Amid lockdown, Zoom gains popularity; but how safe is it?

A lot of students are using video conferencing apps as classes in schools and universities in many countries have shifted online. Zoom is one of them and has seen a huge rise in the number of users. Zoom is being widely used by people seeking to work, study or socialise from home. It has been … Read more Amid lockdown, Zoom gains popularity; but how safe is it?

Lost in Hong Kong – Liu Xin’s Perspective

The Hong Kong protests which erupted in June 2019 against the fugitive bill rocked the city and quickly dominated headlines. Many have tried to understand and make sense of the situation. Adding a voice to this understanding is China Global Television Network’s (CGTN) senior host and journalist Liu Xin. Liu Xin joined CCTVNEWS, the predecessor … Read more Lost in Hong Kong – Liu Xin’s Perspective

Is Big Tech the New Empire? – Maria Ressa and Christopher Wylie | Studio B: Unscripted

In this episode of Studio B: Unscripted award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Christopher Wylie discuss the weaponisation of information and how social media threatens democracy around the world. In 2012, Ressa set up the digital news platform, Rappler, now particularly known for its tough scrutiny of the Duterte administration and his … Read more Is Big Tech the New Empire? – Maria Ressa and Christopher Wylie | Studio B: Unscripted

Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

Much of the world’s focus is on the growing coronavirus pandemic. And as the war on the disease is stepped up, the United Nations is calling for a ceasefire in other wars – such as in Syria and Yemen – saying people should be fighting the outbreak, not each other. The warring sides in Yemen … Read more Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

Vanuatu narrowly avoids coronavirus scare | The World

Though Vanuatu has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, it had a scare when a cruise ship passenger who disembarked on an island later tested positive. Journalist Dan McGarry says this was despite the ship being ordered not to dock there. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content … Read more Vanuatu narrowly avoids coronavirus scare | The World

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Prosecutors in Turkey have charged 20 Saudis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They are all accused of involvement in the death “with monstrous intent”. The United Nations investigator who led an international investigation into the killing has welcomed the indictment. Agnes Callamard again urged the United States to release their findings on the … Read more Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Coronavirus: learning urgent lessons from Italy

FT statistics journalist Federica Cocco looks at what the data can teach us about distancing, demographics, culture and testing Read more at: https://on.ft.com/2JhS1LW See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132 ► Check out our Community tab for more stories or to suggest videos. ► … Read more Coronavirus: learning urgent lessons from Italy

Is India more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown of the world’s second most populous country on March 24, following China’s example to halt the spread of coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands across the world. Some people say that India has been more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US. ‘But there … Read more Is India more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US?

RTE Short Story Competition 2020

WE WANT YOUR SHORT STORIES!! RTÉ has invited short story submissions for one of Ireland’s longest established and most significant literary prizes, the RTÉ Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus. Writers have until Friday 8th May to submit their short story which will be judged by a panel of three judges: editor, lecturer … Read more RTE Short Story Competition 2020