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Hypocrisy of Dubai’s World Tolerance Summit

Expand Iranian workers rest on a commercial ship at Dubai Creek, January 17, 2016.  © 2016 Ashraf Mohammad/Reuters The UAE has recently stepped up efforts to project an image of itself as a progressive and rights respecting nation. In its latest attempt to harness the power of public relations to provide a sheen of respectability to its authoritarian government, the UAE is hosting the first ever World Tolerance Summit. Set to take place this week in Dubai, the two-day summit will bring together government leaders, academics, and diplomats to “celebrate diversity amongst people from all walks…

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