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Sarajevo’s First-Ever Pride Gets Dismissed as “Shame Parade” by Opponents

Threats, insults and rejection prior to the first-ever pride march in Bosnia and Herzegovina, topped with protests and ignorance, are mirrored not challenged in Bosnian media.

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A Peak Inside How the Brazilian Media Has Constructed and Deconstructed the Amazon's Deforestation in Five Tweets

One would think that hard statistics announcing an 88 percent increase in Amazon deforestation since June 2018 would make others take climate change seriously, as well. But in Brazil, it seems to be an occasion for Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing cabinet to crack down on hard science.

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LGBTQ Creators Are Suing YouTube. Here is Why It Matters for Diversity In The Media

For many young people, YouTubers like Bria and Chrissy have normalized LGBTQ+ relationships, and helped them navigate important moments like coming out to their parents, nurturing a healthy relationship and what it means to identify as transgender, or gender non-binary. What does it mean if they go off the air?

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Why Are Journalists Ignoring Those on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis?

Climate change impacts indigenous and communities of color disproportionately--so where are their voices in the conversation?

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The Great British Ban on

Recently, the Advertising Standards Authority has decided to ban ads that promote problematic gender stereotypes. Some say its a form of censorship--others say that this opens the door to creativity. What do you think?

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Gender Inclusivity Initiatives Like 50:50 Ignore Trans and Non-Binary Media Workers

BBC is patting itself on the back for the success of its 50:50 "gender" initiative--but is a gender initiative that defines gender as equal representation of men and women what we actually need right now?

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Twitter Claims Its Cracking Down On Hate Speech. But Is It Treating All Hate Speech Equally?

Until data on hate speech is available and transparent, it will be impossible to assess whether Twitter’s new policies on hate speech are effectively curbing hate speech, or all talk and no action.

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A Peak Inside How the Brazilian Media Has Constructed and Deconstructed the Amazon's Deforestation in Five Tweets

One would think that hard statistics announcing an 88 percent increase in Amazon deforestation since June 2018 would make others take climate change seriously, as well. But in Brazil, it seems to be an occasion for Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing cabinet to crack down on hard science.

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