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Lessons from Ely: Why Nigeria should not neglect environmental concerns as it kick-starts exploration of solid minerals

 

The trip to Ely, Minnesota was my first encounter to with rural America. To be honest, I had not had much of an encounter with America itself. I had only arrived the country the first time just over a week ago. And my encounter had been mostly limited to the pleasantly choreographed tours around the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis by the wonderful organisers of the World Press Institute (WPI) fellowship. I had only gone out once on my own to a nearby Walmart to buy groceries.

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Freedom of the press: how much is enough?

Freedom of the press: how much is enough?

 

As journalists we must always have in our minds two words: accuracy and freedom.

The first one: it’s our duty to be just/righteous with each part of our stories, be balanced, and attached to the facts. But for the second one, I just noticed that sometimes we forget its importance.

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Trump and Foreign Policy

The change in the debate about foreign policy in Presidential campaigns in the U.S. represented by the proposals of G.O.P.’s candidate, Donald J. Trump, is the main point of an interview with Dr. Renee Buhr, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of St. Thomas. The interview was published on Monday by O Estado de S.Paulo.

Click here to read more in Portuguese.

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Prince is the Best

Prince is the Best

When we say we live in a “global village”, most of us don’t know what’s going on in each house of that village. Sometimes many of us don’t even know what’s going on in our own house.

If it were not for the World Press Institute, I wouldn’t have the luxury to leave all my crazy work behind in China, soak myself into American politics (and parties) and talk about Clinton and Trump all day long.

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Trump Breaks the Foreign-policy Consensus

Since the beginning of his campaign to be the G.O.P.’s candidate in the Presidential election, Donald J. Trump has already suggested to build a wall along the border to Mexico, to increase imports tax, stated that he would fight ISIS and that the U.S. should not defend its N.A.T.O. allies in case of an attack. In the view of Dr. Renee Buhr, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of St. Thomas, Trump’s proposals represent a change in the debate about foreign policy in Presidential campaigns.

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The Guys on the Bridge and the Billionaire

The Guys on the Bridge and the Billionaire

It’s a gray day afternoon and the weather app on my cell phone forecasts a strong rain in the following hours. Over a pedestrian bridge at 35 highway a group of some ten Trump supporters wave campaign flags and show signs with the slogan "Make America Great Again." Some of them are unsuccessfully asking drivers to honk. They seemed excited nonetheless.

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