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Facing the “dark side” to help other journalists in Europe

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Who would have thought that journalists could be thrown into jail on a daily basis on this continent, just for doing their job? The ECPMF can tell you more. (Photo: public domain)

Many journalists equate a career move into PR with going to the “dark side,” for its aspect of “promotion” rather than “news.” But what if it’s done precisely to help journalists under threat in Europe – which has become the real “dark side?” Journalist Sophie Albers Ben Chamo gives us insights as she prepares for her first conference in her new job in Leipzig, as press officer for ECPMF.

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Finding meaning and magic in the mundane

in Philosophies/Poetry by
Emily in good old milky times. (Photo by Samantha Lacey)

There are stories and poems everywhere, and in everything.

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Travel by

“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”

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Today – is it all we really have?

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Had Death been roaming our city that night in search of a casual victim?

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Anxiety: a loyal and treacherous companion

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Anxiety is a loyal and treacherous lady.

I have known her well, as long as I’ve been conscious of my own existence.

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Minutes spent in strangers’ skin

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Our guest writer Sam Jozeps spent time in a photo shoot in molds of other people's skin for a Master's project in Halle and tells us about the experience. (Photo: public domain)

“While I was caked in corn starch and tunneling myself through the torso of another person’s body, Sophie painted the pits of its arms and other corporeal crevices with a solution of powdered chocolate and water.” – Making of exhibit featuring Sophie Bandelin at Künstlerhaus 188, Halle, 4-16 July.

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