Sunday, April 19, 2009

Video of the day

This commercial demonstrates the unbearable trauma, sexual abused children suffer from.

Client: Dunkelziffer
Agency: Red Rabbit
Creative Director: Oliver Seltmann, Jan Fröscher
Copywriter: Joakim Reveman, Bjoern Ruehmann, Matthew Branning
Art Director: Bjoern Ruehmann, Joakim Reveman, Matthew Branning
Director: The Vikings
Production: Rokkit
Producer: Luke Jacobs
Director of Photography: Sam Brown
Editor: Paul Hardcastle
Post Production: Absolute Post London

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Media Quake

Earthquake hits central Italy
A large earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit central Italy in the early hours of Monday morning

L'aquila (Italy) - 6th april, 2009 - A large earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit central Italy in the early hours of Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. Buildings were reported collapsed in the centre of Aquila, capital of the Abruzzo region, 50 miles north-east of Rome and close to the quake's epicentre. According to the website of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, police in the town, which has a population of 73,000, said people were trapped in the rubble and that many people could be injured. Residents in Rome were woken by the quake when it struck at about 3.30am local time. Rafael Abreu, of the USGS described the event as a shallow quake and said that the region had been hit by a smaller magnitude 4 quake earlier in the day. The USGS had earlier estimated that the quake measured 6.7. Abreu said residents in the area should be braced for aftershocks, adding: "This is a significant quake, a shallow quake with possibility of damage and injuries." The country's civil protection services were reportedly being called in to help residents affected by the quake and a local reporter, Nick Pisa, told Sky News that people were assembling in the streets in Rome, which is rarely affected by seismic events, braced for aftershocks. Local reports described furniture rattling and car alarms being set off. The quake was the latest and strongest in a series to hit the l'Aquila area on Sunday and Monday. Earthquakes can be particularly dangerous in parts of Italy, which is a treasure house of centuries-old buildings.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

From mother to child

When you think to have reached rock bottom, start to dig.

Arrested a 61 y.o. retired and two 38 and 39 y.o. cousins
The victims, 6 and 7 y.o., has already been taken from their families

Abuses on his lovers' daughters
Three arrests near Matera (Italy)

MATERA, 2d april 2009 - Another astonishing case of sexual abuse on children. The victimsa are two little girls of six and seven years old, in a situation of decay and neglicence. The police in Policoro (Italy) has arrested today a retired 61 years old man and two 38 and 29 y.o. women, cousins to each other. The man, who lives together of one of the women, had a relationship with the other too, and he sexually abuses of both of their daughters. The women was in agreement with that and they threaten the children to say nothing. Moreover, the little girls was forced to attend while adults have sex.

LThe investigation was started becaues of the report put in a claim by the social services, when the little girls were taken from their families in the last year spring. The arrests was ordered by the judge in Matera: the man is in jail, while the women are in house arrest.


Friday, April 3, 2009

The Love Train

Abused at 8 years old and forced to abuse a 5 years old boy

The man was framed by the abused 10yo boy forced to abuse another 5yo child. «A logic and clear tale» says the police chief Francesco Messina who, with great embarassement (he's a dad too), explaining a story he never wanted to tell. It's a story of human insanity which involved two young children and put in jail a 42yo workman from Equador who worked like a gardener in community for difficult children. The child was 8 when everything happened. A smart boy from a family with problems. He has no father and the mother had problems with drugs in the past: now she has a work. The child frequented a religious community and became fond of Shiki Tankamash, 42 years old, workman in a factory in Arese (near Milan) who lives in Rosate. «a sort of father figure» tell vice-quaestor Alessandra Simone. Availing himself of the opportunity, the man acted a three steps plan. «Firstly, he took him to see some fishes - explains the head of police - then he started to touch him. He invited him at home saying there was his nephew and he could play with him. Finally, he abused him, threaten him to say nothing to his mother». He didn't stop here: «You have to make the same things we make with your 5 y.o. little friend». A risk he paid dearly. The younger boy told to his mother who was frightened and contacted the mother of the older one. Together, they went in the community and involed the religious men. The child (10 y.o. nowadays) was interrogated two times with a psychologist and told a story which framed the monster. Particulars confirmed by his 5yo friend. The head of police gave another significant information: «94 per cent of the abuses take place in the own houses, the others on the street.»