Are digital protests an effective way to fight for changes?

The relevance of digital activism has significantly increased due to the coronavirus outbreak that has locked billions of people at their homes. Having provided people with the ways to digitally materialize not widely represented issues in reality, Internet platforms have been extensively and rapidly gathering users with the aspiration to protest from all over the world over the past decades.

Mostly false: French women are using code word “mask-19” at pharmacies to escape domestic violence during lockdown

Domestic violence cases have jumped by 30 % during lockdown in France. Being confined at home with abusive partners increases the risk to victims. A TV report on Channel One Russia, covering the situation in France, included the claim that using code word “mask-19” is a common practice among French women to let people know that they’re being abused at home.

Coronavirus and business: coffee industry perspective

For this episode Polina Kireeva interviewed Ralf Ruller, CEO and founder of The Barn, best Specialty Coffee Roaster Europe & Middle East in 2019. Together they discussed coronavirus impact, “coffee for hospitals” initiative, business driven by sense of community and solidarity, and opportunities in crisis.