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By learning from dispute resolution techniques, journalists can develop a new framework for political debates that would challenge those in power to see others’ viewpoints, collaborate and come up with solutions

    Ecotricity - front page

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/ Peace & Democracy

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High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

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/ Peace & Democracy

05 Sep


With Ireland in first place, a new index has been created to measure the good that countries do for the rest of the world. Ben Whitford meets its founder, Simon Anholt, and finds out how it could encourage more...

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Students call for shakeup of economics teaching


/ Economics & Innovation

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GURWES - Version 3

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The future of the NHS: what needs to change?


/ Community

28 Aug

1 (c) Phalinn Ooi

Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the...


Islamic and Jewish groups share Ramadan meal


/ Community

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(c) Flickr member young shanahan

The Egyptian Alliance for Minorities, including Arab and Jewish members as well as other religious, ethnic and political groups, united in solidarity for a Ramadan meal at a synagogue in Egypt’s capital as violence erupted in nearby Gaza


Gaza conflict: ‘It won’t stop until we talk’


/ Community

20 Aug

Yehuda Shaul, one of the founds of Breaking the Silence (c) Flickr member Trocaire

Anna Behrmann talks to grassroots groups protesting for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and discovers their defiant commitment to their cause, despite intimidation and the continuing crisis in the region

    Abundance 4 - front page

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