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Social Media: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly –
In 2020, worldwide, around 3.6 billion people were using social media. The average screen time is 144 minutes per day, with the exception of Latin America which had a higher average. The most famous platform is Facebook with over 1 billion registered accounts. The number of social media users in the world is expected to rise to 4.41 billion in 2025.

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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

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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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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UN Human Rights Council Binding Treaty; A stand for global justice and human rights

Written by: Stephen O’Brien In 1972, on the 4th of December, President Salvador Allende of Chile, was elected despite huge opposition and US interference, took the rostrum of the (UN) United Nations General Assembly in New York. Allende called for global action against the threat from transnational corporations, that do not answer to any state, […]

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Trump in the Era of Social Media

Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.

President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.

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Secluded: The Prison Industrial Complex – 13th documentary –

 – Prison Industrial Complex – 13th – Netflix original documentary review – Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. The title of this documentary refers to the 13th amendment in the American constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, in […]

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Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s

The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak  Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]

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