✍️✍️ Job Board Update ✍️✍️ — September 20
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Hello folks, happy Monday! We have some good news to lead us off with today: None other than Glenn Greenwald will join the podcast this week!
Having the Brazilian and U.S. governments — remember the Snowden leaks? — after you isn’t fun, but just part of the job for Glenn. So we also talked about what it’s like being Glenn Greenwald and the mental drain that comes with that. We then finished with his best advice for young journalists starting out in this ever-changing industry. I’m going to get everything edited and will publish this Friday!
Also be sure to check out Friday’s relaunch of Data Corner and Election Dissection. We looked at how some of the top newsrooms covered the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan from a data and graphics standpoint. And we also gave context to the recent elections in Morocco and Norway.
Before we get to the job board, I wanted to include a couple of relevant job postings. The HuffPost and BuzzFeed are launching a one-year reporting fellowship for a journalist who recently left Afghanistan — they can cover any topic not just Afghanistan. And Matthew Champion — executive editor for VICE World News — is offering regular paid freelance work to any displaced Afghan journalists. Please share with your networks. 👇
We’ll be busy updating the job board with hundreds of more listings throughout the day, so do keep checking back! And lastly be sure to read this week’s Outside The Newsroom at the bottom of this newsletter where we dissect the most important news from around the world. Speak to you all again on Friday! 👋
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Outside The Newsroom 🗺️
Several Killed in Russian University Shooting: At least eight people have been killed and six more injured at Perm State University, after a student opened fire. Despite strict regulations on gun ownership, another mass shooting took place in May of this year that killed seven children and two teachers at a school in Kazan.
Leaked EU Anti-Deforestation Law Excludes Wetlands: The European Commission’s long-awaited draft legislation bans the sale of products linked to deforestation such as palm oil and beef in the EU. However, it doesn’t protect endangered grass and wetlands, and ignores products such as rubber, which are linked to “embedded deforestation.”
EU Heads for Post-Merkel Era: A recent European Council report suggests that “Merkelism” — a neutral and consensus-building approach — is no longer sustainable, and that the EU’s current crises need more radical solutions. As Angela Merkel steps down as German Chancellor after 15 years, the report says Germany must now take sides.
France Pulls Out of UK Defence Talks: In the fallout of Australia scrapping a major contract with France to build 12 submarines, and joining a pact with the UK and U.S., the French have withdrawn from defence talks with the UK.
Prince Charles’ Closest Aide Steps Down Over Corruption: Michael Fawcett is accused of using his position to help Saudi businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz to obtain an honorary title in exchange for large financial donations of interest to the Prince of Wales. The Sunday Times suggested Mahfouz was seeking honorary titles to enhance his visa application.
Middle East 🌍
Israel Foreign Minister Proposes Gaza Development Plan: Yair Lapid, who’s due to take over as PM in two years, said that improving living conditions, infrastructure and introducing employment benefits in Gaza would reduce “never-ending rounds of violence.” The UN and other NGOs say Gaza’s damaged hospitals and schools could take “years” to rebuild.
UN-Iran Agree Nuclear Monitoring Deal: Iran will let the UN’s nuclear watchdog install memory cards into cameras monitoring activity at the country’s main nuclear sites. The decision will facilitate diplomatic talks to revive Iran’s nuclear deal and could lead to the easing of U.S. sanctions.
Lebanon Appoints (Another) New Government: More than a year after the Lebanese government resigned following the Beirut port explosion, yet another new prime minister has been appointed. Najib Mikati is the richest man in Lebanon and has held the position twice already.
FBI Releases Saudi 9/11 Documents: On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the FBI declassified documents showing no evidence of connections between the Saudi government and the attacks, an argument made by families of the victims. Most of the 9/11 plane hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.
Netanyahu Corruption Witness Killed in Plane Crash: A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of Israel’s longest-serving leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, died in a private plane that crashed on a Greek island of Samos. Greek authorities are now investigating the cause of the crash.
Climate Change Could Create 216 Million Migrants: A World Bank report has found that up to 216 million people could be forced to leave their homes because of climate change in the next thirty years. The world’s most vulnerable region is Sub-Saharan Africa.
U.S. Sanctions Coming for Ethiopia, Eritrea, TPLF: Joe Biden signed an executive order allowing his administration to sanction leaders prolonging conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The order covers Ethiopia and Eritrea’s governments, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Amhara regional government.
Guinea’s Coup Leaders Start Party Talks: The leaders of Guinea’s military coup have begun talks with party leaders, civil organisations, trade unions and other civil society groups in order to begin the transition to civilian rule. The coup, which took place earlier this month, is the fourth this year in West Africa alone.
Nigerian Telecoms Shut Down to Prevent Criminal Activity: Two northern Nigerian states have shut down telecoms operations to curb criminal activity among gangs specializing in kidnapping and extortion. While analysts warn the shut downs could damage the business sector, some residents support them if they restore order.
UK Aid Cuts End Tropical Disease Programs: The UK’s foreign aid budget cuts from 0.7 to 0.5 percent of GDP in July have caused programs fighting neglected tropical diseases in Africa to end prematurely. Experts say years of progress made towards eliminating the diseases could be compromised. More than one billion people are still at risk.
Asia Pacific 🌏
North Korea Tests New Missiles: North Korea has tested long-range nuclear missiles that can reach 930 miles, and a railway-borne missile system to defend against attacks on the country. In the same week, South Korea tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile, causing increased tension along the peninsula.
Afghan Women Protest Taliban Hijab Mandate: Across the world, Afghan women are posting photos of themselves in colorful, traditional Afghan dress to protest the Taliban’s black hijab mandate for schools and universities. The Taliban has ordered the segregation of genders in classrooms.
Indian Dengue Outbreak Sparks Panic: In the state of Uttar Pradesh, a campaign is underway to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as an outbreak of dengue fever is thought to have killed 58 people. However, dengue has only been confirmed as the cause of death in three cases.
New Zealand Name Change: The Indigenous Māori political party has launched a petition to change New Zealand’s official name to Aotearoa, its name in te reo Māori, the language of the country’s Indigenous population. Their campaign also calls for the names of all cities, towns and places in the country to follow suit by 2026.
China Slams AUKUS Pact: The trilateral security partnership between the UK, U.S. and Australia that will provide the latter with nuclear-powered submarines suspected to confront China has come under fire from the Asian nation, whose foreign ministry spokesperson told the allies to abandon their “cold war mentality.”
Latin America 🌎
Colombia Leads Record Environment Activist Killings: According to an annual report by Global Witness, Latin America is the world’s deadliest region for environmental defenders, with Colombia topping the list for the most murders in 2020. The 227 activists murdered around the world were protecting natural resources such as water supplies, forests and oceans.
Brazil to Join Methane Emissions Pledge: The U.S. and EU are expected to ask more than two dozen countries, including Brazil, to join their pact to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Methane is the second-largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide.
Haiti PM Investigated for Moïse Assisination: Ariel Henry, Haiti’s acting Prime Minister, has been banned from leaving the country while a prosecutor investigates his alleged involvement in the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Henry had multiple phone calls with a key suspect hours before the killing, according to prosecutors.
Cuba Vaccinates Children Aged Two: In a bid to help children return to classrooms, Cuba has started vaccinating kids from the age of two with its own homegrown vaccine. The country is believed to be the first to vaccinate toddlers.
Cuban Draft Legislation Paves Way for Same-Sex Marriage: In other Cuban news, a new draft of the country’s family code could allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, if it is approved by parliament and a plebiscite. Previous attempts to legalize same-sex marriage in Cuba failed in 2018 due to opposition.
Thanks for making it all the way to the end. See you on Friday for a podcast on journalism with Glenn Greenwald! 👋