The word for “love” in North Korea refers only to the Dear Leader, and words for liberty or human rights don’t exist, defector and activist Yeonmi Park has told a UNSW Sydney Writers’ Festival audience.
Sonya Voumard’s book marking the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur massacre is a story about stories: Who writes them, who owns them and what happens when the two get muddled, writes Christopher Kremmer.
Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick and the Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn will be among experts exploring issues around gender and domestic, family and sexual violence in a free public panel discussion on 21 April.
While the historic protest in Kabul was a demonstration of national solidarity against IS-inspired violence, it also reflected disappointment at the poor performance of the national unity government, writes Ali Reza Yunespour.
What if the negotiations in Paris later this month matter less than we think? There are lots of good reasons unilateral action to combat climate change might be a better option, write Christian Downie and Peter Drahos.