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(CNN Student News) -- March 8, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In what ways might people who are living outside of their home country use the media to learn about the political process in their native land?

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Iraq Elections

What did some of the Iraqis featured in the segment say about voting in the country's parliamentary elections? According to the program, what challenges do Iraqis face in voting?

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Why do you think that some people would want to disrupt the election in Iraq? Explain.

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How would you describe the voting process seen in the report? How do you think that the voting process in Iraq is similar to or different from the process in your community?

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Dealers' 2nd Chance

What is arbitration? Why are some General Motors (GM) dealers seeking arbitration?

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What action has GM taken with regard to 661 of these dealerships? Why do you think that GM took this action?

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Why do you think that a GM official says that the company's decision is "good for our customers, our dealers and GM"? Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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Female Commuter Trains

According to the report, why do some commuter trains in India only allow women passengers?

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How would you describe both India's regular commuter trains and the trains for women that are seen in the program?

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What opinions do the women in the segment express regarding the women-only trains? What do you think has been the reaction of some Indian men to these trains?

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What other measures, if any, do you think could be put in place in order to encourage more women to seek work in India?

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