By Aada Orava, GLOBUS Correspondent It is hardly a controversial statement to say that social media is an increasingly important device for the spread of information and political mobilization. Citizens and politicians alike are using online platforms to engage with important issues and each other. For example, a reported 53% of Americans engaged with a political... Continue Reading →
The Escazú Agreement: Protecting Latin America’s Environmental Defenders
By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor ‘Our house is on fire’. Seven months on from Greta Thunberg’s global address, and the world was awakened to the far-too-literal reality of her statement. Flames raged through the depths of the Amazon, and with their embers plastered across every newspaper, one could do little else but gawp. Beneath the... Continue Reading →
The Amazon is Burning: Is Twitter Fuelling the Fire?
By Emily Dekker, GLOBUS Correspondent The rise of social media means that everyone has a voice. To some extent, this is an amazing thing. It elevates voices that may otherwise go unheard, such as that of Greta Thunberg, who is an outstanding example of how social media can revolutionise people’s thinking and mobilise thousands of... Continue Reading →