Culture and Media

08.12.2016

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016: Where Urgency and Flatness Go Hand-in-Hand

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016: Where Urgency and Flatness Go Hand-in-Hand

By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Sam Durant: End White Supremacy 2008, Blum&Poe Gallery High hopes and big dollars were very much in evidence in a town that makes dreams come true, when the world’s most buzzing art market welcomes the art world’s international influx. From Miami to South Beach, and from the… »

25.11.2016

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

This Friday Juana Pérez Montero, Pressenza editor and reporter, presented the following communication with the title “Immigration in the media from a perspective of peace and nonviolence”. It was presented during the VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence which took place in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Before… »

18.11.2016

Snowden Warns Facebook Growing Too Powerful

Snowden Warns Facebook Growing Too Powerful

In media news, Facebook is coming under fire from critics who say the social media giant helped swing the election for Donald Trump by failing to crack down on an epidemic of fake news articles targeting Hillary Clinton. Such articles drew millions of clicks and featured such phony… »

15.11.2016

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

Charlotte Church, Carl Barât, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, Kathryn Williams and Lock, accompanied by Ed Harcourt and the Dirty Pretty Strings, with comedy from Simon Munnery Stars from the worlds of rock, pop and comedy will perform at The Flying Seagull Project’s benefit concert for child refugees… »

28.10.2016

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

“Fool For Your Love” by the Irish band “Rofi James” is a music video set in the refugee camps of Greece. It tells the story of some of the 60,000 refugees stuck in limbo in Greece. The creators point out that the conditions the refugees live in are awful,… »

27.10.2016

Nobel committee losing patience with Bob Dylan. They should have read his lyrics more carefully

Nobel committee losing patience with Bob Dylan. They should have read his lyrics more carefully

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and other explosives, so perhaps he felt responsible for their military use. But dynamite also opens roads through mountains and gave access to people who were not communicated. So he cannot really be blamed for inventing something with the potential to be weaponised. As usual it’s… »

24.10.2016

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Carolin Emcke received the German Book Trade’s peace prize for this year. In her acceptance speech, Emcke openly addressed the debate around personal rights, including homosexuality and the Islamic veil. Nearly 1,000 guests, including German President Joachim Gauck, were present during the award ceremony at Frankfurt’s St. Paul’s Church on… »

22.10.2016

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

The documentary “Beyond Revenge” that premiered on the 2nd of October in Berlin, and which has already been premiered in several other cities worldwide, is now freely available on youtube, just as the producers, Álvaro Orus and Luz Jahnen said it would be. It is subtitled in three… »

20.10.2016

Snowden’s Lawyer Interviewed by Leo Laporte

Snowden’s Lawyer Interviewed by Leo Laporte

Important interview given by Leo Laporte on his TWIT.tv network on the show Triangulation with Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s Lawyer and Director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. It’s a very US oriented discussion but a serious and well managed presentation about privacy in today society and… »

18.10.2016

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts in Britain

Closure of Russia Today bank accounts in Britain

Russia is accusing Britain of closing Russia Today’s NatWest bank account which is described as a move against freedom of speech. According to The Guardian “Long live freedom of speech!”, RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted sarcastically. “Simonyan said she had received a letter out of the blue from NatWest… »

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