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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.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
Polish right-wing groups are doing everything to divert attention from the pedophilia cover-ups in the Catholic church. And they are trying to kill two birds with one stone by pushing for more restrictive abortion laws in parallel.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
Online forums in Malta are filled with stories of puzzled women who are routinely ignored by authorities because they are married. Women’s tax returns arrive in their spouse’s name, and social security rules assume men are the breadwinners.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
When does a right-wing online publication care about victims of violence? When the perpetrator is a Muslim migrant or a man of color, of course.
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
A woman was hit by her estranged husband at their daughter’s wedding ceremony. After he was arrested by the police, the press attacked her for “ruining her daughter’s wedding”.
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.
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