Contrapunto BBDO Madrid launch new Amnesty International Film

Contrapunto BBDO Madrid have worked with Amnesty International on a new animation. The short “Planet J” uses animation as a resource to talk about the situation of human rights on our planet. The NGO denounces injustice, lack of help to refugees, evictions, discrimination against women, lack of freedom of expression and invites us to reflect on the possibility that a fairer world is possible. Links http://www.contrapuntobbdo.es/ https://www.amnesty.org/en/    

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National Autistic Society launches powerful new film “Diverted”

On the first day of World Autism Awareness Week, the National Autistic Society has launched a powerful new film and shocking statistics as part of their public awareness campaign, Too Much Information, revealing the hidden isolation faced by many autistic people across the country. The film follows an autistic woman who is so anxious about her train journey to work that she feels unable to leave the house at all. She becomes completely overwhelmed as she imagines all the things that could go wrong: delays, diversions and cancellations, loud crowds…

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New ASA Council Members Appointed

ASA Chairman, Lord David Currie, has today announced the appointment of three new Council members – Nita Patel, Zaid Al-Qassab and Aaqil Ahmed. Our Council is the body responsible for deciding if an ad has broken the advertising rules and therefore needs to be amended or withdrawn. It also operates as the Board of the ASA. The ASA Website features the following information. Our Council is formed of 13 members of whom two-thirds are independent of industry. The remaining third have a recent, or current, knowledge of the advertising or media…

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New exhibition at UNESCO shows how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

A new exhibition launched at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris aims to explain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engage people in action. “WHOLE EARTH? A citizen’s guide to the SDGs (and how to save the world)” is an exhibition by the UK-based non-profit organization Hard Rain Project, one of the winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Through stunning, award-winning photographs, “WHOLE EARTH?” depicts the immense challenges to sustainable development, while outlining the collective action everyone could take to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda…

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Artist takes to the streets of Aberdeen in support of Amnesty International

Global human rights organisation Amnesty International announces an artistic collaboration with arts festival Nuart Aberdeen. The Scottish arts festival, now entering its second year, has appointed contemporary ceramicist Carrie Reichardt to create a piece of permanent public art to highlight Amnesty International’s project in support of women human rights defenders in the UK – Suffragette Spirit. The ceramic mural entitled ‘Suffragette Spirit’ – which will be accompanied by two other works by Carrie Reichardt – will celebrate Scotland’s woman human rights defenders, using classic revolutionary imagery and created using the…

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