Talib Qizilbash has been freelance writing since 2003. He joined Newsline in 2006, working as both a writer and editor, and has won a national APNS award for his writing. As online editor, he led the overhaul and re-launch of the magazine's website from 2009-2012. Find him on twitter @tqizilbash.
Transparency International release their 2011 corruption index, and the results reflect the public unrest across the world. Additionally, when the data is compared alongside development indicators, a clear correlation arises.
In many countries, if six cabinet ministers were forced to resign because of corruption allegations, you’d expect that voters would be baying for the blood of the top boss too. But not in Brazil. The president is cleaning house.
Besides a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan, human rights, ensuring recent gender gains are not lost in any political compromises and implementing a viable, long-term economic plan are all issues being discussed in Germany.