Vishal Manve

Vishal Manve is an Indian journalist focusing on civil society activism, politics and economy. Based in Mumbai, he writes on Indian political economy and conflicts at Fair Observer and Global Voices.
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Climate Financing Can Help Developing Countries Reject Fossil Fuels

As Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg's speech at the UN created ripples worldwide, millions of youngsters took to the streets, protesting against climate injustice and the failure to reduce carbon emissions. Aside from Thunberg, many other youth activists, including Xiye Bastida and Autumn Peltier, demonstrated ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.  As... Continue Reading

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Maria Alyokhina: In an Information Vacuum, It Is Impossible Not to Believe Propaganda

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Maria Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot. At last month’s International Civil Society Week (ICSW) organized by the Civicus nonprofit in Belgrade, Serbia, a Russian protest-art collective, Pussy Riot, thronged onto the stage to raucous applause. The theme of civil solidarity and fighting... Continue Reading

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Myanmar Violence Against Rohingyas is Ethnic Cleansing

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Meenakshi Ganguly, the South Asia director of Human Rights Watch. Rohingya Muslims, the “world's most persecuted minority,” are fleeing from Rakhine State in Myanmar following a military crackdown and attacks by Buddhist nationalists. According to latest reports, approximately 370,000 Rohingyas have escaped since the violence... Continue Reading

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International Community Bears Responsibility Toward Afghans

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s regional director for South Asia. Under the Trump administration, the focus on South and East Asia has increased significantly. From threatening North Korea and meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping to dropping a “MOAB” on Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the US presence in Asia has... Continue Reading

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What Does Trump Mean for Asia?

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Raffaello Pantucci from the Royal United Services Institute. Ever since Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, Asian countries have been teetering on the brink waiting for his policy decisions. Be it his travel ban that targeted seven Muslim-majority nations, his proposal to reform and possibly cancel... Continue Reading

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