Culture and Media

24.04.2017

Reducing urban violence

Reducing urban violence

For the World Forum on Urban Violence, Madrid, 19-21 April 2017, Johan Galtung wrote an editorial piece for Transcend Media Service which we reproduce in full here. Mayors from around the world, Ladies and Gentlemen, To reduce direct violence in cities we have to move from urban violence… »

13.04.2017

This is not beautiful…

This is not beautiful…

When President Trump attacked Syria with Tomahawk missiles last week, the media cheered. MSNBC’s Brian Williams even said, “We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two U.S. Navy vessels in the eastern Mediterranean.” Let that sink in. Beautiful. He called a missile attack beautiful. There is… »

10.04.2017

The Greek Theatre in Syracuse examines history through art

The Greek Theatre in Syracuse examines history through art

This has been a unique year for one of the most ancient Italian cities; it is as well one of the Italian towns with the most fascinating past, both for the myths concerning its origins and for the rich history that has passed through its stones. This is Syracuse, the… »

06.04.2017

Syria gas attack is almost certainly a “False Flag”

While denouncing all bombing in Syria, Pressenza is concerned that the latest events in the country are leading towards an extension of military activity in Syria and that the information fed by the mainstream media such as the BBC may be manipulated.  We publish this article from World Beyond War… »

29.03.2017

Conversation with Marcia Butler

Conversation with Marcia Butler

By Jhon Sánchez Marcia Butler’s book came to me like a miracle. I was editing a short story that elicits around the topic of music when ‘The Skin Above My Knee’ plopped into my mailbox. It surprised me that Marcia was a well-regarded oboist before becoming a writer. Her memoir… »

25.03.2017

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

By Fackson Banda Fackson Banda is Programme Specialist in the Bureau of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). PARIS (IDN) – As social media expands, journalism is more special than ever: This is the conviction expressed by participants at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural… »

22.03.2017

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

By Guy Berger Guy Berger is Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development. PARIS (IDN) – While global controversies around “fake news” continue unabated, UNESCO holds two events at its Paris HQ this week which will give more insight into the issues. First up is an annual meeting… »

16.03.2017

Interview with Kathleen Donohoe

Interview with Kathleen Donohoe

By Jhon Sánchez A flight attendant looked at me in the eye and said, “Jhon Sánchez? We’ve been calling you for half hour. Your flight has already departed.” Irritated she shook her head and added, “Where were you? I didn’t reply, of course. I was right there, reading “Ashes of… »

13.03.2017

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

I am grateful that this film was made, not only because it is an important testimony against racism but also because in the midst of violent blockbusters often depicting imaginary superheroes the very real lives of three black female mathematicians working for NASA is an inspiring reminder of our human… »

11.03.2017

Redefining cash-free shopping in Berlin

Redefining cash-free shopping in Berlin

Have you ever thought of shunning the consumer dream? In Germany, it might not be that difficult. It’s just a matter of finding the right key, as Tamsin Walker found out on a shopping trip with a difference. I’m not a passionate shopper. Don’t like the crowds and rarely find… »

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