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Sunday, August 02, 2015   7:16 GMT



Workplace Diversity Still a Pipe Dream in Most U.S. Newsrooms
Nora Happel
UNITED NATIONS, 29 Jul (IPS) - Although the United States as a whole is becoming more ethnically diverse, newsrooms remain largely dominated by white, male reporters, according to a recent investigation by The Atlantic magazine.
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Obama Seeks August Deadline for End to South Sudan War
a Global Information Network correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, 28 Jul (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17.
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Obama Walks Fine Line in Kenya on LGBTI Rights
Aruna Dutt
UNITED NATIONS, 25 Jul (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Nairobi at the end of a two-day visit Saturday, focusing on Kenya's economy and the fight against terrorism, but also briefly touching on gay rights and discrimination.
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Despite ISIS Ascendancy, U.S. Public Wary of War
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 23 Jul (IPS) - As the Islamic State, known variously as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, consolidates its hold over parts of Iraq and Syria to the degree that it has in many ways become a functioning state, the U.S. public remains divided over any intervention involving ground troops, a new survey shows.
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U.N. Remains Barred from Visiting U.S. Prisons Amid Abuse Charges
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 22 Jul (IPS) - When U.S. President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Correctional Facility in Oklahoma last week to check on living conditions of prisoners incarcerated there, no one in authority could prevent him from visiting the prison.
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Syrian Refugees Face Hunger Amidst Humanitarian Funding Crisis
Zhai Yun Tan
WASHINGTON, 2 Jul (IPS) - The United Nations’ food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.
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Charleston Church Shooting Sparks Debate on Race in South Africa
Lisa Vives
NEW YORK, 26 Jun (IPS) - South Africa’s old guard of separatist whites who supported the racist policy of apartheid have been reading with interest about Dylann Roof, accused assassin in the deaths of nine churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Journalists Pay the Price in Egypt's Crackdown on Dissent
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 25 Jun (IPS) - The Egyptian government is holding a record number of journalists in jail, a press freedom group said Thursday, despite promises to improve media freedoms in the country.
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Opinion
Ethical Challenges to Advertising
Hazel Henderson
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, 20 Jun (IPS) - Challenges to advertisers and marketers arose in the past century. Critics deplored the role of cigarette marketers who exploited the aspirations of women by associating smoking with liberation. 
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Q&A
‘What if the Worst-Case Scenarios Actually Come to Pass?’
Kanya DAlmeida
NEW YORK, 5 Jun (IPS) - Imagine this, if you can: the world as we know it torn apart by ‘hypercanes’, storms with wind speeds of over 500 mph, capable of producing a system the size of North America. A tiny fraction of humanity driven to a civilisation underground, the remaining masses left to fend for themselves on the virtually uninhabitable Earth’s surface. Species extinction is complete and genetic engineering is at a new height, to ensure the continued survival of what’s left of the human race.
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