Sofia Flittner

Sofia Flittner

Journalist • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Norway to help Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines tackle waste and pollution

The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on 8 June 2020 that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) would fund two environment-projects. The projects will tackle waste and plastic pollution – both at land and sea. “Plastic is…

Danish Crown to end deal in China

The Danish meat giant Danish Crown has discontinued a ‘manufacturing and distribution’ agreement in China, according to the site Just Food. The partner was Win-Chain. The decision to end the partnership is based on drastic decrease in production volume of pork. The $338.8 million deal between Danish Crown and Win-Chain was supposed to run for…

Norway gives $5 million to mine clearing in Cambodia

The Norwegian government has confirmed its dedication and involvement in supporting the Cambodian mine clearance efforts. The Norwegian support will come through Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and will provide $5 million over the next four years. The announcement was made by Zlatko Vezillic, the Program Manager for NPA’s division for Mine Action and Disarmament in…

Justice for George Floyd: the world is uniting against racial injustice

The murder of the black American George Floyd, who died by the hands of four local police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota in America, has led to global protests – including in the Nordic countries as well as in Asia. In Asia there has been protest in Japan and the Philippines – and a virtual protest…

Danish footballer Bendtner changes to Chinese club

The controversial Danish football player Nicklas Bendtner has accepted an offer from a Chinese football club. “I have said ‘yes’ to an offer in China,” says Nicklas Bendtner in an episode of ‘Bendtner og Philine’, a docu-series about the footballer and his girlfriend. The name of the club goes unmentioned but Bendtner emphasizes that his…

Norwegian Film Institute awards two SEA film-projects

The Norwegian Film Institute has awarded six international film productions with a monetary award, amongst which two of the projects are Southeast Asian; one from Vietnam and one from Myanmar. The awarded productions were chosen from 45 applications to the Sørfond Fund, according to Screen Daily, a site for news in the film-industry. The Norwegian…