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Modi’s denial of discrimination against minorities in India is a lie, activists say

US President Joe Biden and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet with senior officials and CEOs of American and Indian companies in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, on 23rd June, 2023

Washington DC, USReuters Narendra Modi’s denial that discrimination against minorities exists in India contradicts thorough documentation by rights advocates, according to activists disappointed by President Joe Biden’s embrace of the Indian Prime Minister. Asked at a press conference with Biden on Thursday what steps he was willing to take to “improve the rights of Muslims and […]

India’s DNA data law seen to harm minorities, hurt privacy

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London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation A proposed Indian law on the collection and use of genetic data to tackle crime can violate privacy, and target minorities and marginalised communities disproportionately, according to technology experts and human rights groups. The DNA Technology Regulation Bill allows the profiling of victims, those accused of crimes, and those reported missing, […]

Essay: We need a better strategy to plant Black and brown churches

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US pastors and church planting network founders THABITI ANYABWILE and JOHN ONWUCHEKWA, in an article first published on Religion News Service, argue that Black and brown communities need the freedom to plant churches responsive to their own contexts and needs…

“Algorithms of oppression”: Big tech urged to combat discrimination

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Nearly a decade has passed since Safiya Noble googled “Black girls” and found the search results were mostly pornographic – a discovery that drove her to explore how algorithms can perpetuate discrimination and inequality. Google went on to fix that search engine issue, but Noble said the problem is far from solved. […]

Missing from India’s citizenship law: 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees

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Mumbai, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation Nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees living in India are not eligible for citizenship under a new law, sparking concerns they may be forced to return to the island nation they fled during a decades-long civil war, many with no homes to return to. India’s Citizenship Amendment Act aims to fast-track citizenship […]

Facebook a ‘megaphone for hate’ against Indian minorities

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Mumbai, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation Facebook is failing to rein in a “tsunami” of hate posts inflaming ethnic tensions in India’s Assam state, campaign group Avaaz said on Wednesday, with content about “criminals”, “rapists”, “terrorists” and “dogs” shared almost 100,000 times. Avaaz said the dehumanising language – often targeting India’s Bengali Muslims – was similar to […]