NEWS AGENDA: August 13 – 17

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.

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NEWS AGENDA: August 13 – 17

Lydia Morrish is looking at possible links between gender and crime in countries like India and China where men outnumber women. Please contribute your ideas here. Read her recent story about the Irish health minister’s promise that women living in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion in the Irish Republic.

Jack Barton is looking at accelerating inflation in Turkey where the currency, the lira, has fallen to a historic low against the American dollar in the wake of an escalating diplomatic row. Jack is also interviewing African entrepreneurship expert Rebecca Enonchong, CEO of AppsTech. He also recently wrote about attempts to discredit Qatar’s plans to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

George Engels is writing about Venezuelans who have moved to the Caribbean in search of jobs and, according to organizations like Human Rights Watch, face human trafficking, inhuman detention and substandard living conditions. George recently wrote about the case of Pedro Jaimes Criollo, who has been held by Venezuelan authorities since last May.

Charles Turner will be reporting from California and the scene of the recent Mendocino Complex fire where over 100 homes have been destroyed to date. Charlie recently interviewed Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur who is running for the presidency of the United States with a candidacy based on introducing Universal Basic Income (UBI) to the American public.

Eliza Gkritsi is writing a story about how the Greek economy has fared since it agreed to a series of sweeping economic reforms after the credit crunch. Greece is set to end its third bailout program at the end of August. Read Eliza’s recent story about the deadly wildfires which left over 80 people dead in Greece.

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