Social Issues

Fake News and How To Avoid Them?

Both disinformation and misinformation contribute to fake news, and both act a risk to brands and the public. Yet, the significant difference between the two lies in intent. Disinformation carries with it the conscious intent to disseminate information known to be incorrect. In opposition, the sender of misinformation may not… Read More »Fake News and How To Avoid Them?

Russia: Acting Out Democracy as Never Before

On January 15, President Putin held an annual meeting with the Russian government, which is usually a quite unexciting event for both the parliament members and the general public. However, this year’s meeting was preceded with peculiar novelties: Russian media agencies speculated that the recording of the meeting would be… Read More »Russia: Acting Out Democracy as Never Before

The Significance of Human Rights

  Talking about human rights is nowadays an effective way of advocating for social justice globally. However, what are human rights? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights from around the globe, the novel analyzes human rights in training. It demonstrates how groups and organizations gather… Read More »The Significance of Human Rights

Fifteen Radical Proposals for Social Justice

It is wrong to see today’s high inequality as the product of forces over which we have no control. – Anthony B. Atkison, Inequality.  The Fifteen Proposals for Social Justice is a report drafted by the Forum Disuguaglianze e Diversità  (1) – which coordinates the work of various organizations and… Read More »Fifteen Radical Proposals for Social Justice

JOKER finally at peace with himself

 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, ‘Joker.’ (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside. Arthur is mentally unstable. He works as a clown to pay… Read More »JOKER finally at peace with himself

Feminism for whom?

(Photo by Lindsey LaMont Stockholm, Sweden) I am pretty sure that you have heard that women nowadays have much more rights than that of 50 years ago, and I agree with this. Many facts and data prove the same! However, the conquest of many social spaces does not mean that… Read More »Feminism for whom?

Pension system in France: my numerical protest

If you still didn’t hear in the news lately: in France are happening huge strikes, and work stoppage. A call for the population was launched on December 5 and the country was basically blocked all day long, from the flights, metro, buses, to the schools and works. Promised by Emmanuel… Read More »Pension system in France: my numerical protest

Memes in Politics: The More Offensive, the Better

Trigger Warning: – You might be triggered by some of the memes displayed on this page. I do not agree with any of them, and they’re here for the purpose they serve; Show people the harm they do. We’ve all heard jokes that weren’t exactly, as they put it these… Read More »Memes in Politics: The More Offensive, the Better

Human rights in a diversed world

Even if the world is so diverse and culturally different we have one thing in common and that is: we are all born free and equal in rights, this is what is said in the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights of December 10th 1948, but is this theory really applied… Read More »Human rights in a diversed world

Anti-westernism in Iran and modern US policy

In this academic article, based on Abas Amanat’s Iran, A Modern History (Yale, 2017) I will try to point a few key points in Iran’s modern history, showing how sometimes accidental, sometimes unavoidable events can lead to wide-ranging and consequential upheavals. I am especially interested in history’s inner logic, the… Read More »Anti-westernism in Iran and modern US policy

Access to Justice for Women: customary and informal justice systems

On October 8th and 9th I had the pleasure to attend the Expert Group Meeting on “Women, Legal Pluralism, Customary and Informal Justice Systems” at the International Development Law Organization’s office at The Hague, Netherlands. I was invited to attend by Prof. Hauwa Ibrahim, our Human Rights professor at Global… Read More »Access to Justice for Women: customary and informal justice systems

TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

During my whole life I’ve never been in a place like Sihanoukville, and I’m not talking about anything positive. We are in Cambodia, surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The city is the one of the most important in here, because of the solid Chinese business invading literally any area.… Read More »TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

Diplomacy Festival: Ambassador of Germany to Italy.

10thEDITION OF DIPLOMACY FESTIVAL: Ambassador of Germany to Italy. #Diplomacy19 17-10-19 The beginning of the Diplomacy Festival has been signed by an interesting meeting with the German Ambassador H.E. Viktor Elbling; Cooperation and multilateralism were the most important topics of the day, in particular the future of markets and social… Read More »Diplomacy Festival: Ambassador of Germany to Italy.

Clean Up Sundays: The Reawakening of Civil Awareness

Everyone wants a cleaner environment for their kids, but only a few try their best to guarantee it to them. It’s everyone’s right to live in a cleaner environment, but it’s our duty as well to create the conditions for this cause, through our leading example. This is the thought,… Read More »Clean Up Sundays: The Reawakening of Civil Awareness

Barking dogs never bite…

Bearing the brunt of the Cold War, The United States and the Soviet Union divided Korea into two sovereign states in 1948 with the border set at the 38th parallel. In the South, an export-led economic boom, industrialization, and technological advances created an enviably prosperous state. In the current world,… Read More »Barking dogs never bite…

Compulsory report of gender-based violence vs. impunity: the Brazilian controversy

Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes is a brazilian woman who endured years of domestic violence from her husband. On May 1983, he shot her in the back while she slept and left her paraplegic. He alleged to the police that there was an attempt robbery and the criminals shot his… Read More »Compulsory report of gender-based violence vs. impunity: the Brazilian controversy

Kurdistan: an historical approach to understand the future

One of the most fascinating and deep cultures of the Middle Eastern area is the one belonging to the Kurdish tradition: a population with very ancient roots and a strong sense of identity, but who has a history made of continuous conquering attempts by the external powers coming from the… Read More »Kurdistan: an historical approach to understand the future

The Griffin and the Lion (chapter 1)

Part 1: Orange and Blue The griffin and the lion are staring at one another, and their wide mouths give me an idea of hostility and aggressiveness. Their bronze faces still present some golden reflex, symbol of an adventurous past and a mythological nature. The two opponents, facing themselves once… Read More »The Griffin and the Lion (chapter 1)

Guilt and shame

“If you behave in this way, you are going to be punished”. “Do this thing, and you will end up in jail”. Or “If you don’t behave in this way, you are going to be forgotten”. “Do this thing, and everyone will hate you”.   These are four threats and… Read More »Guilt and shame