The Ukrainian nuclear power generating company “Energoatom” and Holtec International (“Holtec”) have concluded an amendment to the contract for the construction of the Central Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) in Ukraine, to receive spent fuel from three of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants (NPPs) on 26 January in Brussels. The President of NNEGC Energoatom, Yuriy Nedashkovskyi, […]

The war of the President of the Russian Federation in Ukraine has plumbed new depths. When President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea in February 2014, much violence was avoided; this was partly because the professional soldiers from Russia and Ukraine involved were neighbours with families living in the same communities and children at the same schools. […]

In Switzerland @Davos participants took to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube, to share hashtags, images, opinions and facts. At the same time, social networks themselves were under fire @wef for disrupting European tech and innovation.  Meanwhile Edelman released its annual global Trust Barometer. Out of those surveyed, an estimated 48% trust the news and information they get from social media. In Kenya, […]

The hashtags #JesuisNigerian and #BokoHaramKilled2000People attracted less attention than #JesuisCharlie. However, in the end social media did respond to images, released by Amnesty International, of the Boko Haram massacre of over 2000 Nigerian civilians the same day that terrorists killed 17 people in France. Ironically, Nigerian politicians, some of whom joined the #JesuisCharlie on Twitter, failed […]

In France, the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked the trending hashtag #jesuischarliehebdo in support of the victims. The hacker group Anonymous announced via their Belgian social media account that they are declaring war against the terrorists. In an international survey of writers, PEN, a US-based literary and human rights organisation, noted that 31% of social […]