Cyprus serial killings

‘It’s hard to take in’: how Cyprus serial killings left country reeling

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/12/its-hard-to-take-in-how-cyprus-serial-killings-left-country-reeling

a Greek Cypriot army captain, who – authorities maintain – has admitted to preying on women in low-paid household jobs in a 10-page handwritten confession.

The scale of the crimes and alleged cynicism of the suspect has increasingly left people reeling, and, say campaigners, confronting uncomfortable truths about the way foreign workers are treated on a tourism-dependent island where domestic household workers are invariably from the Indian subcontinent and south-east Asia.

Refugees Lybia

Refugees Suffer as Libya’s Civil War Rages On

As Libya descends into a bloody civil war, thousands of refugees are trapped in the crossfire. Some are forced to fight as mercenaries, while others are systematically raped, tortured or sold as slaves. One Italian is helping them tell their stories.

By  and 

https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/libya-refugees-suffer-as-civil-war-rages-on-a-1266032.html

Thousands of people from African countries were thrown into Libyan prisons while trying to flee to Europe. Many have been tortured and sold as slaves. Now they are trapped between two warring sides: the unity government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the warlord Khalifa Haftar, whose Libyan National Army (LNA) controls the east of the country.

German Right

How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media

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April 29, 2019 https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-afd-populists-dominate-on-facebook-a-1264933.html

A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad.

https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/bild-1264933-1421716.html
online outreach by political parties

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Carne y Arena

p. 79 Every Hollywood studio you can imagine-21st Century Fox, Paramount, Warner Bross.-Has already invested in virtual reality. They have made VR experiences based on their own movies, like interstellar or ghost in the Shell, and they have invested in other VR companies. Hollywood directors like Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and Robert Stromberg (Maleficent) have taken VR project. And the progress is exhilarating. Alejandro GOnzalez Inarritu, a 4-Time Oscar winner for best director 2014 movie Birdman, won best picture, received this special achievement Academy award in 2017 for a VR Schwartz he made. Yet Carne Y Arena, which puts viewers insight a harrowing journey from Mexico to the United States, is nothing like a movie, or even a video game.

When you premiered at the Cannes film Festival in early 2017, it was housed in an airplane hangar; viewers were a shirt, barefoot, into a room with a sand-covert floor, where they could watch and interact with other people trying to make it over the border. Arrests, detention centers, dehydration-the extremity of the human condition happening all around you. India announcement, the Academy of motion picture arts and sciences called the peas “deeply emotional and physically immersive”

From Rubin, Peter. Future Presence.

Peter Rubin Future Presence

Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected

How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/how-a-slovakian-neo-nazi-got-elected

Thu 14 Feb 2019 

In 2013, the far-right politician Marian Kotleba won a shock victory in regional elections. Four years later, he was voted out in a landslide. But now he’s running for president.