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03.05.2016

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage For women journalists, violence and intimidation don’t just happen in conflict zones, they are every day experiences. “You don’t even have to be in a conflict zone to be violated anymore,” New York Times reporter and author of the Taliban Shuffle Kim Barker said… »

03.05.2016

Uranium Film Festival Premiere in Hollywood was a blast

Uranium Film Festival Premiere in Hollywood was a blast

International Uranium Film Festival rocked in Los Angeles. In its 6th year, the International Uranium Film Festival, the Atomic Age Cinema Fest was held for the first time in Hollywood. Highlight of the premiere in the famous Raleigh Studios Hollywood April 27th was the award winning docudrama “The Man Who… »

27.04.2016

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead

Gary S. Corseri writes:   I had the good fortune to hear Cynthia McKinney speak at an anti-war conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2009. There were 5 or 6 notable speakers. All were good, even inspiring. Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was, for me, the most inspiring, informative,… »

25.04.2016

‘Wretched strangers’ in Sir Thomas More [*]

‘Wretched strangers’ in Sir Thomas More [*]

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE via openDemocracy. To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, we publish the speech Shakespeare gives the Lord Chancellor of England when called upon to quell rioters protesting against migrants on Evil May Day, 1517. Thomas MORE. Grant them removed, and grant that this your noise… »

22.04.2016

2016 World Press Freedom Index

2016 World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders 2016 World Press Freedom Index 1Finland8.59 2Netherlands8.76 3Norway8.79 4Denmark8.89 5New Zealand10.01 6… »

19.04.2016

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

We conducted a short interview with renowned Turkish Ebru artist Atilla Can about UNESCO’s celebration of his work, and appreciate his cooperation. Here my video about the three Ebru artists we have interviewed up to now [readers unfamiliar with Ebru can think marbling, the swirling decorative art once commonly used for book… »

19.04.2016

Basic Income: Voting for Freedom

Basic Income: Voting for Freedom

This coming June 5th Switzerland is holding a constitutional referendum on whether to implement basic income policy. Swiss entrepreneur Daniel Häni and German author Philip Kovce have written a book to accompany the referendum. This book is now available in English, and includes a foreword by Twitter investor Albert Wenger:… »

14.04.2016

The VAWA Play: Changing the Law, One Show at a Time

The VAWA Play: Changing the Law, One Show at a Time

The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe is the last “arty” stop for Sliver of a Full Moon, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle that dramatizes the legislative struggle to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. At least for a while. By Frances Madeson for… »

11.04.2016

SILO – A Spiritual Path to be shown at Cannes Marché du Film 2016

SILO – A Spiritual Path to be shown at  Cannes Marché du Film 2016

SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH will be shown at the Cannes Marché du Film 2016 Doc Corner Program on May 12. This particular program is the professional convention of the Marché du Film that is exclusively dedicated to featuring documentary films. For anyone in search of those hard to find documentary… »

09.04.2016

China: activists get years of prison for supporting HK’s Occupy protests

China: activists get years of prison for supporting HK’s Occupy protests

On April 8, 2016, reporter Karen Cheung writing on Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) website announced the jailing of four Guangzhou (just over the border from Hong Kong-Shenzhen) activists facing jail terms for inciting subversion of state power. All they did was show support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy… »

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