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:
Malaysia is becoming an increasingly ‘male country’, with males increasingly outnumbering females over the decades. According to the Statistics Department, the country’s population sex ratio in 1970 stood at 102 males to every 100 females.
With Covid-19 restrictions affecting the income of many households, some women were forced to choose between spending more time at home nursing their babies or going out to work to support their families.
Working mums who found it convenient to breastfeed their babies while working from home now find it a struggle to express milk while dealing with long hours at the office. These are among the challenges cited by nursing mothers in a survey by The Star.
Though it dropped with little notice in the wider world, plunked down with scant fanfare in a late COVID spring, it was a massive moment for many Ontario cities, towns and anyone who owns an Ontario home, or just lives in one.
South China Morning Post: Can Hong Kong deliver on 2049 target to wipe out subdivided flats and ‘cage homes’? Resident says ‘I will probably die in one of them’
In the last of a three-part series on Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, Fiona Sun looks at the alternatives for tenants, their prospects for better accommodation, and what the government needs to do to achieve Beijing’s target of getting rid of such housing by 2049.
South China Morning Post: ‘This is not a home’: depression, cockroaches, rats and shame add up to misery for Hongkongers in subdivided flats
In the second of a three-part series on Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, Fiona Sun looks at the physical and mental toll on tenants of the city’s most inadequate housing. Beijing has set the city government the target of getting rid of these tiny units and ‘cage homes’ by 2049.
South China Morning Post: ‘Like a caged animal’: why Hongkongers in city’s notorious subdivided flats say they have no choice
Hong Kong’s poor have long been unable to afford anything but subdivided living spaces. Now Beijing wants the local government to rid the city of these tiny units and “cage homes” by 2049. In the first of a three-part series, Fiona Sun looks at the city’s worst homes and speaks to the people living in them.
South China Morning Post: Life in Hong Kong’s worst living spaces: from cage homes to subdivided flats
This three-part story on the emotive topic struck at the heart of the matter. Through phenomenal infographics and detailed, on-the-ground reporting, the Post looked at the realities of life in such dwellings and spoke to the people forced to live in them.
The Communist Party is set to hold its 20th national congress in mid-October. In the second piece in a series exploring the rules of the personnel reshuffle, Jane Cai looks at the conventions surrounding the Politburo Standing Committee.