Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

What’s hot in…?

The Future Challenges blogger network spans the whole world. Our bloggers can provide an on-the-ground perspective on important developments and events in their regions. Future Challenges’ bloggers usually write about Global Issues based on the theme of Globalization. These posts usually aren’t breaking news, but they provide a local view on topics that are of utmost importance for their countries and regions.

Our new section “What’s hot in…?” is a new opportunity for our blogger network to publish their personal views on current developments in their regions: topics that are “hot” right now and may not necessarily tie into the themes of the current Global Issue.

What’s hot?

  • Philipp Lahm lifts the 2014 FIFA World Cup (CC-BY-3.0-BR)

    World Cup 2014: The metaphysics of a non-event

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    On Monday morning, fútbol fans of the world changed gears and went back to their normal routines, elated Germans in cities around the world reveled in the glory of a fourth World Cup title, and in the streets of Brazil, cleaning crews began to sweep up the remains of this incredible show. […]

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    Global Media Forum: Deutsche Welle connected us

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      My German trip started 4 days before the Global Media Forum opening ceremony, because Deutsche Welle invited me to a workshop on digital storytelling organized by the famous Grimme-Institute. I met our teachers Annette Schneider and Guido Kowalski in the hotel lobby. We had a talking at the dinner about […]

  • healthcare fraud in the us, medicare, medicaid, affordable care act, obamacare, fraud, cybercrime, cyberfraud, CMS, HIPAA,

    Health Care Fraud in a Broken System

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    Part 1 in a 2 Part Series The news is awash with headlines that paint a grim picture of healthcare in the United States. From the politicizing of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) to the Veteran Affairs scandal, and now new reports that rank the US dead last in […]

  • Terror Attacks in Borno/ Nigeria by Boko Haram. Photo by Jordi Bernabeu (CC BY 2.0)

    Nightfall in Nigeria, starring Boko Haram

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    When Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali wrote the classic ‘Nightfall in Soweto’, perhaps he had peeked far into the future and seen the exact similarities between his protagonist and Boko Haram in all their deviousness. When he wrote, “a murderous hand, lurking in the shadows, clasping the dagger, strikes down the helpless […]