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COVID-19: A chance for social media to show worth?

The current coronavirus pandemic is causing disruption to normal life which, for many people my age and older, is unprecedented. Already we are seeing public events, sporting fixtures and even blockbuster films being postponed or cancelled due to the threat the virus would pose for public gatherings. Italy, France and the Republic of Ireland were …

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Hungary’s Orbán becomes a de-facto dictator

Hungary Dictator

What happened? The Hungarian parliament has voted in the face of the coronavirus pandemic to allow the government of Victor Orbán to rule by decree indefinitely. This decree gives the prime minister free rein to combat the virus but raises questions as to how it will be used.  The decree, which passed with a two-thirds …

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Pass Me The Remote: How COVID-19 is affecting Televised Media

There has been an age old saying that life imitates art. However, the ongoing pandemic presents an argument for the opposite. Television content has continued to evolve during the darkest periods of history and the current health crisis proves the industry remains resilient.  According to Johns Hopkins Universities Coronavirus Research Center, the virus has claimed …

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Whoever said ‘may you live in interesting times’, please take it back.

people, alone, girl

I think I’d like to live in ‘boring’ times now. Despite the rise of misinformation, in itself another symptom of our interesting times, it is fair to say there is a lot happening in the world right now. Like, a lot a lot. With the global coronavirus pandemic, and the east african swarms of locusts …

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