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Bloomberg Donates $10 Million To Help Prevent Leading Cause Of Death Of Bangladeshi Children

Bloomberg Donates $10 Million To Help Prevent Leading Cause Of Death Of Bangladeshi Children

  “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work.”, reports Huffington Post.  “Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor, is partnering with the World Health...
The Prospect of Better Times Ahead

The Prospect of Better Times Ahead

A relentless diet of pessimism fails to reflect the prospect of better times ahead, writes Jeff Randall Something strange is happening in Britain. It was so unexpected that it has gone largely unmentioned among the commentariat lest entrenched positions be disturbed. Retail sales are up, manufacturing is improving, car sales are up, house prices are...
Free Press 2012 Progress Report: Wins, Progress and What's Next

Free Press 2012 Progress Report: Wins, Progress and What’s Next

Media and technology have the power to connect people worldwide, to expose injustice, and to hold government and corporations accountable to the public interest. But far too often they fail to do so. Witness ongoing attempts by media companies and policymakers to censor the Internet, gouge consumers, suppress press freedom, defund public media, concentrate media ownership, outsource news and conceal who is paying...
Who is supporting good news

Who is supporting good news

Wayne Hemingway debates TV good news stories with MPs – watch the video here. Martyn Lewis talks to Radio 4’s PM Programme about good news – listen here. Paper to focus only on good news – A newspaper which only features good news is being distributed in Surrey to help people get through the recession –...
Wayne Hemingway: Broadcasters should look for more good news

Wayne Hemingway: Broadcasters should look for more good news

“Broadcasters should look for more good news, rather than the disasters and grim happenings that lead TV bulletins”, says designer Wayne Hemingway. He called for more design and science correspondents, and fewer staff with a crime or war brief, as he listed a few stories he believed should have made the news. Reporting from the...
New democratic model?

New democratic model?

We are all in the media “burden of the crisis” where we are attacked every time by negative news and prospects of the future. However there are places in the world where there are extremely positive things happing. One such a place where a new revolution of the society might have happened is Iceland. They have let their...
Ugandans hit back at Kony 2012 campaign

Ugandans hit back at Kony 2012 campaign

Ugandans have criticised the viral Kony2012 video, saying it is yet another neo-colonial campaign that portrays Africans as powerless to help themselves. Ugandan journalist Rosebell Kagumire says: “I think we need to have kind of sound, intelligent campaigns that are geared towards real policy shifts, rather than a very sensationalised story that is out to...
Wikipedia joins blackout protest at US anti-piracy moves

Wikipedia joins blackout protest at US anti-piracy moves

Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US. Users attempting to access the site see a black screen and a political statement: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16590585.     Background Sopa and Pipa explained The US bills are designed to block...
Costa Concordia: are women still prioritised over men in evacuation procedures?

Costa Concordia: are women still prioritised over men in evacuation procedures?

There were reports today that during the evacuation of the Costa Concordia women and children had to fight with men for places in the lifeboats. But what are the rules governing evacuation? Who gets priority? And should women expect to be prioritised over men? Get the answers at http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/jan/16/costa-concordia-women.
Václav Havel – Europe has lost a father

Václav Havel – Europe has lost a father

The European press provides a nearly unanimous homage to Václav Havel the playwright, dissident and first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia. Havel died of cancer on December 18. He was 75. Former dissident Adam Michnik, in the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, speaks of his former companion in the struggle against communism: Václav Havel lived in truth against ubiquitous conformism...