#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 5°C Tuesday 7 December 2021

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Living with Ebola, Charlie Manson and the rise of the Spanish left wing.

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1. Living with Ebola 

Liberia US Ebola Volunteers Dilemma Source: Abbas Dulleh/Associated Press

Ashoka Mukpo contracted the Ebola virus while working as a freelance journalist in Liberia. [Vice - 10 mins] 

2. Charles Manson 

Manson Killings Anniversary Source: Harold Filan/Associated Press

This week it was announced that notorious murderer Charles Manson would be getting married in prison. Here the BBC examine the ongoing fascination with him. [BBC - 6 mins]

3. Band Aid 30 

Source: Sammi's Extras/YouTube

The new Band Aid 30 single has been released by Bob Geldof, Midge Ure and Co. Here Vox has a few questions about the track. [Vox - 2 mins]

4. Ched Evans and rape denial 

Ched Evans returns to training Source: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This week the PFAI came under heavy criticism over a blog post defending rapist footballer Ched Evans. Is this a problem with wider attitudes? [TheJournal.ie - 5 mins]

5. The rise of the Spanish left wing

Spain European Elections Pablo Iglesias - leader of the leftist Podemos (We can) group Source: Associated Press/Paul White

If you think Sinn Féin have the Fine Gaels and Fianna Fáils of this world worried – you should see ‘Podemos’ – a radical left-wing Spanish party. The group was formed earlier this year and has gained ground rapidly. [OpenDemocracy.net - 9 mins]

6. How dodgy is FIFA? 

Soccer - England criticised over 2018 bid - File Photo Source: Adam Davy/Press Association

FIFA’s report clearing Qatar and Russia of all wrong doing and implicating the UK was released last week to a host of raised eyebrows. This week the New York Times had them as the focus on an editorial. [New York Times - 2 mins]

Read: Did you see the ‘giant fireball’ over the east of the country tonight?

Also: Opinion: Some men (and women) still don’t believe that rape exists

Read next: