Polar Music Prize announces winners

Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie and US country star Emmylou Harris are the winners of this year’s Polar Music Prize, it was announced today. Glennie, who is deaf, is one of the leading instrumentalists in her field and has released 30 albums and worked together with such luminaries as previous Polar Prize winner Björk, as well […]

Gothenburg fights violent extremism

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is taking new steps to fight violent extremism by hiring two coordinators to oversee city-wide efforts to prevent young people from joining terrorist groups like IS. One of those positions was filled Monday, with Zan Jankovski taking up the job. In a statement, he said: “This question is becoming ever […]

Somalia: a dangerous place for journalists

The dangers and pressures journalists face in Somalia undermine coverage of not only sensitive political stories but also important humanitarian issues.  Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a journalist, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.  Fifty-six have been killed there since 1992, five of them in 2014.  […]