Culture and Media

Murder of Francisca Sandoval: Violence against the media and state complicity

On Sunday, May 1st, Francisca Sandoval, an independent media journalist, was shot in the face. Since that day and after a complex operation to remove the bullet, we have been waiting for her farewell, after the announcement that she was…

Journalist Francisca Sandoval dies after being shot at while covering May Day demonstration

Francisca Sandoval, a social communicator for La Victoria’s Señal 3, died on Thursday 12 May. The journalist was being treated at the ex-Posta Central de Santiago, after being shot in the head by an individual in concert with the militarised…

Tribute to Mothers

PERSONAL NARRATIVE/ESSAY       Filial Piety is a divine gift. Every day is a moment to honor, be grateful for our mothers, and celebrate the beauty of motherhood. But the second Sunday of May is commemorated by more than…

WSF 2022: The house of the wind

The initiative to create an educational centre of Zapotec knowledge under the impetus of the Zapotec painter-philosopher, Maestro Nicéforo Urbieta Morales By Denis Linckens, member of the International Collective of Young Francophones at WSF 2022 The Zapotec civilisation, known as…

To the One

POEM       Be it mother or father son or daughter brother sister your beloved life companion… This is To the One.   We are stronger than we think. We are deeper than we feel. We are wider than…

Love for Bugs: The Fascinating Story of Insects

ENDANGERED SPECIES/ESSAY “Insects did just about everything first. They were the first to form social societies, farm, and sing — just about anything you can imagine.” ~Karl Kjer “A world without bugs is a world we don’t want to live in.” ~Oliver…

Press freedom in Bhutan: Journalists should have full and uncensored access to information

Coinciding with World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering stated that “no journalist in Bhutan has been victim of violent attacks. Neither has anyone faced life-threatening situations in the line of duty. However, practicing journalism in the country…

Pressenza course on Nonviolent Journalism open for registration

For approaching 15 years, Pressenza has been developing a nonviolent style of journalism driven by the urgent need to put a different type of information into the public domain: information which contributes to the wellbeing of society, to the surpassing…

Creativity

Thanks to creativity, human beings have been able to evolve, transform, adapt and survive even in the worst circumstances. Creativity has served to develop great inventions, to escape from unjust prisons, to write epics, comedies or dramas; to make art…

The Bird by my Window

POEM       Morning companion, my buddy, my friend Every day, she sits on her favorite branch Right outside my bedroom window.   She wiggles, she chirps She stretches her wings She looks at me, straight in the eye.…

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