This week, last year: 14th – 20th August

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after anchoring his 100m relay team to gold at the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/PA Images

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.

Read our interview with Bring Back Our Girls campaigner Aisha Yesufu, who witnessed the moment a first group of 21 girls were freed and reunited with their families on 16th October 2016


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.

In issue #23 we published photographs of Manus Island by Australian photographer Brian Cassey. Here are some of the photographs he received from detainees inside the centre.


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

In issue #24 we spoke to Mustafa al-Sarout, the Aleppo-based cameraman who filmed Omran Daqneesh being pulled from his bombed apartment building.


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.

In issue #24 we dug into Olympic history to see how the Rio Games compared with Games gone by


 

 

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