Serbian newspaper censors obituary for political reasons
The debate about media suppression in Serbia was renewed when "Politika" removed part of an obituary saying its art director designed the cover of a book about censorship under Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić.
16 Mar 2018
“Threat, blackmail and fear do exist today in Hungary"
Renowned Hungarian director Róbert Alföldi opened up about political pressure, intimidation and blackmail after he became persona non grata in the city of Zalaegerszeg.
14 Mar 2018
Grassroots initiative showcases women's achievements in Croatia
How many Croatian schoolchildren could name five female scientists? Too few, but there could soon be more thanks to a crowdfunded card game featuring exceptional women from science, culture, politics and arts.
13 Mar 2018
Counterfeit Russian art throws a shadow over the Ghent museum
A collection of Russian avant-garde paintings at the Ghent Fine Arts Museum is under intense scrutiny after Belgian and Russian art experts cast doubt on its authenticity.
9 Mar 2018
Young Muslim singer will not be silenced
Mennel Ibtissem wowed the jury of the TV program ‘The Voice’ with an Arabic-language song. For days afterwards, media debated on whether or not she should be allowed to stay on the show. Some were bothered by her turban, some by her past.
27 Feb 2018
Censorship in the 21st century is a harder game to play
"Kojot", a film that depicts contemporary Hungary, was praised by critics last year but withdrawn from cinemas and banned from the top Hungarian film festival. Now producers have published it for free online.
20 Feb 2018
Pussy Riot booked at a major Slovak summer festival
The answer is: politics. Although Pohoda, one of the most notorious festivals in Europe, is mainly a music event, it is famous for fostering political expression this year, the organizers are outdoing themselves by inviting the Russian group.
26 Jan 2018
Dolores O'Riordan: Voice of a generation of Irish women
The lead singer of The Cranberries was laid to rest in her hometown in County Limerick this week. Her sudden death in a London hotel room at the age of 46 made headlines all over the world.
24 Jan 2018
Feminist group in Austria "buries" the patriarchy
An Austrian group called Hysteria, composed of leftist feminists, held a funeral march in Vienna to mark the "death" of the patriarchy.
23 Jan 2018
Maltese People Are More Artistic Than Other Europeans, According To A New Study
Unsurprisingly, less than 1% of Maltese participants said that lack of proximity was a problem for them. For comparison, 29% of Romanians who said it was specifically distance that stopped them from participating in cultural events.
25 Dec 2017
In the literary industry, Brexit is a daunting prospect for both authors and publishers.
25 Dec 2017
Buffer zone bell empowers Cypriots
An unusual artwork has appeared in Nicosia, Cyprus, in the UN-controlled buffer between the Greek and Turkish zones. Its sculptor hopes it will bring an accessible, secular tone to the divided island.
21 Nov 2017
Will Budapest's Aurora return to life?
Aurora was a cultural center frequented by youngsters who wanted to attend hip concerts and give back to their community. When the far-right began describing it as the “Hungarian HQ of George Soros” it was equal to a death sentence.
3 Nov 2017
Film director Kasia
Adamik: everything is political in Poland now
Her childhood was far from ordinary. Daughter of Polish cinema’s power couple, she grew up in a home filled with leading artists and intellectuals. Today, a director herself, Kasia Adamik discusses her relationship with Poland.
2 Nov 2017
An uneven bookstack -- gender in literature
As the main partner of the Frankfurt Book Fair, France had an imposing representation, but only one-third of the writers were women. German authors were also approximately 70% male.
23 Oct 2017
The revolutionary potential of a feminist Roma theater company
Giuvlipen confronts majority-Romanian audiences with their century-old anti-Roma racism, and traditional Roma audiences with their misogyny (actually, they confront everyone with their misogyny).
23 Oct 2017
The film that's changing a narrative
A new film is screening in Slovakia. It is a documentary about the pain and disillusionment felt by mothers during and after giving birth. The day a woman has her baby is not necessarily the happiest day in her life.
15 Oct 2017
gov't reaches for film industry’s throat
The quality of modern Polish filmmaking won Poland its first Oscar (for Ida in 2014) and brought moviegoers back to the cinemas in numbers that allow the industry and its artists to thrive. There is much to lose.
12 Oct 2017
Is art worth the trouble?
Bratislava is divided over White Night festival of lights. Are mass art events worth the hassle to city officials and residents?
9 Oct 2017
THE WOMAN WHO WAS LET IN TO A DICTATOR'S SECRET VILLA
Why did this secluded man choose to let Nvotová into his villa with a camera? The film director doesn't know. But we are all eager to see what she discovered there.
6 Oct 2017