Wikipedia: Manipulating Of Information
series: Global 3000
air date: 7/27/14 6:00 AM
Media Old and New - Nowhere is the newspaper market as competitive as New York. To survive here, newpapers must be innovative and adapt quickly to new trends. The days when newspapers can just publish articles are long over. Nowadays, the news isn't just reported in articles, picture galleries or video shorts. News has also moved to video games, which can be found on online sites of respected newpapers like the New York Times. Global Count: The Internet - People around the world exchange information on online, independent of their native language. Most online activity is dominated by English, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. Only five percent of the world's 7,000 spoken languages are represented online. Researchers warn this may lead to a "digital language death". Our Global Count takes a closer look at these developments. Inside Wikipedia - Attack of the PR Industry - Founded in 2001, Wikipedia is the world's largest online encyclopedia. It's fast and free, but not without its flaws. Public relations companies and major firms have long since realized they can use Wikipedia for their own purposes. What began as well-intentioned project could soon become a threat to democracy. After all, a well-informed society needs easy access to independent information. Questionnaire: Sister Phebe G. Lacse from the Philippines - Sister Phebe is a nun who belongs to the order Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. She lives and works on a farm on the island of Mindoro. She says with a smile that she's perfect for missionary work because she'll eat anything that's put in front of her. Peru: The Real Gold of the Incas - The humble potato is known the world over. But native Peruvian varieties can look quite a bit different than most of us are used to. Some are red or blue, others are long and skinny. More then 4,500 potato varieties are grown in Peru. The wealth of varieties is a natural treasure that's worth preserving, especially in the face of climate change. To do that, scientists are teaming up with Peruvian potato farmers. The researchers benefit from the farmers' knowledge, and in exchange they receive improved seeds for a better harvest. It's all to ensure that chips, french fries and mashed potatoes will remain on menus for generations to come.
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