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SUNS # 8666 Friday 20 April 2018

United Nations : Plus and minuses of digital platforms for South (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Digital platforms lead to efficiency gains such as from lower transaction costs, lower consumer prices and increased access to markets, but also raise concerns that the market power of certain platforms may lead to abuse of dominant positions, data protection and privacy issues, ta x erosion and negative effects on jobs.

United Nations : Homebound - hardship awaits internally displaced Iraqis (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
With upcoming elections in May, the Iraqi government is urging Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to r eturn home.

Opinion : Keeping power in check - media, justice and the rule of law (PRIV)
(IPS, Napier)
Rarely has the press bee n as powerful as it is today.

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