Interviews

26.05.2014

Greenwald: ‘I wanted a debate about journalism’

Greenwald: ‘I wanted a debate about journalism’

In an exclusive interview with DW, Edward Snowden ally Glenn Greenwald says one central aim of breaking the NSA story was provoking a discussion about journalists’ tacit deference to government power. DW: You have been attacked in the media by what you have called ‘establishment journalists.’ The New… »

22.05.2014

China nervous about what goes on in the sphere of cyber-communication

China nervous about what goes on in the sphere of cyber-communication

Lionel Mok is a Hong Kong resident whose work frequently takes him into China. He has a strong interest in Chinese affairs, current, historical and cultural. Pressenza asked Lionel about social media in China and its affect on change, especially looking at it’s effects in the Arab world and other… »

09.05.2014

Sima Samar – Afghan women’s rights activist, gets award

Sima Samar – Afghan women’s rights activist, gets award

Sima Samar is a recipient of Right Livelihood Award Foundation’s award. Sima Samar, born 3 February 1957, is a woman’s rights and human rights advocate, activist and a social worker on national and international forums. She served as Minister of Women’s Affairs of Afghanistan from December 2001 to 2003 and is… »

08.05.2014

Working across divisive narratives, peacebuilder’s perspective on the context in Crimea

Working across divisive narratives, peacebuilder’s perspective on the context in Crimea

Up until recently Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska lived and worked in Crimea, a peacebuilder focusing on identity-based conflicts and diversity education in a multicultural and multi-confessional context. Following Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula she found herself among thousands of people faced with a situation where hard choices… »

28.04.2014

Water is a human right – Interview with Maude Barlow

Water is a human right – Interview with Maude Barlow

Starting our collaboration with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, we are glad to publish an interview with one of their Laureates, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow.  Maude, your latest book, Blue Future, is the final book of the Blue trilogy. It started with Blue Gold in 2002 and continued with… »

20.04.2014

“He Gave Us Back Our History”: Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

“He Gave Us Back Our History”: Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

Read the full interview and watch the video at the Democracy Now! site In an exclusive interview, Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and talks about how García Márquez… »

11.04.2014

The Commons: People power beyond the state

The Commons: People power beyond the state

The activist and author David Bollier tells Deutsche Welle why what he calls the Commons will change the way we live our lives and our system of politics. DW: Can you define in a nutshell what you mean by the Commons? David Bollier: The Commons is a… »

09.04.2014

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! As voting begins in India in the largest elections the world has ever seen, we spend the hour with Indian novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy. Nearly 815 million Indians are eligible to vote, and results will be issued in May. One of… »

09.04.2014

Peace, disarmament, active nonviolence. Interview with Alex Zanotelli

www.shekina.it Alex Zanotelli is an Italian priest and a Comboni missionary, the founder of several movements that promote peace and justice in solidarity. He is also one of the promoters of the Arena of Peace and Disarmament which will take place on April 25 in… »

09.04.2014

Rwanda 1994-2014: a million of reasons to remember

Rwanda 1994-2014: a million of reasons to remember

Twenty years after the Genocide that killed off up to a million of people in few months, is important to remember and to convert the memory in a positive force able to converge the past to the present to seed a new courage and new contagious hopes. We talk about… »

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