NEWS AGENDA: August 27 – 31


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NEWS AGENDA: August 27 – 31

Lydia Morrish is writing about concerns expressed by Professor Jane Anderson, director of the centre for the study of sexual health and HIV at Homerton University Hospital, that stigma over HIV and developing treatments for the virus is the “last roadblock” to eradicating new cases. Read Lydia’s recent story about proposals by UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to use new taxes on technology companies to pay for public interest journalism.

Harry Ridgewell is reporting on global concerns that a worldwide summer drought has created food shortages for livestock across Europe and Australia. Read his recent interview about population control with Diana Coole, professor of political and social theory at Birkbeck, University of London.

Jack Barton is writing about the controversy over a forthcoming geothermal power plant in Nakuru County, Kenya. Jack recently fact checked the ‘execution’ of Saudi human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham.

George Engels is continuing to report about Venezuelans who face persecution and abuse in the Caribbean. He is also writing a story about how Brexit could impact the UK’s gaming industry, which generated £3.35 billion in sales in 2017.

Charles Turner will be writing about California and the recent Mendocino Complex fire where over 100 homes were destroyed. 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 about the Greek coastal town of Malia on Crete and how it is trying to change its reputation as a party destination. Read Eliza’s recent interview with Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister.

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