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  • 9 June 2009 | {CATEGORY}

    Portrait: Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

    "When I was tortured and imprisoned for publishing the story of a network of politicians, organized crime in child pornography and sex tourism, I was confronted with the enduring question: Should I keep going?" Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is an Investigative Journalist and recipient of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2008. She is also a woman who refuses to be a victim, or a martyr, but actively struggles against corruption and repression in her home country of Mexico. The Global forum on Freedom of Expression, in Oslo, early June 2009, gave her a new platform. EJC now repeats her story as a special portrait feature.
  • 29 May 2009 | {CATEGORY}

    Postcard: Creative Companies Conference

    "There is no reason for Las Vegas to be there," Sir Ken Robinson pointed out this week at the Creative Companies Conference. He delighted an international crowd gathered at Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw with a charming mixture of humor, inspiration and provocation - all wrapped in perfect Oxford English. The Element, his new book ("I wrote it myself - this much I guarantee", he quipped) covers how to find ways to succeed in a world that is changing faster than ever before and concluding that long-term-success will depend more and more on continuous creativity and consistent innovation. His speech was the brightest of so many highlights during the one-day conference.
  • 20 December 2007 | {CATEGORY}

    Brain drain - Robin Hood in reverse?

    Several seas away from her native Colombia, law student Carolina Lopez projects quiet elegance and a certain worldliness. Clad in a tailored brown suit, she exudes legalistic confidence while addressing a throng of about 50 students and academic professionals. "I don't want to return to Columbia for work," she says, speaking sparking English tinged with only a warm hint of her Latin American background. Lopez, a journeywoman who left Columbia 15 years ago, wants to work in an international law firm in the Netherlands upon her upcoming graduation from the University of Maastricht. Lopez is one of 185 million people who presently reside outside their country of origin. She has lived in Aruba, the United Kingdom, Spain, and, of course, the Netherlands.
  • 5 December 2007 | {CATEGORY}

    Bridging the gap

    Despite a general understanding of the reasons behind the malaise and inaction of the European electorate, the Members of the European Parliament can't generate interest in the process of European integration. The next EP elections will be held in 2009 – which means the MEPs have until then to explore the existing paradox: although the European Parliament's powers are increasing, its public support is in decline.