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Christmas in Europe Coming Under Leaden Skies

Source: White House Chronicle (WHChronicle.com) By Llewellyn King AGRINIO, Greece — There is not a dark cloud hanging over Europe. There are a bunch of them. Taken together they account for a sense of foreboding, not quite despair, but a … Continue reading

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Press freedom solidarity mission to Slovakia calls for full justice over Jan Kuciak’s murder

Source: Association of European Journalists (AEJ.org) Press freedom solidarity mission to Slovakia calls for full justice over Jan Kuciak’s murder On Thursday December 6 the AEJ joined eight other partner organisations that publish regular press freedom alerts on the Council … Continue reading

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AEJ protests: pro-government media conglomerate in Hungary threatens the survival of media plurality

Source: Association of European Journalists (AEJ.org) The international Association of European Journalists (AEJ) joins the Hungarian journalists unions HPU and MUOSZ in calling on the national authorities to put a stop to the recently announced formation of a huge media … Continue reading

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Lounge on the Book Heaven floor in Oodi, Helsinki’s stunning new library

Source: LonelyPlanet.com Like a wave sweeping between the buildings of what is known as Citizens’ Square, Oodi (pronounced ‘awdi) is a veritable ode to Helsinki. The new central library breaks the boundaries of silence and invites children, tourists, contemplatives, rock … Continue reading

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You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die

Source: TheGuardian.com Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare? In May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of … Continue reading

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Finland to start its Presidency of the Council of Europe

Source: UM.fi – Ulkoministeriö (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland) Finland’s Presidency of the Council of Europe will start on 21 November 2018. Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland will visit Finland on 8 November. During his … Continue reading

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The world’s $80 trillion economy – in one chart

Source: WEForum.org (World Economic Forum) The latest estimate from the World Bank puts global GDP at roughly $80 trillion in nominal terms for 2017. Today’s chart from HowMuch.net uses this data to show all major economies in a visualization called … Continue reading

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“You Cry at Night but Don’t Know Why” – Sexual Violence against Women in North Korea

Source: HRW.org (Human Rights Watch) Oh Jung Hee is a former trader in her forties from Ryanggang province. She sold clothes to market stalls in Hyesan city and was involved in the distribution of textiles in her province. She said … Continue reading

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Google walkout: global protests over sexual harassment scandals

Source: TheGuardian.com Thousands of employees staging demonstrations against workplace culture. Thousands of Google staff are staging a walkout in protest at the company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. Demonstrations at the company’s offices around the world began … Continue reading

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AEJ says “No impunity“ for Saudi journalist’s murder: joint statement issued with Arab media NGO

Source: AEJ.org (Association of European Journalists) AEJ says „No impunity“ for Saudi journalist’s murder: joint statement issued with Arab media NGO An international crime: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey and punitive sanctions are required … Continue reading

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