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09.05.2020

Media Shutdown During a Pandemic

Media Shutdown During a Pandemic

It was as if the pandemic Covid-19 was not yet inflicting enough deadly harm and threat to a population of over 110 million and a nightmarish uncertainty on an economy still lagging behind in the Asian region. . . It was as if the community quarantine locking people down in… »

07.05.2020

Idir: The Humility of the Shepherd Poet at the Service of Berber Humanist Values

Idir: The Humility of the Shepherd Poet at the Service of Berber Humanist Values

On May 2, 2970 of the year Yennayer (Berber calendar, May 2, 2020 for the Christian calendar) a hero of our time flew to the stars. Idir, Hamid Cheriet, who so often contemplated the starry vault when he was a shepherd in the Durdjura mountains of such profound beauty, must… »

05.05.2020

Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius with a Disability

Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius with a Disability

By Heike Kuhn The writer, Dr Heike Kuhn, is Head of the “Human Rights Gender Equality, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn, the capital of divided Germany. The other part of the BMZ is in Berlin, the capital… »

03.05.2020

May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day: let’s cry out ‘Free Julian Assange!’

May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day: let’s cry out ‘Free Julian Assange!’

By Comité Free Assange Belgium The Assange case must finally be recognised for what it is: a totalitarian attack on the rule of law and press freedom, without which a healthy democracy is not possible. If we do not soon want to wake up in a worldwide dictatorship, we… »

01.05.2020

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

The Izoizolyatsiya Facebook group has become a national obsession In 1868, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “beauty will save the world.” A hundred and fifty years later, that remains to be seen; but one thing’s for certain — it can definitely distract us from the world outside during a global pandemic. »

01.05.2020

Pandora’s Box: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

Pandora’s Box: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

It would seem that a Pandora’s box of sickness and death has been unleashed by the virus that has been wreaking havoc over the whole planet. But, when all is said and done, is this latest pandemic a boon or a bane? Is humanity doomed with a Pandora’s box of… »

27.04.2020

New special category at the 6th edition of the Jalón Ángel Award and new deadline 17 may

New special category at the 6th edition of the Jalón Ángel Award and new deadline 17 may

The Jalón Ángel Photograph Archive pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of the creation of the San Valero Dominican Foundation (FUNDOSVA) by including a special category: Education and cooperation in its 6th International Photography Award. This category has been added to the already veteran Travel and Portrait categories. Moreover, the… »

23.04.2020

Humanist Educators reflections about the actual world crisis evidencies by the pandemic

Humanist Educators reflections about the actual world crisis evidencies by the pandemic

We are educators from different countries in Latin America that adhere to the Universalist Humanist Pedagogical Current (Copehu) with the need to deepen our reflections, understand the moment humanity is going through – and therefore education -, clarify aspirations, within the framework of one of the deepest crises in the… »

21.04.2020

Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application

Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application

A wave of “digital protests” strikes a country under lockdown Russia is the midst of a strict COVID-19 lockdown. Although protesters cannot take to the streets, they are still holding mass demonstrations — digitally. Today, residents of the southern city of Rostov-on-Don gathered outside the local government building to protest the… »

20.04.2020

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good? Empty, silent, boring — the world’s cities are deserted. The coronavirus pandemic has brought public life to a standstill:… »

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