This Filipino journalist is fighting for press freedom in COVID-19 lockdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Journalist Maria Ressa is on bail after being found guilty of cyber-libel in the Philippines. She spoke to the World Economic Forum about press freedom and the threat misinformation on social media […]

Belgium eases lockdown with free train tickets for every citizen

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Every Belgian resident is to receive 10 free train tickets to encourage staycations. The ticket offer is part of a package of measures to restart the economy. After suffering badly from COVID-19, […]

As India’s lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashwin Naik, Healthcare Entrepreneur and Author, The Healthcare Gamechangers Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with […]

This entrepreneur is helping farmers get food to consumers during lockdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content As COVID-19 lockdown measures affect food distribution in the Philippines, one woman has found a way to get food from farms to consumers. Social entrepreneur Cherrie Atilano has enabled farmers to sell […]

All at sea during COVID-19 lockdown? Try these sailor survival tips

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Brandon, Freelance journalist, We asked two senior mariners for advice on keeping spirits up during lockdown. Here’s what they had to say about managing crews, maintaining morale and keeping boredom at bay. Lockdown will be a tough […]

Prepare for a ‘new normal’ as lockdown restrictions ease: Monday’s COVID-19 WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Lockdowns must be lifted strategically, and not all at once, said WHO officials at a briefing on 13 April 2020. Countries with lower numbers of cases can begin easing restrictions. Social […]

Lockdown is the world’s biggest psychological experiment – and we will pay the price

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Elke Van Hoof, Professor, health psychology and primary care psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of lockdown, we are conducting arguably the largest psychological experiment ever; This will […]

COVID-19: Stopping the rise in domestic violence during lockdown

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Women’s Rights committee Chair, Evelyn Regner, urges the EU and member states to increase support to victims of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis. Both globally and in some EU countries, it has been reported that cases of domestic violence rose by a third […]