Project Global Affairs is dedicated to providing and discussing quality coverage of (you guessed it) global affairs on WikiTribune. For related Projects go to ‘See Also’ below. Guidelines, tips, and ideas are all mutable so please edit and improve. You can pitch ideas on the TALK page, or for more topical issues, on the Daily News Agenda.
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Rough guidelines and tips:
- Avoid partisan reporting. Let the reader take what they want away from the article.
- Just because a subject comes across in a negative/positive light, does not mean coverage is ‘skewed’. Reporting on the facts is very different from steering the reader towards a conclusion. We should always aim to do the former, and not think of how the subject may end up being perceived subjectively in the eyes of the reader.
- There are many ways to get primary sources for articles – in many places you have a legal right to request documents, or local government officials can be sought out at meetings.
- When citing coverage about new laws etc. link to an official website, rather than any secondary coverage.
- Whenever making a statement about an event, statistics, something someone said, or a policy, link to the source.
- This is a given for all of our articles, but is particularly crucial for articles about global affairs: never present anyone’s opinion as facts. In the event that an author includes a personal opinion, it must be clearly stated as such, with the person’s expertise in the area explicitly presented.
- When referencing government departments, agencies and public bodies, use the full descriptions and initial capitals every time they are mentioned. Do not use more vague terms such as ”the justice department”, ”the immigration department” etc. This improves accuracy and avoids ambiguity. The same goes for politicians and civil servants – include their position or job title when they are first mentioned in an article. Capitalise job titles but descriptions can be lowercase e.g. President Ram Nath Kovind later becomes the president.
Stories in Draft
- Rohingya crisis reminds refugees of military persecution 40 years ago
- Murder and abuse: the price of sashimi
- Feminists Struggle to Change Pakistan
- Is Libya a better place after Gaddafi?
- Ireland’s abortion referendum: what you need to know
Existing Stories – Proliferation & Non-proliferation
Existing Stories – Internet & IT
Existing Stories – Asia
- China-Nepal railway project gains momentum after party congress
- ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ enshrined, making his philosophy party dogma
- Japan PM wins snap election
- How the world’s media is covering China’s 19th
- Why Rohingya are world’s ‘most-persecuted minority’
- China’s 19th Party Congress opens
- China cracks down ahead of 19th Party Congress
- Can the Korean missile crisis be defused?
Existing Stories – Europe
- Political tension in Belgian mounts as Puigdemont is released
- Big Read: Catalonia crisis splits families and friends
- Explainer: The big questions behind the Spanish crisis over Catalonia
- Spain’s Catalonia crisis: parallels across EU
- Could Brexit be reversed? A view from across the Channel
- What Europe’s ‘capital of smog’ might learn from ‘nudge theory’
- Ousted Catalan leader denies asylum quest in Brussels as Spain lays rebellion charges
- Understanding Brexit: What is ‘no deal’?
- Catalonia defiant against Madrid’s threat of direct rule
- European Union is more than a trade deal, it’s a set of ideals
- The first six months of ‘Jupiterian’ President Macron
Existing Stories – Middle East
- Turkish court bails rights activists but Amnesty chairman remains in jail
- Turkey puts dozens of journalists on trial
- Iraq-Kurdistan Dispute
- Iraqi Kurds voted. Will it end well?
- How this novelist deals with censorship in Erdoğan’s Turkey
- UK and Qatar sign first major defense deal
Existing Stories – South America
Existing Stories – Africa
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