What are the challenges facing the NGO sector in the countries of the former Soviet Union, and how can new technology is used for civic activism? The Czech capital Prague played host recently to a conference bringing together several hundred civil society campaigners, donors and IT experts, who spent two days exchanging ideas. Rob Cameron was there and has this report.
The EU’s migration options - Hungary passes law criminalizing groups aiding migrants – The World Cup and LGBT rights - Twin American soldiers reunited in Normandy burial – Technology and activism - Benefits and legal challenges for medical cannabis - New French peace forum highlights plight of child soldiers – Has Germany become safer? – Pompeii yields more secrets
A smart city? Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be digital and connected. Smart cities use smart technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens - by boosting the transport network, cutting down on waste and resource consumption, and connecting people. In Finland, some of that is already reality.
Around the world, media are under pressure to harness the power of new technologies to reach the public. Innovation Lab Day at the Global Media Forum helped scope out ways as it highlighted pitfalls and inequalities.
At this week's CeBIT tech fair in Hanover one thing has become clear: there are more men than women present. But why the lack of interest in all things digital? We talked to a female entrepreneur, who wants to encourage other women to set up their own companies.
The Cebit digital trade fair in Hanover was once the biggest of its kind globally, but in recent years, visitor numbers have fallen. Now Cebit is remodeling itself as less of a trade fair, and more of a technology fun fair.
Italy's new government vows to deport half a million migrants - Are there signs of a thaw in Russia-EU relations? - The World Cup tournament and the West's perception of Russia? - Poland’s coal capital to host this year's global climate summit - France's disappearing songbirds - Question time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel – Rimini showcases the latest wellness techniques and technology