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15 Oct 2017

Journalists say freedom of the press in Fiji is at an all-time low, with repercussions for those who upset the government.

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.

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08 Oct 2017

In an unprecedented move, in August 2017 Chinese officials chartered a plane to Fiji and deported seventy-seven of their own citizens who had been living on the Pacific island

But as Hagar Cohen reports China's official explanation for this unusual extradition is being questioned by eye...

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25 Oct 2015

An increasing number of women in Australia and overseas are taking up the opportunity of freezing their eggs to be used later, as a kind of motherhood insurance.

But some doctors are warning that these women, mainly in their thirties, are being misled, and being encouraged to freeze their...

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02 Aug 2015

They create copycat 'science journals', exploit academic authors and publish junk 'peer reviewed' science. Hagar Cohen investigates one of the biggest of the alleged 'predatory' publishers, and the dubious tactics used in this growing sector.

Predatory publishers are...

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26 Apr 2015

The financial links between audiologists and hearing aid manufacturers are so common in Australia, there’s a good chance the audiologist testing your hearing is on a bonus to sell you a hearing aid. So why has a practice that’s not acceptable in other parts of the health profession become...

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26 Oct 2014

With HIV infections in Australia at a 20-year high, there’s a push to subsidise a daily pill that can stop transmission, but health professionals and the gay community are split over the drug, which some say will encourage risky sexual behaviour and could place a huge burden on the public health...

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05 May 2013

The process of approving the use of animals in scientific experiments is in crisis in Australia, with animal welfare and scientific members on key ethics committees at loggerheads.

It’s the job of animal ethics committees to assess all research proposals that use animals. They look at...

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19 Sep 2011

The internet is awash with misinformation, manipulated identities, fake reviews, and dishonest comments. Politicians use astroturfing. So do businesses and marketing firms. Beware—it's infecting everyone.

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