Day: January 19, 2021

The Need For Separation Of Powers In Venezuela

Concerns over human rights abuses, torture, and the deprivation of civil liberties in Venezuela were addressed last month in the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) 2020 Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. The preliminary report will determine whether or not a full ICC investigation into human rights abuses in Venezuela will proceed, with

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Conflict Exaggeration In The News

In the article, “Why Are We Fascinated with Violence? An Investigation of Mass Media’s Role in Depicting Violence as Entertainment,” Kseniya I. Dmitrieva argues that humanity has an incessant need for conflict. By overrepresenting crime and violence, Dmitrieva writes that news organizations make a “strategic move” to increase their viewership

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What Prospects For Afghanistan In 2021?

2021 will be pivotal for numerous conflicts around the globe. Donald Trump’s era of erratic foreign policy is ending. The economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to fully unfold. The state of the environment has become even more precarious around the globe. These and other political, economic, social,

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Saudi Arabia Ends Three And A Half Year-Long Embargo On Qatar

On the 5th of January, an agreement was signed between Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries that marks the restoration of diplomatic ties and the end of a three-and-a-half-year embargo with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) imposed the diplomatic, trade, and travel embargo

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2020 Ties As Hottest Year On Record

A new report by the European Union’s Copernicus earth observation service shows that 2020 tied with 2016 as the hottest year ever recorded, rounding off the world’s hottest ever decade.  The report shows that in 2020, “temperatures globally were an average of 1.25 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than

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Social Darwinism And The News

Social Darwinism focuses on the principle of “survival of the fittest.” Within the news ecosystem, this means that only news outlets which are heavily profitable will survive. Some news organisations receive public funding while others are privately run. This creates a competition environment for news organisations who are actively competing

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