Daily Archives: June 25, 2019

Crackdown On Journalists Raises Concerns Over Protection Of Whistle-Blowers And Press Freedom in Australia 1

On June 4 and 5, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) conducted raids on the media, in order to find the identity of whistle-blowers who had provided journalists with confidential information. The first raid targeted News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst’s home in Canberra, for a story published in April 2018. […]

Hundreds Infected with HIV in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province experienced an unprecedented HIV outbreak after nearly 700 people, mainly children, were diagnosed with the virus. Concerns became prevalent in April when parents in the city of Ratodero alerted doctors of their children falling ill with uncontrollable fevers, a common symptom of the virus, and not […]

Uruguayan Elections: The End Of Latin America’s Pink Tide?

Voting is compulsory in Uruguay, known colloquially as South America’s Switzerland. With a population of 3.5 million, it seems intuitive as to why this is the case. But Anthony Downs’ Median Voter Theorem (MVT) provides a more fine-grained approach as to why the adoption of such policies can be very beneficial. […]

U.S Responds To Iran Drone Incident With Cyber Attacks

Amidst increasing tensions,  the U.S. military on Thursday,  launched cyber attacks against Iranian control systems and spy networks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the attacks were carried out by the U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Central Command on computers that had been selected months ago as a contingency plan. […]