Impunity endangers our right to know
Frank La Rue
*)UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information
OVER the past decade, more than 800 journalists have been killed in the line of duty, and only eight percent of these cases have been resolved. These are the official figures of the director-general of UNESCO, an organization of 195 Member States.
The 92 percent unresolved cases tells the public that free expression is not…
Playing With the Fire of Conservatism
The most recent study by the State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta yielded surprising -- and worrying -- results: over 80 percent of the respondents rejected the idea of a non-Muslim leader and the establishment of other houses of worship in their areas.
UIN's Islamic and Social Studies Center (PPIM) conducted the study on 500 schoolteachers of (the Muslim) religion in five provinces at the end of last year. Some respondents also rejected the idea of educators of other faiths teaching in a public school.