by Max Barry

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Region: The Coalition of Democratic Nations

Selected articles from Namjyut, September-November 1950

Right to Healthcare Debated, "A Better Health Plan" Promised - Wed 13 Sep 1950

    The Ascoobian constitutional convention which asserted a universal right to healthcare for its citizens spurred debate among members of the Imperial Court over the issue of healthcare in Namjyut. Provided mainly by private practitioners and hospitals, there is little centralization outside of the military hospital system. The Civil Directorate asserts that government provision and regulation of healthcare will greatly improve quality of life and productivity, while members of the Board of Prefects have raised concerns as to where the budget for a universal healthcare plan would come from. The Imperial Court stated to the public that "a better health plan" is in the works, although the details are unclear.

TV Censorship Debate Comes to a Close, Regulations Established - Wed 11 Oct 1950

    After talks about the national TV network's expansion in June, the Civil Advisory brought its concerns over the morality of TV content. After much discussion, the Imperial Court has assigned the matter of TV regulation to the Broadcasting Bureau, which will now handle both radio and TV broadcasting. Broadcasters in Namjyut are required to register programs with the Broadcasting Bureau, which will assign broadcasting channels upon approval.

State Meeting with Cerman President Callahan Strikes Nuclear Deal - Mon 6 Nov 1950

    After Cerma's introduction of the Atoms for Peace doctrine in June, President Callahan recently met with Emperor Lou to discuss the country's nuclear future. With mutual ambitions to expands industrial horizons, a deal was struck. Cerman engineers and architects are coming to provide expertise in building the first nuclear reactors in East Asia. Experimental designs for commercial energy output are in the works to be built in '51 and finished '54, with hopes for further growth in the nuclear industry if it succeeds. Economists expect the beginning of Namjyut's nuclear energy industry will benefit from the expansion of Namjyut's mining companies abroad in April, with new lands surveyed for key components like uranium.

    The surge of interest in nuclear prompted the Civil Directorate to start drafting regulations. Many say that, handled incorrectly, nuclear can pose a critical danger to Namjyut's safety. The Nuclear Bureau has been established pursuant to the cries for regulation.