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Newsmavens is a media start-up within Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest liberal broadsheet published by Agora S.A. Newsmavens is currently financed by Gazeta Wyborcza and Google DNI Fund. Gazeta Wyborcza, Agora SA Czerska 8/10
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Core team_
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
OUR CONTRIBUTORS
Lidija Pisker

Lidija Pisker

NewSMavens, Southern Europe

l.pisker@newsmavens.com

Lidija is a freelance journalist covering human rights stories from across Europe. She has authored numerous research studies on inclusive education and worked as a researcher on several media research projects in the Balkans. Her work has been published by Euronews, The Guardian, Radio Free Europe and media outlets from the Western Balkans. She is a co-author of the first online fact-checking game aimed at increasing media literacy skills of Western Balkans' online news consumers.  

What a children's book can teach you about homophobia in Croatia 

This Thursday, the Croatian association of “Rainbow families“ will publish a picture book for children about same-sex families. As expected, a Catholic group criticized the initiative. 
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16 Jan 2018 Southern Europe

Are the Balkans the capital of fake news?

The epidemic of pseudo-news sites that has spread across the region makes it difficult even for journalists to tell facts and fakes apart. A small Macedonian town played a surprising role in the process, when it became known as “Trump’s Veles.”
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9 Jan 2018 Southern Europe

Being LGBTI in the Balkans 

Despite widespread homophobia and transphobia, LGBTI groups have become more visible in the Balkans. Activists point to some progress in recent years.
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8 Jan 2018 Southern Europe

Students in Serbia and Croatia are taught to dislike each other

More than two decades after the war, former Yugoslav countries still have no consensus about their difficult past. What they have in common is teaching their students partial history.
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4 Jan 2018 Southern Europe

What a new soup kitchen for children says about social policy in Bosnia

The alarming percentage of children who live in poverty does not inspire Bosnian governmental officials to act. Instead, they gladly hand over their responsibilities to the civil society.
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3 Jan 2018 Southern Europe

Life, liberty and the pursuit of feminism in 2017

The Merriam-Webster dictionary announced that the word “feminism” was their top lookup this year. But aside from an increased number of searches, was feminism itself on the rise in 2017?
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25 Dec 2017 Southern Europe

From sworn virgins to unwanted female fetuses -- gender inequality in Montenegro

Statistics reveal that Montenegro is right up there with East and South Asia and the Caucasus, where imbalanced sex statistics indicate the practice of terminating pregnancies based on the predicted sex of the fetus.
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22 Dec 2017 Southern Europe
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