'Freedom ETF' introduces investing in human rights to traders

‘Freedom ETF’ introduces investing in human rights to traders

It’s hard to quantify the fight for life, liberty and freedom with cold, hard figures. But in a year where anti-government protests in Hong Kong have dominated headlines, bringing into focus an area of the world with a somewhat spotty record on human and economic rights, one exchange-traded fund has come to the fore that … Read more…

Religious freedom panel gets reauthorization

Religious freedom panel gets reauthorization

President Donald Trump signed reauthorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Dec. 20, following months of legislative grappling and controversy that left the future of the watchdog in doubt. For the next three years, USCIRF will receive $3.5 million annually after lawmakers managed to include about a dozen pages of … Read more…

Here's how Bitcoin allows financial freedom in hyper-inflated nations

Here’s how Bitcoin allows financial freedom in hyper-inflated nations

It’s either black or white with Bitcoin: While In India, China, and Russia, the largest digital asset is still identified as an illegal form of currency, the same asset has been recognized as a beacon of hope for certain nations based in South America. Over the past few years, the likes of Venezuela, Columbia, and … Read more…

Pakistan blasts US for selectively targeting states in ‘religious freedom’ blacklist

Pakistan blasts US for selectively targeting states in ‘religious freedom’ blacklist

Pakistan’s inclusion on the US blacklist of “countries of particular concern” for religious freedom violations has provoked ire in Islamabad, where it was condemned as arbitrary, detached from reality, biased and unfair. The State Department’s designation of Pakistan is “unilateral and arbitrary,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday. “This pronouncement is not only detached from … Read more…

Pakistan Foreign Office rejects US report calling it a violator of religious freedom

Pakistan Foreign Office rejects US report calling it a violator of religious freedom

Pakistan on Tuesday rejected the United States’ move to list the country as a violator of religious freedom, Dawn reported. The United States had on December 18 retained Pakistan among the countries that tolerate religious discrimination, along with Myanmar, China, Erit­r­­ea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkm­enistan, and called them “Countries of … Read more…

'Freedom march' marks 30 years since Romania's revolution

‘Freedom march’ marks 30 years since Romania’s revolution

Issued on: 15/12/2019 – 23:18Modified: 15/12/2019 – 23:17 Timisoara (Romania) (AFP) Romania kicked off a series of commemorations to mark 30 years since the overthrow of the tyrannical regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, staging a “freedom march” in the town of Timisoara, cradle of the 1989 revolution. Waving Romanian flags in the torchlit procession, several hundred … Read more…