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Should we ban bosses from emailing after working hours?

Should we ban bosses from emailing after working hours?

France introduced a law four years ago that secured employees the ‘right to disconnect’ from bosses to improve mental health. Should other countries do the same?    UK organisation Prospect is calling for the government to introduce new protections into its Employment Bill that would ban bosses from routinely emailing employees outside of working hours. It comes after a year and a half of huge, widespread cultural shifts in the way...

By London, UK
How Dinder National Park highlights Africa’s conservation struggles

How Dinder National Park highlights Africa’s conservation struggles

Humans and local wildlife continue to battle for land in Sudan’s Dinder National Park, contributing to a complex and widespread issue with African conservation. In most African nations, wildlife makes up a huge percentage of the economy and brings in substantial amounts of tourism. Over the last few decades, Africa as a continent has stepped up its protection of wildlife and is now at the forefront of conservation. This increased...

By Mombasa, Kenya
New Storyblocks campaign wants to improve LGBTQIA media visibility

New Storyblocks campaign wants to improve LGBTQIA media visibility

Stock footage is notoriously lacking in diversity, but a royalty free video platform called Storyblocks is pushing demands for a larger LGBTQIA archive and deeper media visibility with its new campaign. It’s no secret to anyone in publishing or video editing that stock image and footage websites aren’t exactly brimming with diversity. For context, a recent Facebook study on consumers revealed that more than half feel underrepresented by modern advertising,...

By London, UK
Exclusive – Melati Wijsen on the power of today’s changemaking youth

Exclusive – Melati Wijsen on the power of today’s changemaking youth

The self-proclaimed ‘full-time changemaker’ is part of a growing phalanx of Gen Zers determined to shape our planet’s future. I sat down with this pioneering environmental activist to discuss the importance of empowering young people to step up, rather than shut down, against the climate crisis. ‘Us kids may only be 25% of the population, but we are 100% of the future.’ These are the words of Melati Wijsen, an...

By London, UK