NEWS AGENDA: July 23 - 27


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NEWS AGENDA: July 23 – 27

George Engels is researching a story about Pedro Jaimes Criollo, who has been detained by Venezuelan authorities since May. Criollo tweeted the route of a presidential flight and was subsequently arrested. He is now the subject of a human rights campaign seeking his freedom. We also recommend you read George’s recent story about the estimated 30,000 Venezuelans who have moved to Argentina in search of economic and political stability.

Charles Turner is writing about Japan’s leading opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, and its campaign for a nuclear free future. Charles is also interviewing 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. What would you like us to ask him?

Lydia Morrish is writing about how the Vatican’s rules on birth control impact women in poverty the hardest. Read her recent story about how advocacy groups are divided over government proposals to allow self identification.

Linh Nguyen is writing about a pilot scheme in north London, where families of gang members who are living in council housing are having their homes taken away from them in order to deter criminals. She is also interviewing Karen Dolan, the project director in charge of the Criminalization of Race and Poverty at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. Contribute your questions here.

Eliza Gkritsi is finishing a story about the rise of open banking which aims to offer customers additional choices. Next week, she will be interviewing the economist Yanis Varoufakis. What would you ask him?

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