Author Archives: Christina Jergensen

Sydney news: Top scientists petition for Kathleen Folbigg’s release on grounds of new scientific evidence

Almost 100 of Australia’s top scientists have signed a petition for convicted child murderer Kathleen Folbigg’s immediate pardon and release from jail. The scientists say Folbigg, who was convicted in 2003 for murdering three of her children and the manslaughter of a fourth, has been denied justice as it is likely her children all died […]

1991 saw the music industry turned upside down, and 30 years later, its echoes remain

In the 1980s the music industry was divided into two worlds. On one side was the big-money mainstream world of MTV-approved pop and rock stars, the all-important singles and album charts, and pay-to-play commercial radio. This is where you would find the likes of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Michael Bolton. On the other side […]

India’s new digital rules are bad news for democracy

In 2014, ahead of the general election that would sweep him into power, Narendra Modi said he had a dream. He envisioned, he said, “a Digital India, where access to information knows no barriers.” In the seven years since, a number of obstacles have emerged. India’s broadband speed is now among the slowest in the […]