Andreas Canvin

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Interview to Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International

By | August 29th, 2017|Andreas Canvin, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Andreas Canvin Being the Secretary General of the largest human rights organization in the world, Amnesty International's Salil Shetty knows a thing or two about the current state of human rights on a global scale. I/Danish CJ Andreas (Canvin) spoke to Salil at Amnesty International Council Meeting 2017 in Rome this month. The theme [...]

Wefood: A simple, tasteful solution to a big, distasteful problem

By | June 30th, 2017|Andreas Canvin, Local Actions for Global Impact|

Andreas Canvin Did you know… ...that Danes waste 700.000 tons of food each year? That's 65 kg. per person. And that's a problem. According to the UN's second Global Goal, foodwaste should be reduced by 50% globally by 2030. That's ambitious. But with initiatives like the Danish concept of Wefood, reducing foodwaste might be much [...]

Bullets & Bad Breath – Youth Journalism in Palestine

By | April 28th, 2017|Andreas Canvin, Local Actions for Global Impact|

Andreas Canvin “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations." George Orwell's famous words are more relevant than ever. Throughout the world, journalists are imprisoned for doing critical journalism. Now 12-year old, Janna Jihad has been covering the Israeli human rights abuses against Palestinians since she was 7 [...]

“She was jumping of happiness” – working in a refugee camp by Catarina Cerqueira

By | March 10th, 2017|Andreas Canvin, Citizen Journalist - Poverty & Development|

Andreas Canvin Sometimes, it's the small things that make you the most happy. Just ask Catarina.  In the summer of 16', Portugese Catarina Cerqueira volunteered in the ELEONAS refugee camp in Athens, Greece. Here, she worked as a volunteer for the Elea Project, which helps improving the living conditions for the refugees and migrants [...]

Feel like running 217 km. in Death Valley? We spoke to the guy who did just that

By | December 16th, 2016|Andreas Canvin, Local Actions for Global Impact|

Andreas Canvin The 44-year old Leon Skriver Hansen is one Denmark's best ultrarunners. For over a decade, he's done countless races all over the world, running thousands of kilometers combined. In July this summer, he took on his biggest challenge yet - the world renowned Badwater 135 miles race, which is a 217 km. long [...]