November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – compulsory COVID vaccines in Turkmenistan

Text: “Turkmenistan, where Covid-19 does not exist, but vaccination is now compulsory” “There are, officially at least, no cases of Covid-19 in Turkmenistan. But the country last week became the first in the world to make vaccination against the virus obligatory for all adults.” https://emerging-europe.com/news/turkmenistan-where-covid-19-does-not-exist-but-vaccination-is-now-compulsory/ There are a number of Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #3 RLE – cruise ships banned from Venice

Text: “Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1” “Declaring Venice’s waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared an imperiled world heritage site by the United Nations later this month.” https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/italy-ban-mammoth-cruise-ships-venice-aug-78823148 There are Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #3 RLE – BBC article on Chinese students in Australia

BBC article “China pressure ‘undermining Australian universities’, report says” “Chinese pro-democracy students in Australia experience harassment and fear punishment if they speak out on sensitive issues, a new report says. Human Rights Watch found such students feel surveilled in Australia, leading many to self-censor in classrooms. Academics teaching China courses in Read more…