September 15 is the UN’s International Day of Democracy (IDD). This year, the IDD again represents an opportunity to step back from our daily work and remind ourselves why transparent and accountable government, an active and enquiring press, the rule of law and human rights are so important to the development of open and prosperous societies. Last week the UK Parliament held a small debate, called a Westminster Hall debate, to mark the IDD and […]
It was a Wednesday evening, October 12th 2016 Editor’s note: Giang Pham is currently studying in the Erasmus Mundus program for Master of Journalism, Media and Globalization in Denmark and Germany. He has also worked as a freelance photojournalist and writer for several media since 2013. Farewell, my friends! It was a Wednesday evening, October 12th 2016. At Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the main airport of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Viet Nguyen was […]
In rural and mountainous Vietnam, children often attend schools without doors, roofs or even blackboards. Even in Hanoi, many families have trouble finding enough money to send their kids to public schools, which still charge tuition fees.