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MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

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Pope Francis. Photo Credit: Korean Culture and Information Service (Jeon Han), Wikipedia Commons.

MISNA News Agency Appeals To Pope Francis – Statement

23 Dec 2015 in 1 , Opinion , Religion

Dear Pope Francis, We are MISNA’s dedicated journalists, a small missionary agency that for over twenty years has reported about the “outskirts” of your beloved Africa, Asia and Latin America. Just a few days after…

Screenshot of MISNA website.

MISNA Being Shut Down: Voice Of The Voiceless To Be Silenced – Statement

19 Dec 2015 in 1 , Opinion

The Assembly of MISNA journalists learns today – with less than a month notice – of the sudden decision of the editors, the Missionary Institutes, to shut down the news service as of 31 December…

North Korea's flag. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

North Korea: Canadian Pastor Sentenced To Life And Hard Labor

17 Dec 2015 in 1 , Religion

North Korea’s Supreme Court sentenced pastor Hyeon Soo Lim — born in South Korea, but a Canadian national — to life in prison with hard labour for what it called crimes against the state. Lim…

Banner of the February 2008 anti-FARC rallies with slogans in several languages. Credit: Rmleon, Wikipedia Commons.

Colombia: Government-FARC Closer To Reaching Deal

15 Dec 2015 in 1 , World News

The Colombian government and FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group have reached a deal on the second to last point on the agenda of the historic peace negotiation opened in 2012. The sides…

Location of Philippines. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Philippines: Typhoon Melor Leaves 3 Million Without Electricity

15 Dec 2015 in 1 , Environment , World News

Three people are confirmed dead, including one from hypothermia and two drowning, and 3 million were left without electric power in almost seven provinces after Typhoon Melor (known as ‘Nona’ locally) slammed into the central…