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Inequalities have always been a major part of our modern society. We all know that some people own more than others. Recently, a report came out revealing that 62 people own the same as half the population worldwide. This report was written by an organization named Oxfam.

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This essay answers the following question: To what extent does community journalism is an asset to its locality? The topic has been chosen in the view that there is a lack of information about what it is and the importance it has in society. The research done is of academic level using examples of news stories from around the globe. The findings of the research illustrate that community journalism is a tool that promotes the cohesion, freedom of expression, and organization within society.

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In the Washington Post article How Journalism is Changing for the Better, published  on September 1st, 2015, Christ Cillizza explains how journalism is evolving through the active participation of the audience by means of social media.

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Leo A. Lerner (1907-1965) was a newspaper editor and publisher who saw the relevancy of informing the public about what they really want and need to know: local news. He is the founder of Lerner Newspaper, once the greatest community journal in the world. 

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In recent posts, I have devoted myself to the issue of the gradual disappearance of community journalism, but also, why it is still a crucial feature of society. For instance, I presented the current community journalism situation in the United Kingdom in Some Laws and Policies Deprive Local News Integrity in the United Kingdom where, like numerous parts of world, this unfortunate phenomenon may result in negative consequences. In short, it is clear that the local news industry is endangered, however, it plays a very important social role in communities.

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The article Local journalism is under threat - here are some ways we can save it by Judith Townend published June 18th of 2015 presents consequences of local journalism gradual disappearance and some tentative solutions to the issue in the United Kingdom. 

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From time to time, legal systems can be deceiving. In some cases, it seems that these legal systems may not serve the principle of justice as righteously as possible. For instance, some criminals could deserve harsher punishments. Moreover, and even more problematic, some individuals are falsely accused by the legal system their in. A falsely accused person is someone who was subjected to irregular criminal prosecutions when there was in fact not enough evidence to prove the crime.

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Since the 1980s, the Catholic Church has been under the spotlight on many occasions as a result of many child abuse cases reported by the media. This phenomenon is still very present in time all around the world. Having mentioned this, to what extent do global news and locally produced articles treat the issue differently according to the location of the journal? It will be shown, based on the articles presented below, that journalists in Canada approach child abuse cases in a more personal way regarding the victims than in the United States.

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On November 13th 2015, more than 130 people were killed by a group of shooters in the capital of France. This event had been covered massively worldwide for a long period of time. In fact, depending on the country, this news raised different reactions from both the population and the politicians. In Europe, the attacks were described as a barbarous act of war.

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In the article Antidepressants ‘likely increase suicides in all ages’ and manufacturers underreport side effects: Study by Sarah Knapton of the National Post, published on January 28th of 2016, she exposes evidences that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide, and also that the pharmaceutical companies are concealing reports of possible side effects.

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In the article Inside Madaya: Videos Show Suffering of Starving Syrian Town by Nick Paton Walsh, published by CNN on January 26th of 2016, some of the atrocities of the Syrian war are exposed. In Madaya, a town in the middle of the conflict, and sieged by pro-governmental forces, are confined innocent children and adults. These people did not received medical, nor food support for the last ten days.

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In the article Is Your Cell Phone Powered by Child Labor? by Hope King, published by CNN on January 18th of 2016, it is shown that important smart technologies companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Samsung were buying electronic components made from minerals that are the result of child labor in low developed territories.

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Many people think that having more money leads to happiness? Is that really true?  

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Link to the Article: http://cmhc.utexas.edu/depression.html                                                                                 The article talks about the topic of depression. It is sometimes hard to pin point whether we, ourselves are depressed. It is a very informative article on detecting signs of the mental illness. Some of the questions you need to ask yourself are how frequently am I depressed, how severe is it and how long does the depression lasts. 

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The news industry has changed significantly over the past few decades, and not necessarily for the better. With the emergence of digital technology and modern business strategies, the situation has improved only for the CEO’s, while journalists are being sucked dry.

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This article discuses the current issue on the Catholic church ignoring the acts of child abuse.

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