By URL
By Username
By MRSS
Enter a URL of an MRSS feed
 
or

In this edition: an Italian NGO launches an online fundraising campaign to protect an archeological site; an student suffering from several rare genetic disorders sparks debate on animal testing; and some classic video games back online.CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR ITALIAN HERITAGE SITEThe ancient Greek city of Paestum, also known as Poseidonia and thought to be founded in the 7th century BC is located in Campania in southern Italy, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1998.But just part of this archeological site is open to the public, the rest is in private hands and damaged by mechanical equipment used for agriculture. Environmental organization Legambiante has launched an online campaign to protect these lands and is looking to raise money to buy them. The project, called “Paestumanita” is deemed urgent because numerous structures have yet to be excavated and are in danger of being ruined by tractors and other farming vehicles.So a campaign was started on crowdfunding site Indiegogo at the beginning of December to raise funds to buy the privately owned land. The organization is offering web users the world over the opportunity to become a shareholder for 65 dollars and also have their say in the running of the site. And to entice some of the more generous donors, artist Riccardo Dalisi will give away one of his original works for every donation over 1,000 dollars.The campaign is essentially social media based, and web users are asked to promote the initiative under the #SavePaestum hashtag.SICK STUDENT THREATENED FOR DEFENDING ANIMAL TESTING“I am Caterina S… I’m 25 years old thanks to genuine research that includes experiments on animals. Without research I would ... Go on reading on our web site.Visit our website:http://www.france24.comLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en