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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
human rights

Electric shocks for China's homosexuals

China’s one-child policy might have contributed to the resentment families feel towards homosexual children. "People are under pressure to present a grandchild to their parents -- preferably male," says Human Rights Watch researcher Maya Wang.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
16 Nov 2017 Austria

Austria could officially recognize the third sex 

The Austrian Constitutional Court has scheduled a decision for 2018. But the Social Democratic Party of Austria and the liberal party "Neos" don't want to wait that long.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Nov 2017 Austria

When transparency goes only one way

Poles are given one week to weigh in on an important new transparency bill. The message, and the bill, are clear -- the government doesn't want feedback, it wants more power.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

Fashion crimes -- Zara shoppers get reality check

Oh, we know. We know textile laborers are underpaid and mistreated. It was on the news too often for anyone to plead ignorance. We know, but we conveniently forget every time we enter a shopping mall.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
7 Nov 2017 Europe

Gloria Steinem on what's important for modern feminism

The fact that now, for the first time, there are fewer females on planet Earth than males, tells us that the dangers of physical annihilation, or the occupation of our bodies, are the ones that cover the most ground.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
6 Nov 2017 United Kingdom

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.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
3 Nov 2017 Hungary

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

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

The global flavor of Romania's homegrown homophobia

Anti gay rights initiatives contribute to a polarisation of societies. This division comes in handy to Central and Eastern Europe's illiberals who are also trying to rally voters behind a conservative vision of society. 
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
18 Oct 2017 Europe

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

What happens in Hungarian prison stays in prison

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights used to conduct regular inspections in Hungarian prisons. This has abruptly stopped being the case.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
17 Oct 2017 Hungary

Weinstein debates are confusing judgement with law breaking

One of Harvey Weinstein's victims is Asia Argento, an Italian who has suffered unacceptable attacks of victim blaming in our country. But this level of discussion is incorrect: this is a matter of rights, not morals.  
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
17 Oct 2017 Italy

Ethnic segregation often starts small

Building a 'leisure center' with a playground and sports facilities for disadvantaged kids seemed like a great idea. What eventually happened though was a masterpiece of hypocrisy.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
2 Oct 2017 Hungary

Growing up in a hotel: The reality for thousands of homeless Irish children

For thousands of children in Ireland today, a hotel room is home. Can you imagine living family life within the confines of those four walls? 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
26 Sep 2017 Ireland

American teacher camps in front of Foreigners' Office to receive visa

She hurried to be in the queue at the Alien Police Department at 4 pm on Thursday to have a chance at entering the office on Friday morning. It was her last chance to get a visa.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
25 Sep 2017 Slovakia

Death in Venice? Not if it's euthanasia

While Belgium is even discussing euthanasia for severely handicapped children, Italy is likely to remain, even on this, on the dark side of Europe.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
25 Sep 2017 Italy
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