In 2007, the Lithuanian government repeated history by failing to complete efforts to restart a stadium project that was first abandoned 20 years before. The estimated cost at the time: $120 million (U.S.). But after spending only $40 million of the budget, the government said it had run out of money. Everything suddenly went silent in and around the stadium in Vilnius; overgrown grass, trees and bushes quickly overtook the place.
Arūnas Survila describes the unfortunate but all too common experience that makes disabled Lithuanians’ already challenging lives more difficult. It is ultimately what spurred him to become the initiator of a project called Social Taxi.
Lenovo is on its way to achieving its goal of becoming the No. 1 company in smart-connected devices: Today it reaches about 45 percent of the world’s population with its cellphones and sells more smartphones and tablets than PCs.
During the World Economic Forum’s 2011 annual meeting, the tiny Swiss town of Davos, with just over 11,000 inhabitants, had 31,200 overnight stays. In general, local Davosers are supportive of this—who wouldn’t be, if you can get paid up to $33,000 a week for renting out your apartment?
To supplement our student newsroom’s journalistic coverage of the economics and politics of organic solutions in global food affairs, we are building a research team to produce a report in order to inform a public webcast at the end of our coverage and to share with our audience.
“The bodies of our friends have been hung up outside. The football field is drenched in red color, the blood of our friends. They will come, they will come!” the man repeats again and again, his voice shaking with fear, his hands gesturing insistently. And then they come. With loud voices and guns in their hands, they run into the small room.
Today, complex problems like the food crisis is not just an environmental issue, but concerns business, politics and economics as well. Through journalistic content and a multidisciplinary angle, we want to report on the economics and politics of global food production and consumption, with a focus on organic solutions.
A 4-month fellowship program for journalism students to launch and manage their coverage project around a business or economics phenomena. Each fellow receives a stipend of $3,000(US) and project budget capped at $4,000 which can be used for recruiting writers, field reporting trips, events, and travel.