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  • Friday Jul 25

    Focus: Self diagnosis

    The focus of this week’s debate is on self diagnosis and whether it is ever accurate.

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    Thursday Jul 24

    Focus: Genes versus education

    According to the UK study ‘Twins Early Development’ that looks at how genes and environments shape our development - learning abilities are in our DNA. Gulf News asked readers whether nature is more important than nurture?

  • Friday Jul 18

    Focus: Genes versus education

    The focus of this week’s debate is on genes and its correlation with education.

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    Thursday Jul 17

    Focus: The end of Iraq

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have now led a month-old crisis that has overrun large parts of northern and north-central Iraq and as a result, displacing hundreds of thousands innocent lives. In an online debate, readers debated whether or not the uprising of Isil is the end of Iraq?

  • Friday Jul 11

    Focus: The end of Iraq

    The focus of this week’s debate is on Isil and whether it is the end of Iraq?

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    Thursday Jul 10

    Focus: Facebook experiment

    Facebook recently admitted to conducting a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their consent. The experiment included manipulating news feeds to control which emotional expressions the users were exposed to. Gulf News asked readers whether there is a need for stricter laws to protect people from becoming test subjects?

  • Friday Jul 4

    Focus: Facebook experiment

    The focus of this week’s debate is on the recent Facebook experiment and whether the decision to conduct the experiment without the users consent was justified.

  • Saturday Jun 28

    Focus: Ads gone too far

    The focus of this week’s debate is on ads that have gone too far and whether brutality is needed to convey a message.

  • Thursday Jun 26

    Focus: Corporate social responsibiity

    Recently, a well-known coffee chain announced that it would provide free college education to thousands of its workers without requiring that they remain with the company. In an online debate on Facebook, readers discussed corporate social responsibility and whether or not it is an opportunity for companies to give back to the community.

  • Sunday Jun 22

    Focus: Corporate social responsibility

    The focus of this week’s debate is on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and whether or not it is an opportunity for companies to give back to the community.

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    Thursday Jun 19

    Focus: Death of grammar

    According to the educationist and grammarian Nevile Gwynne, “Grammar is the start of thinking. And without thinking, you can’t make good decisions, and, if enough people don’t make the right decisions, the world becomes disastrous.” In an online debate, readers discussed the death of grammar and whether or not it is a significant element in our thinking.

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    Saturday Jun 14

    Focus: Death of grammar

    The focus of this week’s debate is on the disappearance of grammar

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    Thursday Jun 12

    Focus: Criminal responsibility

    Two 12-year-old girls were recently charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide for brutally stabbing their classmate 19 times at a sleepover to prove that a mythical man is real. If convicted, the girls would face up to 60 years in prison. In an online debate, readers discussed criminal responsibility and whether or not children are mature enough to be held responsible for their actions.

  • Saturday Jun 7

    Focus: Criminal responsibility

    The focus of this week’s debate is on criminal responsibility and wether or not the law should adjust according to age.

  • Thursday Jun 5

    Focus: War on terror

    Last month, the Islamist group Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria and while countries have stepped up to help find them, people have taken to social media to spread the message about them with the hope of bringing them back. Gulf News asked readers whether social media is the new tool to fight the war on terror and if it succeeds where international governance failed.

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    Thursday May 29

    Focus: Racism debate

    According to a 2013 report by Release, a UK-based national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law, black people in England and Wales are far less likely to use drugs than a white person but six times more likely to be stopped and searched for possession of them. Gulf News asked readers on Facebook about modern day racism and whether or not certain nationalities are perceived to be of more value.

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    Thursday May 22

    Focus: Modern day racism

    The focus of this week’s debate is on modern day racism and whether or not certain nationalities are of more worth than others.

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    Thursday May 22

    Focus: Elections

    In light of the elections taking place around the world and the lack of diversity in terms of candidates, people tend to vote for the same type of candidates in every election. Gulf News asked readers whether or not elections matter and if they actually do make a difference at a grassroots level.

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    Thursday May 15

    Focus: Man vs Nature

    Gulf News asked its readers whether human ignorance is causing evolutionary change to marine life.

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    Thursday May 8

    Focus: Apps instead of doctors

    Apps that help combat phobias, panic attacks and anxiety disorders are questioning the need for traditional therapy. Gulf News asked readers whether or not these apps work as effectively as traditional treatment and if they have become a substitute to medical practitioners. Is this a topic that you feel strongly about? Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com. You can also email us on readers@gulfnews.com

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    Thursday May 1

    Focus: Following darkness

    From the moment we are born, we are taught to fear the darkness and that is why we feel comfort as we keep a night-light next to our beds. Darkness has always been associated with the negatives in our life but is it necessarily limited to that? Or can darkness hold more lessons than light? Gulf News asked readers if the fear of darkness is crippling children emotionally as they grow up or if turning into darkness will lead to wisdom and deliver us from fear.

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    Thursday Apr 24

    Focus: Ethical? Children’s pictures online

    Are parents creating a generation of Kardashians and aiding cyber criminals in human trafficking by posting pictures of their children online? Or are they simply following evolving technology and documenting lives? In an online debate, readers discussed children’s exposure on social media. Share your views on our Facebook page or post a comment on gulfnews.com.

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    Thursday Apr 17

    Is microagression the new racism?

    Ever heard someone say, ‘Oh, you speak English!’ or ‘You are such a girl!’ That’s microaggression at work

  • Thursday Apr 17

    Focus: Children on social media

    The focus of this week’s debate is on children and their exposure to social media. Should parents be able to do what they want when it comes to revealing their children’s pictures online or should they protect them until they can make a decision themselves?

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    Thursday Apr 10

    Focus: Women in war

    Gulf News asked readers about the feminisation of war and what may have pushed to fighting on the frontline?

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