The Home Office contributed to serious injustices faced by the Windrush generation by failing to comply with equality law when implementing "hostile" immigration measures, a report has found. Introduced in 2012, then home secretary Theresa May's "hostile environment" policy tried to make staying in the UK as difficult as possible for people who do not have leave to remain in the hope they will depart of their own accord, it was found. The EHRC assessment concluded that negative consequences of the policy on black members of the Windrush generation were constantly ignored, dismissed or their severity disregarded.
China's annual World Internet Conference is usually a forum for luminaries from the country's online giants and government bodies to discuss pressing issues of the day. The plans have been described by analysts as the first serious attempt on the part of Beijing's antitrust authorities to regulate the tech companies whose services pervade Chinese daily life, particularly Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd. The lone person to touch on it in a keynote speech was Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang, who called the tightening oversight "very timely and necessary".
The Laos-based Luang Prabang Film Festival has set out a selection that focuses strongly on films from South East Asia, or were made in or about the region. Now entering its tenth edition, the independent festival will be held fully online this year and run Dec. 4-10, 2020. All films will be screened free of […]