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Newsmavens is a media start-up within Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest liberal broadsheet published by Agora S.A. Newsmavens is currently financed by Gazeta Wyborcza and Google DNI Fund. Gazeta Wyborcza, Agora SA Czerska 8/10
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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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Court to determine if Facebook must fight hate speech

In a case of online hate speech against Austrian politician Eva Glawischnig, the European Court of Justice is about to rule whether Facebook should find and delete abusive comments.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
17 Jan 2018 Austria

Are prominent Bosnian politicians really creating paramilitary units?

In the past two months, the public in Bosnia has been disturbed by biased reporting on paramilitary scares. It doesn't help that few media outlets are eager to refute the allegations. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
16 Jan 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gender pay gap revealed at Britain's broadcast giant

"It is not men earning more because they do more of the jobs which pay better. It is men earning more in the same jobs or jobs of equal value"
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
15 Jan 2018 United Kingdom

Undercover at a Slovak fake news website

A blogger submitted a story translated from an English satiric website, and an "alternative news" site in Slovakia published it on their homepage as the main news.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
15 Jan 2018 Slovakia

When in doubt, blame the immigrants

Biased reporting on refugees and immigrants is spreading across European media. In a recent example, fearmongering and xenophobia, paired with sloppy reporting, resulted in a downright false story about “murderous migrants”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Jan 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last investigative reporting program on Slovak TV to close

Though journalists from Reportéri won many awards for their work their program is discontinued due to “poor quality of reporting, numerous errors and complaints from the public”. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
9 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Are the Balkans the capital of fake news?

The epidemic of pseudo-news sites that has spread across the region makes it difficult even for journalists to tell facts and fakes apart. A small Macedonian town played a surprising role in the process, when it became known as “Trump’s Veles.”
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewSMavens, Southern Europe
9 Jan 2018 Southern Europe

A dose of misogyny for a happy New Year in Malta

As the year began, two cases of blatant misogyny emerged in Malta, both from public officials. This is especially sad in a country where 25% of women suffer from domestic abuse.  
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
8 Jan 2018 Malta

First baby of the year showered with xenophobic hatred

Some of the comments posted under a newspaper's Facebook post about the first baby of the year were so xenophobic that they have since then been reported as hate speech.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
5 Jan 2018 Austria

Online hate against women: A problem without a solution?

Women in the spotlight, including journalists, politicians or celebrities, find themselves hit with a wave of sexist comments after an article or a TV appearance.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
4 Jan 2018 Austria

A philosophical take on political falsehoods

Is it only today that political talk consists entirely of gibberish, or has politics always been such a hogwash factory?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
25 Dec 2017 Austria
Foresight: #2018 1-5 Jan 2018

Foresight: #2018

What does the new year hold for European politics, the field of human rights, and the news media industry? As a unique collaboration between newswomen across the Old Continent, we offer a few theories based on what we observed in 2017.
Weekly Hindsight by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe

Top Polish TV news channel fined 350,000 euros for doing its job

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), the body designed to protect the freedom of speech, has imposed a draconian fine on TVN for reporting on last year's parliamentary crisis. Here's why.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
19 Dec 2017 Poland

Facebook deals a cruel blow to Slovak media

Facebook's experimental Explore Feed, currently tested in Slovakia, has caused a drastic decrease in impressions and interactions for the fanpages of many media outlets. Meanwhile, pages that propagate conspiracy theories prosper.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
18 Dec 2017 Slovakia

The wave of anti-vaccination superstitions reaches Bosnia

Anti-vaccination movements, lead by obscure “health gurus”, are increasinly visible in the Balkans. Some online media lend a helpful hand by spreading false information in exchange for precious "clicks and likes”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 Dec 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group

Repubblica and l'Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Dec 2017 Italy

Malta mourns after the killing of a visionary journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist and blogger who focused on people in power, was named one of the 28 people shaping Europe’s future in 2017 by Politico. On October 16, she was killed in a car explosion.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
11 Dec 2017 Malta

Former Supreme Court president sued for contributing to conspiracy media

This case triggered an interesting debate in Slovakia. Being a public official, how much can you communicate in the media, especially the ones known to foster conspiracy theories?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Dec 2017 Slovakia

From hashtag to law -- French minister calls for fining cat callers 

This is the first  p r a c t i c a l  legal response to MeToo which recognizes the change in our meta cultural understanding of where socially acceptable behavior ends and criminal behavior begins.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
28 Nov 2017 Europe

Everyday sexism: now available as a comic book

French illustrator Emma has recently become an internet sensation thanks to her comics about everyday sexism. Women all over the world share her drawings saying they are a perfect depiction of reality.
Pauline Tillmann recommended by Pauline Tillmann Deine Korrespondentin, Germany
24 Nov 2017 Germany
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