Culture and Media

03.07.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 2- Black Pharaohs and the Queens of Meroe

Africa, a history to rediscover. 2- Black Pharaohs and the Queens of Meroe

Around 3000 BC, when Narmer, nearly unanimously identified as Menes, departed from South Sudan and unified Upper and Lower Egypt to became Pharaoh, he unified two peoples. Approximately 10,000 years ago, the Sahara was rich in animals and vegetation; indeed, a team of archeologists have found images of cows and… »

03.07.2018

Face 2 Face with Stefano Cecere

Face 2 Face with Stefano Cecere

On this special show we speak with Stefano Cecere, ​who is ​participating ​in the 2018 Games for Change Festival at the New School. We ​talk about the festival​ and​ the development of video and educati​onal​ game​s​ that are part of a discipline called applied games​. ​More specifically, we… »

02.07.2018

21st Antiracist Festival of Athens in pictures

21st Antiracist Festival of Athens in pictures

“A three-day celebration for hearts of light in times of darkness.” The 21st Antiracist Festival of Athens was held this year on June 29 and 30, and July 1. The festival was full of concerts of Greek and immigrant groups from various parts of the world and was accompanied by… »

30.06.2018

US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows

US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows

By Tom Secker and Matthew Alford Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military… »

26.06.2018

The sky is not falling for the “not last” Yanomami

The sky is not falling for the “not last” Yanomami

Review of the book “The Falling Sky” A book titled The last of the Yanomami was published in Turin in September 1984. On the cover appeared the subheading “a dive into prehistory”. At the time I had already spent four years in the Catrimâni area, working with… »

25.06.2018

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan

A picture circulating online of an alleged dog cull in Russia actually depicts Pakistan, during an attempt to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets of Karachi in 2016. Ahead of the World Cup there were fears that Russia would try to exterminate stray dogs in time for… »

20.06.2018

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

By David Swanson We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more… »

17.06.2018

Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities

Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities

By Kalinga Seneviratne BONN (IDN) – ‘Global Inequalities’ was the theme of this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) hosted by the German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and much discussion focused on whether the digital media tools are a panacea or a hindrance to achieving a more equitable world. »

11.06.2018

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Upholding Press Freedom: The Struggle Continues

Maria Ressa, Rappler Executive Editor, and CEO of Philippine online news agency Rappler, was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom Award by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Portugal last June 7. A global network of news publishers whose mission is “to protect the rights of… »

10.06.2018

The Case of Julian Assange

The Case of Julian Assange

by Paul Craig Roberts, 10/06/2018. Here is the original post   Julian Assange is a journalist, not a spy. Because he published leaked material that proved the duplicity and criminality of the US Government, Washington has had him locked up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012… »

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