News Agenda: June 18 – June 22


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NEWS AGENDA: June 18 – 22

Linh Nguyen is writing about the sex tech revolution and other forms of erotic technology beyond sex robots. Add your questions, thoughts, and suggestions here. Linh is also covering the upcoming vote on copyright legislation that could “destroy internet as we know it,” according to campaigners. Read the initial WikiTribune story on this.

George Engels is attending RUSI’s 2018 Land Warfare Conference in London. Shape WikiTribune‘s coverage here. George is also preparing a story for U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s visit to the UK on 13 July.

Charles Turner is working on a data visualization project with data on refugees from Myanmar, and examining the issues around religious groups providing healthcare in the United States.

Jack Barton is researching into the “spies for hire” industry in London, and what’s happening in Gambia a year after Yahya Jammeh was ousted after 22 years as president.

In advance of Loneliness Awareness Week, Lydia Morrish is working on a piece about how governments and healthcare systems are tackling loneliness. Lydia is also looking into the issue of upskirting – a move to make taking a photo up a woman’s skirt a criminal offense was controversially blocked in Britain’s parliament last week.   

Harry Ridgewell is working on a story that will explain why we aren’t all voting online.

Ido Vock has reported from the English region of Essex, and is looking at a bygone era when companies once provided housing for their employees. Ido is also speaking with experts about whether revisiting the past could provide an answer to the current shortage of affordable housing in the UK.

Eliza Gkritsi is working to answer the question: As Macedonia renames itself, what does this say about Macedonia/ Greece relations?

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Are US demands on SWIFT about Iran or digital supremacy?

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NiceHash CEO speaks out after $60m cryptocurrency hack

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