MADE IN FRANCE: how far would you go to support your country?

Ever wondered how many of your daily life products are actually nationally made? If you take a quick look around you’ll realise next to none actually are. Journalist Benjamin Carle decided to do an experiment of living 9 months only with French–made products. Not to manifest his extreme patriotism but as a reaction to French politics pushing citizens to buy local products instead of foreign ones. Benjamin Carle set out to discover how accessible French-products really are and how realistic it is to favour them. His documentary is set to come out this month, let’s take a sneak peak at his 9 months living exclusively in blue-white-red.

Photograph: Pierre Andrieu/AFP

Photograph: Pierre Andrieu/AFP

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New age, new journalism

 By Noort Bakx

In this digital age, we can find information about anything. That’s what we keep hearing, right. But is this massive access to information also leading to more knowledge and understanding?

I can easily answer that question with a no. We know this, it has been said before, all this information might actually be an overload. There is too much to find, too much to process, and when it comes to really complex issues, all that text and documentation on the web will not make you really get it. After searching the web and clicking page through page, you might even be more confused than when you started your quest on Google. The key to get from information to understanding might lie in new ways to explain those complicated issues.

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