people globally remain disconnected and have no access to electronic devices. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted this divide – Why does this divide still exist? What can society do to bridge this digital gap? The IAS Gazette endeavours to answer these questions in this article.