2014 in Venezuela: what the hell is going on?

by Laura Vilaça

As you browse the news of this month, you cannot stand indifferent to the huge popular turmoils happening: Ukraine, Venezuela, Brazil. Whereas the first up-rise seems to have succeeded, giving hope to the precept that says “the people united will never be defeated“, the other two are still working their way into making civil disobedience heard by their governments. While the Brazilian protests are ongoing since June 2013, the Venezuelan riots are fresh events from a week ago and no one seems to quite understand what is going on there. I’ve looked into things and will try to explain them a bit.

Ukraine, Brazil, Venezuela (abcnews.com, tvi.pt, reuters)

Ukraine, Brazil, Venezuela
(credit: abcnews.com, tvi.pt, reuters)

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Veggie Pride, or when freedom of expression should reconsider its limits

by Camy Roch

Back to serious bullshit, folks! Two weeks ago, an event largely underreported, according to me, took place in Geneva. The kind of event that make you seriously wonder about your surrounding fellows: The International Veggie Pride 2013.

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A visit from an Israeli official to journalists students in DK

By Veronica Sanchez

With two short videos about Israel Roi Dvir opens his encounter with postgraduate students of journalism in Aarhus. The Deputy Ambassador of Israel in Denmark first plays a clip that covers the achievements of the country in its 65 years of existence. Images that range from S.Y. Agnon Nobel Prize, the Peace Treaty with Egypt, to the development of its aerospace industry appear in a timeline with musical background. The second video promotes innovations created in Israel: the cherry tomato, the USB flash drive, the solar water heaters, the instant text messaging. Neither of the two clips focuses on what the world would normally associate with Israel: the conflict with Palestine.

The Israeli model Bar Refaeli appears in the video ‘Created in Israel’ which shows the innovations and technological advances of the Middle Eastern country. Photo:Internet

The Israeli model Bar Refaeli appears in the video ‘Created in Israel’ which shows the innovations and technological advances of the Middle Eastern country. Photo:Internet

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