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Propaganda vs. Threats to Journalism

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The article by Professor Piers Robinson, “Fake News, Propaganda and Threats to Journalism” talks about the effects of fake news within social media to the impact of journalism. To ensure the reliability of this article, Professor Robinson is chair of the politics, society and political journalism. This article was written on January 25th, 2017 at the center for research on globalization.

OLYMPIANS USE THEIR INFLUENTIAL POWER TO START FALSE ACCUSATIONS

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CNN news published on August 22, 2016 an article on Ryan Lochte: ‘I over-exaggerated’ Olympics robbery story by Azadeh Ansari. In the following article U.S Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte has formally apologized for his immature behaviour and false accusations during the world Olympics that took place in Brazil during 2016. Lochte claimed that after a party hosted by  team France, him and his teammates were held at gun point by Brazilian police officers demanding money. 

 

You Want to Help Out in the World? Take 5-minute Showers

From January 19th to January 21st 2017, in Berlin, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture shed light on the on-going water scarcity crisis, and on the importance of acting now. The theme of the yearly Forum was ‘’Agriculture and Water – Key to Feeding the World’’.

Refugees not welcome

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This will be a summary of The Globe and Mail's article "Trump’s refugee scare-mongering has no basis in reality" by Bill Frelick, published on January 27, 2017.

When will the government take action to relocate 60,000 missing families?

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When will the government take action to relocate 60,000 missing family members?

‘Give Us Our Children Back’: Hunger Strikers in Sri Lanka Demand Answers

By Dharisha Bastians and Geeta Anand

Published on January 26th, 2017

 

Engagement or Entertainment: How Social Media is Changing the Face of Canadian Policy Making

2016 and a Liberal swinging government have provided the political equivalent of a subtweet aimed at the archaic ways in which our government includes the public in policy making decisions regarding climate action. The purpose of this article is to question the Liberal governments creation of an online forum for engaging a large section of the Canadian population including industry members, NGO’s, environmental groups, the private sector and the public at large.

Engagement or Entertainment: How Social Media is Changing the Face of Canadian Policy Making

2016 and a Liberal swinging government have provided the political equivalent of a subtweet aimed at the archaic ways in which our government includes the public in policy making decisions regarding climate action. The purpose of this article is to question the Liberal governments creation of an online forum for engaging a large section of the Canadian population including industry members, NGO’s, environmental groups, the private sector and the public at large.

Industry vs. Environment... and Koalas

Introduction

An article published by The Guardian, titled Koala’s under siege from policy changes set to destroy habitat, report finds, describes a current environmental resource management issue in New South Whales, Australia (NSW). The article states that the protection of Koalas is failing due to the governments’ commitment to further land clearing and logging, which is ultimately contributing to Koala habitat destruction.  This exemplifies a classic case of industry versus the environment, and the different policy mechanisms used by actors of opposing sides.