Swiss Journeys: Le Tessin, un souffle de Méditerranée en Suisse (Première partie)

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La pandémie du coronavirus et la crainte d’un nouveau confinement transfrontalier ont convaincu nombre d’habitants de différentes régions suisses de se rendre au Tessin, canton italophone qui accueille les visiteurs à bras ouverts. Les responsables...

WRITING A NOVEL – A NOVEL EXPERIENCE: The story that would not leave me...

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When I sat down to write a novel several years ago, there were a lot of things I didn’t know. For starters, I didn’t know how to write a novel.  I was strictly...

POLAR FOCUS: Iceland Exceptionalism – Renewable energies, effective pandemic measures and careful tourism.

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Steam from one of Iceland's innumerable geysers. Abundant renewable geothermal resources help cover 85 per cent of the country's energy needs. (Photo: Tira Shubart) Iceland sits bang on...

Publishing World’s Evil Empire? How Facebook and other social media subvert journalism

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UPDATED: 9 August, 2020. Facebook is not alone. Google, Twitter, Amazon, Instagram and other social media outlets do virtually the same thing. If reliable content, coupled with an informed public and democracy,...

Covid-19 et crise économique ne doivent pas éclipser l’urgence climatique

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Comment affronter un présent angoissant et penser un futur innovant et positif, alors que l’attention des dirigeants politiques et des citoyens est avant tout centrée sur l’urgence sanitaire due au coronavirus et...

Thailand and the pandemic: Lessons in containment

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There have been no community-based infections in Thailand for nearly two months. All recently declared cases have been imports from countries such as Egypt, Japan and Sudan. While Thailand's borders remain largely...

China’s communist party destroying freedom of expression in Hong Kong…A ruthless reminder of Beijing’s...

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Cartoon by contributing editor Jeff Danziger and a member of Cartooning for Peace, a Global Geneva partner.

A DAUGHTER SEEKS THE TRUTH ABOUT HER FATHER, ESPIONAGE, AND OIL Review of ‘The...

In January 1947, Daniel Dennett seemed to have it made. Dennett, who had taught at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, during the early 1930s, was cultural attaché at the US Legation...

The Shame of John Calvin: Will “Black Lives Matter” force Switzerland to finally acknowledge...

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Artwork of John Calvin and Bob Dylan by Malcolm Reid, a Scottish-born multi-media artist living in Ascona, Switzerland, who focuses on political and social issues. Last October,...

(Extended deadline: 30 September, 2020) – Global Geneva launches 2nd edition Youth Writes Awards...

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"I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in." Robert Louis Stevenson Updated 18 June, 2020: Following the success of Global Geneva's first...

‘People, planet, profit can be the new norm, with a COVID-19 sense of urgency’

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What is there good to say about the COVID-19 crisis? Dimitri de Vreeze, co-CEO of DSM, a big Dutch company producing health, nutrition products and materials, has one positive message for the...

Law and Disorder in the U.S.: Time for a rethink

After hundreds of incidents in which African Americans were killed by police, mostly over trivial infractions, or shot by overzealous neighbors, it should be obvious to just about everyone that something is fundamentally wrong in...

SWISS Air still refusing to social distance on flights posing a severe risk to...

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UPDATE 12 Aufust, 2020: The Swiss government has finally decided to heed World Health Organization recommendations that the wearing of masks be made compulsory on all flights - as of 15 August,...

Paul Ress: A word master is gone

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Many PR bureaucrats in the United Nations and even NGOs could not understand why or how Paul was so phenomenally successful as an information officer. All they knew was that he seemed uncontrollable. So they...

On Young Dogs and Old Tricks

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TUCSON, Arizona — I used to say the only difference between 23 and dead is all in the mind. Now, a lot closer to the latter than the former, not so much....

Pandemics, climate change and UN reform

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These past few months of COVID-19 have proven both brutal and sobering. But the lessons are clear. The threat of a global pandemic has been with us...

COVID-19 and climate change: the planet’s twin crises

Across the globe, humanity is now confronting twin planetary crises: COVID-19 and climate change. The first was sudden – but not unexpected; the second has been in the making for generations. As a two-front war,...

Post-pandemic: welcome to the multi-speed world of regional disparities

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The coronavirus swept across the world from Asia to Europe to the US along the same supply chains that deliver our electronics and clothing. But even as it serves as a reminder...

Pangolins and pandemics: digging for the roots of COVID-19

Wet market with wildlife products in China. (Photo: William Dowell) While reporting in Southeast Asia during the 1990s, I used to stop at a place we called the ‘Endangered...

Rural Rock: Queen, Oasis and the Ridge Farm Story

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When some 30 police officers raided both Ridge Farm, one of England’s earliest rural rock recording studios, and the nearby Plough Pub, at 6.00 am in spring, 1982, they were hoping to...

Space lessons for Covid-19 isolation – and more

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NASA Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir flank Expedition 62 Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos for a playful portrait in the weightless environment of the International Space Station. (Photo: NASA)

2020 World Press Photo of the Year

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Straight Voice - Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse Yasuyoshi Chiba said: “The place was a total blackout. Then, unexpectedly, people started clapping hands in the dark. People held...

Coronavirus: Community participation and credible information: the core of any serious response

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The last time the world was gripped by fears of a pandemic in late 2014, my wife was not amused when I traveled to Sierra Leone – the epicenter of the Ebola...

The Mort Report: A crime against humanity

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. TUCSON — Let’s be clear. Deadly plague and deadlier politics put...

Walking the streets of Kabul: memories and discoveries of a shadowland

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Taran Khan is a former writer-in-residence at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher, Switzerland, where she wrote and revised much of this book. (See her Global Geneva article: Living in a...

Peace building in the time of Coronavirus

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Agent Provocateur is Global Geneva's Oped section. The editors welcome well-written and accessible articles on relevant topics. President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘We’re at war’ address to the French nation on Monday...

Advice for dealing with Coronavirus

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Johns Hopkins University Global Update Operations Dashboard for Coronavirus/COVID-19 (Click HERE) A note from Dr. James Robb, who knows: "Dear Colleagues, as some of you...

The United Nations should be supporting – not blocking – independent journalism.

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This article was first published by Medium. Global Geneva makes its content available for free in the public interest. If you like our approach to independent journalism,...

Dans un monde en évolution, les défis de l’école publique à Genève, ville multiculturelle

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Edition Française This article is part of Global Geneva’s development of a French-language component at the request of readers. If you like what we are doing to...

Hong Kong’s Dehumanitarianism – an urgent appeal for international mediation

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UPDATED 10 January 2020. See BBC Link on PTSD level in Homg Kong comparable to "conflict zones." Did you forget somebody’s anniversary this year? Did you forget everybody’s...

IRAN-USA: The Sound and the Fury – An outrage too far?

The following is part of William Dowell's regular Tom's Paine column. Global Geneva makes its content available for free in the public interest. If you like our...

Regain d’intérêt médiatique pour la Genève internationale

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Edition Francaise This article is part of Global Geneva’s development of a French-language component at the request of readers. If you like what we are doing to help...

A new journalism platform: Are we missing the point of International Geneva?

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Letter from the Editor Global Geneva makes its content available for free in the public interest. If you like our approach to independent journalism, then please support us....

Village of the Forgetful – a film-maker’s journey

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This article is part of Global Geneva's ongoing Focus series profiling film-makers and their projects. The subject fascinated me and I found myself thinking about it...

Zunar: Malaysia’s top cartoonist – How can I be neutral?

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The following article is part of Global Geneva’s regular coverage of cartoonists working with Switzerland’s Cartooning for Peace Foundation., one of our media partners. For Zulkiflee S.M. Anwar...

Switzerland’s Prisoners of War during two world wars and beyond.

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Internment in Switzerland During World War One is my second book relating to Swiss history. My first, Healthy Living in the Alps, was about the search for a cure from TB and the subsequent development...

Oceanus to Oceans: The Sea Affects All Things

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Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness…. When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Book Excerpt: “Are You With Me? Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human...

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By Mike Chinoy (You can read a Global Geneva book review by Charles Norchi here) In early June 2001,  the phone rang at Kevin Boyle’s office at the University...

One Man’s War for Human Dignity: The Extraordinary Life of Kevin Boyle

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"In this beautifully-written and fascinating book, Mike Chinoy has brought to life one of the great pioneering human rights lawyers of our times"Conor O’Clery, author of 'The Shoemaker and...

“Mindf*ck”: Adventures with the Cambridge terminator

The driving force behind both events, Wylie insists, was a previously little known contractor, Cambridge Analytica, created in 2014. Wylie has direct knowledge of what he is talking about. After finishing his studies at...

Kurdistan: After such knowledge, what forgiveness?  

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The following article by American journalist and author Jonathan Randal is part of Global Geneva's commitment to highlight and report on "international Geneva" themes ranging from war and refugees to human rights, humanitarian response...

Korea’s ‘Tiananmen’ and world memory  

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This article forms part of our series on cultural and historical repression around the world, and the challenge it poses to the international community. “Young people sacrificed themselves for change in society, for democracy, for...

Jeff Danziger Cartoon

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Now that a 71 per cent turnout in Hong Kong voted massively for democracy, what about the Uyghurs, China's repressed Muslim minority?  U.S. cartoonist Jeff Danziger (see his website) is a contributing cartoonist of Global Geneva....

Angola: Demining key to conservation plans

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This article is part of Global Geneva's ongoing Focus series on the cultural and environmental impact of war. It is scheduled for publication in our Winter 2019/20 print and e-edition. There’s a problem with Angola's...

The Capital of Civilization: Brexit, populism and the 150th anniversary of the Siege of...

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It may be no surprise if the 150th anniversary of the Prussian army’s descent on Paris with the largest siege force ever assembled draws few headlines. The seeds of woe it planted -- a...

Citizens and Scientists Battle Invasive Species

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Florida is paying bounty hunters for the third year in a row to capture thousands of Burmese Pythons that have overrun the Everglades, a vast area of subtropical wetlands, lakes and rivers, stretching from...

Freelance journalists: Reporting from the frontlines – and beyond.

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The Rory Peck Trust, a Global Geneva media partner, recently held its 2019 Awards in London. Click here for more information. cover image © Associated press. Photo by Felipe Dana. At the height of the Balkans war in...

High Noon: Hilde Outdraws Marshal

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The following column from the Mort Report  is by veteran foreign correspondent Mort Rosenblum. It is also relevant to Global Geneva's Youth Writes component. You can subscribe directly to the Mort Report by going to his...

And yet another war…

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Also see Jeff Danziger's cartoon exploration of democracy and the need for young people to be aware as part of Global Geneva's Youth Writes initiative.