NEWS AGENDA: August 6 – 10


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NEWS AGENDA: August 6 – 10

Lydia Morrish is looking at a campaign to add convicted stalkers to a public register. Last week, she wrote about how the British heatwave has led to ‘unbearable conditions’ for detainees in immigration centers around the country.

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.

George Engels is writing about what the latest crisis in Venezuela could mean for human rights in the country. Last week, he wrote about Pedro Jaimes Criollo, who has been held by Venezuelan authorities since last May. Criollo tweeted the route of a presidential flight and was arrested and charged with three national security related crimes. His lawyer says he faces around 22 years in jail if convicted.

Charles Turner is writing about Japan’s leading opposition party, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, and its campaign for a nuclear-free future. He is also gathering information about the recent wildfires in California. Last week, Charlie 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.

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. Linh recently wrote about the effects of the HTTPS protocol in China.

Jack Barton is writing about a dramatic rise in the number of people recognized as victims of modern slavery. He recently wrote about attempts to discredit Qatar’s plans to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Harry Ridgewell is collaborating on an article about recyclable straws. He will then turn his attention to a story about the rise of so-called ‘atheist churches’. Read his recent article about why the fight to end child labor is hindered by a lack of international commitment.

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