Life Needs Internet is an art project about the impact and the rise of digital technology on cultures today. In the latest In Focus interview we spoke to founder Jeroen van Loon whose project was given distinction at the European Youth Award 2012.
Mathias Haas is the founder of Findia, a charity, art and journalism project from Austria recently given distinction at the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2012. The project enables young Austrians to visit India and discover the real ways of life as opposed to mainstream media interpretations. We met Mathias at the WSYA ceremony in Canada and asked him about his passion to open young people's minds to different cultures.
As the saying goes, the youth is the future of a country. But what if a country is getting closer to losing its future every day? The situation in Belarus is at a dramatic point for several months. Our reporter Yuliya Vaitkun covers the perspective of the youth in current Belarus.
Internet users can today comment on almost any article and report on our news websites. Sometimes those comments, which are often anonymous, contain inappropriate content. Several organizations in Israel, including journalists associations, petitioned now to the Supreme Court of Israel to require commentators to reveal their real identity. Does this petition reject the freedom of speech, or is it necessary to prevent offensive comments?
Mexico has been in the spotlight over the last 6 years due to the violence around a war between the Mexican army and drug cartels. Even though the drug mafias and their influence are issues to act on, the violent measures and policies used by the current administration have raised big inconformity and fear among the population.
“The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you had been born in a different country, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?” The website IfItWereMyHome.com aims at sensitizing its visitors to the living conditions in other countries. Mohammad, 23, from Iraq and Aleksandrs, 20, from the UK checked out the website and tell us about their experience.