Broad Issues https://broadissues.org Dealing With The Issues In Our Societies. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:27:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://i2.wp.com/broadissues.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Copy-of-Logo-–-Untitled-Design-1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Broad Issues https://broadissues.org 32 32 151423598 The proposed free breakfast in Malaysian schools may be dropped as the Education Minister steps down https://broadissues.org/the-proposed-free-breakfast-in-malaysian-schools-may-be-dropped-as-the-education-minister-steps-down/ https://broadissues.org/the-proposed-free-breakfast-in-malaysian-schools-may-be-dropped-as-the-education-minister-steps-down/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:25:54 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1194 Malaysian pupils and their parents or wards have been left in awe after Education Minister, Mr Mazlee Malik stepped down from office, thereby casting doubts and uncertainty over the initial promised project of providing breakfast for students in the one hundred (100) schools that had been selected as beneficiaries for the first phase of the […]

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Meet Samira Ahmed – The woman who fought and won the BBC gender discrimination case https://broadissues.org/meet-samira-ahmed-the-woman-who-fought-and-won-the-bbc-gender-discrimination-case/ https://broadissues.org/meet-samira-ahmed-the-woman-who-fought-and-won-the-bbc-gender-discrimination-case/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:11:36 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1191 Engaging in a legal battle against a firm under which you ply your trade is not a regular occurrence but the records now have it though that Samira Ahmed, a 51-year-old British writer, journalist and broadcaster who works for News and Media powerhouse, the BBC has not just engaged in one, but also come out […]

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Only 17 people are living in poverty in a province of 80 million in China https://broadissues.org/only-17-people-are-living-in-poverty-in-a-province-of-80-million-in-china/ https://broadissues.org/only-17-people-are-living-in-poverty-in-a-province-of-80-million-in-china/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:27:02 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1188 The UN’s major agenda and also a major challenge for the next few years is, and has been to flush out impoverishment from most countries; an agenda a large proportion of the world would welcome. So much so that in 2019, three economists were awarded the Nobel Prize for economics, due to their theories and efforts put […]

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Iran losing its credibility after shooting down a Ukrainian plane https://broadissues.org/iran-losing-its-credibility-after-shooting-down-a-ukrainian-plane/ https://broadissues.org/iran-losing-its-credibility-after-shooting-down-a-ukrainian-plane/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:31:00 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1184 Amid fears of the eruption of a possible World War III, the Iranian Military has poured cold water on reports that its attack on a passenger jet belonging to Ukraine was intentional, insisting that it was an accident and laid blames errors from its base. The announcement was made on Saturday and was greeted with […]

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This is why children’s TV is so weird – and so mesmerising https://broadissues.org/this-is-why-childrens-tv-is-so-weird-and-so-mesmerising/ https://broadissues.org/this-is-why-childrens-tv-is-so-weird-and-so-mesmerising/#respond Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:54:00 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1087 What makes the world’s most successful children’s TV programmes so addictive – and so strange? Linda Geddes explores the research on kids’ TV, what it’s teaching us about childhood development, and how that can help make programmes for the better. Pepi Nana stirs, and sits up in bed. “Tiddle toddle, tiddle toddle,” she says, flapping […]

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Islamophobic attacks mostly happen in public. Here’s what you can do if you see it or experience it https://broadissues.org/islamophobic-attacks-mostly-happen-in-public-heres-what-you-can-do-if-you-see-it-or-experience-it/ https://broadissues.org/islamophobic-attacks-mostly-happen-in-public-heres-what-you-can-do-if-you-see-it-or-experience-it/#respond Sun, 08 Dec 2019 08:44:00 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1078 The second Islamophobia in Australia Report launched last month, in the same week a graphic video showing a pregnant Muslim woman being punched and stomped on circulated widely on social media. Earlier in October another video went viral, showing two New South Wales police officers verbally abusing two Muslim women, threatening to falsely charge them […]

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Ethiopia must stop hate speech, not free speech https://broadissues.org/ethiopia-must-stop-hate-speech-not-free-speech/ https://broadissues.org/ethiopia-must-stop-hate-speech-not-free-speech/#respond Sat, 07 Dec 2019 08:16:00 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1075 On 23 October, the prominent public figure Jawar Mohammed published a now-notorious Facebook post to his 1.75 million followers. In it, he suggested that security forces were planning an attack against him (a claim denied by police). Within hours, many supporters known as “Qeerroo” (youth in Afaan Oromo) had gathered outside his home in Addis Ababa in protest. Demonstrations soon spread […]

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The biggest challenges in food aid distribution. https://broadissues.org/the-biggest-challenges-in-food-aid-distribution-for-the-humanitarian-sector-around-the-globe/ https://broadissues.org/the-biggest-challenges-in-food-aid-distribution-for-the-humanitarian-sector-around-the-globe/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:55:00 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1072 The challenges in food aid distribution can be related to logistics, macroeconomics and politics Logistics Identification of the food basket: Quite often the basket contains cereal, pulse, oil and salt. Deciding what will be in the pack, is relatively easy in a mono-culture context where everyone has more or less consumes a similar type of […]

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Protests and civil unrest show ‘renewed sense of patriotism’ in Iraq – Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert https://broadissues.org/protests-and-civil-unrest-show-renewed-sense-of-patriotism-in-iraq-jeanine-hennis-plasschaert/ https://broadissues.org/protests-and-civil-unrest-show-renewed-sense-of-patriotism-in-iraq-jeanine-hennis-plasschaert/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:21:00 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1066 Briefing from Baghdad, Special Envoy Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said that “out of love for their homeland”, thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets, asking for their country to reach its “full potential for the benefit of all Iraqis”. “However”, she lamented “they are paying an unimaginable price for their voices to be heard”, pointing out that since […]

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Swine fever raises fears of the bird flu pandemic https://broadissues.org/swine-fever-raises-fears-of-bird-flu-pandemic/ https://broadissues.org/swine-fever-raises-fears-of-bird-flu-pandemic/#respond Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:37:27 +0000 https://broadissues.org/?p=1081 Pork meat shortages caused by swine fever can spur backyard poultry farming and trigger another bird flu pandemic. [MANILA] Meat shortages caused by African swine fever (ASF) sweeping through the Far East are encouraging a shift to poultry production in backyard farms, raising the spectre of a deadly avian influenza pandemic, scientists warn.   “This […]

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