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They have adapted individually to social networks and their challenges. The real problem is elsewhere. For the past fifteen years, we have seen a drastic reduction in the number of journalists. In the United States, their workforce has decreased by a quarter between 2008 and 2017. To this must be added precariousness: in USA, where the number of journalists has dropped since 2016, 25% of journalists are freelance or job seekers. Before considering whether a journalist is doing his job well or badly, we must consider the conditions under which he practices it. In smaller newsrooms there are fewer people to follow social movements, fewer specialized journalists, in economics for example, and more pressure on the shoulders of journalists, faced with the dictatorship of instantaneity. You should keep in touch with latest update news to know more.

Why is this question, not new, decisive today?

In the aftermath of the Second World War, AFP was created to end the monopoly of the a news agency, and the obligation – not always applied – to put in a newspaper the name of its owners, we supported the creation of media whose journalists and readers were shareholders. It was therefore considered that information was a common good which, because it served the public interest, had to be sheltered from State intervention and private interests. Now, today, which political leader puts this subject on the agenda? In the debate announced by Macron, there is no question of funding political life or the media.

How to analyze the phenomenon of yellow vests in this context?

Violence against journalists is a worrying symptom of the growing brutality of our public space. However, I do not think there is a rejection of the media as such. This is confirmed by the hearings of the public radios published this week, with historical records for USA. Obviously, many USA people are looking for reliable information. We must therefore think about how to restore the conditions for quality information with independent media, spaces for dialogue and confrontation of opinions.

You show that fact-checking is not enough to convince the public that information is false. At the time of the post-truth, what report to the truth should journalists build?

If a media that is mistrusted by opinion denies information in which a part of the population believes deeply, the effect is to reinforce distrust. In addition, alternative media and social media have an impact at least as big as traditional media. Journalists are no longer able to play their role of gatekeepers, the “gatekeepers of information”, to prioritize and select the information worthy of being known to the public. Today, when they try to do it, they are confronted with the challenge on social networks. But it’s not just about the Internet.

Australian Team Roster For SailGP

With the SailGP event to be held in Sydney this year in the month of February, preparations are already on the way. There are six nations participating in this race and the home team is also stepping up its preparations to participate and challenge the other national teams. The crew that would be manning the foiling vessel would include several sailors, some of whom have been Olympic champions as well. There are also vectors of America’s Cup and world title holders in the youth racing category.

The star-studded crew is being talked about much these days, especially since Tom Slingsby, Olympic gold medalist, and winner of America’s Cup would be skipper of the boat. He would be aided by several other able sailors such as Kyle Langford who was also a former team member in America’s Cup race. While he trims the wings there would be Sam Newton and Ky Hurst joining him as former teammates from last America’s Cup tournament that was held in Bermuda. Indeed, it is a continuation of their team efforts and world sailing experiences. They would also be joined by Jason Waterhouse who is also an Olympian in his own right and a youth World Champion as well.

While the home team is a well-selected one with Olympic level champions on board, the other national teams would also include sailors with similar credentials. The France team is already at the Sydney Harbor, setting up their latest F50 vessel which is one of the latest designs and flaunts the best of the sailing capabilities in this category. The race course area of the Sydney Harbor would be around Shark Island. The race would flag off in the afternoon of 15th February and complete in the evening hours of Saturday, 16th February.

Pacific Games Change Its Venue For Va’a And Sailing Competitions

It has been reported that the famous Va’a and sailing championships at Pacific Games of 2019 in Samoa has changed its event venue. From what was decided earlier, the competition will now take place in Mulifanua. Mulifanua is located from an hour’s distance of its capital named Apia. Apia is located on the tip of Upolu at its north-western Tip. The competition was earlier being held in Mulinuu and Vaiusu until notification in a change of venue came out.

 The reason of the change in plans has not been discussed in detail, however, it was reported that the initial venue of the event in Mulinuu peninsula’s Vaiusu Bay was associated with multiple obstacles that could not be avoided.  The source of this news is the Pacific Games Office itself. Before this, Mulifanua back in 2007 has hosted the Pacific Games of the South when it came to Va’a and sailing championships. This provides a sense of security when it comes to hosting the championship here again due to the experience gained.

The Games Sports Committee of the Pacific Games of 2019 believes that the championship is going to go smoothly taking into consideration the venue that has been decided at present. This is because Mulifanua’s Bay has flat water, favorable conditions and the best of views of Samoa and all of this just adds up to making Mulifanua an ideal event for the competition. The same view is shared by the Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association.

Further, it has been declared that the Pacific Games Samoa 2019 will be held at the stretch of two weeks. The competition is scheduled to start on July 7, 2019, whereas the Va’a and Sailing Programs and championships will commence from July 9, 2019.

We hope that the venue decided now is obstacle free.