Protecting the Mediterranean and the world’s oceans: information and collaboration are key

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UPDATED February 2024: Marseille, France -- Principle concerns for the protection of the Greater Mediterranean range from the urgent need for more imaginative – and effective – solutions aimed at sustainable tourism...

MortReport: No Do-Overs for Amerexit

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Britons learned the hard way with Brexit the costs of a hasty decision by ill-informed voters. Great Britain is now simply a Britain fraught with troubles, and there is no going back....

Forgotten Yemen Forces the US and the World to Pay Attention

Some wars are intentional. Others just happen, usually as the result of a chain reaction of events that take on an unintended pattern of their own. No grand strategy is involved. Each...

MortReport: Getting It Right on the Border

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LUKEVILLE, Arizona — Here at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, his “big, beautiful wall” destroys natural splendor, sacred Indian sites, wildlife habitats and watercourses. But more, it causes needless death and misery,...

Middle East: Inching Toward Armageddon

End strategies in chess usually involve a hapless loser being forced into a series of defensive moves that ultimately end in checkmate. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken must have been contemplating...

Noha Baz, l’art d’enchanter la vie par les mots et les actes

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EDITION FRANCAISE: La solaire Noha Baz, née à Alep de père libanais et de mère suissesse, vivant et travaillant entre Paris et Beyrouth où elle exerce la profession de pédiatre, cultive une...

L’ONU, l’enfer de Gaza et le sort des otages

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EDITION FRANCAISE Depuis le 7 octobre dernier, suite aux crimes commis par le Hamas et à l’incertitude quant au sort des otages israéliens détenus à Gaza, l’armée israélienne continue son offensive destructrice...

On Jews, “Santa Clause” and the Whole Enchilada

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Words used carefully have never mattered more. Jews and Arabs, for instance. Nothing makes the point like Hamas’s monstrous Oct. 7 onslaught and the relentless riposte by hardline Israeli politicians who shame...

Peace between Israelis and Palestinians: The Anne Frank Option

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Published on 25 June, 1947, Anne Frank's diary ranks as one of the world's most read books. Given that December is supposed to represent a festive season of peace for both Christians...

Reaping the Grapes of Wrath in Gaza

The heightened intensity of the Israeli bombing in Gaza may be the most convincing indication yet that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli command have a sense that time is...

FILMAR en América Latina à la découverte d’une autre Colombie

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Cinéma, engagement, art, patrimoine immatériel colombien, luttes convergentes, cultures ancestrales, revendications sociales et inclusives. Les quelques 24'700 spectatrices et spectateurs qui se sont rassemblés cette année à FILMAR, la plus...
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How can International Geneva make a bigger impact online?

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An expert guide and practitioners’ assessments Our guide: Natalie Domeisen, Head of...

Israel’s unwinnable war: Holding both sides accountable

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UPDATED December 14, 2023. Looking back on wars such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Angola, Somalia, Mozambique and Salvador, no government has ever really succeeded in achieving a long-term and sustainable solution by...
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Switzerland’s Dark Side: how to read all about it

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Don't overlook local newspapers Easy enough to find Switzerland's imprint on the rest...

75 Years later: Resurrecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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When Hamas and other Palestinian militants attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, murdering over 1,200 Israelis and foreign nationals, most of them civilians including children, while kidnapping another 240 or more, Ukrainian...

María de Buenos Aires, un opéra-tango époustouflant

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Né à la fin du XIXe siècle dans la région du Rio de la Plata, à l’embouchure de l’Océan Atlantique qui sépare l’Argentine de l’Uruguay, le tango résumait en musique...

FILMAR en América Latina : Le cinéma permet un regard critique sur le monde

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EDITION FRANCAISE Comment est née l’idée de votre documentaire ? Para no olvidar (Pour ne pas oublier) a nécessité cinq ans de recherches. L’idée...

« La lumière est l’âme de l’architecture »

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EDITION FRANCAISE: (PHOTOS - Carlo Schmidt) -- Mario Botta, qu’est-ce que la lumière pour vous ? La lumière est une réalité qui change entre le jour et la nuit....

This Is the Big One: Israel must survive, but requires coexistence with Palestine.

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DRAGUIGNAN, France -- Suppose cameras spot a terrorist cluster in Times Square Station at rush hour. Police can seal exits, lob in explosives and express regret for “unavoidable” collateral damage. To retain...

Ignoring World Opinion, Israel Steps into a Hornet’s Nest in Gaza

The shift in public perception, however, has left even US pledges of unconditional support dangerously fractured. The implications reach further than Israel’s problems with Hamas. Jewish communities around the world are already...

Swiss Chalet kitsch, what it means, and how to escape it

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Explore real Swiss rural life at Ballenberg Erschmatt, Valais. Not all wooden buildings are chalets....
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Bard vs CoPilot: both AI bots bombed on my tests for news

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Spoiler alert: You are still pretty much on your own It's nearly two years now since I wrote an article...

Biden’s Visit May Have Kept Gaza From Boiling Over

President Joe Biden’s eight-hour visit to Jerusalem may go down in history as both a heroic expression of authentic personal conviction and an act of genuine statesmanship, a rare occurrence these days....

MortReport Extra: Hearts of Stone

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Ground truth is buried under pent-up hatreds, hidebound bias, distorted history, prostituted faux-news and manipulation. Solid reporting competes with so much well-meant but misleading speed-of-light coverage that peace seems an impossible dream.

Hamas Attack Shocks Israel and Invites Massive Retaliation

Fighting in Israel lasted throughout Sunday. Hundreds of Hamas Palestinian fighters surged across Israel’s borders on Saturday, using waves of motorized hang gliders and hundreds of motorcycles, pickup trucks, and automobiles to...

Le thème des réfugiés à l’honneur au Caux Palace

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EDITION FRANCAISE: En ouvrant la soirée, Jacqueline Coté, présidente de la Fondation Caux Initiatives et Changement, a déclaré : « Depuis 1946, nous nous efforçons d'instaurer la confiance au-delà des clivages dans le monde,...

The Real Cost of Ukraine

Besides refusing to extend funding for the US government, fringe elements in Congress have also begun targeting US aid to Ukraine. Their basic questions: What has Ukraine got to do with the...

MortReport: That Damning O-Word

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Most “ism” epithets are hurtful if not downright dangerous. Ageism is just idiocy. All bodies age, but dementia is not inevitable. And statecraft is not rugby. Jimmy Carter, the most sensible president...
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Val d’Anniviers: Huns, stars and Swiss traditions

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"a Swiss Valley like no other" One TripAdvisor affixionado says: "The Val d'Anniviers...

Quelle relation entre éditeurs et journalistes au nom du livre ?

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Fanny Meyer, directrice du Livre sur les quais, a rappelé l’importance de ce lieu de dialogue et d’échanges en Suisse romande, organisé chaque année au bord du Lac Léman.

The Coup in Gabon: Just Another Incident in a Global Powershift?

The overthrow of yet another African government following a suspect election is not unusual these days. The overthrow of Gabon’s president, Ali Bongo Ondimba (also known as “Ali Bongo” or just “Bongo”), 64, is...
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Interested in ESG? Look at the facts, not opinions

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... learn what to do about it ESG investing has taken quite a wild ride over...

Ouagadougou Choo-Choo? Don’t Laugh

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts...

80 Is the New (…Um, I Forgot)

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts of...

Joan Baez, le talent et l’engagement

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Sous un cèdre majestueux, alternant moments de gravité et de légèreté, Joan Baez a enchanté son auditoire composé de personnalités genevoises, diplomates, fonctionnaires onusiens, militants des droits humains et quelques journalistes, invités...
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Zermatt’s Valais rival? peaceful Turtmanntal

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But it's almost as if the Swiss want to keep it secret The famous glacier

On Bullshit, lies and politics: Dealing with mis/disinformation

It didn't just start with Trump Frankfurt, who is now retired at the...

Le casse-tête de la réexportation d’armes vers l’Ukraine

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Dans un communiqué du 18 mai 2023, l’ONU a indiqué que le Conseil de sécurité a discuté des livraisons d’armes occidentales à l’Ukraine et des avertissements réitérés du Directeur du Bureau des...

80 Is the New (…Um, I Forgot)

The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts of...

Conflit israélo-palestinien: Un changement de paradigme est nécessaire 

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Que fait l’ONU par rapport à la situation des droits humains dans les Territoires palestiniens occupés depuis 1967 ? L’ONU est une grande organisation avec plusieurs parties....

Lessons from Afghanistan: Open press and mothers the only way to end Putin’s war

Press conference at the Russian mission in Geneva. “It’s everyone else’s fault but ours” has become the constantly hammered mantra of the Kremlin when it comes to justifying its...

Afghanistan: a bleak economic future of poverty without female involvement but effective talks...

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Roza Otunbayeva, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, meeting with Talib leaders in northern Afghanistan. (Photo: UNAMA) The UNDP study – Afghanistan Socio-Economic Outlook 2023 – clearly illustrates how the...

On the Golden Calf and Cow Flop

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts...

Le théâtre pour sensibiliser, briser le silence et universaliser

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EDITION FRANCAISE Le théâtre peut-il contribuer à l’intégration d’un migrant ou d’un réfugié ? Il ne faut pas donner au théâtre des dimensions qui ne...

Liberty, Sure; Fraternity, Sort Of; But Equality?

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts...

Giuliano Da Empoli entre dans la tête du Tsar

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Né en 1973 à Neuilly-sur-Seine (France), de père italien et de mère suissesse, Giuliano Da Empoli a vécu dans différents pays européens. Titulaire d’un diplôme en droit de l’Université La...

FIFDH 2023 : « L’humiliation est un non-dit permanent en géopolitique »

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Irène Challand a pris ses fonctions de co-directrice et directrice des programmes du FIFDH en septembre dernier. Dotée d’une solide expérience dans le domaine du journalisme et du cinéma, elle...

Letter from Geneva and France: Brexit’s betrayal of young people

One only need arrive at Geneva airport, which serves Swiss, French, and Italian mountain resorts, to witness the humiliating degradation of British travellers. It’s particularly galling on Saturdays when the flights come...

Jimmy and Joe

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts of...

Honouring Human Rights Defenders: Why bother?

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As a young foreign correspondent during the late 1970s and a Fellow of the Paris-based Journalists in Europe programme inviting 25 journalists every year to report key issues - I travelled to...