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News-Decoder is an educational news forum for young people around the world. Our mission is to foster global understanding by building a borderless community of youth keen to expand their horizons, learn about international affairs and challenge their assumptions. News-Decoder is part of a French non-profit called Nouvelles-Découvertes. Its mission is to inform young people about international relations “with tolerance, objectivity and broad vision.”

News-Decoder is an educational news forum for young people around the world. Our mission is to foster global understanding by building a borderless community of youth keen to expand their horizons, learn about international affairs and challenge their assumptions. News-Decoder is part of a French non-profit called Nouvelles-Découvertes. Its mission is to inform young people about international relations “with tolerance, objectivity and broad vision.”

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What steps should governments take in the next few years to better prepare for future pandemics? World Health Organizati...
20/11/2020
Will the world learn the right lessons from COVID-19?

What steps should governments take in the next few years to better prepare for future pandemics? World Health Organization (WHO) Sarah Edmonds #Pandemic #COVID19 #ndexpert

Experts had foreseen a coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 has still inflicted untold damage on the world. Will we draw the right lessons this time?

18/11/2020
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Funding hasn't gone to the most exposed and vulnerable communities affected by the climate crisis. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies World Disasters Report 2020: Come Heat or High Water examines failures to protect the most in need and at-risk people and calls for climate-smart funding. Read the report to find out about climate-smart actions that strengthen risk reduction and preparedness, alongside climate-smart laws and policies. #climatechange #drought #policy #climatesmart

We are delighted to introduce our newest correspondents Tara Heidger and Jeremy Solomons #ndexperts #ndupdates
17/11/2020

We are delighted to introduce our newest correspondents Tara Heidger and Jeremy Solomons #ndexperts #ndupdates

Are the expectations, attitudes and behaviors of being a "real man" part of toxic masculinity? How can we improve the he...
17/11/2020
Ten questions for young men who reject the "Man Box"

Are the expectations, attitudes and behaviors of being a "real man" part of toxic masculinity? How can we improve the health and wellbeing of boys and men? #ndexpert Jeremy Solomons reflects on his own life journey for answers #identity #masculinity #healthandwellness Jesuit Social Services

It can be hard for young men to step outside the "Man Box," which pressures them to act a certain way. Here are questions to help step beyond.

Women use urban space more than men. But since the beginning of time, men have planned, built and governed cities in way...
16/11/2020
Can we reshape our cities so they meet the needs of women?

Women use urban space more than men. But since the beginning of time, men have planned, built and governed cities in ways that cater to their interests. How can we reshape urban spaces for women? Find out in the latest article by #ndexpert Tara Heidger University of Toronto
#womensrights #healthandwellness #genderinclusive

Most cities are built and governed by men. Experts are taking into account the needs of women as they reshape our urban landscapes.

Want to know how to get to people's motivations? Here are some techniques to help widen the lens when reporting on divis...
16/11/2020
22 Questions that ‘Complicate the Narrative’

Want to know how to get to people's motivations? Here are some techniques to help widen the lens when reporting on divisive and oversimplified issues #TheWholeStory Solutions Journalism Network

Conversation techniques, interview questions, and stellar story examples born from a conflict mediation training — for journalists

Jeremy Solomons poses the question: What qualities will U.S. President-elect Joe Biden need to succeed on the worldwide ...
12/11/2020
What kind of global leader will Joe Biden be?

Jeremy Solomons poses the question: What qualities will U.S. President-elect Joe Biden need to succeed on the worldwide stage? #JoeBiden #presidentelect #leadership #america

What makes a global leader? What traits does a leader need to succeed? Does U.S. President-elect Joe Biden have what it takes?

How did growing up in a refugee camp help create a young global citizen with a passion for education? Find out in our la...
10/11/2020
What I learned from a refugee camp in West Africa

How did growing up in a refugee camp help create a young global citizen with a passion for education? Find out in our latest article by Varlee S Fofana of the African Leadership Academy #refugeecamp #liberia #refugees #ndstudentvoices

My family fled civil war in Liberia to a refugee camp in Guinea in West Africa. I learned the power of resilience and the value of diversity.

Miss Porter's School held its last Global Seminar Series on Democracy session in the four-week mini-course, supported by...
09/11/2020

Miss Porter's School held its last Global Seminar Series on Democracy session in the four-week mini-course, supported by News Decoder on Saturday, Nov 7, devoted to examining ways to heal a divided U.S. nation and the world. #america #democracy #mpsglobal #MissPortersGlobalSeminar

Tossing out a demagogue is reason to celebrate. Now, what about the 71 million who voted for him? In a democracy, you're...
09/11/2020
Ok, Biden wins. Now, America, address your divisions.

Tossing out a demagogue is reason to celebrate. Now, what about the 71 million who voted for him? In a democracy, you're all in it together. Read our latest article by #ndexpert and News Decoder Founder Nelson Graves #Biden #america #USAElections2020

Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election is cause for celebration. But it's also time for America to heal its deep divisions.

#COVID19 threatened to worsen malaria's effects, which continue to be disastrous in sub-Saharan Africa. The situation is...
06/11/2020
Despite COVID, fight against malaria in Africa saves lives

#COVID19 threatened to worsen malaria's effects, which continue to be disastrous in sub-Saharan Africa. The situation is better than predicted as new guidelines were implemented to continue the fight against malaria during the pandemic. Ashley Stumvoll gets into the details in our latest article. World Health Organization (WHO) University of Toronto #africa #malaria

Worried that COVID-19 could hurt the fight against malaria, aid groups have redoubled efforts to save lives in Africa. The worst may have been avoided.

News Decoder Student Ambassador Lucy Jaffee of La Jolla Country Day School wins the Decoder Spotlight for her article on...
05/11/2020
Decoder Spotlight: Lucy Jaffee scores free-speech interview

News Decoder Student Ambassador Lucy Jaffee of La Jolla Country Day School wins the Decoder Spotlight for her article on free-speech and interview with First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams #FreeSpeech #floydabrams #ndupdates #ndstudentvoices

California student Lucy Jaffee interviewed renowned free-speech expert Floyd Abrams to write a forward-looking article on a landmark court case.

Over the last four years, News Decoder has done a series of stories tracking Trump's singular presidency. Browse our arc...
04/11/2020
"Trump" - News Decoder

Over the last four years, News Decoder has done a series of stories tracking Trump's singular presidency. Browse our archives. #Trump #USElection2020 #trumpvsbiden2020

Who will the next American president be? Most people don't know that the candidate with the most public votes might not ...
03/11/2020
Decoder: How does the U.S. Electoral College work?

Who will the next American president be? Most people don't know that the candidate with the most public votes might not win. The president is elected by the Electoral College. #ndexpert Bernd Debusmann explains. #Trump #ElectoralCollege #USElection2020

A candidate can win the U.S. presidency without winning the most votes. Americans don't like the Electoral College, but it seems here to stay.

Hear ye, hear ye! News Decoder is running a donation drive on Facebook for November. Look out for the donate button at t...
03/11/2020

Hear ye, hear ye! News Decoder is running a donation drive on Facebook for November. Look out for the donate button at the bottom of all our posts. #donate #nonprofit #ndupdates

Youth in Côte d'Ivoire are fighting for a peaceful future using social messaging tools in the wake of unrest as Ouattara...
02/11/2020
Youth in Ivory Coast seek peace amid political tumult

Youth in Côte d'Ivoire are fighting for a peaceful future using social messaging tools in the wake of unrest as Ouattara chases a third term. #cotedivoire #Ouattara #goodgovernance #ndstudentvoices African Leadership Academy UNICEF

For years, Ivory Coast has been split politically and at times torn by outbursts of violence. Three youth are working for peace in the West African nation.

Miss Porter's School Global Seminar Series on Democracy and the U.S. Elections topic on October 31st, three days before ...
02/11/2020

Miss Porter's School Global Seminar Series on Democracy and the U.S. Elections topic on October 31st, three days before the election was, “A Global View of the U.S. Election,” and News Decoder correspondent Elaine Monaghan participated in a panel discussion moderated by News Decoder founder Nelson Graves. Girls from 21 countries are participating in the four-week seminar series that ends on November 7th and which is being supported by News Decoder. #democracy #USElection2020 Indiana University

COVID-19 measures are restrictive, but they are also forcing us to be more innovative in the fight for climate justice. ...
30/10/2020
Listen: How is COVID-19 affecting youth climate activism?

COVID-19 measures are restrictive, but they are also forcing us to be more innovative in the fight for climate justice. Find out how in the latest episode of our podcast. The Thacher School #climatechange #covid19 #activism

In our latest podcast episode, two students at Thacher School in California examine how COVID-19 is affecting youth climate change activism.

African countries, least responsible for climate change, are more vulnerable than many other countries. Africa has the m...
29/10/2020

African countries, least responsible for climate change, are more vulnerable than many other countries. Africa has the most viable climate change solutions. Read on to find out what they are. World Meteorological Organization #climatechange #globalwarming #africa https://library.wmo.int/doc_num.php?explnum_id=10386

Biodiversity is under siege from a rising population of 7.8 billion people and more cities. Can governments meet the goa...
28/10/2020
Decoder: Can we fix nature’s crisis and protect Earth?

Biodiversity is under siege from a rising population of 7.8 billion people and more cities. Can governments meet the goal of saving 30% of the planet by 2030? #ndexpert Alister Doyle explains. #biodiversity #climatechange

Without a push to protect nature, Earth faces the worst extinction crisis since dinosaurs were wiped out. A summit next year offers a dwindling chance.

Media literacy has gained a lot of traction and is being incorporated into academic curricula so the youth who are most ...
28/10/2020
Opinion | To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young

Media literacy has gained a lot of traction and is being incorporated into academic curricula so the youth who are most active online don't take part in the spread of disinformation #ThinkBeforeYouShare #medialiteracy #GlobalMILWeek #fakenews UNESCO MILCLICKS

There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.

Do you think a school should be able to punish a student for a social media post they published while off campus? La Jol...
27/10/2020
Can a school punish a student for online speech off campus?

Do you think a school should be able to punish a student for a social media post they published while off campus? La Jolla Country Day School student Lucy Jaffee looks at a U.S. court decision regarding free speech and whether the Supreme Court might overturn the landmark ruling. #floydabrams #FirstAmendment #freedomofspeech #ndstudentvoices

A U.S. school district wants the Supreme Court to overturn a landmark free speech case and let it punish a student for criticizing her school online.

Media Literacy Week 2020 is a global effort to build stronger communities by creating responsible online users who can a...
27/10/2020

Media Literacy Week 2020 is a global effort to build stronger communities by creating responsible online users who can assess information critically and identify misinformation. Media Literacy helps halt the spread of disinformation and protects social well-being. #fakenews #ThinkBeforeYouShare #GlobalMILWeek #ndupdates

We would like to thank our generous donors by acknowledging them on our new Supporters page. Visit our website to find o...
26/10/2020

We would like to thank our generous donors by acknowledging them on our new Supporters page. Visit our website to find out how you can support our not-for-profit. #ndupdates #supporters
https://news-decoder.com/our-supporters/

This week's podcast episode is brought to you by Olemo Gordon Brian of the African Leadership Academy and it looks at yo...
23/10/2020
Listen: Youth! You can drive political change!

This week's podcast episode is brought to you by Olemo Gordon Brian of the African Leadership Academy and it looks at youth political activism in Africa. Listen! #ndstudentvoices #ndupdates #activism Podium.me

Two savvy Africans urge frustrated youth activists to drive political change by holding officials to their word and harnessing innovative ideas and words.

21/10/2020
EarthLove: Chronicles of the Rainforest War by Paul Sochaczewski

There’s a war to stop the rape of the tropical rainforests of Borneo. Will the forces of good and ecologists outlast the armies of greed? Is there hope for the people of the rainforest? For the orangutans? Read the new satirical eco-adventure novel “Earth Love” by #ndexpert Paul Sochaczewski #climatecrisis

Dramatic video trailer of EarthLove: Chronicles of the Rainforest War, a book by Paul Sochaczewski. Written as a satiric eco-adventure, EarthLove chronicles ...

Are politicians all the same, all corrupt? Find out how Western democracies after the Cold War have failed to live up th...
20/10/2020
The West is failing democracy -- and the world is watching

Are politicians all the same, all corrupt? Find out how Western democracies after the Cold War have failed to live up the expectations of many citizens of the former Soviet Union and its satellite states. #ndexpert Helen Womack #democracy #coldwar #communism #mpsglobalseminar

There were huge hopes for democracy at the end of the Cold War. But the West has squandered its leadership, leaving the world rudderless.

The best way to prepare for that distant retirement day is through investing in stocks. Why? #ndexpert Alan Wheatley exp...
19/10/2020
Decoder: Why a young person should not ignore the stock market

The best way to prepare for that distant retirement day is through investing in stocks. Why? #ndexpert Alan Wheatley explains. #economy #stockmarket

On any day, the stock market can go up or down. But in the long run, a young person cannot afford to ignore the chance to invest in company shares.

On October 17th, News Decoder correspondent Helen Womack addressed Miss Porter's School's Global Seminar Series on “The ...
19/10/2020

On October 17th, News Decoder correspondent Helen Womack addressed Miss Porter's School's Global Seminar Series on “The State of Democracy Globally” and what young people can do to strengthen democratic governance. This four-week mini-course will run on consecutive Saturdays until November 7. Teenage girls from 21 countries participated in the first of four sessions. Womack shared her deep understanding of former Communist regimes in Russia and Eastern Europe, and her experience working with refugees under the aegis of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with the more than 100 girls participating in the seminar series. As part of the series, ND correspondent Elaine Monaghan and ND founder Nelson Graves are scheduled to participate in a roundtable on October 31 on “A Global View of the U.S. Election”. #democracy #ndexpert #ndupdate #mpsglobalseminar #USElection2020

Rwandan youths are turning to a chatbot for answers to sensitive questions about sex. Is this the future of sex educatio...
15/10/2020
Chatbot in Rwanda answers young people's questions about sex

Rwandan youths are turning to a chatbot for answers to sensitive questions about sex. Is this the future of sex education? Susanne Courtney finds out. #chatbot #rwanda #sex #dallalana

A Canadian tech firm has teamed up with an NGO in Rwanda to offer a chat application, or chatbot, that answers young people's questions about sex.

Donald Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and won the U.S. presidential election. Can he do it again? #ndexpert Bernd D...
14/10/2020
Decoder: How does the U.S. Electoral College work?

Donald Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and won the U.S. presidential election. Can he do it again? #ndexpert Bernd Debusmann breaks it down. #democracy #USElection2020 #ElectoralCollege #Trump

A candidate can win the U.S. presidency without winning the most votes. Americans don't like the Electoral College, but it seems here to stay.

Here are the takeaways from episode 3 of the News Decoder Podcast by Sage Silberman of Chadwick School #ndstudentvoices ...
13/10/2020

Here are the takeaways from episode 3 of the News Decoder Podcast by Sage Silberman of Chadwick School #ndstudentvoices #covid19 #BlackAmerican

Real-life events expose the chinks in Trump & Boris' #populist armor. Here's how by #ndexpert Alexander Nicoll #usa #UK ...
12/10/2020
Voters put populists under pressure in the U.S. and UK

Real-life events expose the chinks in Trump & Boris' #populist armor. Here's how by #ndexpert Alexander Nicoll #usa #UK #voters

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson won power as populists, backed by angry voters. Now COVID-19 is exposing their shortcomings in the U.S. and UK.

How can census data be used to address critical needs in healthcare? The Hewitt School student Gia Gambino investigates ...
09/10/2020
Here's how Nigeria can improve its sickly healthcare system

How can census data be used to address critical needs in healthcare? The Hewitt School student Gia Gambino investigates whether census questions could help determine where to allocate resources.
#ndstudentvoices #healthandwellness #africa

Oil-rich Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy but spends little on healthcare, with dire consequences for its teeming population. Its census could help.

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