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By all means, see the world’s wildlife – just make sure you’re respectful and responsible. Maridav/Shutterstock

Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist

Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals.
People takes selfies with their mobile phones near the ruins of earthquakes in Palu Central Sulawesi last October. Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Why we shouldn’t take selfies at disaster-affected areas

Taking selfie at disaster sites is so wrong at many levels. Not only it poses risks but the action also indicates mental issues
Urban Light by Christ Burden at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Rabbit Town displays a similar installation that allegedly copies Burden’s work. Terry Robinscon/Flickr

Redefining travel at Indonesia’s selfie destination, Rabbit Town

Travelling will never be the same with the advances of communication technology. The recently opened theme park Rabbit Town shows this.
Selfie tourism is changing the experience of traveling for many people – and not necessarily in a positive way. Shutterstock

#MeTourism: the hidden costs of selfie tourism

Technology has changed the way we travel. While social media can be a useful tourism tool, we need more education to ensure 'selfie tourism' doesn't become the norm.
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Selfie is not a dirty word

Selfies are blamed for encouraging everything from risky behaviour to rampant narcissism. But selfies can be potent acts of self-communication – and anyway, is self-regard a bad thing?
Akbar Maulana, an Indonesian high school student in Turkey, talks with his teacher. Akbar is the main character in the newly released documentary Jihad Selfie. Aswan

Jihad Selfie: listening to ‘the other side’ in documentary film

Why do boys decide to join Islamic State? A new documentary focusses on an Indonesian teenager who considers becoming a foreign fighter but takes another path. The film is now being screened to young people across the nation.

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