NEWS AGENDA: August 20 – 24


Here is a list of stories WikiTribune is covering so far this week – there will also be new articles on daily basis. 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: August 20 – 24

Lydia Morrish is researching how employees in cities such as London attempt to optimize productivity by paying for services which offer naps and showers in the heart of the city to “recharge.” She is also writing about how transgender people face discrimination when seeking fertility treatments on the NHS in Britain. Read her recent story about stalking and a new UK government funded pilot project which aims to rehabilitate 20 stalkers.

Jack Barton is writing about the controversy over a forthcoming geothermal power plant in Nakuru County, Kenya. Jack recently interviewed African entrepreneurship expert Rebecca Enonchong, CEO of AppsTech.

George Engels is updating a story on the floods in Kerala, India; contribute here. He interviewed Brenda Austin, a pro-choice Argentinian congresswoman. George is also reporting on the problems faced by tens of thousands of Venezuelans who have moved to the Caribbean seeking work.

Charles Turner is 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.

We’ve just published a story by Eliza Gkritsi on how Greek economy has fared as it leaves its third financial bailout program on August 20. She also interviewed Yanis Varoufakis – read the Q&A here.

Harry Ridgewell is writing about the effects, advantages/disadvantages and costs of the upcoming 5G network in smart cities, driver-less cars, and the internet of things. Read his recent interview with professor of political and social theory Diana Coole.

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