Tuesday, 7 December 2010
quote [ Like an understanding of constitutional law or human genetics, knowledge of statistics is often seen by journalists as a valuable skill only after a salacious controversy breaks that requires such an understanding. This, though, is a reactive view of journalism. ]
Short yet interesting article from the Columbia Journalism Review on the troubling innumeracy of many of today’s journalists.
[politics] [by Son_of_Sagan@12:50pmGMT] [+10 Interesting] [25 comments]
Thursday, 14 October 2010
quote [ A jury took less than an hour to find Tegan Simone Leach, 21, and her partner not guilty of charges of procuring an abortion and supplying drugs to procure an abortion ]
While abortion is legal in every state in Australia, and widely supported by the public, there is still a long way to go in the struggle for women's reproductive rights here.
I am really glad to see that these two have been aquitted. They must have been going through hell for the last two years.
[politics] [by Son_of_Sagan@5:34amGMT] [+10 Good] [8 comments]