SDYC 2019 is excited to announce the opening of the International Press Gallery (IPG) - a replacement for the previous internal journalist system that provided commentary on committee events. The IPG at SDYC will be unlike any other Press committee you've seen in the local circuit - adding rigorous and fun mechanics adapted from international conferences on top of the existing dynamic nature of the committee. As the only roaming committee at SDYC 2019, IPG delegates will be given the opportunity to travel across every committee. Delegates will get to observe proceedings and interview individual delegates to produce exciting pieces for their agency across various media forms. With the gamut of biases and writing styles represented across our diverse range of press agencies, delegates will have to apply the content skills and understanding of nuance that they’ve learnt in MUN. Journalists in our world don’t exist in isolation - they often have profound impacts on policy
Is it President Trump’s impulsivity that resulted in the Nigerian Missile Attack? Or the ineptitude of the US Senate? (source: https://thebulwark.com/trumps-loyal-senate-republicans/ ) On the 24th of August, in response to Boko Haram’s bombing of the US Embassy in Lagos, President Trump launched an independent 10-missile attack on the Lake Chad basin in Nigeria in a futile attempt to quash Boko Haram forces stationed there, killing thousands in the process. Overnight, in a fit of madness, President Trump launched another 50 missiles, this time completely decimating the Lake Chad region and the 20 villages surrounding it. These actions have resulted in severe backlash from the international community - states such as France, the United Kingdom and China have issued public statements condemning the inhumane acts, while other countries have expressed fear over the precedent that this incident has set for future attacks. International ties have been severely depleted as a result.