Economics

01.08.2013

Report Finds Pattern of Inequity in Development Aid

Report Finds Pattern of Inequity in Development Aid

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2013 (IPS) – Despite global efforts to provide development aid, the world’s poorest are getting poorer, says a new report by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD). “What we found through the research with people living in poverty is that overall, the most marginalised and… »

10.07.2013

Study confirms employees owned business model more efficient

Study confirms employees owned business model more efficient

In his speech at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum Roberto Bleuh, Chilean Entrepreneur, explained: ‘Considering the times of crisis in the economy, we believe it is right and necessary to incorporate the delivery of property to the worker, where the company’s employee participates not only through wages but also… »

02.07.2013

Genuine democracy needs responsible media

Genuine democracy needs responsible media

By Ramesh Jaura | IDN-InDepth News, Tony Robinson | Pressenza When Erik Bettermann, the outgoing director-general of the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, launched the Global Media Forum in 2008, he had an ambitious aim: to institute a ‘media Davos’ on the banks of the river Rhine. The recently concluded… »

27.06.2013

Raw deal for migrant labour. A personal experience

Raw deal for migrant labour. A personal experience

By Diana Sala Coming from Latin America in a plane to Spain, I talked to the person sitting next to me. He turned out to be a temporary worker for the agricultural industry in Spain. Wondering about the type of visa he could hold as a temporary worker in… »

26.06.2013

Shock and hope: Millions of young people protesting on the streets of Brazil

Shock and hope: Millions of young people protesting on the streets of Brazil

Over the last two weeks millions of Brazilians have been protesting in the streets.  Up to now, more than one hundred cities, from the north to the south of the country, in the capitals and in the interior are seeing protests in the streets, some with dozens of people and… »

26.06.2013

What’s the world coming to? Brazilians demand cancellation of the Word Cup

What’s the world coming to? Brazilians demand cancellation of the Word Cup

In England a well known saying states that ‘football is not a life and death issue, it’s much more important than that’. But it is Brazil where football has taken a status akin to a religion. So, for Brazilians to be questioning if it is right to spend LOTS of… »

26.06.2013

Latin America: New coalition of countries to take on the multinationals

Latin America: New coalition of countries to take on the multinationals

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsReport Leaders of several Latin American countries have set up a new coalition to coordinate actions to face the growing number of international legal suits being taken against governments by transnational companies. A ministerial meeting of 12 countries held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, decided on several… »

25.06.2013

Presentation to the Global Media Forum about new alternative economic forms

Presentation to the Global Media Forum about new alternative economic forms

By David Andersson Gift economies could be very potent and effective organizing tools for creating value. We have many examples of gift economies in our world today, such as community gardens or free/open software, where no money is paid for the creation and maintenance of this resource but instead… »

25.06.2013

Pitfalls and Perils of Politicized Food Insecurity

Pitfalls and Perils of Politicized Food Insecurity

“With food and hunger being basic human issues, there is an urgent need to extensively work at grass root levels like neighborhood and community-based support projects that would help in achieving a hunger free and sustainable world in a short period of time.” By QUREISH RAGHIB Disturbingly provocative as it… »

21.06.2013

Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

As the keynote speaker on the final day of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Dr. Vandana Shiva[1], an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalisation campaigner spoke about the values required for a new economic model that respects the planet and all species of life.  Pressenza has transcribed the… »

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