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About Timothy Sowula

Timothy Sowula works for the British Council in London

Articles by Timothy Sowula

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A free media: Tasneem Khalil’s project

The work of a Bangladeshi journalist offers a different perspective on some of the professional and ethical dilemmas raised by the WikiLeaks project, say Timothy Sowula & David Hayes.

Bangladesh's political meltdown

The pre-election crisis in Bangladesh has concentrated power in the president and dispersed it to the streets. A longer-term solution is needed, says Timothy Sowula.

The Niger delta: how to lift the oil curse?

The hostage-taking strategy of militants in the oil-soaked Nigerian south is a symptom of the region's economic and environmental breakdown, for which western powers bear a key responsibility, says Timothy Sowula.

The Helsinki process and the death of communism

A 1975 agreement between the Soviet-bloc countries and the democratic west gave east-central Europe’s “dissidents” a valuable human-rights language to unlock communism’s ideological deep freeze. Timothy Sowula reports on a Prague anniversary conference.
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