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Tourism on Mount Everest – Between identity theft and madness

Once a sacred, untouched mountain range – today a mass tourism destination. Mount Everest has long ceased to be an insider’s tip for extreme mountaineers. Rather, it has rapidly developed into a dispatch machine in the past few decades that brings people to the summit every day. Much to the suffering of the Sherpa and …

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Ghislaine Maxwell and her abominable deeds

The unconscionable scandal surrounding Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein is currently doing the rounds again, as the official sentence has been announced. The former socialite was eventually given twenty years for trafficking minors for purposes of abuse, or “grooming”. But was this judgement too lenient? And what does the accused herself have to say about …

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A ban on paying for sex according to the Nordic model: opportunities and risks

A debate is currently ongoing in Germany over whether a ban should be imposed on paying for sex, under what is often referred to as the “Nordic model”. This would make it possible in future for the people using the services of prostitutes to be fined, rather than the prostitutes themselves. While there are a …

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Tourism and Human Trafficking

Tourism has become increasingly cheap and more widely accessible in recent decades. Before the pandemic began, it was reckoned that approximately 1.8 billion people would be travelling every year by 2030. This increase in international and domestic travel produces huge benefits, of course, including greater cultural understanding, economic growth and the preservation of local monuments …

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The beautiful, glimmering world of mica: an industry benefiting from illegal child labour

Whether it’s for glimmering cosmetics, children’s toothpaste or car paints, mica is the go-to mineral for manufacturers seeking to add a delicious shimmer to their products. Because most of us simply aren’t interested in the fact that child labour is a key part of the process of creating that shine – just as long it …

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