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EU to ban 10 single-use plastic items [stock photos on IndieFrame]

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

The European Union is proposing a total ban on ten single-use plastic products and fishing gear that account for 70% of litter in EU waters. Single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, plates, bottles, cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks in a bid to clean up the oceans. 500,000 tonnes of EU plastic waste end up in the sea every year.On May 28th, The EU Commission presented the next step in EU’s Plastic Strategy Legislation to reduce single use plastics and boost sustainable alternatives.Shopping at the supermarket - Photo: Cornel Putan© / IndieFrame [$16 - get rights here]Europe is tackling the ten most found plastic waste items on continental beaches, in an attempt to promote sustainable alternatives. The 10 listed items are:Cotton budsCutlery, plates, stra

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IndieFrame is blocked in Russia by authorities

by Katja Frutiger 6 months ago

As our recent survey have shown, the majority of Russian users have troubles in accessing IndieFrame web and apps in Russia. The blocking of IndieFrame in Russia started due to Internet illiterate activities of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, called Roskomnadzor (RKN). 13th of April 2018 Moscow court made a decision to block Telegram messenger service all over Russian Federation, which belongs to Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, because he refused to give access to private data and messages of Telegram users by the request of Russian authorities. This decision was followed by the wave of demonstrations in many Russian cities where activists expressed their opinions on RKN and its anti-constitutional decision to tra

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Anti-corruption movement photos from Romania published from IndieFrame in Denmark

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

The ongoing #rezist citizen driven anti-corruption movement in Romania has been recently documented and explained to by Magasinet rØST in Denmark with the help of IndieFrame users in Bucharest.The magazine - who's mission is to cover Eastern European topics and bring closer western readers to relevant information from the former Eastern block - featured 2 photos uploaded on IndieFrame by Ana Maria Gheorghe .:: you can read the material and see the cover photos here ::Riot police 'Jandarmeria' preparing to meet the protesters in front of Romanian Government building in Victoria Square, Bucharest, 12.05.2018Photo: Ana Maria Gheorghe / IndieFrame [get photo rights here]The article was published the same day the founder on 'Coruptia Ucide' / 'Corruption Kills'  Association

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Crowd removes anti-royalist message at Danish crown prince anniversary [Video / Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

Denmark celebrated 50 years anniversary of crown Prince Frederik in Copenhagen at Amalienborg Palace. Thousands awaited for Royal Family salute in the crowded square and sang 'Happy Birthday' to the crown prince.Reporting for IndieFrame App:Danes at 50 year birthday anniversary of crown Prince Frederik - Photo: H.Riisgaard / IndieFrame :: see video with people cheering Danish Royal Family balcony salute The Danes sang 'Happy Birthday' to their crown prince and enjoyed monarch apparition at the iconic balcony of the Palace.Prince Frederick and children at the balcony - Photo: Kiowar/ IndieFrameAn unusual incident was caught on camera during the anniversary event: anti-royalist demonstrators with banners were swiftly censored by the people in the Amalienborg Palace crowds.The

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#AfricaDay in photos from IndieFrame smartphone reporters

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

We celebrate 25th of May 'Africa Day' today from African user generated content perspective on IndieFrame. Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. Our smartphone reporters from Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Tanzania or South Africa kept us updated on today's African lifestyle, joy and everyday struggles. Here are a few selected materials on how we see Africa on its anniversary directly through its people's perspectives:Canoes waiting for tide in Sierra Leone - Photo:Issam / IndieFrameKenyan street boys cool off at a city pond in Uhuru park recreational center in Nairobi - Photo: Donwilson Odhiambo / IndieFrameHard working children in Nigeria - P

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Modern farm life in photos & videos on IndieFrame

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

Smartphone reporters content can help organisations and media improve animal living conditions and cover animal abuse topic more easily. On IndieFrame, tens of stories concerning animal rights have already been uploaded (see latest photo-collage story here).IndieFrame partner agency in Denmark recently launched an assignment to all smartphone reporters concerning the conditions animals live in on farms throughout Europe. Pigs living conditions at a farm in Lemvig, Denmark - Photo: gyurinez / IndieFrameIf you have worked on a farm, IndieFrame partner agency is interested in obtaining photo and video materials of what happens to the animals and how they live. Their assignment is primarily interested in material you or someone you know already has recorded, so please get i

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Christiania residents close pusher street to fight drug dealing and criminality [Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

Later Update - Christiania's pusher street aka Green Light District, re-opened Friday, 25.05.2018 Photo source: Frank Zlatko Wuich--Self autonomous declared zone in central Copenhagen - Freetown Christiania commune - decided yesterday, 22nd of May 2018, to fence off the area known as 'Pusher Street', where cannabis is usually sold. All entrances to the area were closed off with a two-metre high black fence. Signs are placed on the fences saying that “Pusher Street will be closed for the next couple of days. We will reopen a more pleasant street”. Smaller letters message notes that no drug dealing is recommended in the area out of solidarity with the temporary closing down action. Photo source: Victor Mann / IndieFrame.comThere is so far no official explanation from

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Greeks demanded recognition of WW1 'Pontic genocide' [Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

Hundreds rallied in Syntagma Square in Greece for commemoration of what locals call 'Greek genocide'. The Greek genocide, including the Pontic genocide, was the systematic religious genocide of the Christian Ottoman Greek population carried out in its historic homeland in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath (1914–1922), notes Jones, Adam (2010) in 'Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction'.Man holds banner in Athens main square saying 'The genocide of the greeks of the 20th Century requires world recognition, 19.05.2018Photo: Eleni Paroglou / IndieFrame [get rights for photo usage here]Greek Pontic ethnics in traditional costumes hold Greek flag in front of the Greek Parliament in remembrance to the Genocide of Greek Pontic by the Turks.Photo and description by Giorgos

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#RoyalRun18 - Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark’s 50th birthday marathon celebration [Photos / Videos]

by Ioan Pupila 6 months ago

Held Monday, 21.05.2018 on Danish national holiday, the RoyalRun18 gathered runners from five biggest cities in Denmark (Aalborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Odense and Copenhagen/Frederiksberg) to celebrate Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark’s 50th birthday and healthy lifestyle. IndieFrame's users reported highlights of the event on their smartphones and assigned photos and videos from Frederiksberg to our media partner, Spot On. Here are the best moments in photos and videos on IndieFrame: RoyalRun18 in Aalborg: 'When's the Prince coming?' Photo by Tina Mai/ IndieFrame:: see video with Prince Frederik starting the run from Aalborg :: Start for RoyalRun18 in Frederiksberg - Copenhagen :: Photo by MasterC / IndieFrameNørreport Station queue for RoyalRun18 - 21.05.

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Russian political activists from Smolensk are under threat of arrest. Generation 20.2

by Katja Frutiger 6 months ago

16th of May 2018 ten activists in Smolensk went to court hearing to support their fellow activist Georgy Nekrasov who was prosecuted because he participated in the anti-corruption demonstration on 5th of May. During the court hearing, the judge decided to postpone a trial on the merits to 22nd of May. After the hearing an officer of the anti-extremism center (one of the police division) Sergey Nikolaev came to the group of activists and started in the random order giving them summons, where it was stated that they must come to the police station for investigation actions on 17th of May.According to one of the activist, Alexei Lavrinenkov, the officer started to fill out those summons right there and he wrote down names of five of the activists on blanks. A video of IndieFra

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