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Month: July 2021

Are we becoming Hungary-lite?

Jolyon Rubinstein, actor from The Revolution will be Televised, addresses the crowd outside Downing Street in April 2016 in a protest against David Cameron after the Panama bank disclosures. Credit: JOHNNY ARMSTEAD/Alamy Live News Picture the scene. I’m driving a…

Contents – Whistleblowers: the lifeblood of democracy

Index’s new issue of the magazine looks at the importance of whistleblowers in upholding our democracies. Featured are stories such as the case of Reality Winner, written by her sister Brittany. Despite being released from prison, the former intelligence analyst…

Whistleblowers: The lifeblood of democracy

FEATURING Sir Tom Stoppard Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. His works include Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and his latest play, Leopoldstadt, which is playing…

How early was the novel coronavirus circulating?

    In late December 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported cases of an unidentified viral pneumonia, which, along with other reports, alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a potential new health threat that was identified as a…

The world must look beyond Cuba’s carefully manufactured PR image

People walk past a painting of late revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino The Cuban revolution has always been adept at PR. Even in the early days, before the revolution succeeded in overthrowing the American backed dictator…

Obituary: Peter R de Vries ‘a tireless and courageous fighter for justice’

Flowers, candles and messages of support for Peter R. de Vries in the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat in the centre of Amsterdam. 8 July 2021. Photo by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM Nine days after he was shot multiple times, Dutch crime reporter Peter R…