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Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Source: The Guardian / Environment / Wildlife Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive … Continue reading

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MEPs set ambitious targets for cleaner, more efficient energy use

Source: European Parliament / News / EuroParl.Europa.eu By 2030, EU should boost energy efficiency by 35% Renewable energy sources should account for 35% of total consumption MEPs vote to ban palm oil in biofuels from 2021 MEPs are ready to … Continue reading

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In response to Trump’s fake news awards, CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists / CPJ.org Amid the public discourse of fake news and President Trump’s announcement via Twitter about his planned “fake news” awards ceremony, CPJ is recognizing world leaders who have gone out of their way to … Continue reading

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Yle’s guide to Finland’s 2018 presidential election

Source: Yle News / Egan Richardson Finland goes to the polls in January to elect a president for a new six-year term. Yle News has profiles of all the candidates and—for the first time ever—an English language ‘election compass’ to … Continue reading

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One more round in Germany, as Europe awaits

Source: DiEM25.org The political drama in Germany is not over. CSU/CDU and SPD have just officially started the negotiations to form another grand coalition. However, this long period of uncertainty has resulted in a fall in nationwide support for a … Continue reading

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6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence

(FRANCE 24 with AFP) Please read more at www.France24.com At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said … Continue reading

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AEJ Annual Congress in Vilnius prompts pledge of ‘smart’ response to Russian disinformation

by William Horsley, AEJ Vice-President and representative for Media Freedom Vice-President Lithuania’s Vice Foreign Minister, Darius Skusevičius, spoke at the AEJ’s Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Friday 17 November, and he outlined to the association’s member journalists from 20 countries   the ‘smart’ policies … Continue reading

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With our nation states on the ropes, it’s time for cities to take the lead

Robert Muggah Research Director, Igarapé Institute Richard Florida Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world is reeling from cascading threats. Climate change, pandemics, inequality, conflicts, terrorism and even the terrifying prospect … Continue reading

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The Finnish Red Cross Is Sending A Hospital To Bangladesh To Help The Refugees

The first Finnish Red Cross aid workers will be flying to Bangladesh tomorrow at the earliest. The Disaster Relief Fund has granted 500,000 euros to managing the refugee crisis. The refugees’ situation in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh is … Continue reading

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International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist

News from Association of European Journalists (AEJ) at: http://www.aej.org/page.asp?p_id=603 In a statement issued today Index on Censorship and 15 other press freedom organisations, including the AEJ, jointly condemn the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and call for an … Continue reading

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