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Report: Asia-Pacific Youth Forum- 2013, Nepal

Report: Asia-Pacific Youth Forum- 2013, Nepal - invoking voice of youth on post-2015 development agenda and mountain issues. By Arup Barua While the global population dynamics depicts that the youths constitute more than half of world population, very few international organizations have incorporated their concerns or have facilitated their participation in addressing future global challenges. One organizat ...

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Noam Chomsky: A Roadmap to a Just World – People Reanimating Democracy

Transcript of Avram Noam Chomsky's lecture: (Transcript of audio recording), Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Bonn, June 2013 Question from conference moderator at the end of the presentation: You have been very critical of the press. What would you like the press to do? Chomsky: It's very simple. I'd like the press to tell the truth about important things. I'd like to comment on topics that I think shoul ...

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RECLAIMING OUR PAST CONSTRUCTING OUR FUTURE – LGBTIQ Rights Asia-Pacific

Chapter 13 RECLAIMING OUR PAST, CONSTRUCTING  OUR FUTURE: The Struggle for LGBTIQ Rights in Asia and the Pacific Dédé Oetomo* Abstract Emerging evidence from historical and anthropological studies indicate that many societies in Asia and the Pacific have recognized, accepted, celebrated and even sanctified various transgender and homosexual behaviors. Within the context of cultural practices, certain behavi ...

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IPCC and Climate Change – but which direction?

Yes, the Earth is warming, and, yes, human activity is cause of part of this. “But the preoccupation with carbon has led to billions being spent on pointless policies to mitigate the perceived problem,” Howard Winn, journalist at the South China Morning Post reminds us, and explains. “Bjørn Lomborg, an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, says that the European Union ‘will pay US$250 billion ...

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Genuine democracy needs responsible media

By Ramesh Jaura | IDN-InDepth News, Tony Robinson | Pressenza When Erik Bettermann, the outgoing director-general of the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, launched the Global Media Forum in 2008, he had an ambitious aim: to institute a 'media Davos' on the banks of the river Rhine. The recently concluded sixth Forum has indeed achieved that aim. It imbibed the essential spirit of the World Ec ...

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The global trade in arms: “a clearly visible dagger in the heart of global sustainability”

During our recent visit to Bonn, Germany to give a workshop at the Global Media Forum we had the opportunity to make contacts and friends from many different parts of the world.  Some people we had very little in common with, like those whose panels attempted to tackle how to keep economic monetary growth sustainable, whereas we found our soul mates in those who shared our ideals of humanising the economy, ...

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Presentation to the Global Media Forum about new alternative economic forms

By David Andersson Gift economies could be very potent and effective organizing tools for creating value. We have many examples of gift economies in our world today, such as community gardens or free/open software, where no money is paid for the creation and maintenance of this resource but instead people contribute time and talent and get recognition and respect as well as shared access to the resources. O ...

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Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

As the keynote speaker on the final day of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Dr. Vandana Shiva[1], an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalisation campaigner spoke about the values required for a new economic model that respects the planet and all species of life.  Pressenza has transcribed the speech. My home is in my heart and in my mind because I come from the Himalaya and 40 years ago ordin ...

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“A path to a Just World – people reviving Democracy”. Comments on Noam Chomsky’s speech

In his fascinating and lucid 1h 20min speech to an audience of 2,500 people in the plenary hall on the first day of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Chomsky touched on many subjects, among them: the alternative model of the 'Commons', false democracy and the issue of weapons in their various forms (drones, the nuclear threat, Obama’s terrorist policies). We asked the presenters of the Pressenza panel ...

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The Universal Human Nation as the only future that opens possibilities

Presentation by Dr. Guillermo Sullings, Argentine economist and author of the book Beyond Capitalism, Mixed Economics Panel: "Turning a crisis into an opportunity: Humanising the Economy", at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Organised by Pressenza, International Press Agency ''We live in a time of crisis. A world in crisis: social and cultural crisis, political crisis, and economic crisis. In such a l ...

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