TNI in the news

TNI fellows, staff and consultants who are quoted, interviewed, featured or published in other media outlets. Please note that as many of our network also work for other organisations, we do not assume to take credit for all of these media "hits."

Myanmar Times

Census results on Myanmar’s ethnic populations will not be published until after the 2015 general election, an official in charge of the census has told The Myanmar Times.

August 2014
Reuters

Paris's move to take back water supplies inspires others

July 2014
De Correspondent

Het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten: een lovenswaardige poging belemmeringen voor handel op te ruimen waar burgers van zullen profiteren, noemen voorstanders het. Achterkamertjespolitiek die het grootkapitaal vrij spel zal geven, zeggen tegenstanders. Hoe gevaarlijk is het zogenoemde TTIP nu echt?

July 2014
The Guardian

Despite its dire record, privatisation is rarely questioned. We must push for our shared interests to take precedence

July 2014
Aljazeera

Mong La has become a hub for gambling, prostitution and illegal animal products like ivory and tiger skull.

June 2014
Bangkok Post

Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Myanmar and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday.
"After a decade of decline, Southeast Asia is now once again a major opium growing region," it claims.

June 2014
The Irrawaddy

The resurgence of the illicit drugs trade in Burma in recent years is the result of flawed drug control policies by Burma and its neighbors, a new report says. It urges regional governments to reform their repressive policies in order to better address the trade’s underlying causes, such as rural poverty, and the impact of a rise in drug use.

June 2014
Myanmar Times

The steep rise is opium cultivation across Southeast Asia and its associated problems over the past five years is being encouraged by draconian anti-drug policies instituted as part ASEAN's strategy to become "drug-free" by 2015, a non-government organisation says in a new report.

June 2014
UCA News
Strategy has backfired and worsened problem, says report
June 2014
Vice

Since their inception, powerful governments and the US in particular have wielded the conventions and the war on drugs as a way to exert power and influence, and punish and control their population.

June 2014
Myanmar Times

In a statement released last week, the European Commission Directorate General for Trade sought to allay concerns raised by local civil society groups over the bilateral investment treaty currently being finalised by the European Union and central government.

May 2014
Mediapart

À l'approche des européennes, les opposants à l'accord de libre-échange en chantier entre l'UE et les États-Unis donnent de la voix. Ils s'inquiètent des risques qui pèseraient sur les normes de santé, de sécurité ou d'environnement en Europe. Mais un mécanisme d'arbitrage prévu dans le texte, qui autorise des entreprises à attaquer des États en justice, focalise de plus en plus l'attention.

May 2014
IPS

In some developing countries, the police are being used to put down indigenous opposition to the alliance of state and corporate power over resource extraction.

April 2014
One World

Sinds de zomer van 2013 onderhandelt de Europese Unie met de Verenigde Staten over het grootste vrijhandelsakkoord ooit, het Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP). Maar die onderhandelingen vinden plaats achter hermetisch gesloten deuren. Deel vier van een reeks artikelen over het vrijhandelsverdrag TTIP.

April 2014
Basta!

Les phénomènes de concentration et d’accaparement des terres ne concernent pas que l’Afrique ou l’Asie. Les gros propriétaires terriens sont aussi très actifs au sein de l’Union européenne. C’est ce que montre une infographie publiée le 14 avril par l’organisation Transnational Institute basée à Amsterdam.

April 2014
De Wereld Morgen

Een Slowaakse bank, grotendeels in handen van Cyprioten, vervolgt Griekenland, terwijl een Grieks fonds Cyprus vervolgt. Welkom in de jungle van bilaterale investeringsovereenkomsten tussen de landen van de Europese Unie.

April 2014
Myanmar Times

Criticism of Myanmar’s census hit fever pitch last week when residents of Rakhine State were not allowed to self-identify according to their wishes, with even the United Nations appearing to turn on the government for its apparent back-flip.

April 2014
The Guardian

Angry Buddhist protesters rampage through streets as country's first census for 30 years opens up ethnic tensions

April 2014
Follow The Money

Verschillende Europese landen worden gedaagd in internationale arbitragetribunalen vanwege overheidsbeleid tijdens de financiële crisis. Europa profiteerde lange tijd van haar netwerk aan investeringsverdragen, maar komt nu steeds vaker aan de ontvangende kant van de claims te staan.

April 2014
Financieel Dagblad

Douaniers in witte jurken nemen zijn koffers in beslag, DHL sloopt de handelswaar: zakendoen in Oman valt niet mee.

April 2014