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Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

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Latest update : 2014-08-20

#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

Is it "narcissim dressed up as altruism" as some have claimed? We take a look at the "IceBucketChallange" campaign and other campaigns on social media for valid causes that are quickly forgotten. Also, Anjan Sundaram writing in The Observer looks at diminishing resources for reporting in the field where journalists focus on "an ever-narrower agenda".

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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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2014-10-15 Islamic veil

Former minister confronts woman wearing full Islamic veil

Nadine Morano, a minister under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency, has spoken out on social media about an altercation she had with a woman wearing the full Islamic veil in public. We...

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2014-10-14 Ebola

Is Ebola coverage unbalanced?

We take a look at a political cartoon depicting unbalanced Ebola coverage - the drawing shows white victims of the disease getting more media attention than black victims.

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2014-10-13 Social Media

Where in the world is Kim Jong-un?

The North Korean leader has been out of public view for more than a month, prompting many to speculate about the state of his health; we take a look at the latest from the rumour...

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