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The Coming Convulsion of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Source: WHChronicle.com (White House Chronicle) Written by Llewellyn King It isn’t starting with a bang, but don’t be deceived: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is underway, and companies and institutions that ignore it will be overwhelmed by it. Individuals will … Continue reading

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EUROPE MUST BE MORE THAN AN ATM MACHINE

By Otmar Lahodynsky, Europe Editor, profil, Vienna, and newly re-elected President of the European Association of Journalists. “The future is Europe“ reads a giant poster in Brussels’ European quarter in Brussels. Paid for by a businessman, it seems a little … Continue reading

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Father Christmas’s winter wonderland homes are hotting up

Source: TheGuardian.com Many towns claiming to be the birthplace of Santa Claus have seen unseasonal temperatures. After a year in which the climate has been far more naughty than nice, even Father Christmas – in his various guises – is … Continue reading

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EJN Christmas Party and 20th Anniversary

13 December 2018 — Helsinki, Finland It was an honour to host the Irish Ambassador, Her Excellency Maeve Collins at such a timely moment in history. While her talk and our discussion was off the record, most of us will … Continue reading

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Can Europe Remain Democratic?

Written by Violetta Teetor Agrinio, Greece, 2018 The question was described as ‘curious’, ‘amazing’ and ‘existential’ by the various panellists who shared their views with delegates from 15 countries attending the annual congress of the Association of European Journalists in … Continue reading

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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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