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Pakistan’s Debate Over Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan’s Debate Over Malala Yousafzai

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

A fierce debate began soon after the book I am Malala appeared across Pakistan. Some view the book a conspiracy to defame Islam and Pakistan while others consider it a masterpiece for women’s rights. Social media in Pakistan slammed Malala Yousafzai’s book and called her a western agent. Religious leaders have questioned her role as a Muslim. It is also argued that the book has been written by controversial British journalist Christina Lamb, author of Waiting for Allah. […]

January 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Pakistan, Politics
Overhauling the ‘Retarding’ Saudi Educational System

Overhauling the ‘Retarding’ Saudi Educational System

By Ali Alyami, Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Location United States United States

The most important and noble service a Saudi prince can ever deliver is transforming the progress-impeding and intolerance-propagating Saudi educational system. The selection of the former governor of the Asir and Mecca regions, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, can potentially propel the academically backward country from its current nomadic status into a new era of enlightenment and scientific advancement without which the country will slip further into the gutters of darkness and clutches of religious extremism. The […]

January 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Saudi Arabia
5 Must-Follow Democracy Activists on Twitter

5 Must-Follow Democracy Activists on Twitter

By Michael Sharnoff, Founder and Editor of Sharnoff’s Global Views
Location United States United States

Courageous voices across the globe advocating democracy, transparency and accountability. Twitter is not just a rich source of information on your favorite athlete, musician and celebrity. There are many activists, academics and political leaders who risk their lives speaking out against repressive, tyrannical governments. If you are interested in learning more about their unique perspectives and struggles, follow these five Twitter accounts that focus on democracy and human rights issues. 1. Sanjar Umarov RT “@EFNetwork: […]

December 4, 2013 · 0 comments · Democracy, Tech
Will Mideast Revolutions Achieve Democracy?

Will Mideast Revolutions Achieve Democracy?

By Donika Emini, Graduate Student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt
Location Germany Germany

After two years of revolution, protests, and violence, it is unlikely that genuine democracy will flourish in the Middle East. Democracy, an ancient term and political system, is perceived today as the “ideal” form of governance. It is promoted by the West and lately aimed at the Middle East and developing world. Implementing democratic systems differs from country to country and it’s highly influenced by many factors. The main factors are considered to be: 1) […]

September 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Arab Spring, Politics
My Vision for Malaysia

My Vision for Malaysia

By Josiah Ching, Student at Southern New Hampshire University
Location Malaysia Malaysia

As a proud Malaysian citizen, I’d like to see corruption eradicated; a truly free-market economy; and protection for refugees and minorities. As these words are written, Malaysia will be conducting her 13th General Elections this week. As a first time voter and an amateur political observer, I am naturally excited because I’ll be exercising my right as a citizen to cast my vote for the first time and to play a part in electing the […]

May 2, 2013 · 2 comments · Malaysia, Politics
Advocating Secular Libyan Democracy

Advocating Secular Libyan Democracy

By Ahmed Shebani, Founder of The Democratic Party in Libya
Location Libya Libya

On April 3, 2013, Sharnoff’s Global Views interviewed Ahmed Shebani, founder of The Democratic Party in Libya. SGV: Opponents of the international intervention in Libya sometimes made it sound like the opposition was mostly Islamist and linked to al-Qaeda. How accurate was this depiction? AS: The Islamists are clearly against the international intervention. But, ordinary Libyans are for it in principle given the mess Libya is currently experiencing. However, they want it to be decisive […]

April 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Interviews, Libya
Overcoming Pakistan’s Many Obstacles

Overcoming Pakistan’s Many Obstacles

By Shahid Kazmi, Youth Analyst and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan was established in 1947 and since its independence, it has faced countless issues: Poverty, illiteracy, foreign interference, political instability and corruption. A common English saying goes as “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” This saying may explain why the political process in Pakistan has yet to fully mature with genuine freedom and democracy for all of its citizens. Shortly after 1947 the sincere and loyal Pakistani officials were […]

March 22, 2013 · 1 comment · Pakistan, Politics