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Egypt’s jailed journalists: In numbers 0

Egypt’s jailed journalists: In numbers

The UN cultural agency, UNESCO has awarded its World Press Freedom Prize to imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, despite criticism from the government of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following the announcement last week. The president of the independent jury that selects the award’s recipient, Maria Ressa, said the honour pays tribute to the « courage, resistance…


Running out of sand: in numbers

Sand and gravel are the most-extracted materials in the world. The UN believes that sand and gravel, or aggregates, account for up to 85 percent of all mining activity around the world, measured in weight. « It’s almost become like air, the air we breathe, we don’t think too much about it, but you can’t live…