NEWS AGENDA: July 30 – August 3


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NEWS AGENDA: July 30 – August 3

Lydia Morrish  is reporting about how the recent British heatwave has led to “unbearable conditions” for detainees in immigration centers around the country. Read her recent story about the Catholic church, Humanae Vitae and the effect of its birth control ban.

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 story about the deadly wildfires which left over 80 people dead in Greece in last week.

Jack Barton is following up his story from earlier this year about the plight of a large group of foreign labourers in Qatar who have not been paid in months and are unable to leave the country. Read his recent story about an escalation in the PR war against Qatar.

George Engels is finishing off a story 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. George will then begin researching a story about the hardships endured by Venezuelans who have migrated to parts of the Caribbean. We recommend you read his recent story about a talented Venezuelan footballer who moved to Argentina.

Charles Turner is writing about Japan’s leading opposition party, 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?

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.

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