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Overall Immigration Rates Are Surprisingly Steady

Overall Immigration Rates Are Surprisingly Steady | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
If you want proof that the modern world is a melting pot, look no further. Streams of migrants moving around the globe have been quantified for the first time and strikingly displayed (see example here) using visualization techniques more associated with genomics. But the figures may surprise many. The overall...
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this article goes under the geography section. I say this because this article talks about how migration is increasingly popular in africa. this article states that every 6 per 1000 people move every 3 to five years.

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African Intellectuals: Rethinking Politics, Language, Gender and Development | Publications | UNRISD

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this article was chosen for our intellectual part of africa.it explains politics, language, gender, and development of this up coming nation.  we found it interesting because it explains womens rights as well, which is one thing we are studying.

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allAfrica.com: InFocus » Radical Muslim Cleric Shot Dead in Kenya

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allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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I believe this article falls under the religion category. This article tells how a Muslim Cleric was shot and killed during a terrorist attack. This attack happened on April 1st. This had to do with feud between religions in Africa.

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Poland Woos Shale Explorers in Last Bid to Get Financing

Poland appealed to foreign energy explorers in a last-ditch attempt to secure investment in Europe’s biggest shale-gas deposits after Exxon Mobil Corp., Marathon Oil Corp. and Talisman Energy Inc. quit the country.
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To me, this article would fall under the Geography and Area category. i think this because this article explains how Poland made a deal with an oil company. They made this deal because of the large amount of oil found in Poland. 

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US spying in Europe: Will it backfire on Google and Facebook? - Christian Science Monitor

US spying in Europe: Will it backfire on Google and Facebook? - Christian Science Monitor | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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US spying in Europe: Will it backfire on Google and Facebook?

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This article talks about the united states spying on european phone calls. In addition, the European Union talks about how they are going to have social medias (such as Facebook and Yahoo) are going to have to get permission from the EU before taking any data from them. To me this article would fall under the Social category because of the use of social interactions and medias. 

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Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights need to address risks of in-work poverty - Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion - European Commission

Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights need to address risks of in-work poverty - Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion - European Commission | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population

Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it

Around the world, social media is a disrupting and transforming force, bringing new opportunities for innovation and participation.1 In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed resources to provide guidance on using social media in health communication.2 In the United Kingdom, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement encouraged its staff to explore the potential of using social media to transform care and staff engagement.

 

In Australia, the Indigenous health sector has been at the forefront of innovative use of social media for advocacy, public health promotion and community development. Two striking examples are the Lowitja Institute’s nuanced explanation of knowledge exchange from Indigenous perspectives4and the Healing Foundation’s engaging explanation of the impact of colonisation on Indigenous health.

 

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) was an early adopter of social media, and finds it a valuable advocacy tool, according to its Chair, Justin Mohamed. It distributes daily Aboriginal health news alerts via social media. Mohamed says downloads of NACCHO’s policy submissions have increased since they have been promoted on Twitter and other online channels.

 

The popularity of user-generated content — a hallmark of social media — is being harnessed in new tobacco control programs. These include the No Smokes campaign from the Menzies School of Health Research and the Rewrite Your Story initiative by Nunkuwarrin Yunti (a community-controlled service). In New South Wales, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council uses Facebook to promote sexual health and smoking cessation.

While the digital divide is thought to be an issue relevant to remote and hard-to-reach communities, social media has been successfully used in the Torres Strait Islands to connect young people with a public health initiative in sexual health — the Kasa Por Yarn (“just for a chat”) campaign, funded by Queensland Health. Unpublished data show that Facebook, YouTube and text messaging were effective in reaching the target audience of 15–24-year-olds (Heather Robertson, Senior Network Project Officer, Cairns Public Health Unit, Queensland Health, personal communication). Patricia Fagan, a public health physician who oversaw the campaign, says that social media helped increase its reach. The campaign was using tools with appeal to young people, and, importantly, “it didn’t feel like health, it felt like socialising”. Heather Robertson, the project leader, says engaging local writers, musicians and actors in developing campaign messages and social media content was also important.

 

Social media has also been used to increase engagement with the Heuristic Interactive Technology network (HITnet), which provides touch-screen kiosks in Indigenous communities and in prisons. The kiosks embed health messages in culturally based digital storytelling. Helen Travers, Director of Creative Production and Marketing for HITnet, says this has brought wider health benefits, by developing the content-creation skills of communities. “The exciting thing for health promotion is that this kind of work is increasing digital literacy and digital inclusion”, she says.

 

Social media’s facilitation of citizen-generated movements is exemplified by the @IndigenousX Twitter account, where a different Indigenous person tweets every week, enabling many health-related discussions.

 

Innovation in service development is also being informed by the anti-hierarchical, decentralised nature of social media. The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre is developing virtual mental health resources for Indigenous youth in remote communities. The centre’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Burns, envisages that these will resemble a social network more than a health care intervention, and will link young people and their health care providers with online collection of data about sleep, weight, physical activity and related measures. Burns says, “It really is . . . creating a new mental health service, a new way of doing things that empowers the individual, rather than being that top-down service delivery approach”.

 

However, barriers to wider use of social media exist. Burns says that upskilling health professionals is critical. Kishan Kariippanon, a former paediatric physician studying social media and mobile phone use among youth in the Yirrkala community in Arnhem Land, says health professionals need support and encouragement to engage more creatively with technological innovations. He would like to see regular “hackathons” to bring together programmers, health professionals, innovators and community members to encourage “out of the box” thinking


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We decided to choose this article  because. I believe it's very important to what we are studying , including indiginous health and social relations. This is our social article

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KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:19 PM

This article fits into the social category because it talks about how social media is helping promote health issues

Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:27 PM

This article relates to the socal interaction in Australia.

 

Social Media in Australia is popular. Social websites like twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. Social media is changing our health in the way you sleep, your weight, and physical activity.

Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, October 4, 2013 1:22 PM

Social media ia disrupting a big in AustraliaAustralia

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Politicians are powerless over Australia's economy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Politicians are powerless over Australia's economy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Australia is a very small country with a very open economy. These facts are sometimes easy to forget.

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Australia's economy is uncontrollable and the politicians are powerless against it.

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Politicians are weak against Australia's uncontrollable economy
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VETnetwork Australia 2012 National Conference - mikefrostassociates

VETnetwork Australia 2012 National Conference - mikefrostassociates | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Since 1998 the biennial conferences have provided a major staging point for the dissemination of current thinking, contemporary ideas and innovative practice relating to VET in schools. The 2012 conference Paving ...

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This conference remains the only national conference to address school based VET market, and remains a popular subject,mperfect for political in Australia. 

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This conference was held in Canberra at the convention centre from October 17-19th, 2012. It remains the only national conference to address school based VET market.
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African art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

African art

African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. Often, casual observers tend to generalize "traditional" African art, but the continent is full of people, societies and civilizations, each with a unique visual culture. The definition may also include the art of the African Diasporas, such as the art of African Americans.

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this article, although by wikipedia was very interesting. we chose it for our arts in africa section and it has many unique and interesting facts. it shows many of the styles, history, way to make and cultures of art especially in sub saharen africa which we are studying. its very fact filled and bursting with insight.

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How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight

How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Does the continent's most-populous country deserve its new title?
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This article falls under the economic section. I say this because this article explains how Nigeria's economy nearly doubled over night, passing up South Africa, and becoming the largest economy in Africa.This all happened on Sunday night, April 6th.

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Socialmediaguideafrica - home

Socialmediaguideafrica - home | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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this website/article has been chosen for our social part of africa. this is a guide discussing and showing how social media works in most of africa. i find this article interesting because it gives you a more in depth look of africa.

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Religion in Europe, also in crisis - GlobalPost

Religion in Europe, also in crisis - GlobalPost | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Religion in Europe, also in crisis GlobalPost "You the religious authorities, help us with your societal and spiritual contributions, to rediscover the enchantment of our European future and to rebuild the strength of our European soul," pleaded...

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This article is our religion article for Europe. I found it interesting because it talks about the EU which have currently been studying in class. It talks the EU main headquarters have been filled with large religious people praying and spreading faith. They were doing this because of a religious crisis involving people questioning Europes past and future.

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Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:03 PM

This is under Europes religion

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Religion- Europe has been plummeting in religion, as of 2010 on 51% of the Europeans said they believed in god. This is causing many crisis's

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I choose this article because it explains the religion in Europe and how it's in crisis

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Commissioner previews €15.2B plan to revamp education in Europe - Science Business

Commissioner previews €15.2B plan to revamp education in Europe - Science Business | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it

Science BusinessCommissioner previews €15.2B plan to revamp education in EuropeScience BusinessLikewise, many of Europe's educators are not equipped to take advantage of digital technology.


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For Europe we chose this article for intellectual. This article is about how vastly behind Europe is coming into the new century and how they need to revamp there education. What I found interesting is that they spent there new budget on equipment and not teachers.

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David Cameron Declares War on the EDL

David Cameron Declares War on the EDL | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Liberty GB will address all the political issues Great Britain currently faces, something the three main parties so conspicuously fail to do

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For the Europe section, I chose this for politics. I found this article interesting because it is a top politician going against his own defense league.  This is a large controversy and is very important.

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Geography and Map of Antarctica

Geography and Map of Antarctica | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Geography and maps of Antarctica.: antarctic peninsula region cia factbook map of antarctica world atlas world war ii

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I chose this article because its a great way to get a Way to get a perspective of where and what we are looking at during this unit. This is ou areageography article

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Zoe and Eleanor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:32 PM

This article explains all of the geography of Antarctica in lots of detail and gives you a perspective of Antarctica.

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Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia

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This is the final report following a series of five research reports prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs over the last two years on Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia.


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Zoe and Eleanor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:30 PM

It is clear that there is a large amount of indigenous homelessness, people. How many, we do not know.

Joaquin and Austin's comment, October 4, 2013 1:18 PM
This article is about religion. And it's about how the indigenous homeless population is underestimated. And how special regional are needed for homeless indigenous Australians