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World News Day 2020

'As journalism goes, so goes democracy': Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

On September 28 we celebrate the third annual World News Day. Across six continents, more than 100 newsrooms are marking the day. World News Day is not intended as an industry celebration. It is instead a day to pause and give the people we have turned into stories a platform to explain how journalism made a difference in their lives.

World News Day 2020

Why real news matters amid the twin pandemics of Covid-19 and fake news

Over 120 newsrooms from around the world will come together today to mark World News Day, including journalists from Toronto to Taipei, Spain to Singapore. This, however, is not an occasion for journalists to pat ourselves on the back for the work we do. Rather, the focus is on how journalists go about reporting on issues that matter to our audiences.

World News Day 2020

A city at a standstill: Singapore like you've never seen before

The morning jams are gone, Orchard Road is a ghost town and the tourists at Merlion Park have disappeared. To fight Covid-19, Singapore went into circuit breaker mode on April 7. The Straits Times executive photojournalists BENJAMIN SEETOR and MARK CHEONG document what the country looks like - from above - in these photos shot exclusively with a drone.

World News Day 2020

Fighting Covid-19 with Bioinformatics

As the Covid-19 pandemic progresses, bioinformaticians like Dr. Sebastian Maurer-Stroh are helping us make sense of SARS-CoV-2’s continuing evolution.

World News Day 2020

How a BJP leader’s name vanished between testimony & charge sheet

Delhi Police cited Nisar Ahmed’s testimony in 3 charge sheets. Details are same, but a BJP councillor is left out.

World News Day 2020

End of the road for ‘The King’?

The Pinoy jeepney, fondly known as the “king of the road,” is about to step into the pages of history, pushed by the uncompromising situation created by the pandemic.

World News Day 2020

The people who cared for him: How a single COVID 19 case moved through the system

Since the pandemic began, more than 50,000 people in Canada have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and federal government figures say at least 2,900 people have been hospitalized. This is the story of those who cared for a single case at St. Paul’s.

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