When addiction makes it difficult to criticize

Kibera and tourist

Tourists often come to Kibera in Kenya to watch the slums. Photo: Ninara and PickPik

Of: Emily Sword

I'm on the outskirts of Kibera in Nairobi. I am here on an internship at a small local organization that functions as a leisure center where children from the area can do homework, be creative and find peace. Kibera, popularly known as Kibra, is one of the largest informal settlements in East Africa. Kibera […]

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March 16, 2020, Guest chronicle

Tourists who treat themselves - a challenge for Barcelona

Tourists watching the sunset over Barcelona.

Barcelona's tourists contribute to the city's economy, but they also create rubbish, emissions and high housing prices.

Of: Agnes Karlsson

Increased tourism can have both positive and negative consequences for the world's cities. The city of Barcelona, ​​whose population is more than doubled annually through tourism, lives largely on visitors. At the same time, the city suffers from high housing prices and emissions from holidaymakers who want to indulge.

November 1, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Fight for tourists and birds off the coast of Albania

The mallard is one of the bird species that nests in the national park. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the species is "near endangered" globally. Photo: Embassy of Sweden in Tirana, Albania.

Of: Sebastian brandt

In the middle of a national park in Albania, the construction of a huge tourist complex has been proposed. However, the proposal has not been well received by everyone in the country. Several environmental organizations have protested against the enormous impact such a construction would have on the environment, wildlife and local residents.

May 3, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Burma - still not okay as a tourist destination

Of: Angelika Kahlo

Now that Burma is opening up to the outside world, tour operators, the media and the tourists themselves are closing their eyes to the backs of the top-governed country's socially and ecologically unsustainable tourism industry. In the long run, tourism can play an important role in Burma's economic development, but tourists should refrain from traveling to Burma until human rights are respected and a truly civilian, democratic government rules in parliament. It writes Angelika Kahlos, S-Studenternas Burmautskott.

November 1, 2013, Debate