Monday, February 19, 2018

What news?

Cologne-based media watchdog Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung's (INA) published its annual "Top 10 Forgotten Stories," which found that German media failed to report. Students from multiple German universities analyze press coverage to check whether the suggestions are accurate. A jury made up of media academics and journalists finally decides which stories make the top ten.

  1. Exclusion of disabled people from the workplace and the high unemployment rate among disabled people
  2. Portugal's earlier-than-expected recovery from the financial crisis despite its refusal to enact austerity policies
  3. The lack of press coverage of the 2017 monsoon in South Asia compared to the extensive coverage of the hurricane in Texas
  4. Precarious work conditions on container ships
  5. High prices for life-saving drugs in developing countries when many pharmaceutical companies are posting large profits
  6. Inadequate civil protection bunkers in Germany in the event of a major nuclear disaster
  7. Health risks associated with shift work and the lack of regulation of shift work
  8. Increasing rate of violent incidents against health workers in German psychiatric institutions
  9. The Czech Republic's refusal to compensate Roma women who were forcibly sterilized until 2007
  10. Humanitarian crisis in Chad in central Africa

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