The US, Russia, China, France, Germany and Britain have said they want talks with Iran. But is it worth it? Some bloggers are worried that the West is too soft on Iran. But is it? If the world powers don’t take a harder stance do they risk getting taken for granted?
There’s also an interesting article by the New York Time’s Roger Cohen which questions whether attitudes towards Iran need to change. Check it out here.
So who is actually afraid of Iran? Does it really pose a threat to world order? Or do some countries just misunderstand it?
We’ve talked about this story a lot in our meetings – as you’ve bee contacting us about it – decline of local papers. Here in the UK, and in the US, newspapers have been laying off journalists, ending their printed distribution and even closing down all together. If you want to know more, this is a very useful site which is tracking job losses and buy outs in the US.
But have the newspapers bought it all on themselves? This week, the boss of the internet giant ‘Google’ urged newspapers to rethink their tactics. This blogger agrees, blaming the newspaper bosses for lack of innovation.
Is your local paper struggling to cope? Is it outdated and boring or do you enjoy your fix of local news? Is the only way for papers to survive for them to go online?
There seems to be hundreds of examples of this happening in the UK and USA, but we really want to hear from all of you. How do you access the news in your country? Is it getting harder to access reliable local news? Or perhaps your paper’s doing well at the moment. Give us your thoughts below.
One final story which has caught my eye was this tale of Italy’s ‘Lap dancing nun’. And we know you like it as well because it’s the most read story on the bbc news site. But is she being inappropriate?
Yesterday, Attitude, a magazine for gay people here in the UK published an interview with the ex Prime Minister Tony Blair, where he said that the Roman Catholic Church’s attitude towards homosexuals was outdated. This has angered traditional Catholics but has widely been regarded as being a progressive take on the religion. But does adopting a religion mean that you have to talk and act in a certain way? Or does religion mean compromise?