The university of good living

Joining his neighbours one evening, Dan Baron Cohen finds himself immersed in a spontaneous conversation about culture, justice and sustainability that would be rare inside the halls of academe.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Illustrations: Emma Peer

The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
'Mindbusters' reads the banner, with Orban pictured in the middle: young Hungarians take a tongue in cheek stand against the propaganda apparatus.Photo: Lorraine Mallinder

Inside the post-truth laboratory

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s autocratic hard man, is riding high, with the help of young propaganda-mongers. Lorraine Mallinder investigates a media takeover.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Why you can teach funny

Why you can teach funny

Comedy is an art form. Kate Smurthwaite explains.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Media - The Facts

Media - The Facts

Changing habits; Tech takeover; Trust in media; Who owns it?

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

The selfish giants

So many voices online. Surely that means more diversity and media democracy? Not really, explains Laura Basu.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

Vanessa Baird writes on the strange mutations of ‘fake news’

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

Fighting Mr Fake

Trump has a precursor – and maybe even a mentor – when it comes to waging war on media he does not like. Iris Gonzales reports from the Philippines.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustrations: Kate Charlesworth

Blueprint for a better media

There is no one magic remedy – but lots of strategies. Vanessa Baird writes.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Media switch off

Media switch off

Update from Kenya by Moses Wasamu.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Radio in exile

Radio in exile

The story of Radio Inzamba, daring to report on human rights abuses, told by Giedre Steikunaite.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

Why some punchlines are beyond a joke

Jokes may have more power to make people think than facts – but is mainstream comedy doing enough to open people’s minds? Kate Smurthwaite jabs back at the comedians with only easy targets in their sights.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Photo: Zoonar RF/Thinkstock

Stormy, vibrant, paradoxical times

As the New Internationalist embarks on its great, democratic, community shares experiment, Vanessa Baird explores the contradictions of today’s media landscape.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

Building a better media

Hazel Healy on how independent outlets are gaining traction.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Photo: Seth Wenig/AP/Press Association Images

A word with Gloria Steinem

The feminist pioneer talks to Graeme Green about travel, change and the road ahead.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now running for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination, stopped by the Googleplex for a 'fireside chat' with Eric Schmidt, July 2014.Photo: Youtube screenshot

If Google and Facebook can flip elections does code now rule the real world?

Internet users used to be worried about government control of the web but the opposite may be true, writes Chris Spannos

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Photo: Enab Baladi

Making waves: Kholoud Waleed

Dario Sabaghi talks to Kholoud Waleed about her battle for freedom of speech in Syria.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
The Unreported Year

The Unreported Year

Stories you might have missed in 2015. Compiled by Jo Lateu.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
Carry-on up the Limpopo

Carry-on up the Limpopo

Cristiana Moisescu reports on 'cinema in a backpack'.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Photo: WENN Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

Patricio Guzmán's search for the truth

Roxana Olivera meets the documentary filmmaker renowned for delving into Chile’s dark past.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Illustration: Belle Mellor

Everywhere in chains

Investigative journalist Nick Davies on the myth of press freedom.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
African village January, 2017
Technology justice May, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Gold trouble September, 2014
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