✍️✍️ Job Board Update ✍️✍️ — September 27

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On Friday I relaunched the podcast with an interview with Glenn Greenwald! We discussed what it’s like to be such a high-profile and well-known journalist, what it’s like having the U.S. and Brazilian governments after you, and his best advice for today’s up-and-coming journalists. I’ll be coming to you with more podcasts in the near future, so keep those eyes and ears open! 👀👂

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Europe 🇪🇺

  1. Europe Energy Crisis: Governments are taking emergency measures to protect consumers from surging prices amid Europe’s energy crisis. The International Energy Agency called upon Russia to send more gas to Europe, where in countries such as the UK, prices have risen by 250 percent since January. 

  2. UK Data Breach Risks Afghan Interpreters: The British Ministry of Defence mistakenly sent emails sharing contact and personal details of around 300 Afghan interpreters who worked with British military forces, making them vulnerable to the Taliban. The UK government is investigating the cause of the security breach. 

  3. La Palma Volcano: Thousands of people have evacuated their homes on the Canary Island of La Palma, where a volcano erupted causing rivers of lava to bury rural houses. A 3.8 magnitude earthquake caused a new fissure to open. If and when the lava reaches the ocean, experts warn it could trigger more explosions and release toxic gases. 

  4. Poland Faces €500K-a-Day Coal Fine: The European Commission has ordered a Polish coal extracting mine near the Czech and German borders to cease operations over environmental concerns. Poland has so far ignored the orders, leaving the country facing fines of half a million euros per day. 

  5. Shots Fired at Ukraine President’s Aide: Senior Ukrainian officials denounced an “assassination attempt” of one of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s aides. More than 10 bullets were fired at his car and, while the aide escaped unscathed, his driver was wounded. Other aides are blaming Russia for the attack, though the Kremlin has denied any involvement.


Middle East 🌍

  1. Hezbollah Welcomes Iranian Fuel: Iranian-backed Hezbollah is organizing imports of Iranian fuel into Lebanon via Syria, in order to dodge U.S. sanctions on Iran. Lebanese citizens, who have grappled with a fuel crisis for months, celebrated the arrival of the oil tankers, which will distribute free fuel to hospitals and care homes.

  2. Lebanese Crises Prompt Crypto Boom: As Lebanon’s banks collapse, crypto currency has become increasingly popular, despite occupying a legal grey area that could eventually limit its use. The country has been in financial decline since 2019, and according to Bloomberg, its rate of inflation is now the worst in the world.

  3. Israel Captures Last Palestinian Escapees: Israeli Police captured the last two of six escapees from a high-security prison two weeks ago. The two men were found in Jenin, a Palestinian city in the northern section of the West Bank. 

  4. Gilgamesh Dream Tablet Headed Back to Iraq: The U.S. will return a 3,600 year-old tablet showing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh — one of the world’s oldest known religious texts — to Iraq. The tablet is believed to have been looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, but was seized by U.S. authorities in 2019.

  5. UN General Assembly: What Did Leaders Say About Middle East?: In addition to the pandemic and climate change, officials discussed the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the Iran nuclear deal, and how geopolitical divisions are hindering international cooperation to restore peace in Syria and Yemen.


Africa 🌍

  1. Sudan PM Reports ‘Failed’ Coup Attempt: The Prime Minister of Sudan reported an attempted coup in Khartoum has failed and the suspects have been arrested. According to the government, military officers and civilians with links to former ousted President Omar al-Bashir were involved.

  2. Kenyan Slammed Over Gender-Based Violence: When violence against women and girls surged in Kenya during the pandemic, the country’s government failed to provide economic, health, and social services to support them, according to Human Rights Watch. Between March and April 2020, there was a 300 percent increase in calls reporting gender-based violence in the country.

  3. No Confidence for Libya’s Unity Government: A majority of Libya’s eastern parliament passed a vote of no confidence regarding the country’s unity government led by interim PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. The vote and rising tensions are a blow to UN-backed peace talks in Libya ahead of upcoming elections scheduled for December.

  4. One Million Nigerian Children to Miss School: UNICEF estimates that at least one million children could miss school in 2021 as a result of armed kidnappings of schoolchildren for extortion. There have been 20 attacks on Nigerian schools this year, with more than 1,400 children abducted, 200 of whom are still missing.

  5. Kenyan Basketball Sexual Abuse: An anonymous Kenyan basketball player alleged that systemic sexual abuse within the women’s national team has been rife for many years. She claimed the abuse is often directed at younger players alongside pledges to advance their careers, but victims are fearful of speaking out. Human Rights Watch is investigating the abuse in Kenya and Mali.


Asia Pacific 🌏

  1. Lithuania Dumps Chinese Phones: Lithuania’s Defence Ministry has recommended consumers avoid buying Chinese Xiaomi phones or throw them away if they already own one, because of built-in censorship abilities. Tensions between China and Lithuania have increased in recent months.

  2. Manny Pacquiao to Run for President: Professional boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao confirmed he will run in the Philippine’s 2022 presidential election. The 42-year-old former world champion has campaigned against government corruption and has questioned current President Rodrigo Duerte’s relationship with China.

  3. England and New Zealand Withdraw from Pakistan Cricket Tour: Both countries have pulled out of upcoming tours of Pakistan, with England citing mental and physical wellbeing and New Zealand alleging a security alert. The chairman of Pakistan’s Cricket Board retaliated against the “Western bloc,” claiming he felt “used”.

  4. Jacinda Ardern Begged to Resettle Afghan Interpreters: A group of Afghan interpreters who worked with New Zealand’s defence forces is begging the Prime Minister to grant their families visas to resettle and escape the Taliban. So far their pleas have been unmet. New Zealand left behind approximately 400 Afghans who worked for the country when mercy flights left Afghanistan three weeks ago.

  5. Earthquake Shakes Melbourne: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Southeast Australia last week, leaving buildings damaged in Melbourne. No serious injuries were reported, but two aftershocks of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude were felt. The quake was the country’s largest in five years.


Latin America 🌎

  1. Haitian Migrants Deported from U.S. Border Camp: Around 12,000 Haitian migrants are being cleared from a camp on the U.S.-Mexico border. While some Haitians are being released in the U.S., most are being deported, and border guards have been criticized for using horse whips to threaten migrants. Haitian migration towards the U.S. has steadily increased since the country’s 2010 earthquake.

  2. El Salvador Anti-Government Protests: Thousands of people gathered in San Salvador, the country’s capital, to protest against populist President Nayib Bukele’s consolidation of power, which U.S. diplomats believe is threatening democracy. The 40-year-old Bukele recently changed his Twitter bio to “the coolest dictator in the world.”

  3. Rio’s Olympic Legacy Five Years On: Five years after Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Games, the city’s residents are still waiting for projects included in the Games’ legacy plan to be completed. These include public safety improvements, an integrated transport system, urban projects and job opportunities. Much of the Olympic infrastructure is now abandoned.

  4. Colombian Liquor Given Heritage Status: Colombia’s senate has awarded Viche — a liquor distilled from raw sugar cane mixed with herbs and fruits, traditionally made by Afro-Colombian women on the country’s Pacific coast — cultural and ancestral heritage status. Although the drink can now be sold on a larger scale, its production will remain restricted to ancestral communities.

  5. Haiti PM Sacks Justice Minister Amid Murder Probe: Ariel Henry has fired his justice minister who backed the prosecutor investigating his suspected involvement in July’s assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Another government official also recently resigned, claiming he would not work for a PM suspected of murdering the late president.


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