Has COVID changed Fridays for Future?
28 March 2021 | 12:37 pm
With COVID restrictions still in force, the March 19 climate strike will be a far cry from protests that once attracted millions. But can Fridays for Future survive this change? DW spoke with activists across the globe.
The coronavirus pandemic is over as a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said — while stressing that the virus "is here to stay."
On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Taiwan's president voiced hope that China's youth will soon be able to freely express themselves. More than 20 people were detained at a vigil in Hong Kong.
With the Hollywood screenwriters' strike now in its sixth week, unions are demanding guarantees that artificial intelligence will not be used to create new content. Could AI eventually replace writers and directors or even actors and singers? How effective and how credible are current AI tools? Are they truly a threat to the entertainment industry that could lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs – or a golden opportunity to increase productivity?
New data shows Chinese economic growth slowing, with property investment in steep decline and youth unemployment at a record high. Also, the US Federal Reserve confirms its "hawkish pause" policy, keeping interest rates steady for now but planning for more hikes. Finally, economists name an unlikely culprit for persistent Swedish inflation: Beyoncé.
According to the UN health agency, COVID-19 is still responsible for over 1,000 deaths a week in the European region. However, this can be an underestimation as many countries no longer maintain proper data.
We look at the first details emerging from the police investigation into a policeman's fatal shooting of Nahel last week. Also, Emmanuel Macron's suggestion to cut internet access during future riots draws scorn and accusations of authoritarianism.
In a post-Covid era where music lovers have less disposable income and organisers face higher costs, we discuss what music festivals can do to survive. We're joined by John Rostron, CEO of the Association of Independent Festivals in the UK.
It's been three years since the massive explosion in Beirut's port. Lebanon's cultural scene is still reeling, but a new museum building offers hope.
Consumer prices within China dropped by 0.3% year-on-year in July while Beijing also reported its steepest plunge in exports since the pandemic.
The Netherlands has hit the technical definition of a recession, suffering two quarters of contraction in a row. At the same time, the Dutch job market remains strong.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be over, but it's left a mark on travel habits and the hospitality industry.
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Even though streaming is reducing the number of people watching films via DVD or CD, movie piracy continues to be a huge problem for the Nigerian movie industry. According to the World Bank, for every legitimate copy of a Nigerian film sold, nine others are pirated. This business is particularly lucrative for young people. But who are these movie pirates and how does the industry reacts to them?
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Thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal communities as two southern states brace for the impact. Floods have caused chaos in Chennai.
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Although operations have resumed at Germany's second-busiest airport, over 500 planned flights have been canceled. Severe winter weather is also impacting train travel in southern Germany.
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The first global climate progress report found the world won't meet its climate goals, amid soaring temperatures. Will countries 'chart a better course' to cut planet-heating emissions at key UN climate talks?
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In this Science segment, we explore the various carbon capture techniques that exist to remove emissions from the atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says carbon capture is now a necessary step towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
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