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Genève, ville de guerres

« (…) il n’y a plus de quartier, c’est une boucherie, un combat de bêtes féroces, furieuses et ivres de sang ; les blessés même se défendent jusqu’à la dernière extrémité, celui qui n’a plus d’armes saisit à la gorge son adversaire qu’il déchire avec les dents. »...

How education can help us out of corruption

M. Seth (*), what are the most effective tools to fight corruption? On the largest level, there is the creation of effective institutions, such as independent and specialized anti-corruption agencies and audit institutions on the national and international scales;...

How I ran The Washington Post during a turbulent decade

One of the principles of the International Press Freedom Day is based on the independence of the media. A media company would have internal conflicts if a journalist wants to publish a report that goes against one of its main advertisers. What is your view on this? I...

We are under attack and the victim is freedom

If we all went to a confinement, politics and repression were never in a lockdown. Nowhere. Soon, we discovered that the pandemic was being used and misused to crack down on journalism and silence criticism. Presenting his report on freedom of expression to the Human...

Les abeilles du Palais

Si je dis “abeilles”, c’est probablement le mot “miel” qui vous vient à l’esprit. Le miel n’est pourtant pas le seul bienfait de ce petit insecte. L’abeille travaille sans relâche, dans nos jardins, nos champs et nos prairies, à la reproduction des plantes. Comme tous...

A world body rich in anecdotes: the good, the bad & the not-so-ugly

The book, published by Amazon, is filled with scores of anecdotes– from the serious to the mostly hilarious.  An award-winning journalist, Deen shared the first prize, two prestigious gold medals for excellence in development reporting in 2012 and 2013, at the annual...

Humans locked down, nature unlocked

We are witnessing a loss of biodiversity and natural habitats on an unprecedented scale, which in turn affects every sphere of our lives: from the air we breathe, water we drink, soil that grows our food, and climate. Entire ecosystems are disappearing; and the...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Would open-space and COVID-19 agree to live together in 2021?

The Covid-19 pandemic is giving rise to many concerns and fears among staff at a time when the literature remains very divided regarding the means of transmission of the virus. In order to get an answer to some of staff concerns, we have interviewed Ms. Sarah Holder...

Ms Adversity, let’s go for a walk

The story has globally become known, not only for the episode that happened –the cause– but also for the impact –the consequence–. Not so long ago; I have had the opportunity – and the privilege– to vibrate as rarely in my life when I listened to it, face to face, by...

On Her Majesty’s Service

Julian Braithwaite, the UK’s permanent representative talks about dealing with Brexit, online meetings, UN funding, explaining his work to an audience back home and cocktail parties. When Julian Braithwaite arrived in Geneva five years ago as the UK’s permanent...

Geneva’s public transportation in a pandemic world

Interview with Anne Hornung-Soukup, Chair of the Board, TPG (transports publics genevois). How has the tpg adjusted to a pandemic world? When Covid-19 reached Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Government stated clearly that public transport was an essential service which...

La Suisse romande à l’épreuve de la COVID-19

Pour le Président de la Fédération des entreprises de Suisse romande, Ivan Slatkine, le pragmatisme du gouvernement a amorti l’impact de la Covid19 sur l’économie mais le modèle d’affaires genevois doit évoluer, et il faut éviter les mesures extrêmes prises par les...

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