This week, last year: 14th – 20th August
Our news highlights from 12 months past, for your weekly dose of Slow Journalism perspective…
Sun 14th August 2016
Nigerian militants Boko Haram release a propaganda video showing around 50 girls they claim were among the group kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014. 217 of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls remain missing.
Wed 17th August 2016
Australia confirms the closure of its Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. The fate of the 854 men still held in the controversial facility is unclear. Canberra states that they will not be resettled in Australia.
Thu 18th August 2016
Photographs of a five-year-old Syrian boy injured in a regime airstrike in Aleppo spread rapidly on social media. The footage of Omran Daqneesh sitting in the back of an ambulance in a state of shock becomes a symbol of the Syrian city’s suffering
Fri 19th August 2016
Jamaica wins the 100-metre relay in the Rio Olympics, completing a “triple triple” for sprinter Usain Bolt. The athlete has won three sprinting gold medals at three consecutive Games.
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