Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
Istanbul, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke in Liverpool highlighting the way the industry is moving, with more and more investment in US-based programmes, and ever less for those made in the...
Teenagers are playing dangerous real-life games.
We’ve all heard the phrase "It’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt". But what if, getting hurt was the name of the game? A new trend is rapidly gaining popularity amongst Serbian youth, while at the same time, causing headaches for many parents across the country. This new trend is called the "48 hours challenge", and it has gone...

Do NHS Targets Matter?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
London, UK (VIAnews) - Britain’s health service appears to be plunging into deeper crisis as new research from the BBC indicates mass failure to hit Government set targets. These goals are laid down for the time it takes for a patient to be seen in Accident and Emergency departments, waiting time for cancer treatment and the period of wait for...
Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Labour-Party general election
London, UK (VIAnews) – Negotiations concerning the future political and economic relationship between the UK and the EU have been the focus of news reporting in recent weeks, as negotiations over Brexit are currently underway. The Labour party had backed the Remain campaign and has recently strengthened its parliamentary position in the 2017 election, which entails a more salient position...
Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) – For the purposes of this report, we're going to analyse the statements of Serbian officials regarding migrants. The observed period spans from 18 July to 18 August 2016, in the heat of the Balkan route migrant crisis. This was not the predominant topic back then, despite the burning issue. The new government was only formed on...
Rally deportation of Crimean Tatars. Ukraine. Photo by: kaktuse.
Kyiv, Ukraine (VIAnews) - The first episode of the Tatars’ rights restraint took place after the Russian Empire annexation of the Crimean peninsula from the Ottoman Empire in 1783. The new government seized lands and properties, using its power to deprive Crimean Tatars of their rights, which caused a mass migration to the Ottoman Empire. The second tragic period...
UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers. England VS Estonia. Photo by: John the scone.
London, UK (VIAnews) - An injury time winner against the team ranked fifty-fifth in the world. A 1-0 victory over the team ranked 120th. England’s upcoming jaunt to Russia for the World Cup finals should not take up too much of the players’ summer holidays. To give an idea of the magnitude of the disappointment over the...
Serbin Ajvar. Photo by Jelena Todorovic.
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) - Cooking is one of those things which can provide great joy. Whether it's a hobby, a way to impress friends or your soul mate, cooking can also be a great way to express your creativity and learn something new. But, what if this small pleasure could get you into trouble? In Servia, fine wining and dining...
Serbia Pills
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) - The Laboratory for Instrumental Analysis at the Faculty of Chemistry in Belgrade recently discovered a horrible truth about an allegedly 100% natural losing weight product. Instead of plant extracts from bamboo and Job's-tears, the "Slim Line“ pills contain pure fluoxetine chloride, commonly known by its trade name, Prozac. The scientists isolated around 10 mg of Prozac per...
Theresa May
London, UK (VIAnews) - Theresa May has announced a freeze on tuition fees for students in England. She has also stated that the threshold at which students will need to start paying back loans once they begin work will rise from the current figure of £21000 to £25000. However, whilst this may help graduates who go on to earn...
Sir Henry Havelock statue in Trafalgar Square.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The Charlottesville downing of Robert E Lee’s statue in the United States of America. Evidence that colonial and historical memory in the country is, once again, at the forefront of public scrutiny. For protestors demanding the statue’s removal, Lee represents the racist Confederate defense of the slavery institution in the 19th century. As a slave owner...

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

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