SCENARIO: Imagine, this is the year 2050, and we look back at the origin and evolution of the coronavirus pandemic over the past three decades: both the plagues of pandemics, flooded cities, burned forests, drought and other rising violent climate disasters. We offer the following scenario for such a prospect from the future.
It was time to settle, now in our sixth year for today's MODERN TIMES. Not only is the world changing with a pandemic (see otherwise in the newspaper), but the public has also changed dramatically over the past decade.
TOURIST OR REFUGEE? It is first and foremost the role of "tourist" that we experience the rigorous Korona initiatives. For the roaming danger there are small changes. Can a crisis also revitalize solidarity?
READING AND WRITING DIFFICULTIES: Pakistan needs to prioritize the citizens' lack of reading and writing skills and should launch a nationwide program that takes into account the country's multicultural and foreign language communities.
Assange: "If Julian Assange is convicted, a murderous system is about to emerge right before our eyes. It will be the death knell for the freedom of the press and the legal community, ”says Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
INFERNO DOWN BELOW: Like the world's tornadoes and floods, Australia's fires have been named over the years. Now we could call them 'eternal fires'. Can the incredible tragedies we witnessed be the start of a brighter future for Australia?
CHALLENGES OF EUROPE: The Brexit chaos seems to culminate in the British leaving the EU - now that the election of Boris Johnson has been postponed. Brexit is the price the British have to pay for not having had an honest discussion about immigration, multiculturalism and the British Empire. But are Britain's problems unique?
WOMEN OF CHANGE: MODERN TIMES is talking to experienced Sandrine Dixson-Declève this time about sustainable growth and green development. She is now the leader of the European Commission's Expert Group for Research and Innovation.