Typhoon Haiyan – One year after the destruction

by Michel Rooijackers

I have worked as a humanitarian in some of the world’s biggest disasters for the past ten years, across Africa and Asia. I am used to seeing human suffering. Nothing, however, could have prepared me for the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in October 2013.

After Snowden, what future for American journalism (and Democracy)?

by Lili Ninova

In June 2013, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden disclosed numerous top-secret documents about the massive collection of online data, initiating an international debate about this violation of human rights of millions of citizens, and not just American ones. Mass surveillance is disturbing in terms of freedom, rights and democracy, but online monitoring represents a particular danger to an independent press. After this scandal, many people now wonder about the future of journalism in the US.