© Neil Spark

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8 May 2017

New French president Emmanuel Macron has won the election. Let’s hope he wins forthcoming challenges as convincingly. They include:

  1. Fighting apathy. Thirty percent of the electorate didn’t vote. It was the lowest turnout in more than 40 years.

  2. National Assembly elections next mo...

4 May 2017

Australia’s second biggest media company dealt a blow to democracy on World Press Freedom Day.

The next day, 4 May, Facebook announced its revenue for the quarter to 31 March rose 49% to $8.03 billion.

The sacking of 125 journalists by Fairfax Media is the latest in a plethora of edi...

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