All articles from May 2016

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New Silk Road – the concept

In October 2013 China's President Xi Jinping presented the new Vision ‘One belt, one road’: an unprecedented and far-reaching project for the coming decades, which will change more than only the Chinese world. It is an advancement of initiatives of Deng Xiaoping,…

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A presidential candidate and two stirrers

Friday, May 20th 2016, 5pm, atViktor Adler market in the 10th district of Vienna. It's the final rally of presidential candidate Norbert Hofer. Interesting choice of location: relatively small for such an event, only two corners away from the localities of…

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Panama Papers

Legal – but necessary?

The Panama Papers: 11.5 million documents that shed light on a parallel society almost forgotten about, in times of the refugee crisis. Looking at 214000 shell companies and thousands of names, including many celebrities from sports, business and politics, one…

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Men and gender politics – that clicks!

Discussion evening of „Väter ohne Rechte“ (fathers without rights) in Vienna Men and gender politics - that clicks! The Munich-based gender researcher John Meiners puts research results up for discussion. The relations betwen the sexes have changed a lot in Western…

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Night Shift: “Sabri’s Story”

Today I was assigned a night shift - from midnight to 08:00 am - together with a doctor from England whos country of origin is Pakistan. [caption id="attachment_846" align="alignnone" width="805"] Night Shift Team[/caption] When we arrived at the hospital, we were…

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We are family

We’re family

[caption id="attachment_851" align="alignnone" width="805"] Bicycle and straw hat in Hanoi[/caption] Hanoi has plenty to offer - nice pools, great temples and pagodas, and above all lively streets and alleys. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="smr-thumb" ids="850,849"] But what really makes up Hanoi…

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Open letter on net neutrality

In an open letter, 72 civil society organizations from 31 countries, including the AKVorrat, are addressing the European telecom regulators today, calling for strong protection of the principle of net neutrality in the ongoing negotiations on the implementation of the…

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Journalists at risk of death

In the introduction Claus Reitan (freelance journalist) refers to the annual statistics of ‘Reporter ohne Grenzen’ (Reporters Without Borders), published on World Press Freedom Day: 57 journalists were killed worldwide, more than 500 arrested, 51 abducted. A key change in…

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