Beirut rebuilds its cultural past and future
06 August 2023 | 2:25 pm
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.
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With the Taliban banning girls from secondary schools and universities, we meet the Afghan families who risked everything by fleeing to neighbouring Pakistan to ensure their daughters receive an education. We also visit the Kenyan village which bans men as it offers a refuge to women and girls facing gender-based violence.
AI ethicist and philosopher Vincent Müller is calling for a social debate as creatives fear for their existence. But who should regulate the use of artificial intelligence?
The US government wants to turn domestic coalfields into green energy centers in an effort to combine climate protection with job creation. But those affected have little trust in the policy, reports Sabrina Kessler.
The German army has evacuated Goethe-Institut staff from Sudan amid tense fighting. Some 21 local staff members remain in the country.
The black market for stolen cultural goods is the third most profitable in the world, behind only drugs and arms trafficking – the UN's cultural agency UNESCO estimates it's worth some $9 billion each year. In France, around 1,000 thefts of cultural goods are reported annually.
The art world is increasingly including artists with disabilities. Germany has long lagged behind in this area, but there are some encouraging developments.
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.
Once again, the war in Ukraine is affecting the country's culture. Flooding following the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam has destroyed significant archaeological sites.
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?
Amid fighting between the military and paramilitary forces of the RSF in Sudan, many of the country's important cultural assets are being destroyed, from invaluable libraries to mummies.
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.
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