Cultural expression is not a matter of course for everyone

Mehdi rajabian setar مهدی رجبیان سه تار نوازی. Jpg "by Mif.dang. CC Search.

Of: Isabelle Hed

In repressive regimes, cultural expression can have devastating consequences. Composer Mehdi Rajabian has been arrested for the third time due to the Iranian regime's disapproval of his music. Privileged countries must act on the basis of their assigned rights and freedoms for those living under tyranny and oppression.

September 25, 2020, Chronicle

Indigenous peoples in Peru are fighting for their rights

In the mountain village of Umachulco in Peru, women work together to strengthen their rights. Photo: Louise Gripenberg.

Of: Louise Gripenberg

In the mountain village of Umachulco in southern Peru, women have joined a national women's indigenous organization called Femucarinap. They work to increase the community and strengthen their rights, which has led to increased hope for a vulnerable people.

September 17, 2020, Chronicle

Cuba's medical exports - socialist solidarity or modern slavery?

Hospital in Cuba

For almost 60 years, Cuba has attracted attention for sending medical brigades to crisis-stricken regions, such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. Photo: Julia Spaton Goppers

Of: Julia Spaton Goppers

Many may associate Cuba with charming cars from the fifties, Che Guevara, cigar production and Hemingway's depictions of the sea and nature. The list can be made long, but at present Cuba's exports of medical personnel to the rest of the world are probably the most noticed. Normally, more than 30 Cubans work in 000 different countries, but since the outbreak of the coronavirus, […]

May 27, 2020, Chronicle

Do not forget poor countries during the corona crisis!

A sustainable world after the corona crisis is not possible if we forget the low-income countries, writes Beatrice Hugosson. Photo: Carl Campbell (CC BY 2.0).

Of: Beatrice Hugosson

Recently, we have seen actors from the business community, politicians and researchers debate what measures are needed to build a sustainable society after the corona crisis. To try to understand how it should go, I participated in a webinar organized by the research program Mistra Geopolitics. The discussions focused - as in many other places […]

April 28, 2020, Chronicle

If Mozambique can, then Sweden can

Floods after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

In connection with the cyclone Idai in Mozambique a year ago, people fled to the roofs of houses. Photo: DFID (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Isabella Overödder

One year ago, Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world, was hit by double cyclones. The cyclones have been described as the worst climate-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere. They caused floods, destroyed homes and infrastructure. Floods in the north combined with droughts in the south put millions of people on the run to seek refuge […]

April 6, 2020, Chronicle

Charging batteries requires responsibility

Thousands of children and adults work in the cobalt mines in Congo, without either approved equipment or a living wage. Photo: Fairphone (CC BY-NC-SA)

Of: Kevin Perera

Imagine a world where emissions are basically limited to the production of a battery. After that, then you are free. Free from the now established climate anxiety, free from slowly but surely manipulating the state of our fine planet. This is your chance to choose a green path for a better tomorrow. Such a tomorrow can […]

March 25, 2020, Chronicle

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement is swept under the rug

Despite record-breaking negotiations during the climate summit in Madrid, world leaders failed to agree on important parts of the Paris Agreement. Photo: John Englart, Flickr

Of: Linnéa Gullarberg's

The COP25 climate summit has ended. Despite record-breaking negotiations and a postponed deadline, an agreement on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could not be adopted. Instead, the negotiations are postponed and the meeting's slogan "Time for action" is read with bitter irony. The COP is an annual climate summit consisting of the countries that have signed the UNFCCC climate convention. This year the meeting was held in Madrid […]

December 19, 2019, Chronicle

The CNN effect leaves Beledweyne to his fate

Flooded street in Beledweyne in Somalia.

The severe floods in Beledweyne, Somalia, have affected up to 500 people. Photo: Tobin Jones / AMISOM

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

There are numerous civil wars, revolutions and natural disasters around the world. Many of these events have received media attention. What happens to the disasters that go unnoticed? Are those people left to their own fate? It is often said that media reporting is affected by the CNN effect. Nicklas Håkansson who researches political communication and journalism at the University of Gothenburg […]

December 5, 2019, Chronicle