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Julia Sahlender

Julia Sahlender

Der Standard, Austria

j.sahlender@newsmavens.com

Journalism student from Vienna, interested in humans rights, women's issues and the environment. Passion for popculture, movies and the theater.

No smoking ban called off in Austria 

A ban on smoking in public places has been in place since 2009 in Austria, but restaurants are still allowed to designate a smoking area. A total smoking ban that was to come into effect this May was just blocked.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
8 Jan 2018 Austria

First baby of the year showered with xenophobic hatred

Some of the comments posted under a newspaper's Facebook post about the first baby of the year were so xenophobic that they have since then been reported as hate speech.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
5 Jan 2018 Austria

Online hate against women: A problem without a solution?

Women in the spotlight, including journalists, politicians or celebrities, find themselves hit with a wave of sexist comments after an article or a TV appearance.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
4 Jan 2018 Austria

In 2018 Feminism is a defensive strategy, not a trend

In many Western countries conservative and right-wing parties have found themselves in positions of power again. What they usually have in common are outdated views on women, gender, equality and reproductive health.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
3 Jan 2018 Austria

Freedom of the press in danger: 930 Journalists killed over the last decade

On average, one journalist gets killed every four days. Records show that violence against journalists and other media representatives is on the rise.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
2 Nov 2017 Austria

Did you know that an EU referendum for minority rights is underway?

50 million people in the EU belong to various minority groups. Yet is the Union as supportive of them as it declares? A new EU-wide referendum will be a test of that.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
31 Oct 2017 Austria

#NotMe -- Austrian actress enjoys sexual advances at work

The Facebook posts of an Austrian actress are making headlines as she shares her story of never being a victim of sexual harassment but enjoying sexual advances instead.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
30 Oct 2017 Austria

Meet the far-right forces that could soon govern Austria

With the final results of the election came talks of a future coalition. Since Tuesday it's official -- the ÖVP and the FPÖ will try to form the next Austrian government. 
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
26 Oct 2017 Austria

Sexual harassment in the EU parliament 

As more and more stories about sexual harassment at the European Parliament are coming to light, Austrian MEPs demand action.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
25 Oct 2017 Austria

MediaToo -- journalist exposes sexual harassment at Austrian newspaper

Austrian Newspaper Wiener Zeitung will have to get a new editor in chief. Why? Because the current one was just accused of sexual harassment towards a fellow journalist.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
23 Oct 2017 Austria

The bungled  burqa ban 

Questionable to begin with, the infamous law against face coverings in Austria isn't working in the way intended. Instead of targetting Mulsim women, it's affected mascots and people who get cold easily.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
22 Oct 2017 Austria

Austrian ad shows a woman in a headscarf and all hell breaks loose

A woman wearing a hijab in a drugstore campaign has caused enraged online users who threaten to boycott the company.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
19 Oct 2017 Austria

The paling of Austrian Greens

While still not officially confirmed, it is only a matter of time until the announcement is made: after 31 years in opposition, The Greens will lose all of its seats in the Austrian parliament.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
18 Oct 2017 Austria

Same sex marriage back on the table in Austria

Broad approval within the population makes it hard to understand why gay marriage isn't already legal. But so far it's always been stopped by the ÖVP and the FPÖ, the two parties which are most likely going to form the next government.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
17 Oct 2017 Austria

Who is Sebastian Kurz?

The 31 year old now has very high chances of becoming Austria's next chancellor and thus the youngest head of state in Europe. But who is this man?
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
17 Oct 2017 Austria

Election day in Austria: a swing to the (far) right

After what seemed like one of the longest and most exhausting campaigns ever, Austria's elections are finally over. As people headed to the polls in glorious fall sunshine this past Sunday, voter turnout was guessed to have been as high as 79%.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
15 Oct 2017 Austria

Austria reacts to the Weinstein debacle

The widespread outrage in Austrian media echoes another wave of anger towards the discourse around sexual harassment.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
12 Oct 2017 Austria

Politicians circle around Islamic kindergartens in Vienna

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz demanded that "problematic" Islamic kindergartens in Vienna be shut down based on a study that could have been manipulated by his ministry.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
11 Oct 2017 Austria

The unexpected leg hair scandal

Swedish artist, model and photographer Arvida Byström has become the victim of online sexual harassment after posing for an ad with unshaven legs.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
11 Oct 2017 Austria

Will Austria clean up dirty campaigns?

One of Austria's main parties has called to make "dirty campaigning" a criminal offense. While it seems reasonable to keep such practices to a minimum ... some see it as a threat to freedom of information and opinion.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
9 Oct 2017 Austria
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