Tagged: Social Media

BLOG: NFL Super Bowl: A Lot Is On The Line Tonight

When millions in the USA and around the world gather to follow the 49th Super Bowl, a lot will be on the line – more than you’d think. The welfare and well-being of our children will be on the line, and this article explains how and why…

BLOG: Are Media Still Free?

We know the media feel pressure from governments. But increasing pressure comes from corporations. Overall, especially concerning the global alcohol industry, we can see that press freedom is increasingly under threat and that media outlets are part of the problem: they give up their freedom, independence and integrity…

BLOG: Best Of GAPC 2013

The best tweet, the most though-provoking presentation, the most beautiful IOGT moment and the biggest personal highlight from the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2013, Seoul, South Korea – or simply a not-so-usual report from a not-so-ordinary conference…

BLOG: Social Media And Best Interest Of The Child

University of Southern California research confirms that what teens see online, they do. We as parents, teachers and policy makers need to ensure that our young generation continues to engage with us in the family, school and nation building. I hope, new Indian alcohol policy drafted by Ministry of Social Justice will ensure the social defense by way of banning the use of social media for brand promotion of alcohol directly or indirectly in India.

BLOG: Alcohol Harms Democracy

Alcohol harms democracy in many ways: it inhibits people’s capacities and potential to be active citizens and take charge of their communities and societies; it erodes the democratic mechanisms of our institutions; it disables civil society’s access to decision-making processes and democratic participation; it hijacks the public realm for commercial interests, not public interests. This is important to understand to be able to make more and better efforts to protect the rights of those voices of normal people, NGOs, and independent researchers to make democracy reality and vibrant…