PEYTON CROSS WRITES – With its attractive cityscapes and strong economy, Saudi Arabia can give the impression of being an advanced desert nation. Then it announces plans to crucify and behead a young political dissident, and the world goes, Hmmmm. Priya Joshi of the International Business Times reports that on September 7,…Full Article SAUDI ARABIA: The Passion of al-Nimr
PEYTON CROSS WRITES- International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s. Since then, it has grown in popularity as more countries have began observing and celebrating it. To commemorate the special day, The Independent Television Network (ITN) organized a special day-long program titled “Liya Waruna.” According to the ITN…Full Article SRI LANKA: Women Represent!
PEYTON CROSS WRITES- With a world press freedom index rating of 165, it is no surprise that the Sri Lankan media is corrupt. Thanks to a recent election, however, it may only be a matter of time before this score improves. On January 24, the Colombo Telegraph called into question…Full Article Sri Lanka: Sirisena, White Knight of the Free Press
PEYTON CROSS WRITES- As we are coming to terms with our recent midterm elections, Sri Lanka is approaching an election of its own. Scheduled for January 2015, Sri Lankans are already being bombarded with ads and other negative campaign tactics regarding their future presidential candidates. Most of these are funded…Full Article SRI LANKA: Can the Web Mafia Make an Offer Presidential Candidates Can’t Refuse?
PEYTON CROSS WRITES — The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has sent ripples of panic around the globe, from Fox News talk shows in New York to the small island nation of Sri Lanka. On August 18th, the Sri Lankan website News First reported the country’s first possible case.…Full Article SRI LANKA AND INDIA: The Great Ebola Freakout
PEYTON CROSS WRITES – With the recent release of the iPhone 6, millions of Americans are preparing for a technological upgrade. More than 9,000 miles away, Sri Lanka is also gearing up for its own IT reboot. On September 14, the Colombo Page reported that the Sri Lankan government plans to…Full Article SRI LANKA: Time for an Upgrade!