Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
After the launch of Nike’s plus-size inclusive apparel, a Telegraph journalist claimed the campaign promotes obesity. After all, obese women couldn’t possibly run.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
We agree that a lesbian conspiracy sounds exciting but for the sake of clarity, it’s worth noting that it is not the fact of possessing a penis that makes male leadership unjust towards so many marginalized groups.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Femfacts exploration of European media began in October 2018. Since then we have published 90 fact-checks and analysis by 22 authors from 14 European countries. We also rated claims from 236 media and social media sources in 24 European countries.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
"Amongst [the] many victims [of a tyrant], there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back,” the venerable wizard Albus Dumbledore once said. We see Europe's several Iron Ladies in this role.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Credible allegations of rape against the world’s most famous soccer player were turned into a cheap erotic novel by the Croatian magazine “100 posto”. Some low-key victim blaming was also thrown in for good measure.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
How to navigate information about health and science online? What are the most common myths about women’s health and how do they spread? We ask Tamar Wilner, a misinformation advisor at Metafact.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Hot on the heels of PM-hopeful Jeremy Hunt stating he supports reducing the abortion upper time limit from 24 to 12 weeks, Ross Clark published an error filled anti-choice polemic in the Spectator magazine.
Anabella  Costache
Anabella Costache NewsMavens, Europe
Not all Romanians consider it wrong to teach children about gender equality, nor have all CEE countries refused to ratify the Istanbul Convention. But that's what a Romanian civic organization and its media cronies claim.
Agnieszka Jucewicz
Agnieszka Jucewicz Wysokie Obcasy, Global
"There is no life without some aspect of loss. But some bereavements can contribute to our progress" -- says psychotherapist Ewa Chalimoniuk.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
Lesbians only report violence (or invent it) to gain more power according to a French far-right website that fears what they describe as an "international LGBT campaign".
Ewa Rogala
Ewa Rogala Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Psychological violence is the essence of powerlessness. You want things to change, to end. You dream of change, not through destruction, but by repair.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
This column will be my final one for NewsMavens, where I’ve been commenting on the media and journalism for almost two years.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
When Malta's main opposition party seized the momentum in recent European parliamentary elections to support the already strict abortion ban, it seemed like the last word on this issue. Then the Democratic Party had an idea.
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
After international media sparked controversy by claiming that Noa Pothoven, 17, was legally euthanized in the Netherlands verified sources shone a light on this blatant blunder.
As part of NewsMaven's final report, we asked our correspondents and partners their thoughts about the status of women in their country. Today's sneak preview is from Bulgaria, courtesy of the Bulgarian Women's Fund.
Sara Saidi
Sara Saidi NewsMavens, France
Capable female politicians are breaking through the glass ceiling and proving their ability in the public sphere. Yet in France, media tends to focus on the "female", ignoring the "capable politician" aspect entirely.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Whether you’re a Royalist or Republican, it’s impossible to ignore the toxic blend of misogyny and racism -- or “misogynoir” -- that chases Meghan Markle, particularly from former journalist Piers Morgan.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
French weekly Valeurs Actuelles denounced "feminist terror" while downplaying the violent eviction of feminist activists from its conference and the harassment that dozens of people have experienced at the hand of influential male journalists.
Anabella Costache
Anabella Costache NewsMavens, Europe
Anti-abortion activists don’t like being reminded of the nearly 10,000 women who died in “back-alley abortions” in Ceaușescu’s Romania. Their solution? Spin the story and pretend it never happened.
Marjan Justaert
Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
As part of NewsMaven's final report, we asked our correspondents about their thoughts and predictions for the status of women in their country. Today's sneak preview is from Belgium.
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