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The Economist: The week ahead

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Short and comprehensive

I listen to this every week and it is a good precursor to the topics in the upcoming news. The discussions do not go in depth but provide a good highlight of world topics and issues. In a busy week it keeps me in touch with what's going in in the world at a brief level.

The best world magazine

Brilliant coverage of world events!

Not Objective

Usually The Economist provides well written, well researched, and objective news reporting. Sadly, though, this did not occur in a recent broadcast in their other podcast format. Specifically, I refer to their reporting on capital punishment -- the death penalty -- written in light of Amnesty International's upcoming report on the practice.
Instead of objective and neutral reporting, the presenters' personal feelings were clearly evident. Indeed, the copy could have been taken directly from Amnesty International's own write ups.
Not that Amnesty International is wrong in its point of view, but The Economist has the job of reporting the news when reporting and giving personal opinion when commenting. Sadly, they mixed up the two roles in their report and for that reason I am dropping my subscription. I urge you not to subscribe.

The Economist: The week ahead
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  • Category: News & Politics
  • Language: English

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