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Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Ahead of the European Parliament election, those who once thrived only in dark corners of the internet have overtaken British political dialogue, as an increasingly emboldened far right seeks electoral support from new radical audiences.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
“The polyclinic that terrified Croatia” is how RTL introduced their report about an unqualified nurse working in a local polyclinic in the town of Obrovac. But what was also terrifying was the way Croatian media reported on the case.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Salacious “honeytrap” coverage turns a news story about the imprisonment of a former Trump adviser into creepy James Bond-style fanfic.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Why the BBC’s 50:50 initiative has been a success.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
In his Spectator column, UK writer Rod Liddle takes aims at women’s rights activists who challenge rape culture and support justice for survivors.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Silicon Valley is a very small town, made of up 93% men who all went to the same schools, but Ari Horie has found a work around. An interview with the founder of Women’s Startup Lab.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Social media news feeds constantly tout the necessity of turning ourselves into a brand but if we don't want to can there still be an upside?
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
A menstrual cup can help you conceive, according to some company and parenting websites. The claim, neither tested nor proved, has social media buzzing.
Agnieszka Jucewicz
Agnieszka Jucewicz Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Psychotherapist Bogdan De Barbaro believes that avoiding rage, anger or jealousy can prevent growth and that for our own good we must be ready to feel a full range of emotions.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
It’s not easy to defend an arrest based on “blasphemy laws” in 21st-century Europe -- but some Polish politicians are trying hard, and the Polish media are lending a helpful hand.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Last month, NewsMavens reported the media framing of the death of Anna Florence Reed whose boyfriend claims she died in a sex game gone wrong. Now we ask: why are women dying in this way? And is the problem getting worse?
Anabella Costache
Anabella Costache NewsMavens, Europe
When Spanish far-right group Family Forum selectively interpreted research to assert that induced abortion kills more women than cancer, its social media network made the claim go viral.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Spiked magazine is just one of many media outlets intent on attacking teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for speaking up and speaking out.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Selma Selman is an artist and a teacher. She also works relentlessly to succeed where the Bosnian government failed -- she wants to keep young Roma girls in school.
Karolina Sulej
Karolina Sulej Wysokie Obcasy, Global
I know the struggle one undergoes when caught between social pressure and the desire to be oneself -- an interview with politician Robert Biedroń.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
A Europe-wide movement determined to roll back women’s reproductive rights frequently uses websites posing as media outlets to advance its agenda. Recently their French branch seized the opportunity to promote anti-choice views.
Paula Szewczyk
Paula Szewczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Paula Szewczyk interviews author Paweł Smoleński on the cultural changes taking place in Somalia and the evolving role of its women.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
“The professor was introduced to the findings of a new study by its author and two contributing researchers.” There are four people in this sentence and many journalists in the Balkans would assume there are four men -- even if they were all women.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
Thousands of “cyber warriors” are out there fighting the “culture wars” against pop culture heroines, gamers, and even women scientists. Their goal? To put opinionated women back into their passive, docile place.
Dialekti Angeli
Dialekti Angeli NewsMavens, Greece
In Greece, some in the media are quick to reproduce fake news and lies. Such was the case with this attempt to discredit the current administration by attacking a young woman.
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