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Bad journalism 101

Sadly, the media coverage/ circus that surrounded the murder of a 15 year-old girl in 2008 illustrates the media shortcomings from an ethical perspective. Her name was Eloa Pimentel. She was kept hostage in her own home for a week by an ex-boyfriend who didn’t accept the end of the relationship. From day one, media outlets rushed their teams of reporters to the girl’s house. They stayed outside her house 24/7 until she was murdered. All was live on national television.

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Hey everybody, let’s just stop treating women like shite

They say Khloe is the ugly Kardashian. They say Jesy Nelson is the ugly Little Mix, not anymore, she left. They say Demi Lovato is fat. They say Britney Spears is crazy. They say Angelina is anorexic because of Brad. They say a lot of things about people who they don’t know. It is time to stop saying things and think about the kind of media we consume. Where do you put your money into? Who do you support?

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Secluded Series: The Great Hack

Cambridge Analytica became the ‘poster child’ illustrating the bad faith actors encompassed within the murky side of social media prior to the 2016 United States presidential election. In summary, ‘The Great Hack’ focuses on the power of data and analyses Cambridge Analytica’s control and impact via social media on political elections globally.

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Real-life horror story: Persecution of Falun Gong Organ Harvesting in China. On the 22nd of July, in 1999, all across mainland China practitioners of Falun Gong the crackdown of the persecuted spiritual group began. Falun Gong is a form of qigong, a combination of meditation and Qigong exercises. The origins of the spiritual group can be traced back to its roots in 1992.

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Solutionism Explains: Why Can’t Joe Biden Do Anything?

In 2020, much like 2016, America’s Democrats came to the election field riven by internal strife. A wide policy gulf festered between the Democrats’ progressive, left wing led by Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (and to a lesser extent Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren) and the Democratic old guard typified by household names like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the man who eventually went on to win the 2020 election, Joe Biden.

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COVID; A Great Time to Reimagine the Fair City

Last March, I came across something unusual as I was about to sit down to work at home. In the neighbour’s garden, a fox was, what I could only describe as, frolicking. A beautiful site. The restrictions brought in to stop the spread of COVID-19, as horrible as they are and endless as they seem, had given nature a chance to grow and flourish. Could the same be applied to humans, too?

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Ask most teenagers or even older children what’s kept at Area 51, their answer will be shockingly uniform.

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Never has there been a more collective communal celebration than the historic Irish Water Movement of late August 2015. Over 150,000 people were remarked as partaking in the march to stop the introduction of additional charges on public Irish water. Seven years on and the debacle is still centred on water but now data centres have entered the fray and corporate entities’ demand is only growing on our national resource.

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Secluded Series

As part of our Secluded Series, this week under the spotlight is the docuseries Rotten. Rotten provides a snapshot of a plethora of global issues and subsequent impacts felt globally by citizens, such as bottled water, wine, chocolate and many more commodities industries…A simple yet incredibly important question posed to the viewer is: whose water is it? This is evidently an underlying theme throughout this episode.

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The Race Is On For The US Supreme Court

An icy chill crept down the proverbial spine of the Biden administration on Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) intimated that should his party regain control of the Senate after next year’s midterm elections, he will refuse to hold a vote to confirm any picks for the Supreme Court Biden might make ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

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