Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tag: Criticism

JK Rowling returns award over trans comments criticism

© Justin TALLIS British author JK Rowling has come under fire from some for her outspoken views on gender

August 29 (AFP) - "Harry Potter" creator JK Rowling said on Friday she would give back an award presented by the US Kennedy family after one of its members criticised her views on gender issues. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation gave Rowling its Ripple of Hope honour last year. But the group's president, Kerry Kennedy, said this month ...

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Coronavirus: WHO chief defends handling of pandemic against Trump criticism

WHO Director General has dismissed suggestions that his agency was too close to China after criticism by US President Donald Trump. (Reuters)

Geneva, April 9 (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organisation gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday (April 8), in response to US President Donald Trump’s criticism and suggestion that Washington could review its funding for the agency. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for unity and a halt to “politicisation” of ...

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