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To make a competent decision, people must have access to reliable and accurate facts. Usually, it is the news media and therefore the journalists that take on offer these in modern democracies. Journalism is reporting the truth, not on a philosophical or scientific basis, but in a functional form. It is …

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How the ban on abortion puts women’s health at risk  While Abortion is legal in nearly all European countries, Ireland does not provide its women with a choice. Right now, an Irish woman’s only option to end a pregnancy is to have her life being at risk, leave the country or to order an illegal abortion …
Decades after the nuclear war most families send out one to care and hunt. This story, based on the classic tale of Cinderella, tells about Cath who took over the position meant for her stepdad. While her mother Alissa fell into depression after her husband died, Frank brought in his two daughters Eyla and Enith …
How “free education” is defined in two European countries Pursuing higher education is not only a question of motivation and time but also one of financial ability. However, the question of finance needs to be discussed on different levels in different countries. Germany, as well as Ireland, claim to provide “free education” through their public-school …
I turn to the lights of the funfair while my phone calls my mom. Occasionally, you hear calls of children, but most families left long before me. What remains now is a strange mix of the smell of cotton candy and beer. “Honey?” I hear my mother ask. I didn't notice her picking up. “Oh, …
“Climate change is one of the most serious challenges to society (Höijer, 2010, p. 717)”. Ten years ago, the IPCC of the United Nations declared, that in the last ten decades, the increase of temperature on earth is at 0,74° (Höijer, 2010, p. 717). Risks that are identified by world-wide scientific communities include “heavy rains, …