New report: Is the solution to water crises hiding right under our feet?
Groundwater accounts for 99 of all liquid freshwater on Earth However this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued mismanaged and even abused According to the latest edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report published by UNESCO the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked
Press freedom in times of crisis and transformation
Press freedoms worldwide have declined measurably since 2012 Over the past five years approximately 85 percent of the worlds population experienced a decline in press freedom in their country
Threats that silence: Trends in the safety of journalists
Despite growing global efforts journalism remains a dangerous profession Recent years have highlighted both the vital role that journalists play in maintaining the free flow of information and the great risks old and new associated with this task Worldwide journalists face harassment imprisonment violence or deathsimply for doing their jobs