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A Muslim boy inspects a broken window after a mosque was vandalized in Kandy, Sri Lanka on 10 March 2018. Photo: CrowdSpark/Alamy Live News

Fears for Muslim communities

Phil Miller on fearing for Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.

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Artist Jade Little touches up body paint on model Renee Somerfield, as she poses with a sign reading 'Save the Earth, Go Vegan' for an advertisement by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Sydney 3 July 2014. PETA's ad campaign claimed that animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change and a major contributor to resource depletion, pollution and world hunger. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed

If we all became vegan tomorrow

Emboldened by a recent study, The Guardian repeats the myth that becoming vegan is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth. Chris Saltmarsh and Harpreet Kaur Paul disagree.

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Will new laws tame the tech giants?

The backlash against social media titans is in full swing. But are moves to bring them to heel, including new privacy laws, appropriate? Mike Morel investigates.

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‘I stopped demanding a reaction a long time ago’

Syrian reporter Zaina Erhaim on training citizen reporters and the importance of documenting the Assad regime’s atrocities. Interview by Anton Mukhamedov.

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A freight train that originated in Duisburg, Germany arrives in Dazhou, China. Photo: China Stringer Network

One belt, one road

China’s dazzlingly ambitious international investment programme – the Belt and Road Initiative – is well under way, with designs to bring infrastructure to half the planet. Wayne Ellwood on the scale of this juggernaut and its economic and political ramifications.

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Winter wind blows from Bedzin’s coal-fuelled electricity plant, stoking clouds of smog, while a woman visits the city’s municipal cemetery.  Photo: Violeta Santos Moura

Dark clouds

Violeta Santos Moura reports from Poland, where air pollution claims some 45,000 lives annually. The country’s reliance on coal is the main culprit but it’s an issue bound up in national pride and political manipulation.

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Malware for humans

Wars in cyberspace are wars on our minds. JJ Patrick on the murky underworld of big data, social media, espionage and the spread of chaos through disinformation.

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Facebook’s all-powerful Mark Zuckerberg dodged awkward questions, citing unfamiliarity with the law. Photo: Aaron Bernstein / Reuters

Who elected Facebook?

We’re increasingly relying on social media companies to act like governments and censor dubious content. Jillian York on the failures of this approach – and how to fix it.

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Media - The Facts

Media - The Facts

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

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The selfish giants

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

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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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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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 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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 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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Mixed Media: Graphic novels

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame; What does consent really mean? by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis, illustrated by Joseph Wilkins.

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Fears for Muslim communities

Phil Miller on fearing for Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.

Phil Miller June, 2018 513 Buy
If we all became vegan tomorrow

Emboldened by a recent study, The Guardian repeats the myth that becoming vegan is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth. Chris Saltmarsh and Harpreet Kaur Paul disagree.

Chris Saltmarsh and Harpreet Kaur Paul June, 2018 513 Read
Will new laws tame the tech giants?

The backlash against social media titans is in full swing. But are moves to bring them to heel, including new privacy laws, appropriate? Mike Morel investigates.

Mike Morel June, 2018 513 Read
‘I stopped demanding a reaction a long time ago’

Syrian reporter Zaina Erhaim on training citizen reporters and the importance of documenting the Assad regime’s atrocities. Interview by Anton Mukhamedov.

Anton Mukhamedov June, 2018 513 Buy
One belt, one road

China’s dazzlingly ambitious international investment programme – the Belt and Road Initiative – is well under way, with designs to bring infrastructure to half the planet. Wayne Ellwood on the scale of this juggernaut and its economic and political ramifications.

Wayne Ellwood June, 2018 513 Buy
Dark clouds

Violeta Santos Moura reports from Poland, where air pollution claims some 45,000 lives annually. The country’s reliance on coal is the main culprit but it’s an issue bound up in national pride and political manipulation.

Violeta Santos Moura June, 2018 513 Buy
Malware for humans

Wars in cyberspace are wars on our minds. JJ Patrick on the murky underworld of big data, social media, espionage and the spread of chaos through disinformation.

JJ Patrick June, 2018 513 Buy
Who elected Facebook?

We’re increasingly relying on social media companies to act like governments and censor dubious content. Jillian York on the failures of this approach – and how to fix it.

Jillian York June, 2018 513 Buy
Media - The Facts

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

June, 2018 513 Buy
The selfish giants

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

Laura Basu June, 2018 513 Buy
Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…

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

Vanessa Baird June, 2018 513 Buy
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.

Iris Gonzales June, 2018 513 Buy
Blueprint for a better media

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

Vanessa Baird June, 2018 513 Buy
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?

Vanessa Baird June, 2018 513 Buy
Mixed Media: Graphic novels

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame; What does consent really mean? by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis, illustrated by Joseph Wilkins.

New Internationalist Editorial May, 2018 512 Buy