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ISIS ‘sanctioned, if not directed’ Resorts World attack – expert

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The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists, say terrorism experts, who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — One month after the Resorts World attack in Manila, terrorism experts tell Rappler they believe the Philippines prematurely dismissed claims by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL or Daesch, and asked for an investigation into its claim the Resorts World gunman was a recent convert to Islam. Continue reading ISIS ‘sanctioned, if not directed’ Resorts World attack – expert

ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

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RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia will also study a proposal to ‘stop the flow of terrorist financing’ after a rare security meeting

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 23, 2017) — The Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia agreed to study a plan to “contain” the spread of terrorism through social media, as they capped a rare meeting in Manila on Thursday, June 22. Continue reading ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

Don’t ignore young people – we’re key to fighting climate change

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Only 11% of the globe’s NGOs employ a designated part-time or full-time social media manager. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Young people are consumers, employees, employers and future leaders but few NGOs take full advantage of the best space to reach us – social media

June 13, 2017 — For the world leaders, negotiators and advisers who gathered in Paris in November 2015, the news that the US is withdrawing from the COP 21 climate accord must have felt like a body blow. Continue reading Don’t ignore young people – we’re key to fighting climate change

Netizens terrified or trusting of martial law in Mindanao

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Social media erupts after the Philippine government announces that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday, May 23, prompted by the attack of the Maute Group in Marawi City. Continue reading Netizens terrified or trusting of martial law in Mindanao

Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets

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A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity – ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones – has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

March 18, 2016 — The 10th edition of Earth Hour, organized by the WWF and backed by other NGOs to raise awareness about the threat of climate change, will see landmark monuments – from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State building to Taipei 101 in Taiwan – go dark at 8:30 pm local time.

Continue reading Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets