The Daily Beat

Premiere DateMay 17, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:34 Top Story
01:21 Skip & Die Thina Sobabini
07:28 World News
08:04 PROMO
08:22 In Other News
09:27 Dungeonesse Shucks
13:00 Finish

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The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.

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TOP STORY

Today Think Progress published an article titled “In The World’s Poorest Countries, Demand For Birth Control Is Increasing But Access To It Isn’t.”

The article’s author Tara Culp-Ressler writes:

Developing nations around the world aren’t doing enough to ensure that women have access to the family planning services they need, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have access to modern forms of birth control are concentrated mostly in poorer countries, and those countries are lagging far behind wealthier nations when it comes to ensuring women’s ability to use the contraceptive services of their choice.

WORLD NEWS

Today Amnesty International published an article titled “El Salvador: Supreme Court toys with young mother’s life.”

The article reads:

A decision by El Salvador’s Supreme Court to, once again, put off a ruling on whether or not to allow a severely ill pregnant woman to have an abortion shows no humanity, Amnesty International said.

Beatriz, a 22-year-old woman whose case is gathering attention around the world, is five months pregnant and has been diagnosed with a number of severe illnesses, including lupus and kidney disease.

IN OTHER NEWS

Today The Raw Story published an AFP article titled “Two-thirds of Europe’s LGBT community ‘still afraid to show sexuality.'”

The article reads:

Two-thirds of Europe’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public and a quarter have been victims of physical or verbal attacks, an EU report said Friday, on the International Day Against Homophobia.

“Fear, isolation and discrimination are everyday phenomena for the LGBT community in Europe,” the director of the European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Morten Kjaerum, wrote in the report.

The online survey, described as the largest of its kind, questioned around 93,000 people in the European Union’s 27 member states plus Croatia, which is to join the bloc in July.

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