News Agenda: June 25 – June 29

WikiTribune journalists will now be concentrating on more in-depth stories and features. We trust you will continue to help WikiTribune fulfil its core mission of high-quality, neutral, and evidence-based journalism.

Here is a list of stories being covered by WikiTribune this week. Add your ideas, new angles, and any other suggestions for collaboration here – or post in TALK. Also see some of WikiTribune’s most popular stories below.

NEWS AGENDA: June 25 – 29

Charles Turner is writing about migration to North America and how thousands of Central Americans are classifying themselves as escaping persecution. Read his recent story about the plight of Myanmar’s Baptist-Christian minority.

In the wake of a legal challenge against the Metropolitan Police by civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, Jack Barton is looking at the issues surrounding the use of facial recognition software.

Lydia Morrish is working on a feature about a University of the Arts London project described as a “feminist internet”. Read her recent story here about women driving in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

Harry Ridgewell is finishing a story on the barriers to online voting in elections. He will then turn his attention to a story about soil degradation.

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.

Ido Vock is finishing his story about an era when companies like Bata provided housing for their employees. He will then begin researching and writing a piece about video game addiction.

Eliza Gkritsi is writing a story about how the experiences of migrants and refugees are reflected in art.

George Engels is continuing to research and write about how psychedelic drugs could help treat mental health conditions. Read his recent interview with Allison Feduccia a clinical data scientist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Cat Wilson is researching a developing story in Phoenix, Arizona regarding opposition to expansion of the Valley Metro light rail public transportation system. Considering creating a Phoenix WikiProject for local contributors.

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