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Democratic Monarchy in India, Fading Role of Opposition

With the final phase of Gujarat elections coming to an end, the exit polls have already declared the winner. The Bhartiya Janata Party is expected to win with huge majority once again in the region, leaving no strong opposition behind to impose restrictions on the policies introduced and implemented. 642 more words

Democracy

Elected representation closer reflects American population

Trans woman Danica Roem (D) of Virginia defeated Bob Marshall (R), the very candidate who wrote the anti-trans bathroom bill, becoming the first trans state legislator in the process. 219 more words

News Writing

Maysoon Zayid, Meryl Streep, and how representation requires empathy

The problem with perfect, able-bodied actors.

“If there was an Oppression Olympics, I would win the gold medal,” said Maysoon Zayid, an actress and comic with cerebral palsy. 927 more words

Principles Of Journalism & Networked Communication

If your mother says she loves you...

An undergraduate student referred to as “Jackie” at the University of Virginia claimed victimhood in an alleged gang-rape during a gruesome encounter with approximately seven fraternity brothers at the UVA Phi Kappa Psi chapter during a so-called date event during pledge week. 1,677 more words

Politics

Sexual misconduct garners response, social media users urge others to take sides

Sexual harassment claims lead to the firing of entertainment business godfather Harvey Weinstein from his own company on Oct. 8th.

In the following days, more than 50 victims would come forward, including Lupita Nyong’o who recounted her experiences in a… 757 more words

Principles Of Journalism & Networked Communication

Media Enjoys the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression. Are You Kidding?

Freedom of Speech and Expression is the right that the media enjoys irrespective of the geographical, social and religious boundaries they operate in. Article 19 of the Indian Constitution provides the fourth pillar of democracy the complete right to put forth the facts they come across and present it the way they are. 544 more words

Media & Democracy

Media, democracy, fake news! Oh my!

As technology and political ideas develop, so must the “new” journalism. But if the new journalism can’t simply state the facts or keep its readers aware of events both locally and globally, then is it really journalism? 604 more words

Politics