Free labour is a great way to cut budgets and save money. But unpaid internships are economic barriers that exclude the less privileged from the arts, media and politics. Amalia Illgner, a UK-based freelance writer, decided to sue her internship employer for unpaid wages. Should we be doing the same?
Everyone who knows me knows that I am one cynical cookie. But recent events in my personal life have put a serious strain on my general well being, so I wanted to learn how to take back control when things overwhelmed me. As any true millennial would do, I asked myself: can my smartphone help me?
It’s easy to feel helpless. Even if documentaries on scandals surrounding major brands such as LIDL and Haribo cause outrage, citizens find themselves stuck without a solution as soon as they turn off their TVs. Still, civic engagement platforms and activists are proving that boycotting has an impact. We spoke to the individuals who stop at nothing.
As one of the largest film festivals in Europe, the Berlinale faced a new challenge this year: how to tackle the #MeToo debate. It wasn’t easy, but they managed. Here’s how.