Why ‘media’ is not journalism

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Among the scariest aspects of the creeping coup d’etat in America is that so many among the fringe of voters who elected Donald Trump, who spout their worldviews with ironbound conviction, could not find...

Patricia Kaas – A Girl from the East

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While hardly household names among British and Americans, any expat living in Paris – or Brussels and Berlin for that matter – cannot help but absorb France’s repertoire of artists ranging from road-hardened routards...

New gales eyeing international Geneva

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US President Donald Trump has rattled more cages in a fortnight than past presidents in 50 years. It will take some time for the impacts or even the meanings of his executive orders and...

It’s Christmas; Hug Families, Guzzle Eggnog – and Gird Your Loins

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Déjà vu all over again. I caught a predawn cab to Roissy airport in Paris as I have so often in the past for an anxious flight to some tin-pot autarchy where border cops...

Back to journalism: Making kids aware of fake news

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We need to teach our kids to become discerning on the internet in order to detect what is false or propaganda. One way of doing this, writes Global Geneva editor Edward Girardet, is to...

The Swiss commune that changed ecology

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Törbel (pop. 468) is a typical Upper Valaisan village of sun-blackened wooden chalets and narrow streets, accessible from Stalden near Visp by postal coach. But the commune is also typically Swiss in its small-scale...

Leonard Cohen – That’s how the light gets in

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For millions of people around the world the shock of the US election results were enormously magnified by news of the death of Leonard Cohen, 82, a singer poet icon who had long sung...

Why the U.N. needs IRIN’s critical voice

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International humanitarian and emergency aid is worth $20 billion a year. Ben Parker calls it an industry. “It's a very strange and unique complex system of vested interests a small concentration of power...

Keeping it Family : How Africa’s Corrupt Leaders Stay in Power

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UPDATED 2 November, 2020 Once again, another corrupt African politician - President John Magufuli of Tanzania - has abused his country and people by undermining democracy with allegedly fixing the 28 October 2020 presidential elections...