ENVIRONMENT: "It's about changing people's mindset", says Volker Schlöndorff (83) to MODERN TIMES. The veteran German director himself describes his film about agronomist Tony Rinaudo's reconstruction of forests in Africa as propaganda.
Deborah Posel and Ilana van Wyk (eds.): Conspicuous consumption in Africa
CONSUMPTION AND CORRUPTION: We have not heard much about Luanda Leaks in Norway. Perhaps because it is embarrassing that Statoil paid NOK 420 million to a non-existent research center owned by Angola's state oil company Sonangol, where Isabel dos Santos was director until she was fired in November 2017?
UNSAFE: A vibrant democracy, a vibrant press, and the rule of law are linked and depend on whistleblowers being taken seriously. Ny Tid interviewed whistleblower and lawyer Kari Breirem, current with the book Promoting justice and preventing injustice – about corruption, legal security and whistleblowing.
Henrik Georgsson: Stieg Larsson – The man who played with the fire
MATCH: After his death, Stieg Larsson became world famous for the crime trilogy about Lisbeth Salander, but his life was primarily marked by a tireless struggle to map and uncover the growing movement of neo-Nazism and fascism.
Full 100-page MODERN TIMES including the appendix Orientering and Modern Times Review comes out quarterly in early March, June, September and December) with international book reviews (non-fiction) and comments / essays. According to the physical newspaper (and PDF), the articles are published regularly online (see the newsletters).