Monthly Archives: March 2018

Facebook: Friend or foe to society?

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka)The debate over social media regulation has reached a critical point, with the social media giant Facebook facing its biggest ever crisis in its 14 year history. In … Continue reading

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Rise of Xi and the Asian dream

By Ameen Izzadeen China’s President Xi Jinping is now a virtual leader for life after the Communist Party on Sunday removed the presidential term limits from the constitution. Xi is undoubtedly the most powerful world leader today. What does Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Modern nation-state: A blow from Digana

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s nation-building process, it appears, is a farce and the state-building process a failure. The communal tension in the past ten days, first in Ampara and then in Digana, Kandy, when seen together with the three-decades … Continue reading

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Syria: The stories the corporate media do not tell

This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka By Ameen Izzadeen It is good journalism when the media become the voice of the voiceless, the watchdog and the fifth estate. Often shoddy journalism is referred to as bad … Continue reading

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France and Sri Lanka: The dangers of cohab politics

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s political crisis following the February 10 local polls election setback for the ruling coalition has brought to surface the vagaries of political cohabitation peculiar to the presidential cum parliamentary governments or hybrid governments. Political cohabitation … Continue reading

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