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(CNN Student News) -- November 15, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that some people who provide information to journalists might want to remain anonymous? In your opinion, when might anonymously-sourced information be acceptable for a news report?

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Discussions at APEC

What is the purpose of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation? What issue did the member nations of APEC agree to tackle? Why do you think that the APEC nations made this issue a priority?

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In your opinion, how might increasing trade between nations affect their economies? What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of joining international groups like APEC?

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Lame Duck Session

What do you think is meant by the term "a lame duck session"? What legislation is being proposed in the current lame duck session?

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How would you like Congress to address these bills?

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In your opinion, what issues would you want Congress to address before January, and why?

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Activist Released

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi? According to the segment: what were the circumstances behind Suu Kyi's detention? What are some people hoping may happen in the wake of her release?

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How would you define a democratic government? According to the report: How did some members of the international community react to recent elections in Myanmar? Why do some people consider Myanmar to be a dictatorship, despite the fact that the nation recently held elections? In your opinion, what is Myanmar's form of government? Explain your rationale.

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Freeze on Building?

What proposal is Israel considering regarding settlements in the West Bank? Why have these settlements generated controversy in the past?

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What do some Palestinian and Israelis say regarding the move to temporarily stop building these settlements? In your opinion: How might either building new settlements or a freeze on new settlements affect the Middle East peace process? How should this issue be resolved?

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Career Connections: Producer

What are the responsibilities of a producer? What elements does a producer include in a rundown? What do you think that a producer might need to know in order to produce a news broadcast?

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What does CNN International producer James Curry say about the value of his prior military service in his current position? What other ways can you think of where military service might benefit a person's career?

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What does Curry say was the best advice he was given? In your opinion, how might this advice apply to your future?

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