One of the Top-5 Ukrainian news sites gets catastrophic score from IMI: Obozrevatel’s case

One of the Top-5 Ukrainian news sites gets catastrophic score from IMI: Obozrevatel’s case

Media are not always using the freedom of speech to the benefit of the society. More than often it is rather an object of manipulation. One of the most visited news sites of Ukraine, Obozrevatel (‘The Observer’) topped the rating of most misinforming media. In 2018 the site Obozrevatel.com has been the worst is maintaining standards of journalism. Catastrophic decline in the reporting quality Institute for the Mass Information (IMI) in Kiev is studying the quality of the media. This is independent NGO with crystal clear reputation, funded by the…

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Sanne Cant makes it three in a row

Sanne Cant makes it three in a row

The Fleming Sanne Cant has won her third straight World Championship. She did so on Saturday in the Danish town of Bogense. Her success comes in a female cyclocross season that has been dominated by Dutch riders. So it was no surprise to see Lucinda Brand (The Netherlands), Marianne Vos (The Netherlands), Denise Betsema (The Netherlands) and Annemarie Worst (The Netherlands) at the front of the race with Cant. When Neff slipped out on a corner in Lap 4, it was down to Cant with a little over three laps…

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Close to one in two households “single” in Brussels, one in three in Belgium

Close to one in two households “single” in Brussels, one in three in Belgium

A little over a third of the 4.9 million Belgian households are “single,” Statbel Belgian statistical office recently reported. In Brussels, the proportion reached 46%. According to these statistics, in the beginning of last year, Belgium counted precisely 4,911,973 private households, including 1,696,338 or 34.5% isolated. These one-person households have increased by 1.3% compared to the previous year. They are more frequently found in the Brussels-Capital Region, where close to half (46%) of the 547,679 private households are characterized in this way. On the other hand, it is in the…

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Federal minister Bellot against STIB competing on the railways

Federal minister Bellot against STIB competing on the railways

Federal mobility minister François Bellot has spoken out against a proposal by the chief executive of the Brussels public transport authority STIB/MIVB to have Brussels trams operate on the rail network within the region. CEO Brieuc de Meeûs floated the idea last week in De Tijd newspaper while responding to an idea from the Green coalition in Brussels for the STIB to provide free public transport in the evening and at weekends. “When the European rail market is opened up in 2023, there will be routes on offer in the…

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