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.
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.
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 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
Global forced displacement hits record high GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – Wars and persecution have driven more people from their homes than at any time since UNHCR records began, according to a new report released today by the UN Refugee Agency. The report, entitled Global Trends, noted that on average 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015, four times more than a decade earlier, when six people fled every 60 seconds. The detailed study, which tracks forced displacement worldwide based on data from governments, partner agencies and UNHCR’s own reporting, found a total 65.3 million people were displaced at the end of 2015, compared to 59.5 million just 12 months earlier. “At sea, a frightening number of refugees and migrants are dying each year. It is the first time in the organization’s history that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed. “At sea, a frightening number of refugees and migrants are dying each year; on land, people fleeing war are finding their way blocked by closed borders. Global Trends 2015 Video
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Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives? Image copyright My Stealthy Freedom Husbands in Iran are taking pictures of themselves declaring their commitment to female equality - and thousands are sharing their messages on Facebook. Niloufar Ardalan captains Iran's indoor women's football team - her nickname is "Lady Goal". Earlier this month she was due to represent her country at a match in Malaysia, but was unable to attend - because, according to an interview she gave to Iranian media, her husband said she wasn't allowed. The standard marriage contract signed by all newlyweds in Iran allows the husband to decide whether his wife can travel abroad, where the family will live, whether she can go to work, and whether she can ask for a divorce. But husbands can choose to waive the provisions of the marriage contract, and now, inspired by Ardalan's story, dozens of Iranian men who've done just that are sharing pictures on social media to advocate gender equality. Blog by Sam Judah Image copyright Weibo / Bai Yiyan Vina