Yale to probe controversial study on sex workersThe Yale School of Public Health has agreed to investigate a controversial study which could result in “abuse of sex workers’ rights in India”. The move follows an outcry from sex workers’ collectives, activists, lawyers and decision makers who demanded complete retraction of the study. … [Read more...] about Morning Digest: Nepal blacks out Indian news channels, India ‘watching’ WHO alert on airborne spread of virus, and more
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"In terms of presidential efforts to limit critical commentary about themselves, I think one would have to go back to the Sedition Act of 1798 - which made it illegal to say false things about the president and certain other public officials - to find an attack supposedly rooted in law by a president on any entity which comments or prints comments about public issues and public people," said First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump signs executive order targeting Twitter, Google and Facebook
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2020, themed “Vietnamese tourism looks toward the future,” is slated for August 12-15 in Hanoi. Activities within the fair aim to encourage the sector to overcome difficulties caused by COVID-19 to become an economic spearhead. Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi on July 9, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association Vu The Binh said organisers encourage participating firms and organisations to raise initiatives in tourism management and business, in combination with technological application. Apart from domestic companies and agencies, this year’s event is expected to welcome foreign firms and offices based in Vietnam, with those from Colombia to join for the first time. About 10,000 air tickets and 5,000 budget tours are set to be put for sale during the fair. There will be a forum on Vietnamese tourism with the participation of tech and tourism experts from Google and Booking.com, … [Read more...] about Vietnam Int’l Travel Mart to take place in August
After attending a Democratic presidential debate near Columbus last fall, Tims and a Black aide were stopped by suburban police while trying to find late-night food. The officers said the car, driven by the aide, was suspicious because it had pulled away from a business that had been closed for hours. They ran the plates and found that the owner had an expired driver’s license. Tims, the passenger, interrupted several times as one officer questioned the aide and another approached her side with a flashlight, according to dashcam video and audio obtained by the Dayton Daily News. The encounter never escalated beyond Tims asking for the first officer’s badge number. In a tweet she sent while they were pulled over and later deleted, Tims asserted she was being “harassed for being a brown woman who knows her rights.” … [Read more...] about Her Case To Be In Congress Is Unique. She’s Running Because She Doesn’t Think It Should Be.