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."

Common Dreams

New research puts spotlight on 'story that's crying to be told.'

April 2015
Follow the Money

Vanavond is er een publieksdebat over vragen als: Gaat TTIP ons economische groei en meer banen opleveren? En: is TTIP een bedreiging voor onze democratie?

April 2015
Nieuws.nl

Twitteraars zetten zich massaal in tegen het TTIP handelsverdrag met de hashtag #TTIPalarm. Maandag 20 april start in Washington de negende onderhandelingsronde over het handelsverdrag en Twitteraars willen dat het tegengeluid gehoord wordt. Het alarm is een initiatief van Milieudefensie, Both ENDS, SOMO, Transnational Institute en TNI.

April 2015
Follow the Money

Een arbitrage-expert van het Nederlandse advocatenkantoor Nauta Dutilh gaf de aanzet tot de internationale advocatenlobbyclub EFILA, om de omstreden arbitrageclausule ISDS in oorspronkelijke vorm te behouden als onderdeel van handelsverdrag TTIP.

April 2015
Libelle Daily

Chloor in kip en giftige stoffen in onze mascara willen we natuurlijk niet, maar als straks de Europese Unie met TTIP (spreek uit als tietip) instemt, gaat dat wel gebeuren…

April 2015
RENewEconomy

The Latin American country of Costa Rica has achieved the milestone of generating 100 per cent of its energy from renewable resources, with a combination of hydropower and geothermal for 75 days in a row, the the state-owned Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said.

March 2015
BBC News

China is proposing there should be a worldwide ban on ketamine - the class B drug that can lead to users needing to have their bladders removed. But ketamine is used as an anaesthetic drug in much of Africa, and there are fears further international controls could affect medical usage too.

March 2015
Follow the Money

Nederland steunt een ‘onacceptabel’ onderdeel van het controversiële handelsverdrag TTIP. Een Q&A sessie met deskundige Gus Van Harten over het gevaar voor Nederland.

 

March 2015
RTLZ

Clausules in handelverdragen die buitenlandse bedrijven toegang geven tot een arbitragetribunaal vormen een serieuze bedreiging voor de democratie. Het handelsverdrag (TTIP) dat in de maak is tussen de Verenigde Staten en Europa moet afzien van zo’n bepaling, vindt de Canadese hoogleraar Gus Van Harten.

March 2015
Mondiaal Nieuws

Steeds meer ontwikkelingslanden herzien hun investeringsbeleid en willen nieuwe verdragen. Het is de vraag of de Europese plannen voor een nieuw model iets wezenlijk veranderen.

March 2015
The Nation

The Transnational Institute (TNI) welcomed the government's recent decision to review drugs-related laws, giving that Myanmar is currently the second largest producer of raw opium in the world, after Afghanistan.

March 2015
InSight Crime

A recent analysis on the relationship between local drug markets and violence and crime in Colombia illustrates the dynamics driving the domestic drug trade, and provides recommendations for comprehensive government interventions designed to result in long-lasting security improvements.

February 2015
The Tico Times

When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At a news conference on Tuesday morning, he was smartly groomed and wore a blazer.

February 2015
Modkraft

I hele verden har vi de senere år set en ærgerlig tendens til, at multinationale selskaber får større magt over lovgivningen globalt og lokalt. Det er et problem, når store selskaber, som drives af økonomiske interesser, bliver mere magtfulde end vores demokratisk valgte politikere.

February 2015
The Premium Times

The announcement sent a collective sigh of relief to the water corporation staff and civil society activists. After months of negotiation on how to privatize the water supply in Lagos, between the World Bank and the Lagos Water Corporation, the bank has called off the talks.

February 2015
Mizzima
The Washington DC-based [sic] Transnational Institute has welcomed the Myanmar government’s recent decision to review their largely outdated drugs and related laws, according to a press release announcing the publication of a new report on February 16.
February 2015
Huntington News

On Feb. 5, New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.

February 2015
Politics

Is Europe being left behind? Sometimes it feels that way. In the US, Colorado and Washington have regulated recreational cannabis use, with Oregon and Alaska following suit. Uruguay is doing the same. Latin America leaders across the continent are turning against the war on drugs.

February 2015
Follow the Money

De voedingsindustrie levert veruit de meeste lobbyisten voor TTIP, het aankomende handelsverdrag tussen Europa en de Verenigde staten. FTM ging naar Brussel om te praten met critici van TTIP en om te onderzoeken welke invloed dit verdrag gaat hebben op de machtige agrifoodsector.

February 2015
The Guardian

Lagos is among the many cities in the global south where investment in water supplies is desperately needed, yet there is no consensus on whether the answer lies with private management, the public sector, or a combination of both.

February 2015