Red Cross – Newsthink! – Bridgend, Kenya, Kosovo
Posted by LibeRaCe on February 22, 2008
The real stories from behind the headlines
Tutors are encouraged to use these links as a “Thought for the Day” or to start a class discussion…..
Issue 22nd February 2008
– Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon has condemned therecent media coverage of a spate of apparent suicides as “irresponsible and inaccurate”. She claims the reporting does not follow the Samaritans guidelines .
– Kenyan company Safaricom’s mobile phone service wins best phone advert award.
– Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills failed to agree a divorce settlement after a High Court hearing that lasted longer than a week. Despite being held in private, the case has been extensively discussed in the media. Classes can discuss what it means to be a ‘gold digger’ and also talk about how Heather Mill’s disability has been protrayed in the Media.
– Kosovo has declared itself the world’s newest country. Its parliament has announced its independence from Serbia and its desire to be accepted by the world’s community as a state in its own right. Countries are divided about whether they will recognise the Balkan province as a state. Violence erupted in Belgrade – Serbia’s capital city- in response to the declaration.