Start-up Profile about the Initiative

NEWS3The Austrian newspaper “Die Presse” has published an article about the „Reading saves Lives“ – Initiative. Here is a small excerpt (German):

 Das nächste Ziel?

Ein zweites Buch zu veröffentlichen – ein Kinderbuch, um ein größeres Publikum anzusprechen. „Ich hoffe, dass ich es bis Ende des Jahres veröffentlichen kann“, sagt Topitschnig. Außerdem soll die Initiative zu einem Verein oder einer Organisation ausgebaut werden. Eine weitere Zukunftsvision des Gründers: andere Medien anzugreifen, wie zum Beispiel das Fernsehen. „Das sind weitere interessante Formen der Kommunikation für mich“, sagt der studierte Medienwissenschafter.

You can read the full article (German) HERE

5 Reasons why the UN should create a Media Empire


The Digital Age has changed the way we produce and consume entertainment products. Everything is faster, cheaper and global. Big media conglomerates like Time Warner, Disney and Viacom have adapted to these innovative possibilities; at the same time new players have entered the stage like Amazon or Netflix.

Now more than ever, people are hungry for entertainment and they are willing to spend a lot of money for it.

Thanks to the digital progress, companies and individuals can develop, publish and distribute their creative goods to a global audience with minimal costs. So why are organizations like the United Nations not seizing this opportunity by becoming a major player in the entertainment industry? Imagine a science-fiction movie, a comedy TV-Show or a crime novel made and published by the UN. The revenues of all their products should be used to finance aid programs.

Here are 5 reasons why the UN should seriously consider this proposal: