Press Review 7.19.18

Last update: 2022-04-22 09:55:20

Over 100,000 people have been removed from public sector jobs and more than 50,000 have been imprisoned under the state of emergency decree of Turkey that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, according to BBC News. Finally, the decision has been made to end the country’s declared “state of emergency,” just weeks after President Erdogan’s re-election.


A shift in Belgium's religious identity is marked by numbers of religious instruction in state run elementary schools. Though government works to integrate the increasing numbers of Muslim migrants, a fear of extremism leaves leading officials withdrawing access to religious freedoms such as certifications for construction of mosques, according to the Economist. Can Belgium maintain control of religious freedoms while integrating newcomers peacefully into society?


“In the middle of the biggest battle in Yemen’s three-year war, students in Hodeidah are trying to prepare for their exams.” Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports that Saudi-UAE led coalition against Hodeidah rebels has displaced tens of thousands of families and deprived a generation of Yemen students of education. Watch the full story here.


Hundreds in Germany have created organizations to help newcomers settle in and build ties within their communities, explains Lee Mannion for Reuters. Efforts include the creation of sports clubs, and music groups to recruitment agencies that focus on finding refugees work. One such organization “Back and Track Syria” run by Petra Becker, is a model for others to follow.