The journalist who wasn’t and other stories

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND China’s alleged attempt to fake approval by western journalists is like something out of a rather unbelievable short story. According to reports, Beijing conjured up someone called Laurene Beaumond (see screenshot of her piece on the CGTN site) and described her as a French journalist who had studied at the … Continue reading “The journalist who wasn’t and other stories”

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China’s ‘counter-terrorism-sans-thought’ policies are breeding resentment

by Rashmee

Posted on March 2, 2015


Chinese policies in its western Xinjiang region are creating fertile ground for Islamic extremism, reports Bloomberg, in an attempt to explain why 300 Uighurs recently travelled from China to the Middle East to join ISIL. In the last 66 years, the Uighurs have, by their own accounts, been systematically sidelined in Xinjiang, mostly because they … Continue reading “China’s ‘counter-terrorism-sans-thought’ policies are breeding resentment”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK