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A Murder in Woolwich

May 29th, 2013, Comment & Analysis

Some things change, some stay the same. For the first time in eight years, after the London bombings of July 7, 2005, a British citizen has been killed on British soil in a radical extremist attack — this time in the gruesome slaying of an off-duty soldier in southeast London on May 22. Video footage of the bloodstained perpetrators and multiple eyewitness accounts suggest British citizens were again guilty of the crime. In both cases, the attackers’ motivations were expressed in the language of religion — specifically, Islam.

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Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today

September 13th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today By: Thomas Röhlinger Flames, demonstrations, guns: It is scary to observe the uproar and violence in the Muslim world, as a reaction to a film obviously insulting prophet Mohamed. Many of us are in a state of confusion, we [...]

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Robert Chase

February 9th, 2011, Civil Society, English, Media, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Religious Leader, USA


Robert Chase is the Executive Director of Intersections International and works globally in the field of cross-cultural dialogue. Prior to Intersections, he served as Executive Director of the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc.—the UCC’s historic media justice agency—and Director of Communications for the UCC serving its over 1.2 million constituency.

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Wikileaks reveals secret US cables

November 29th, 2010, Media Alerts

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The first batch of 250,000 US diplomatic cables intercepted by Wikileaks has been released by the media.

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US military braced for Wikileaks Iraq disclosures

October 22nd, 2010, Media Alerts

WASHINGTON DC – Wikileaks is preparing to publish 400,000 US military documents relating to the Iraq war.

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Expert briefing: Media regulation is a two-edged sword for Pakistan

July 8th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Pakistan has proposed an amendment to the media control law with the objectives of removing existing “draconian” restrictions, and also to “bar the media from broadcasting video footage of suicide bombers, terrorists, bodies of victims of terrorism, statements and pronouncements of militants and extremist elements and other acts which, may, in any way, promote aid or abet terrorists or terrorism.” However, the media, human rights groups and the public see this amendment as a tactic by the Pakistani government to restrict freedom of the press. Dr. Arabinda Acharya from the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, writes an exclusive briefing for

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