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ON THE LINE: Talking About Depressioni
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August 22, 2014 3:00 AM
The WHO estimates that 350 million people around the world suffer from depression. That’s about four percent of the population, making depression the second-leading cause of disability. What are the causes of depression, why is it on the increase, and what can be done? “Talking About Depression” this week “On The Line.”

ON THE LINE: Talking About Depression

Published August 21, 2014

The WHO estimates that 350 million people around the world suffer from depression. That’s about four percent of the population, making depression the second-leading cause of disability. What are the causes of depression, why is it on the increase, and what can be done? “Talking About Depression” this week “On The Line.”

On the Line

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On the Line is a lively forum, where newsmakers, policy experts, diplomats, activists, academics and journalists discuss world events. It focuses on the critical issues shaping the future, and gives those issues the vigorous, serious debate they deserve. The program broadcasts worldwide on VOA Television, and is also heard on VOA radio. Condensed versions of the program can be heard in translation in over 40 languages via VOA radio's language services.

 

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Weaponization of Information
This week, we’re looking at information warfare, particularly as practiced by authoritarian governments and terrorists. We discuss how governments, even non-state actors engaged in nefarious activities, use information and social media to influence people around the world. Russia is the focus of this discussion, though the United States also plays the game. Why are we seeing ‘the weaponization of information’? Can we trust what we see and read? Join the conversation on HashtagVOA.

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