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Christine Tragler

Der Standard, Austria

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Christine Tragler lives and works as an editor in Vienna. She studied political science, contemporary history, gender studies and journalism in Vienna, Gothenburg and Amsterdam. She also worked as a lecturer in Nicaragua.

Court to determine if Facebook must fight hate speech

In a case of online hate speech against Austrian politician Eva Glawischnig, the European Court of Justice is about to rule whether Facebook should find and delete abusive comments.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
17 Jan 2018 Austria

The 'other Austria' sends a powerful anti-government message

Tens of thousands protested in the streets of Vienna against the government’s discriminating policies and far-right rhetorics. Will the opposition stand up to the challenge of representing them as future voters?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
16 Jan 2018 Austria

Austria minister's use of Nazi language part of party's pattern

Austria's interior minister has provoked international outrage by using a term associated with Nazi concentration camps, but such remarks seem to be part of his political party's vocabulary.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Jan 2018 Austria

Austria resists cuts in unemployment benefits

A plan by Austria's ruling coalition to eliminate an emergency fund for the unemployed has encountered widespread resistance.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
11 Jan 2018 Austria

Sociologist Peggy Levitt: nations don't end at their borders

"We live in a mobile world: one in seven people in the world is a migrant. Some are international migrants, some are forced migrants, others emigrate of their own free will, some with great success, others not so much."
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
10 Jan 2018 Austria

Victims of domestic violence often lack refuge in Austria 

Before the 1970s, domestic violence was generally dismissed as a "private matter" and the affected women and children had to cope on their own. Today, despite significant progress, sometimes they still have nowhere to go.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
10 Jan 2018 Austria

The new Austrian government mistakes “asylum” for “illegal immigration”

With the use of exaggerated vocabulary, feebly concealed prejudice and manipulation techniques, the asylum policy of the ÖVP and the FPÖ conveys a clear message. Refugees are no longer welcome in Austria.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
8 Jan 2018 Austria

It is time to change the law on sex crimes

Sweden is considering a tightening of sexual criminal law. Considering the global discussion on sexual abuse, perhaps its time for every country to take a stab at defining consensual sex. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
26 Dec 2017 Austria

A philosophical take on political falsehoods

Is it only today that political talk consists entirely of gibberish, or has politics always been such a hogwash factory?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
25 Dec 2017 Austria

Ultra conservative politician to become one of Austria's key dignitaries

Extreme right, homophobic and critical of the anti-fascist culture of remembrance -- this is how the FPÖ politician, Anneliese Kitzmüller, could be described in brief. Yet, she is about to become the Third President of the National Council. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
21 Dec 2017 Austria

Austria substitutes women’s agenda with conservative family policy

Just how much the new government misunderstands the problems of women is evident in their program. Women’s rights are now part of the agenda of the Ministry of Family Affairs.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
20 Dec 2017 Austria

Austria has a new government and few are overjoyed

"The government should secure the welfare of all -- with 'all' meaning everybody in Austria, not just all Austrians, as far-right politicians see it." Austria's president was mildest among critics of the current coalition. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
19 Dec 2017 Austria

Key Austrian ministries in the hands of the far-right

Austria has a new government and one of our worst fears came true. The police, the army and the secret services are now in the hands of one party, namely the far-right FPÖ.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
18 Dec 2017 Austria

Flowers instead of grenades? Deradicalizing Austrian youth

While in Austria we have little experience with radical Islamists, we are experts in dealing with right-wing extremism. No wonder Austria joined a major, European-level counter-radicalization project.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Dec 2017 Austria

Buwog affair – The biggest corruption scandal in Austria

Karl-Heinz Grasser, the former Minister of Finance and shooting star of the last FPÖ ÖVP government, along with the most powerful lobbyists in the country, are about to be tried for corruption, .
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Dec 2017 Austria

Preparation for "Day X” anti-government protests in Austria

The opponents of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition are preparing for the inauguration of the government. But the new law on assemblies does not make civil protest any easier -- quite the opposite.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
13 Dec 2017 Austria

Why Austria should finally remember Maly Trostinec

In Belorussian Maly Trostinec, around 13,500 Austrian Jews were murdered, more than anywhere else. Despite this, it does not have a place in our collective memory.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
12 Dec 2017 Austria

Is Austria ready to break the taboo on intersex people? 

Neither male nor female but rather somewhere in between --  almost 2% of the population is born intersex. It is as common as red hair and yet hardly anyone talks about it publically.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
11 Dec 2017 Austria

Australia celebrates legalization of same sex marriage

As soon as in January, we will witness the first same-sex marriages in Australia. The country is celebrating this step towards equality with an outburst of joy. Almost everyone is on board, including the conservative Prime Minister.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
8 Dec 2017 Austria
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