Culture and Media

12.04.2019

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Assange: the Ecuadorian State acted without guaranteeing due process

Pressenza interviewed Javier Arcentales Illescas, Human Mobility Advisor of the Ombudsman’s Office of Ecuador, an institution that spoke today about the detention of Julian Assange, at the consulate of Ecuador in London. Here is the interview. Q: The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, the Interior Minister and government representatives have said today… »

06.04.2019

LHF2019: ‘The small media dispute is a cultural dispute’, according to Pía Figueroa

LHF2019: ‘The small  media dispute is a cultural dispute’, according to Pía Figueroa

02.04.2019 – Madrid – Juana Pérez Montero Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza and member of the organizing team of the Latin American Humanist Forum that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 10 to 12 May, answers our questions about the meaning of the Forum and of the Network… »

06.04.2019

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador President Threatens to Decide Assange’s Fate Over Scandal

Ecuador’s president is threatening to soon decide on Julian Assange’s refuge after his government falsely accused WikiLeaks of publishing files about a scandal that threatens to bring the president down. By Elizabeth Vos Originally published on… »

05.04.2019

Ecuadorian president threatens to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

Ecuadorian president threatens to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell In a clear threat to expel Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, the country’s President Lenín Moreno declared in an interview yesterday that the WikiLeaks founder had “repeatedly violated the conditions of his asylum.” Moreno stated that his government would “take a decision” “in the short term”… »

05.04.2019

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

The Gestapo Is Coming for Julian Assange

If Assange is arrested, that will be our cue to rise like lions from our slumber, which has gone on far too long at far too great a cost. We cannot permit them to use, exploit and oppress us like this anymore. We are the many. They are the few. »

04.04.2019

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil’s former president, Lula, will clock a year in prison this week. It is a bittersweet anniversary, not just for Lula, not just for Brazil, but for the idea of democracy. What did Lula do to deserve this time in prison, and indeed what… »

03.04.2019

Trump’s Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

Trump’s Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan has been met with condemnation by the international community, with the UN and Washington’s Gulf and European allies slamming the move. The US president signed… »

02.04.2019

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

Roger Waters says ‘the coup’ in Venezuela has failed

The attempt by foreign powers to impose regime change in Venezuela has failed, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has said, adding that final victory over the “evil empire” was on the horizon. In a short video posted to Twitter, the famed English rock star and activist expressed disgust with those… »

02.04.2019

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Garfield Benjamin, Solent University for The Conversation Gwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a picture of her on social… »

24.03.2019

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

William Dance, Lancaster University for The Conversatiom Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been… »

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