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News in Brief 4 September 2019

  • 3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025, through better nutrition--WHO
  • A third of young people report being a victim of online bullying--UN poll
  • ‘Climate of fear everywhere’ in Burundi-- UN rights experts 
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News in Brief 28 August 2019

  • Funding shortfall in Iraq
  • Social media’s Pinterest steps up to combat vaccination misinformation 
  • A positive step for indigenous women
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From his room with a view, UN chief takes to Instagram with an eye on hope and a brighter future

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has long highlighted the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the world. And on 4 May, he took a page from their book and opened an Instagram account, reinforcing his role as the UN’s “lead influencer”.

‘Fake news’ challenges audiences to tell fact from fiction

The emergence of so-called “fake news” has created “competing versions of information and the truth,” a situation which is challenging for audiences across the world; that’s according to a senior journalist who is joining a panel of

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'Conflicting trends' see journalists under fire as global struggle for media freedom continues

Just because more laws are being passed protecting media freedom across the world, it doesn’t mean that governments will respect them, or allow citizens to use them.

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Social media giants meet at UN to address online terrorism

The UN Security Council has called for dialogue with major social media companies in order to limit terrorists’ ability to recruit and operate online.

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Terrorist groups exploit social media, ICTs to fund activities

Terrorist groups are exploiting all the new social media platforms and communication technologies to expand and fund their activities, according to a representative from the UN’s Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

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Social media a “powerful channel” for space industry

Space exploration is the story of “very passionate people that do ground-breaking stuff” and is not only about rockets and satellites, according to a social media specialist who works in the industry.

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Debunking extremist narratives online

The fight to win back the youth from the clutches of radical Islamists is being waged in cyberspace and on social media, the head of a regional organization promoting Muslim solidarity has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, FGM and Burundi journalists

Efforts underway to provide isolated South Sudanese with food

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