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December 01, 2023

UK households faced worse winter amid cost-of-living crisis

Britain’s energy regulator has increased the maximum price suppliers can charge for a typical household’s annual gas and electricity use.  The move is expected to fuel the...

US military 'too white and too male'

Pauline Jelinek An independent report for the US Congress has stated this week that the American military at the top needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat. The Military Leadership Diversity Commission who pro ...

Does Facebook spell doom for blogging?

Teenage blogging dropped by half from 2006 to 2009, with many choosing to share thoughts and feelings on the huge social networking site Facebook instead. The blogging craze that dominated the internet just a few short years ago appears to be fading, as yo ...

Is unpopular student leader running out of excuses?

Richard SeymourNational Union of Students president Aaron Porter can't go anywhere without being faced by angry protesters, it seems.He's faced no confidence motions, vocal public criticism, and angry meeting halls since he responded so spinelessly, a ...

Is Facebook turning into a scammer's paradise?

Adrian ChenGiant social networking website Facebook is being overrun by scam surveys, fake applications and bum links, according a new report by an internet security firm. And it's getting worse by the day as scammers figure out clever new ways to trick un ...

Africa's social media revolution

Lost in the excitement about Africans' enthusiastic embrace of mobile phones is the growing use of those phones to access the internet - particularly YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites, writes André-Michel Essoungou.In the mid-1990s, as the use ...

Trade unionists condemn 'cynical' media bias

A recent poll of 100 trade unionists has revealed deep frustration and anger in the movement about perceived bias in the media writes Dan Whittle. The Unions21 survey found that 88 per cent of trade union members believe the media is strongly or very stron ...

Wikileaks founder target of 'press smears'

"Journalists don't like WikiLeaks", Hugo Rifkind notes in The Times, but "the people who comment online under articles do... Maybe you've noticed, and been wondering why. I certainly have." (Hugo Rifkind Notebook, 'Remind me. It's the red one I mustn't pre ...

Anti-bullying policies are a gay conspiracy says ultra-right church

Influential Conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family, wants all gay people to stop talking about child bullying, because they believe they're pushing a secret agenda to turn America's kids into homosexuals, and that is not wh ...

Horror of sexual assaults in US prisons

Margaret KimberleyIn the same week in which the world was told about mass rapes taking place in the Congo, a report was released which detailed the prevalence of rape in prisons and jails across the United States.  In 2008 and 2009, 88,500 adults held ...

How the internet is challenging traditional journalism

Jolie O'DellIn a poll conducted over May and June this year, PR network Oriella asked media moguls how the internet was affecting their business, their publishing formats and even the quality of the content issuing forth from their newsrooms.From the 770 j ...

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