Bjorn Ihler was a teenager enjoying a few days away at a Norwegian youth camp when he found himself starring into the barrel of a loaded gun held by right wing extremist Anders Breivik.
In October 2015, The Economist published its cover story about bitcoin and, more compellingly, the key technology that supports it: blockchain.
My most uplifting moment in 2017 was watching freshly elected French President Emanuel Macron walk across the courtyard of the Louvre to the sound of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the official anthem of the European Union.
People may not have had enough of experts after all.
To help raise awareness of premature births, a maternity hospital in Singapore honoured some of their ‘preemies’ with a superhero-inspired online photo collection that quickly went viral as well as drawing mainstream media attention.
The era of mistrust
Dubbed "The Man Who Invented the Republican Internet”, Vincent Harries is a prominent exponent of digital political communications, advising everyone from Rand Paul to Benjamin Netenyahu on how to target voters online.
Personalisation comes at a cost. In exchange for enjoying online services we allow our personal details to be shared. The Internet of Things now promises even greater online connectivity integrated into our lives.
Across Europe, the trust gap between traditional and new media is widening, finds a new report by the European Broadcasting Union.