first_imgIn a move that is sure to garner criticism from all over, a lawmaker in Norway nominated embattled site WikiLeaks for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.“I think it is important to raise a debate about freedom of expression and that truth is always the first casualty in war,” explained Snorre Valen, a member of the country’s Socialist Left Party. “WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace.”The 26-year-old politician praised the site’s fight for free speech and democracy, comparing it to last year’s controversial winner, Liu Xiaobo. Valen cited, among other things, the role the site played in the collapse of Tunisia’s presidential family. Prize winners will be announced in October.last_img read more

first_imgAir Tahiti Nui has unveiled the striking look of its Tahitian Dreamliner, with the design and colours inspired by the beauty and richness of the Polynesian islands.The first images of the new Tahitian Dreamliner livery show a design that centres around the blues that Tahiti is synonymous with, Air Tahiti Nui’s trademark tiare flower and a tattoo pattern representing a story of Tahiti and its people. In a further nod to its Polynesian roots, the airline revealed the secret message that will form when the new Boeing fleet is complete. When the airline has received all four Dreamliners by September 2019, their registration codes will join together to say ‘the warrior (TOA) going forward (MUA) in the great (NUI) canoe (VAA)’.The livery and cabin design of the airline’s new fleet of B787-9s was unveiled in Tahiti last week in front of hundreds of guests including French Polynesia President Edouard Fritch and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Vice President Dinesh Keskar. Air Tahiti NuiairlinesDreamlinerTahitilast_img read more