500 news organizations mark World News Day by demonstrating the power of journalism to make a difference. Take a look at the following reports and features that are making an impact in an increasingly complex and uncertain world:
A drainage canal is not a garbage landfill. Why state the obvious? Because, on the ground, they seem synonymous. Every day, their stench assails our nostrils.
Surya and Perumal are two illegal immigrants who have been living in Singapore. On Nov 26, both will be sent back to their homeland along with 48 others. What’s so special about their return? Well, they are not humans – but Indian star tortoises who are now a step away from being listed as an endangered species.
On September 3, 2018, a warden at Tamil Nadu’s biggest central prison, Puzhal jail, was caught with ganja hidden in his innerwear when he reported for duty. He was smuggling it to a Pakistani spy -a National Investigation Agency (NIA) suspect – lodged there, who paid for it at a premium price.
The Lesbian, Gay, Transvestite, Transsexual and Intersexual(LGBTTI) migrants flee from poverty and violence to seek a better life in Central America. Yet, their journey through Mexico remains rife with discrimination and harassment because of their sexual preference.
Is the Indian government playing Big Brother? A Quint expose revealed that electoral bonds had hidden alphanumeric numbers printed on them to track down the link between donors and political parties.
The Road to Radicalisation is a story told of ‘Hani’, a wife and mother of three children whose husband, ‘Azmi’, gets caught and charged for terrorist activities related to IS or Daesh. Hani is candid in telling us her entire story from how Azmi first got involved, persuading her to move to Syria, right till his arrest.
Like any other food deliverers, Ms Sumaiyah Ghazali is willing to travel under the scorching hot sun and the cold rain to ensure the food is safely delivered to the customer’s doorstep. However, unlike other deliverers who ‘run’ to deliver their food on time, Ms Sumaiyah, 40, go through her everyday tasks on a wheelchair.
Hartals are a common problem that is unique to Kerala. The local name refers to a total shutdown of civic activities caused by strikes, including the halting of vehicle movements. In past years, the state had commonly witnessed around 100 statewide hartals annually. In 2017 the number of hartals reached nearly 120 for that year.
There is a global “war” being waged in the health industry.
Civil societies and several governments in poor as well as rich countries – including Malaysia – are up in arms over pharmaceutical companies setting prices so high that some life-saving drugs are beyond the reach of many.