»Politics is the Entertainment Branch of Industry«

Frank Zappa Rumours spread also the quote: »Politics is the Entertainment Division of the Military-Industrial Complex« Although this quote might well fit into Zappa’s intentions, it cannot really be verified. It turned up in the interent only in 2002, nine years after his death in 1993. If you are interested:Here is the research: Barrypoptik with […]

When it becomes serious, you have to lie

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new President of the European Commission, on April 20, 2011 during an event in Brussels: »When it becomes serious, you have to lie.« And he is convinced that citizens do not have the right to know everything: »I’m ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious […]

Taken for a ride?

For our British friends, “Benidorm” is a prime-time sitcom of the British ITV set in Spain1. For all the others it is a holiday resort at the coast of Costa Blanca, half an hour away from Alicante, Spain. It is known for its Manhattan-like skyline, a symbol for the cementation of Spain’s shoreline, for its […]

Mentoring Programme for African Science Journalists

The mentoring programme for science journalists from Africa and the Arab World Sj COOP was a very successful programme of the Word Federation of Science Journalists WFSJ. The first version started with a training of the mentors early July 2006 in advance of the EuroScience Open Forum ESOF Munich 2006, organised by TELI. Neubert was […]