News in Review

News in Review, first launched in 1990, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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News in Review - February 2018 Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed

Raqqa was once a thriving city in Syria; until 2014, when the jihadist group ISIS declared it as its self-proclaimed capital. In 2017, the battle for Raqqa began with Russian and Syrian bombers providing air strikes and the U.S. led Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground. The battle took many months, but eventually ISIS was driven out. The city is ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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  • NIR-18-02 - ​Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed

News in Review - October 2018 Safeguarding Social Media: Facebook's Challenge

Facebook has been the shooting star of social media platforms. Nothing could stop its meteoric rise as two billion users signed up to communicate and share online. But recent scandals from fake news to extremist content have plagued the firm and users are losing trust. If the firm cannot secure personal information and stop hackers, how can users feel safe? ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2018

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  • NIR-18-10 - PDF - Safeguarding Social Media: Facebook's Challenge

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News in Review - February 2018 Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is big business in Canada, with girls, some as young as 12, coerced into sexual slavery. Ninety percent of the victims come from within Canada. They are controlled by pimps who may initially pose as their boyfriends, showering them with attention and gifts. Then they are threatened, beaten, held captive and even branded. The problem has become so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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  • NIR-18-02 - Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

News in Review - March 2018 The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

The trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie exposed deep racial divides in our Canadian culture. Boushie was a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. He and his friends drove onto the farm of Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, in August 2016. When the dust settled, Boushie was dead and Stanley ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

News in Review - September 2018 Tragedy on the Prairies: The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

In April 2018, 16 people died and 13 others were injured in a bus crash at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team when it collided with a semi-trailer. Most of the dead and injured were teenagers. The crash prompted an outpouring of sympathy from people across the country, including hockey leagues, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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  • NIR-18-09 - PDF - Tragedy on the Prairies: The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

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News in Review - March 2018 Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism

US President Donald Trump has declared a war on mainstream media. His repeated allegations of "fake news" is undermining the credibility of the fourth estate. As a result, journalists say the integrity of their work is more important now than ever. We take a look at how the media is responding to this war on journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism

News in Review - December 2018 Under the Gun: Toronto's War Against Firearm Violence

In 2018 Canada’s largest city, Toronto, saw a massive increase in gun violence on its streets. Shootings were so frequent and often flagrant, taking place in broad daylight and near children’s playgrounds. The numbers were so high it had people worried that gun deaths in 2018 would surpass those of the so-called “Summer of the Gun” back in 2005. Police, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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  • NIR-18-12 - PDF - Under the Gun: Toronto's War Against Firearm Violence

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News in Review - November 2018 Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

It’s one of the biggest migrations on earth. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2015. Most head to Colombia in the hopes they can find jobs and food for their families. But the influx of the mass migration is putting serious strain on Colombia’s resources. And while the United Nations struggle to find ways to assist, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2018

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  • NIR-18-11 - PDF - Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

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News in Review - October 2018 Vision Zero: Making City Roads Safer

City roads are designed for vehicles. But the modern cultural push for pedestrian-friendly cities and increased bike paths means there’s a war raging on the streets. Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities are on the rise. In an effort to combat this, many cities have adopted a road safety program called Vision Zero. Launched in Sweden, this program helps marry pedestrians, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2018

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  • NIR-18-10 - PDF - Vision Zero: Making City Roads Safer

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News in Review - April 2018 Water Scarcity: Are we Facing ​a​ Global Crisis?

Water is more than a free resource that falls from the sky – it is essential to human survival. In Canada, we live in a country abundant with clean, fresh drinkable water but that’s not so for about two billion people around the world. What happens when it becomes scarce? With climate change and growing populations, some places are running ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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  • NIR-18-04 - Water Scarcity: Are We Facing a Global Crisis?

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