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Russia Crackdown Is New Assault On Independent Groups, Says HRW

The Russian government crackdown against nongovernmental organizations shows that the 2012 “foreign agent” law amounts to little more than an effort to crush dissent and debate that is essential in a democratic society, Human Rights Watch said. The Justice Ministry has used newly introduced powers to brand 30 groups as “foreign agents,” including the country’s […]

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Retreat Of Multiculturalism ‘Is A Myth’

Perceptions of a decline in multiculturalism as a means of integrating ethnic minorities are unfounded, according to new research. The study, led at the University of Strathclyde, compared citizenship programs in four European nations – the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark – and concluded that, while the term ‘multiculturalism’ was being less frequently used […]