With modern technologies making our daily life easier and easier, even education becomes increasingly accessible through the internet. I took a look at Forvo.com, a crowd-sourced language learners’ website which specialises in pronunciations recorded by native speakers, and spoke to one of its founders.
In November 2013, Johanna Parikka Altenstedt, in Lund, decided to start a new political party when the Swedish parliament passed a legislation to weaken the protection of wild animals. Just in time for the 2014 election registration, Parikka Altenstedt had gathered enough signatures to make the party official and eligible to run for parliament seats. Now she is dedicating all of her free time to raising awareness of their new movement and wishes to get all living creatures’ voices heard. How can the Animal Party reach their objectives in a political surrounding that seems indifferent to their intentions?