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European policymakers like to lecture the rest of the world on air pollution. Asia, and China in particular, is a favorite target for criticism. Indeed, it sometimes seems as if no major environmental conference is complete without a presentation by European policymakers on their continent’s supposed “best practices,” which the rest of the world should emulate. When it comes to air pollution, however, Europe might consider doing less talking and more listening.
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L’état inquiétant du monde actuel et son rapport au numérique sont peu pensés sous l’angle de leurs liens les plus profonds. C’est que la partition des cerveaux, comme celle des ordinateurs, fonctionne bien: elle permet au projet despotique de se poursuivre avec une vigueur exceptionnelle. De fait, jamais la colonisation des esprits, des imaginaires et des corps n’a été rendue aussi massive et performante entre les mains d’un tout petit nombre. Ce livre s’efforce ainsi de rappeler comment le numérique a pu envahir nos vies: un «virtuel» qui en est venu à évincer le «réel» jusqu’à prendre toute sa place
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Human rights advocates across the Arab world are combing through the troves of data uncovered in massive hack of the controversial Italian security and surveillance technology firm Hacking Team. Hacking Team's notorious “Remote Control System” has been used by oppressive regimes in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sudan, UAE, Oman, Morocco and Egypt to surveil and intimidate political opponents, human rights advocates, journalists, and digital activists.
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Le terme cyberville (cyber city, digital city, digital village, cyborg city, village virtual, telecity…) recouvre quatre types d’expériences qui se rapportent aux villes et aux nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (NTIC). En premier lieu, et semble-t-il à l’origine du terme, on appelle "cyberville" les projets gouvernementaux, privés et/ou de la société civile qui visent à créer la représentation sur le Web d’une ville déterminée. La cyberville se limite alors à un portail comportant les institutions, les informations et les services, les communautés virtuelles et les représentations politiques d’un espace urbain déterminé.
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Journalists in the Western Balkans work in a hostile environment that directly affects their ability to do critical, independent reporting essential to a democratic society, Human Rights Watch said. The 69-page report, “A Difficult Profession: Media Freedom Under Attack,” documents physical attacks and threats, including death threats, punitive lawsuits, and smear campaigns targeting journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. The report is based on interviews with 86 journalists, most of whom report on sensitive issues such as war crimes and corruption, in the four Western Balkan countries.
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At present, IS is the most dangerous terrorist militia in the world. It controls a territory that stretches from north-eastern Syria to western Iraq, including almost all Syrian oil and gas fields. Igal Avidan spoke to Christoph Reuter (correspondent for the German weekly news magazine "Der Spiegel") about the ascent of IS.
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Toxic waste: An international business which benefits the Eco-Mafia

Author : Euronews

In the region of Vesuvius, one of the most fertile areas of Italy, the Italian police are investigating a serious case of illegal waste trafficking run by organised crime. Casal di Principe, is a small village believed to be under the control of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra.
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20 years since Srebrenica

Author : Deutsche Welle
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This weekend, memorial services are being held for the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. In July 1995, Bosnian Serbs forces committed what is considered the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two. They slaughtered around 8,000 Muslim men and boys around the town of Srebrenica. The genocide marked the beginning of the end of the Bosnian war. Nemanja Rujević reports.
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