SNAPSHOTS ON CORONA
About this blog
The Covid-19 pandemic, which we mostly refer to as the corona-crisis, has a large impact - on the lives of every individual, on living together as a family and society and, not least, on the lives of everyone in our one world. The pandemic shows how interwoven and at the same time vulnerable our global network is in economic, political, ecological and social terms. One thing is certain: this crisis is not the result of global injustice. However, the crisis also threatens many of those people who are most affected by inequality and disadvantage - in Germany and Europe, but even more so in countries of the so-called Global South.
As different as the situation is for each one of us, the perspectives on the virus and its effects are also different. That is why we want to give the so-called crisis a face with our global-corona.blog instead of making it disappear behind numbers and statistics. Therefore, we would like to draw attention to the situation of our partners and friends worldwide - in the Global South as well as in the North. And that is why we would like to offer a platform for one thing our One World urgently needs in times of fragmented national responses, isolation and a lack of willingness to help: a change of perspective.
New audio, video or text contributions from our global partners will be published weekly on our global-corona.blog. These contributions are deliberately personal, taken from real life and report on the current situation in the respective country and respective region. This is our contribution to a global sustainable development in times when the work for a global-sustainable one world is currently taking a back seat.
The blog is an open blog and intended to present personal "corona contributions" from all continents of the One World. If you are interested to take part send an E-Mail to Franziska Weiland (email@example.com).
In order to make the situation clear and comparable between the countries, we have drawn up 13 questions, which are answered by our partners with text, audio or video following the leading principle "one question - one contribution". We have listed the questions in each subtitle to ensure the assignment of each question.
The questions in detail:
- Introduction (name, place of residence / family / social environment, what do you do? / how do you feel today? / Date / place)
- How did you first hear about corona and how do you follow what's going on?
- What is the situation in your country? / How are you currently perceiving the situation in your country?
- How has people’s everyday life changed with / due to the crisis?
- What are the social / political effects of the corona crisis in your country (now and in the future)?
- How does corona affect the situation of refugees or migrants in your country?
- How are you personally affected by corona?
- What are the "bestsellers" in your country? Which of these items are important to you, what is missing?
- What exactly does “staying at home” mean for you?
- What are you doing alternatively (in order to earn money, against boredom, etc.)?
- What does astonish you/ positively surprises you/ what did you not expect / were there bizarre experiences? (Situations / conversations / events while shopping, refuelling, visiting a doctor, in the family ...)
- What opportunities do you see through this worldwide crisis for you personally and for the world population?
- Do you have a picture / photo / snapshot (real or in your head) that accurately depicts the situation in your environment?
About Eine Welt Netzwerk Thüringen
Eine Welt Netzwerk Thüringen (EWNT) is Thuringia’s development policy umbrella organisation and the central actor for development policy topics and issues in this German region. It was founded in 2005 as the successor to the Thuringian Development Policy Round Table and has currently over 40 members who are involved in One World Work in Thuringia as associations, initiatives or individuals.
The global-corona.blog is a cooperation of various projects of development education and information work based in the EWNT.
More information about our work and the network can be found at
Code of Conduct
global-corona.blog stands for a constructive and trustful communication, which serves the mutual understanding, encourages perspective change and should be a communication between equals. Therefore, we want to treat our users and authors with courtesy and respect and expect them to treat each other in the same way.
global-corona.blog does not stand for harassing, degrading or threatening communication. Harassing, degrading or threatening communication for us means any form of degrading and offensive language - including visual language. This includes, in particular, insulting, inappropriate or unwelcome verbal expressions in connection with origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age.
We expect all global-corona.blog‘s users and authors to respect this code of conduct. In case of harassing, degrading or threatening communication the organizers will take all necessary actions to prevent it. These actions range from a single warning right through to deletion of the corresponding articles or comments.
Users or authors who are threatened or harassed, or users / authors who observe this behaviour or have other concerns, are asked to contact the organisers immediately by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.