Kulturnatt: in Stockholm, culture stays up all night

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK It is often hard to include a cultural outgoing when stuck in a routine between commuting to work, working, and sleeping, especially when you have a limited budget. To promote this, the city of Stockholm organises a kulturnatt (“night of culture”) each year. April 29th will be the […]

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Drapeau du Royaume-Uni. Crédit Rob Micthell.

Brexit: A Divided Northern Ireland

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND ALISON ARLOW Since March, Brexit has led the British regions to rethink their relations with England and Europe. The discussion surrounding the hardening of a North Irish Border has led to a debate on the potential reunification of Northern and Southern Ireland. Northern Ireland has always been an instable and […]

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Mario Draghi. Crédit harrivicknarajah0 (Pixabay).

The European Central Bank : Under German influence? (1/2)

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The arrival of Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2011 opposed the ordoliberalism put forward by Germany. Before that, in June, the ECB worshipped the German economic policy. But is a policy change really possible? To answer this, Le Journal International tried to […]

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Skateboarding from California to Berlin, interview with Martel Persien

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND SARAH WHITE In the movie, This Ain’t California, the German skateboarder and movie director, Martel Persien traces the evolution of skateboarding in the former German Democratic Republic. Considered as a tool for political protest in East Germany, or a distinctive discipline of the American dream… skateboarding led to radical societal […]

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Image de domaine public.

NHS in deep crisis

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK This January, the National Health Service reached a breaking point. The seven years in office of the Conservative Party have been marked by budget cuts and a large imbalance between the staff and the patients. The sick are paying the price. Let’s immerse in the British medical world, where […]

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Diembéring au Sénégal. Crédit Angel Hernansaéz.

Discovering Earths Untapped Land, Part 4/5: “the lost worlds of the African continent”

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The world has not yet revealed all its treasures. Many biodiversity reserves remain untouched by human activity. Faced with the depletion of natural resources, Man is stretching its limits and is reaching more and more isolated areas of the globe. These rare lands could be his passport to […]

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Jungle amazonienne. Crédit Jean-François Renaud.

Discovering Earth’s Untapped Lands, part 3/5: “At the heart of the virgin forests”

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The world has not yet revealed all its treasures. Many biodiversity reserves remain untouched by human activity. Faced with the depletion of natural resources, Man is stretching its limits and is reaching more and more isolated areas of the globe. These rare lands could be its passport to […]

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Banquise en Antarctique. Crédit Dominique Génin.

Discovering Earths’ Untapped Land, part 2/5: “Antarctica, Arctic… beyond the glaciers”

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND BRONACH HUGHES The world has not yet revealed all its treasures. Many biodiversity reserves remain untouched by human activity. Faced with the depletion of natural resources, Man is stretching its limits and is reaching more and more isolated areas of the globe. These rare lands could be its passport to […]

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Les fonds de l'Océan Pacifique. Crédit Valérie Hukalo.

Discovering Earths untapped Land, part 1/5: “Under the Ocean…”

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND ALISON ARLOW The world has not yet revealed all its treasures. Many biodiversity reserves remain untouched by human activity. Faced with the depletion of natural resources, Man is stretching its limits and is reaching more and more isolated areas of the globe. These rare lands could be his passport to life […]

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2017: Is Chinese cinema entering a new era?

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND GRACE DEATKER On January 11, The Great Wall was released in French cinemas. Produced by the American media company Legendary Pictures and directed by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, it features American actors Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe as well as famous Chinese actors Jing Tian and Andy Lau. The movie […]

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