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  • Sunday Sep 28

    Focus: Global extremism online

    The focus of this week’s debate is on global extremism online and whether such content should be censored?

  • Sunday Sep 21

    Focus: Inheritance

    The focus of this week’s debate is on inheritance and whether it is morally right of parents to deny it to their children?

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    Friday Sep 19

    Focus: Juvenile Delinquency

    Studies have found that factors like hostility from teachers and peers at school, abusive conditions at home, parental alcoholism, poverty, breakdown of the family, or death of parents can result in children turning into criminals. Michael Turner, an associate professor in the department of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina, USA, found that more than 20 per cent of victims of bullying had higher rates of criminal conviction and substance abuse, compared to those who were not bullied. Gulf News asked readers, why childre were becoming increasingly violent and what can be done to stop it.

  • Tuesday Sep 16

    Focus: Juvenile Delinquency

    Children are becoming increasingly violent. Why is this happening? What can be done to stop it?

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    Thursday Sep 11

    Focus: The new face of racism?

    A recent study by economists from the Australian National University, which included sending out 4000 identical fake resumes using Anglo-Sazon, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, Italian and Chinese names revealed that to receive the same number of interviews as a candidate with an Anglo-Saxon name, a Chinese applicant must submit 68 per cent more applications, a Middle Eastern applicant 64 per cent, an Indigenous applicant 35 per cent more and an Italian applicant 12 per cent more. Is résumé racism the new face of racism?

  • Monday Sep 8

    Nato’s new-found relevance

    Against the backdrop of Russia’s unabashed greed for expansion, the Nato summit in Wales underlined an important truth — the Alliance has got a fresh lease of purpose after years of dormancy. Will its members fulfil their promise of increased defence spending, world media wonders

  • Saturday Sep 6

    Focus: The new face of racism?

    The focus of this week’s debate is on resume racism and the ignorance of some hiring managers.

  • Sunday Aug 31

    Focus: ALS ice bucket challenge

    The focus of this week’s debate is on the latest trend – the ALS ice bucket challenge – and the changes that it brought not only to traditional fundraising, but also to ourselves.

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    Thursday Aug 28

    Focus: Piracy

    Various European governments have reached the conclusion that treating file-sharing as a criminal offence is pointless as enforcing the law doesn’t necessarily mean that people will follow it. Gulf News asked readers whether whether leniency or sanctions is the best way to approach the issue of illegal file sharing?

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    Thursday Aug 21

    Focus: Modern parenting

    A recent study by researchers from Boston Medical Centre that observed caregivers and children at fast-food restaurants, revealed that out of 55 caregivers, 40 used their mobile devices. Their primary engagement was with the device rather than with the child. In an online debate. readers discussed modern parenting and whether the attention children need from their parents is in jeopardy?

  • Thursday Aug 21

    Focus: Piracy

    The focus of this week’s debate is on piracy and whether leniency or sanctions is the best way to approach this issue.

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    Monday Aug 18

    Creating an inclusive government in Iraq no easy task

    Not all US media, however, is in favour of intervention in Iraq

  • Thursday Aug 14

    Focus: Modern parenting

    The focus of our debate this week is on modern parenting and whether the attention children need from their parents is in jeopardy.

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    Thursday Aug 14

    Focus: Poaching

    According to ‘Fighting illicit wildlife trafficking’ a World Wildlife Fund report conducted by Dalberg Global Development Advisors, illegal trade in wildlife is the fourth largest international crime after narcotics, counterfeiting of products and currency and human trafficking. Gulf News asked readers whether there is a need to fight for beings that cannot fight for themselves?

  • Monday Aug 11

    Focus: Poaching

    The focus of this week’s debate is on poaching and fighting to protect beings that cannot protect themselves.

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    Thursday Aug 7

    Focus: Religious bias in the workplace

    According to a recent US study by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, religious discrimination often plays a significant role in the hiring process. In an online debate, readers discussed religious bias in the workplace and whether hiding your religion will help you get the job you want?

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    Saturday Aug 2

    Focus: Religious bias in the workplace

    The focus of this week’s debate is on religious bias in the workplace and whether hiding your religion will help you get the job?

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    Friday Aug 1

    Sania Mirza’s Indianness beyond doubt

    That the BJP can see nothing wrong in one of the country’s most talented icons — who, as it happens, belongs to a minority group — being needlessly humiliated is a sign of how India’s future could well be incubated in the party’s ideological embryo

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    Thursday Jul 31

    Focus: Self-diagnosis

    Is online self-diagnosis taking over traditional therapy? Doctors have reported rise in worried but healthy patients who fuelled by online search engines are diagnosing themselves with various diseases. Gulf News asked readers whether they self diagnose and if online verdicts will replace the role of doctors?

  • 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?

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