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Tunisian hope and Greek despair: A week in the life of democracy

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="668"] The first free elections borne from the Arab Spring were held in Tunisia. Over 90% of registered adults voted. EPA/Zacarias Garcia[/caption] It has been a tumultuous week in the life and times of democracy in the Mediterranean....

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Remembering Maralinga

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55 years ago the British government commenced nuclear testing in the South Australian outback. It was named "Operation Buffalo" and it took place at the remote Maralinga site. Four fission bombs were tested and British and Australian servicemen were exposed to the fallout. Today the...

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The Hidden Media Powers that Undermine Democracy

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  MEDIA & DEMOCRACY: On the final day of The Conversation’s series on how the media influences the way our representatives develop policy, John Keane examines how the relationships between politicians, journalists, lobbyists and the PR sector undermine democracy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"...

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