Sweden has so far been just as much affected by COVID-19 as most other countries in Europe, but it has also been an exception from the rule, hesitating to impose a lockdown and paralyse the economy and social life as it has been done elsewhere due to the epidemic. What is different in Sweden now has been different for years: The Swedes trust their government and are “prone to listen to recommendations.”
A think tank’s report reveals that coal power is dying across the world. That’s the main message we are getting nowadays. After two decades of fuelling China’s astonishing rise as a world economy super powerhouse and exceeding 4 billion tonnes in consumption, coal is giving way to renewables. COVID-19 alone has slashed China’s coal burning by 25 percent.
I am a European, and proud of it. Now, 69 years after the first European treaty was signed amid the smouldering ruins after World War 2, the EU is still a novel and unique form of governance. No group of countries have ever agreed on a union as real and attractive as the EU. I hope this five to seven-minute read gives an idea of how much the EU really means to someone like me.
This is about my very personal journey: what brought me to communications, through experience, shifts and turns, from earlier years up until recently. Comms doesn’t tolerate a standstill. Transformation, change, innovation are the only constant. And you go all out and run for dear life just to keep up with it.
We shift away from the TV, away from manipulation—either commercial or ideological. And we will have less and less tolerance to manipulation in any new media outlets with ambitions to replace the current mainstream media. My take on reputation as a decisive criterion for what survives and what will die in the future professional content production.