Mik Pisani

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Identifying the nameless dead in the migrant crisis

Europe’s migrant crisis is in its third year and the death toll continues to rise. Thousands of migrants, many of them refugees, die nameless and unknown after perishing at sea, with only their bodies washed up on the shores of Mediterranean states as testament that they ever lived.<p>But without …

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

Our interfaces lie to shield us from what’s really going on behind the scenes. Are placebo interfaces helpful or harmful?<p>Our interfaces are lying to us. Elevator “close” buttons don’t really close the doors. Software progress bars don’t map to actual progress. Mobile apps like Instagram say they’ve …

University of Michigan

Russia Announces Humanitarian Operation in Aleppo

MOSCOW—Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition …

Middle East

Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya

Blog: Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya22 July 2016From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move …

Africa

Brussels Briefing: Nice – The backlash begins

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here.</i><p>Manuel Valls’ dark prediction after attacks in Paris in November, that more lives would …

Europe

Outrage in Rome as bikini-clad tourists cool off in 17th century fountain

Residents of Rome have reacted angrily after three women stripped down to their swimsuits to cool off in one of the city’s historic fountains.<p>The women, two of whom were wearing bikinis and the third in a one-piece swimsuit, are believed to have been tourists.<p>With temperatures hitting 90F (32C) the …

The Erotic Bard of Ancient Rome

“This bedspread, / Embroidered with the shapes of men / Who lived long ago, unveils the virtue of heroes / Through the miracle of art.” These lines, …

Europe

5 Ways Bilinguals Can Use Flipboard

As a Brazilian immigrant in the U.S., I was amazed when a friend first showed me Flipboard. I said goodbye to daily visits to multiple sites from Brazilian and American publications and to the many news apps downloaded on my phone. I could now read all the news that matter to me in only one place!<p>I …

Egypt urges 'two state solution' to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Egypt’s foreign minister has urged Israel to consider a two state solution to the Israeli -Palestinian conflict. On his first visit to Jerusalem Sameh Shoukry offered Cairo’s help in reviving peace talks.<p>In a press conference he called for confidence-building measures that could lead to renewed …

Fresh fighting erupts in South Sudan after UN warns attacks 'may constitute war crimes'

Fresh clashes have erupted in Juba between forces loyal to the president and those supporting the vice president, renewing fears South Sudan will slip back into full-blown civil war.<p>The fighting in the capital comes just hours after the United Nations warned attacks against civilians and its …

Europeans believe refugee crisis will mean more terrorism - new survey

Concerns about jobs, crime and security among Europeans have risen since the start of the migration crisis about five years ago. That’s according to a survey newly published by the Washington-based Pew Research Center<p>During an election event on Monday (July 11) Chancellor Angela Merkel who oversaw …

Beware the ‘empathy-washing’ of self-proclaimed caring capitalists

Tech firms want us to believe that compassion is their bottom line<p>For a year, digital technology has been hailed as the panacea for the refugee crisis. Media are brimming with reports about apps and hackathons, announcements of teach-them-how-to-code training sessions and bold commitments to the …

London Stock Exchange

Elie Wiesel on hope, compassion, and the power of youth at WE Day

Pictures of the Week 6.30.16

Cincinnati

Elie Wiesel: A Life in Pictures

Auschwitz

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"What has been done to them is shameful, absolutely, unquestionably shameful.”<p>Game of Thrones cast members visit refugee camps in Greece.

Slovakia’s EU presidency in the shadow of Brexit and the refugee crisis

Slovakia takes over the EU presidency on July 1. The problem? Eastern Europe doesn’t want any more refugees, but an EU-wide solution to the crisis is …

Europe

In the June Light of Northern Italy, the Bliss of Bergamo

<i>This is the first in a series of articles dedicated to summer vacations that changed writers’ understanding of travel, or of themselves.</i><p>A few years ago, I decided that the best time to go to Europe was June. It was mostly because everywhere we might visit, the local population was still at work, at …

Italy

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Horvat: There is no messiah

Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher and co-founder of the Pan-European Movement DiEM 25. We met in Berlin on the very day of the announcement of …

Europe migrant crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over migration policy

<b>Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it will no longer take funds from the European Union in protest at its migration policy.</b><p>MSF singled out the EU's deal with Turkey under which Turkey agreed to take back any migrants who crossed the sea to Greece in smugglers' boats.<p>The number …

North Africa

Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues and top beaches

The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio's most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase the areas known to be infected by the microbes normally found only in hospitals.<p>They also heighten concerns that Rio's sewage-infested waterways are unsafe.<p>A study …

Brazil

Elon Musk details his 'mind blowing' vision for Mars colonization

Starting as soon as 2018, Elon Musk wants to begin flying unmanned spacecraft to Mars. Flights would take place every two years — coinciding with the period in which the red planet is closest to Earth — and if all goes according to plan, we should see the first human mission in 2025.<p>In an interview …

NGOs should re-think activism strategies in developing world

<i>By Chandran Nair, Global Institute for Tomorrow</i><p>In April this year, Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, burned over 105 tonnes of elephant ivory to …

Developing Countries

A Brexit EU referendum countdown calendar

2016-06-07T14:24:04.000Z<p>We’ve been trying to keep FTAV a Leave/Remain-free zone. But this, courtesy of Allan Monks at JP Morgan, is actually useful …

EU Referendum
France

Can anthropology save the world?

<i>Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes gave the commencement address at the Department of Anthropology graduation ceremony, May 19. Here are excerpts from</i> …

Dilma Rousseff

1,000 Drowned Last Week in Mediterranean—One of the Deadliest in Migrant Crisis

At least 1,000 people died in the Mediterranean Sea attempting to reach the European shores in the past week, according to the International …

Coast Guard

Czech and Greek police break up forgery network

Czech police have released a video of a raid which took place at the end of May said to be targeting an international criminal network of migrant smugglers and document forgers.<p>It was part of a coordinated operation in both the Czech Republic and Greece supported by the European police agency …