Mar 29, 2017
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Sep 5, 20111. Humana People-to-People Eastern Trust Liechtenstein offshore company, registered 2006. Current trustees: Gunvor Maria Darsbo, Snorre Westgaard, Birgit Holm, Kirsten Moller Jensen, Ib Oestergaard Hansen. Former trustees: Helle Lund, Trond Narvestad, Mikael... read more
From the Editor: Yes, TvindAlert is still here, despite the lack of new posts for a year. Not to make excuses, but 2018 has been a relatively slow time for news on Tvind. And everyone now at TvindAlert — all unpaid volunteers — works a full-time job elsewhere. Most significantly, the website’s
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ALIVE & KICKING ...
Yes, TvindAlert is still here, despite the lack of new posts for a year. Not to make excuses, but 2018 has been a relatively slow time for news on Tvind. And everyone now at TvindAlert — all unpaid volunteers — works a full-time job elsewhere.
Most significantly, the website’s founders — journalists Michael Durham of England, and Frede Jakobsen of Denmark — had both left by early 2017, turning it over to me and the rest of the team.
We're looking for journalists to replace Mike and Frede. It won’t be easy.
Meanwhile, much has been happening behind the scenes. Research and outreach continue as usual. And we’ve been working on the English translation of key Danish language documentation on Tvind.
New investigative reports will come eventually. In addition, we’ll soon post still-relevant, archival material from the past two decades of TvindAlert, including the old ‘Humana Alert’.
We are pleased to report that a great deal of work has been done to improve the website itself. Here’s the story:
The original TvindAlert resided on a shared hosting plan in Scandinavia. The design was not mobile-friendly, and the layout and structure made it a bit confusing to navigate. Although the server was secure, the lack of server-side resources meant that it sometimes slowed when under pressure from denial-of-service attacks or attempts to compromise the site’s security.
The initial goal was to provide the new TvindAlert with a secure, stand-alone hosting service, and to redesign the site to make it both user and search engine friendly. Roughly half of the site’s traffic comes from mobile devices, so it was also important to make the content easily accessible on all screen sizes.
Since the first redesign, the site has been responsive and works well with all kinds of mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops.
The new server is in a London data-centre and has sufficient resources to deal with current and future projected traffic volumes.
The most recent redesign has increased the accessibility of the site and made it even easier to read on smaller devices whilst increasing the usable screen area on laptops and desktops.
The site’s structure remains the same but the underlying framework has been changed to provide a level of future-proofing not available with the previous software.
So check out our new website! www.tvindalert.com
Wade Larsen, editor
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2 years ago
FROM THE ARCHIVES: In August 2008 the BBC aired an investigation uncovering serious concerns about the College for International Cooperation and Development (CICD), a Tvind-run 'Travelling Folk High School' that's still active in East Yorkshire, England. The BBC story includes interviews with two of the dozen students who had walked out, all of them claiming they were being exploited.
Said one ex-student:
“There’s nothing. There’s no information ― nothing. You’re constantly kept busy, and then you’re sent out on the streets ― in Hull or northern towns ― to fundraise. By that I mean selling magazines. And literally begging in the streets.”
Also covered is the related used clothes collector, Planet Aid UK. ... See MoreSee Less