Europe’s Migration Crisis December 21, 2017 Trapped Lesbos, a postcard-perfect vacation island in the northern Aegean Sea, is a haven for people fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. It symbolizes the hope that somewhere in Europe there is refuge. Highlights from Ignorance survey in the UK Highlights from the first UK survey re ignorance of global trends. A preliminary summary by Hans Rosling, Gapminder Foundation, 3 Nov, 2013 Gapminder’s mission is to fight devastating ignorance about the world with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. We started the Ignorance Project to measure what people know and don´t know about major global trends. Read more about the project here: www.gapminder.org/ignorance/ For the web-based Ignorance surveys we develop questions with clear cut response alternatives together with Novus International AB www.novus.se/english.aspx. The aim of these surveys is to understand how deep and how widespread the public ignorance of major global development trends is in different countries. 1. Source: 2. Source: 3. Source: 4. 5. 6. 7.
How Snapchat Built its Most Addictive Feature We are already living in the Third Era of Snapchat. The red-hot mobile app started in 2011 as a humble photo messaging service, where teens traded spontaneous selfies of their everyday lives. Later, the messaging app also became a social network thanks to a feature called My Story, which let users post photos and videos for large groups of friends to see for up to 24 hours. Now Snapchat’s aims are no smaller than taking on the media ecosystem’s 1,000-pound gorilla: television. Live Stories, the company’s most unusual and compelling feature, has turned Snapchat into a broadcast platform like NBC or YouTube. But instead of being powered by Hollywood actors or up-and-coming online video stars, Live Stories are a kind of real-time, crowdsourced documentary made up on the fly by the app’s 100 million daily users. Every day, Snapchat users send thousands of images and videos taken with the app directly to the company in hopes that they might appear in a Live Story.
The Colonization of Africa Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressures, military invasions, and eventual conquest and colonization. At the same time, African societies put up various forms of resistance against the attempt to colonize their countries and impose foreign domination. By the early twentieth century, however, much of Africa, except Ethiopia and Liberia, had been colonized by European powers. The European imperialist push into Africa was motivated by three main factors, economic, political, and social. The Scramble for Africa But other factors played an important role in the process. This scramble was so intense that there were fears that it could lead to inter-imperialist conflicts and even wars. This treaty, drawn up without African participation, provided the basis for the subsequent partition, invasion, and colonization of Africa by various European powers. Back to top The African Resistance A Period of Change Colonial Domination: Indirect Rule
Data o migraci v zajímavých vizualizacích Domů » Články V poslední době se roztrhl pytel s vizualizacemi migrace snad na všech možných i nemožných zpravodajských serverech. Dříve se jednalo především o vizualizace migrace z Afriky, ale také se již objevovaly první mapy pracující s oblastí Sýrie. Vizualizace typu (data z roku 2007), nebo (data z roku 2010) sice prezentují data přehledně a graficky zajímavě, bohužel však nepřinášejí aktuální data a vhled do současné situace. Většinu mapových a datových prezentací ohledně současné migrační vlny tedy přináší především sdělovací prostředky a to skrze datovou žurnalistiku. Další inovativní přístup, jak zobrazit aktuální data (z roku 2015) o migraci v Evropě, přináší britská BBC ( Tento trend potvrzuje i interaktivní prezentace New York Times ( která mezi země s největším počtem žádostí na počet obyvatel řadí Švédsko, Maďarsko, Černou Horu a Rakousko.
Tunisia migrant shipwreck death toll reaches 112 Image copyright Reuters The death toll has risen to at least 112 people after a boat packed with migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. On Sunday, it was reported that some 50 people had died after it capsized. Sixty-eight others - from Tunisia and elsewhere - were rescued by the coastguard. The country has become an important new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to Europe in the past year. This comes after moves were made in neighbouring Libya against human traffickers, who have regularly enslaved, tortured or murdered migrants. Image Copyright @UNmigration @UNmigration Of the 180 passengers aboard the boat, about 100 were Tunisian. It was five miles from the Kerkennah Islands and 16 nautical miles from the city of Sfax, the interior ministry said. One survivor told Reuters news agency that the captain had abandoned the boat after it started sinking to escape arrest by the coastguard.
The Secret of Nigerian Book Sales At almost every Nigerian literary event I have attended, the topic of the country’s lack of reading culture has come up. The falling standard of education, increasing culture of materialism, poverty, and online distractions are given as reasons for this alleged loss of interest. Abysmal sales at bookshops across the country are presented as evidence. For the past eleven years, Jemiyo Ariyo has worked as a salesperson at The Booksellers Limited, in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. “Nigerians don’t take reading seriously,” she said, adding that she has observed a dramatic decrease in the sale of fiction. “It takes anything from three to five years to sell off a print run of about two thousand to three thousand books,” Bankole Olayebi, the C.E.O. of the publisher Bookcraft, which counts the Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka among its authors, told me. A number of public and private programs have been founded to address this growing concern.
sa pa vietnam sa pa vietnam Photo Stephanie van Vliet As philologist J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “not all those who wander are lost”. The stunning views are endless. Sa Pa region is the embodiment of nowadays dematerialization trend as it offers its visitors all the tools they need to turn back to basic and truly find themselves. Photos by Stephanie van Vliet Extremely curious and always searching for little weak signals that tell us things are changing. www.wanderingthefuture.com Photos Stephanie van Vliet
Ronald Reagan Speech 'Tear Down this Wall' Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to the people of this city and the world at the City Hall. Well, since then two other presidents have come, each in his turn, to Berlin. And today I, myself, make my second visit to your city. We come to Berlin, we American presidents, because it's our duty to speak, in this place, of freedom.
Image problem: are we using the wrong photographs to illustrate migration and climate change? -Climate & Migration Coalition Finding photos to illustrate stories about migration and climate change is difficult. It’s easy to choose images that don’t accurately represent the kind of human movement being talked about. Or that paint migrants and refugees as a threat. Here are some pitfalls and suggestions of finding the right images. The disaster scene It is true that much of the human movement linked to climate change happens during sudden disasters. In many cases this kind of sudden, forced movement is exactly what has happened. The drought Yes, some people are forced to move by drought. People crossing borders, arriving in boats or climbing fences It’s unlikely that climate change impacts will force large numbers of people into the UK. Heroes and saviours If you are talking or writing about disaster relief and the role played by aid agencies and donors then it’s fine to use images that illustrate this. The sinking island The Pacific islands have become the “poster child” of the migration and climate change issue.
Argentina: ¿Mejor en Alepo que en Córdoba? El día que Tawfiq Touma lo dijo por primera vez, nadie podía creerlo. "Me quiero volver a Alepo, no puedo más, echo de menos demasiadas cosas". Tawfiq vivía con su mujer, Ani, y sus dos hijas adolescentes en Pilar, un pequeño pueblo cercano a Córdoba, a 700 kilómetros de Buenos Aires. Habían llegado allí con un programa de acogida de sirios, huyendo de la guerra. Argentina, tierra de inmigrantes, tiene una comunidad de origen sirio importante —el expresidente Carlos Menem lo es y también la esposa de Mauricio Macri, Juliana Awada— y ha decidido abrir las puertas para que lleguen refugiados. Los Touma son los primeros que regresan. Tawfiq tiene la espalda destrozada porque se le cayó un televisor encima tras una explosión. "Estamos muy bien, estamos contentos de estar aquí", repiten en los mensajes Tawfiq y Ani. La historia de los Touma forma parte de un documental, Aryentin, que cuenta el periplo de seis familias sirias que han llegado al país austral huyendo de la guerra.
I am South African - Journal History of Day of the Dead & the Mexican Sugar Skull Tradition Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones. They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. In most Indian villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. Day of the Dead is a very expensive holiday for these self-sufficient, rural based, indigenous families. On the afternoon of Nov. 2, the festivities are taken to the cemetery. The Catholic World Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and the Catholic world...
Weimar Republic documents This collection of Weimar Republic documents and extracts was compiled by Alpha History authors. The date given in parentheses is the date of the source, rather than the period or events the source describes. These sources are updated and expanded regularly. If you would like to suggest, request or contribute a Weimar Republic-related document, please contact Alpha History. Beginnings of the republic The Kaiser reflects on his abdication (1922)Socialists appeal to the people of Schleswig-Holstein (November 1918)Philipp Scheidemann proclaims the German republic (November 1918)Declaration to the German people by the new SPD government (November 1918)Hugo Preuss supports Weimar democracy (November 1918)‘The German republic shall thrive!’ The German Revolution Rosa Luxemburg condemns Ebert and the SPD government (1918)Karl Leibknecht proclaims the Free Socialist Republic of Germany (November 1918)Groener on the Ebert-Groener Pact of November 1918 (1957) The Treaty of Versailles The golden years