Police raid and suspension of security official raise suspicions
Peter Gridling, head of Austria's main domestic intelligence agency, was suspended on Tuesday over an alleged infrigement of proper data storage. The charges against him were obtained by the Vienna police, who raided his home and office last month.
15 Mar 2018
Shorter working hours in a feminist society
Feminist sociologist Frigga Haug proposes a radical reduction of working hours -- a demand that is also found in the Austrian Women's Petition.
14 Mar 2018
Switching sides: the politicians who become lobbyists
Numerous former heads of state and retired politicians, some of whom were staunch opponents of "big business," accept questionable offers from large companies, becoming lobbyists for industries they used to regulate.
12 Mar 2018
against stagnation in women's rights
While Austrian citizens are increasingly committed to women's causes, the ruling party practices "feminist minimalism". The Minister for Women is against gender quotas and advocates "moderate" change.
9 Mar 2018
Austria still struggles with labor market inequities
The current figures of Statistics Austria show that 49% of mothers with children under the age of 15 work part-time. An in-depth look at the numbers indicates that women mostly forego full-time work because of children and dependent relatives.
7 Mar 2018
Defamation of Austrian journalists -- what's at stake?
The attitude of the Austrian Vice Chancellor towards the media is similar to that of the Hungarian and Polish governments, German journalists warn. Whenever they dislike a piece of news, they undermine its legitimacy.
6 Mar 2018
Why aren't men taking action against sexual abuse?
Despite #MeToo, Sexual violence is still considered a “women’s issue” even though the perpetrators are mostly men. Why are men not active in looking for solutions to this problem?
2 Mar 2018
Keeping up with "The outrage democracy"
Media expert Bernhard Pörksen paints an image of social networks as one of the greatest modern enigmas. He believes them to be explosive devices moving too quickly to catch.
1 Mar 2018
Austrian government plans massive surveillance increase
The Autrian government wants to invest in a new and far-reaching surveillance network that would include video cameras, phone tracking, storing data, and monitoring Skype and Whatsapp.
26 Feb 2018
Austrian social democrats divided over headscarf ban
Barbara Novak, the new party manager of the Viennese branch of Austria's Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), has caused considerable inner-party upheaval by advocating for a headscarf ban in schools.
23 Feb 2018
Wave of direct democracy takes Austrian government by surprise
Hundreds of thousands have united over a smoking ban proposed by Cancer Aid and the Vienna Medical Council. The situation has exposed the current administration's problems with providing technology capable of keeping up with political engagement.
21 Feb 2018
Why do internet trolls hate gender-related content?
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.
20 Feb 2018
affected by unequal distribution of wealth
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.
19 Feb 2018
Anchorman sues Vice Chancellor over Facebook post
Austrian Vice Chancellor Hans-Christian Strache is being sued over Facebook allegations about tv presenter Armin Wolf.
15 Feb 2018
Austrian Minister for Women refuses to back women's cause
The new Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth, Juliane Bogner-Strauß, along with other female members of the government, has announced that she will not sign the so called "women's petition".
14 Feb 2018
Austrian journalists face intimidation campaigns
Members of Austria's far-right Freedom Party are spearheading online bullying campaigns against journalists who criticize them.
12 Feb 2018
Magda Albrecht: My fat is political
Blogger and activist Magda Albrecht has been campaigning for "fat acceptance" for years. She believes society portrays the obese as lazy and uneducated.
9 Feb 2018
More hate speech and Nazi incidents in Austria
The Ministry of Justice has recently issued data revealing that accusations and convictions of Nazi activity are on the rise.
7 Feb 2018
Ultra conservative women's associations in Austria
Just like their male counterparts, women-only, far-right groups are active in the FPÖ. Some of their representatives are high profile dignitaries, like Anneliese Kitzmüller, who co-presides over the National Council.
7 Feb 2018