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News roundup20 Feb 2018
Catalan leaders demand truth about Barcelona attacks

Catalan leaders demand truth about Barcelona attacks

Tonina Alomarrecommended byTonina AlomarNewsMavens, Spain

Catalan authorities requested that the Spanish intelligence services reveal the nature of their relationship with imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, the mastermind of the 2017 Barcelona terror attacks.

SpainAha moments
Censorship in the 21st century is a harder game to play

Censorship in the 21st century is a harder game to play

Ivett Korösirecommended byIvett KorösiNepszava, Hungary

"Kojot", a film that depicts contemporary Hungary, was praised by critics last year but withdrawn from cinemas and banned from the top Hungarian film festival. Now producers have published it for free online.

HungarySmoke signals
Media fuss over Czech super-athlete talking about her makeup

Media fuss over Czech super-athlete talking about her makeup

Ria Gehrerovárecommended byRia GehrerováDenník N, Slovakia

After winning an unexpected gold medal, Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecká created a minor uproar by keeping her ski goggles on and lamenting the fact that she did not have makeup on.

SlovakiaWomen to watch
Polish PM deepens divide between Poles

Polish PM deepens divide between Poles

Zuzanna Piechowiczrecommended byZuzanna PiechowiczTok FM, Poland

During last week's Security Conference in Munich, a journalist asked Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki to justify the infamous Holocaust bill. The PM compounded the scandal by answering that Russians, Ukrainians and even Jews had also been "perpetrators".

PolandCovfefe
Why do internet trolls hate gender-related content?

Why do internet trolls hate gender-related content?

Christine Traglerrecommended byChristine TraglerDer Standard, Austria

Students of the University of Vienna wanted to know why gender studies are often attacked on internet forums. Their study analyzed 598 comments under gender related content.

AustriaAha moments
weekly hindsight12-16 Feb 2018

It’s not enough to have women in power

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Hollywood's fake war in the Balkans

Hollywood's fake war in the Balkans

Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The fake news industry in the Balkans has gotten into the habit of casting Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman as hero and villain, respectively.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Smoke signals
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Radioactive boar found in Romania 32 years after Chernobyl

Radioactive boar found in Romania 32 years after Chernobyl

Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NewsMavens, Romania

In North-Eastern Romania, foresters have identified signs of radioactive contamination in a wild boar, thus raising questions about the state of the environment in Romania after the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history.

Romania Covfefe
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Austria less affected by unequal distribution of wealth 

Austria less affected by unequal distribution of wealth 

Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria

The gap between the rich and poor within industrialized countries has reached its highest level in 30 years. As a result, the middle class is shrinking. However, the trend markedly differs from country to country.

Austria Lessons learned
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When will Europe have enough of its black sheep?

When will Europe have enough of its black sheep?

Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary

The Hungarian “Stop Soros” draft bill, which targets NGOs helping refugees, is not in accordance with international human rights norms, warned the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights.

Hungary Smoke signals
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A Hungarian recipe for illiberal campaign success

A Hungarian recipe for illiberal campaign success

Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary

The official countdown to the April parliamentary elections was kicked off this past weekend, but the real campaign started months, even years ago.

Hungary Smoke signals
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