As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on our mental health, more people are becoming aware of the importance of prioritising it. At the TODAYOnline webinar mental health in 2020, the panellists shared some mental-wellbeing advice. The IAS Gazette’s Natalia and Kimberly believe that while they have brought up several important points, they were merely touching the surface of the issue.
As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, it is inevitable that we try to find someone to blame for this health crisis. However, when such a major crisis breaks out in our complex international system, simply pointing our finger at one party is too simple.
After delving into the phenomena of Racism and Discrimination in the Western music industry, I now take my stand and opinions on the subject matter. The division in the music industry is not a new one, nor would any amount of effort to change it entirely. Read on to understand more behind the highlighted phenomena.
Despite having gained recognition and success worldwide, Korean artists still experience a glass ceiling due to the racism and discrimination rampant in the Western music industry. These artists are only acknowledged as successful when they accomplish extraordinary achievements, while others are not subjected to these standards.
The freedom of the individual has been promoted since the dawn of the liberal democracy. However, should constitutions and laws prioritise individual freedom over the freedom of the masses? Or should the laws protect and serve the people as a whole?
The Indonesian government has started its redevelopment plans to improve its economic distribution. How would this impact its neighbours? Would Indonesia’s growth in power and vision to be the “big brother” of ASEAN be accepted by others?
The West has always maintained the right of people to govern themselves. What happens when they encounter traditions and cultures that they do not understand? And what happens when their practitioners become significant minorities in their countries?