CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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May 1, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In a country whose government controls the media, what kinds of news stories might not be covered? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

    What do you know about Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda? What announcement did President Obama make one year ago today with regard to bin Laden? How do you think that this event was viewed around the world? If you were writing a history book, would you include this event? If not, why not? If so, what information would you include?

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    Who is Chen Guangcheng? Where is he believed to be taking shelter? How might his situation affect the relationship between China and the U.S.? How do you think that the United States and China should handle this issue?

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    What is the purpose of the after-school flight program described in Tuesday's show? In the report, what do people say about this program? What resources do you think a program like this one might need to operate? Can you think of anything similar in your community?

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