✍️✍️ Job Board Update ✍️✍️ – Sep 13
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Hello folks! It’s Monday which means it’s time to start the week in a big way.
We added another 304 jobs over the weekend, and now have more than 300 internships across the U.S., UK and Canada. That means we have close to 3,000 total listings — remember when we had only 1,000? That makes us the most comprehensive journalism job board around. Details on how to subscribe and previews of new jobs are below.
Before that, be sure to check out my Q&A with friend of the newsletter Walt Hickey, senior data editor at Insider and founder of Numlock News. Walt shed light on how he turned his exit from FiveThirtyEight into a successful newsletter with thousands of subscribers, as well as the absent role of culture in journalism. This is a subscribers-only post, so be sure to hit that subscribe button. 👇
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Outside The Newsroom 🗺️
Europe Records Hottest Summer: Europe’s temperatures this summer were the hottest on record, according to the EU Climate Change Service. Several countries experienced extreme weather phenomena, including flooding in Germany and wildfires in Greece and Turkey. Last year was Europe’s hottest year overall on record.
Greece Appoints First Climate Crisis Minister: As part of the fallout from Greece’s deadly summer wildfires, the country appointed its first ever climate crisis and civil protection minister. Christos Stylianides is a former crisis manager for the EU.
Boris to Hike UK Taxes: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he will raise taxes in order to meet growing financial demands of the country’s social care system as it grapples with an ageing population. In his 2019 election campaign, Johnson promised he would not raise taxes on individuals, though this was before the Covid-19 pandemic had occurred.
MH17 Crash Victims Testify for First Time: Seven years after a Malaysia Airlines passenger flight to Kuala Lumpur was shot down while flying over the eastern Ukraine, relatives of the 298 people killed are testifying in the trial of four suspects, taking place in The Netherlands. Investigators say a Russian missile fired by pro-Moscow rebels in the Ukraine brought the plane down.
Paris 2015 Attacks Trial Opens: The trial of 20 suspects accused of being behind the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people, has begun. The trial has been dubbed the biggest in modern French history.
Middle East 🌍
Study: U.S. Airstrikes Killed Up To 48,000 Civilians Since 9/11: On the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a study revealed that U.S. airstrikes have killed between 22,000 and 48,000 civilians since September 11, 2001. The findings come as President Joe Biden promised an end to the “forever wars” that have marked U.S. foreign policy for the past two decades.
Palestinian Militants Escape from Israeli Prison: Four of the six Palestinian prisoners who managed to escape a high security prison in northern Israel have been recaptured. The prisoners used spoons to dig passages under their cells after opening a hole in the ground of their cell toilet floor.
Middle East Running Out of Water: Persistent droughts, extreme temperatures, climate change and water mismanagement are causing lakes, rivers and wetlands in the Middle East to dry up. As a result some areas, such as lake Urmia in Iran, are becoming uninhabitable and vulnerable to rising tensions or political violence.
Dubai Farmers Grow ‘Future-Proof’ Food: Dubai’s International Center of Biosaline Agriculture is growing crops using seawater and brine from desalination projects in order to combat the heat, sandy soil and low-quality water resources which threaten food production in the desert.
U.A.E.-Egypt Normalization Talks Gain Momentum: Turkey is taking “positive” steps to engage in diplomatic dialogues with the U.A.E. and Egypt, after years of strained relations following the military coup to oust the Egyptian president in 2013. The nations have taken opposing sides in regional conflicts in recent years.
Guinea Military Coup: Military officer Mamady Doumbouya seized power from Guinea’s 83-year-old President Alpha Condé, citing corruption, neglect of human rights and economic mismanagement as the army’s reasons for the coup. Its leaders have already freed approximately 80 political prisoners.
Nigerian Schools Shut After Another Kidnapping: Yet another school kidnapping by armed gunmen has taken place in northwest Nigeria, causing primary and secondary schools in the region to close. The kidnapping is the latest in a string of similar abductions for extortion this year.
Eswatini Grandmothers Grow Cannabis: Elderly women in poverty-stricken Eswatini are growing cannabis plants in order to make a living. Almost a quarter of women — many of whom care for orphans of the HIV/ Aids epidemic — are unemployed, and at least half work in illicit trades.
Northern Ethiopia Humanitarian Crisis: In conflict-ridden Tigray, almost 150 people have died of starvation as food aid stocks run low. According to the U.N., 5.2 million people — or 90 percent of the population — in Tigray is in urgent need of food to prevent “the world’s worst famine situation in decades.”
How the World Got Ethiopian PM So Wrong: Early optimism surrounding Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Abiy Ahmed, who was appointed Prime Minister of Ethiopia in 2018, and his promises for unity quickly dwindled as the country descended into civil war. But critics say that warning signs were evident from early on.
Asia Pacific 🌏
Taliban Claims Victory in Last Holdout: The Taliban has claimed victory in the province of Panjshir, the last in Afghanistan to be seized by the militant group. However, the National Resistance Front has pledged to continue fighting.
China’s Taliban Partnership: Chinese state media and officials are attempting to present a favorable picture of the Taliban to citizens in Beijing, with Foreign Minister Wang Yi claiming the Islamist militants play an “important role” in governing Afghanistan. Stability is economically advantageous to China.
Sri Lanka State of Emergency: Amid shortages of essential food items, Sri Lanka’s parliament has declared a state of emergency to control food prices and prevent supply hoarding. The country is experiencing a foreign exchange crisis caused by a dip in tourism and loan repayments.
Japan Court Summons Kim Jong-un: The North Korean leader has been summoned by a Japanese court to face human rights abuse accusations from ethnic Koreans, previously residents in Japan, who embarked on a program to resettle in North Korea with promises of a better life. Kim Jong-un is not expected to attend.
Vietnamese Man Jailed for Spreading Covid-19: A Vietnamese man who breached strict 21-day travel quarantine regulations has been sentenced to five years in prison on account of “spreading infectious diseases.” Vietnam’s Covid-19 protocol has earned the country a successful reputation for dealing with the virus.
Latin America 🌎
Powerful Earthquake Strikes Southwest Mexico: A magnitude seven earthquake struck the coastal city of Acapulco, killing at least one person and damaging several buildings and highways. The quake was felt 200 miles away in Mexico City and blue lights were seen in the skies, caused by electric charges activated during seismic activity.
Mexico Rules Abortion Penalties Unconstitutional: Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized penalties for abortion in the northern state of Coahuila, on the border with Texas, which recently banned abortion after six weeks. Abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is decriminalized in only only four Mexican states.
Columbus Statue Swapped for Indigenous Woman: More news from Mexico where a statue of Christopher Columbus in Mexico City, which was removed ahead of a protest last year, will be relocated and replaced by a statue of an Olmec Indigenous woman. Since the 2020 murder of George Floyd, statues around the world have been brought down.
Pro- and Anti-Bolsonaro Rallies: On Brazil’s independence day, tens of thousands of Bolsonaro supporters flooded the streets to support the president, who is currently being investigated by the country’s Supreme Court. Meanwhile, opposition counter protests also took place across the country.
El Salvador: Bitcoin Crashes on First Legal Day: On its first day as legal tender, the price of Bitcoin crashed to its lowest in almost a month, causing El Salvador to lose $3 million. The government-backed digital wallet rollout was also marred by tech glitches. Meanwhile, demonstrators protested against the instability they believe Bitcoin will bring to the country, one of the poorest in Latin America.
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