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Context - July 31, 2019 - Global Terrorism and Our Neighbours
Fifty innocent Muslims slain at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The alleged terrorist was motivated by right-wing extremism and white supremacist beliefs - echoed in a 87-page manifesto released online.
Thousands of kilometres away, the murders have reverberated around the world.
The heinous crime was live-streamed on Facebook for 17-minutes before the social media platform took down the video and blocked 1.2 million re-uploads. Still, more than 300,000 uploads managed to slip by on various social media platforms.
Today on Context: as global terrorism seems to be on the rise, how can we build bridges with our neighbours?
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Context - August 7, 2019 - Crisis Zone
More than 750 deaths – so far – in the wake of Cyclone Idai that rampaged Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi in Africa. It’s one of the worst weather-related disasters to hit the southern hemisphere.
How is help being activated following Cyclone Idai?
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Context - August 14, 2019 - Power of ...
A stunning decision in Quebec as the government introduces new legislation to ban religious symbols – worn by certain public employees like police officers, teachers and judges. The proposed bill is a dismantling of what Canada included in our chart of rights – religious freedom and expression. S...
Context - August 21, 2019 - Climate A...
There's a lot of noise to cut through - and where we even begin our action on climate change is complex and costly.
But one thing is clear: Mother Earth's weather patterns make life dangerous and difficult for those on the margins and climate action is urgently needed.
What is our responsib...