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September 25, 2020

UK government asylum seekers eviction move 'reckless and irresponsible'

Thousands of asylum seekers currently accommodated in hotels across the UK are becoming homeless despite warnings of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Those who have claimed asylum in...

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 ...

BP's ex-convict brigade in oil spill clean up

In tiny Grand Isle, where the BP workers now outnumber the full-time residents, Rebecca Dana talks to locals fuming that ex-convicts are among the cleanup workers and hears about unwanted advances, rising crime, and shout-filled town halls.Everyone used to ...

Obama takes hard line against leaks to press

Scott Shane - Washington, USHired in 2001 by the National Security Agency to help it catch up with the email and cellphone revolution, Thomas A Drake became convinced that the government’s eavesdroppers were squandering hundreds of millions of dollars on f ...

George Michael causes a stir on 'men-only' website

The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEBritish pop star George Michael, famous for his hit songs and for getting arrested cruising for sex in a public toilet, is now on Grindr, a website that offers a location-based iPhone app for gay men to meet up via their phones. Micha ...

Tom Cruise 'drug secret' and Church of Scientology

Adrian ChenAmy Scobee is a former high-ranking Scientologist. She's about to publish a book about her time with the controversial religious sect, that contains some interesting details about Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. Last week, Cruise's lawyer sent ...

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