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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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Poland
Core team_
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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TV personality felled by #MeToo cried "witch hunt" before going down

He was accused of relatively "mild" offences: sending explicit text messages and driving by someone's house. As more women began to testify, it became clear that these were symptoms of systematic and predatory behavior.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
17 Nov 2017 Belgium

Behold the first headscarf emoji

There was no emoji with a headscarf until a few days ago, when Viennese schoolgirl Rayouf Alhumedhi decided to bring more diversity into the world of tiny smiling icons.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Nov 2017 Austria

Has The Independent become a part of Saudi Arabia's soft power strategy?

Solving the problem of abuse by appealing to the Quran which, like the Bible, is an openly misogynist text, seems surreal. But when a newspaper with a long liberal tradition like The Independent supports such a claim, it becomes a problem.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Nov 2017 Italy

How to get the biggest scoop of your career

When it was first revealed that he had been contacted by the man known to this day as John Doe to receive the explosive data leaked from Mossack-Fonseca, many wondered what black magic Obermayer had used to attract such a bounty.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
14 Nov 2017 Europe

When news becomes a new form of fiction

The phenomena of fake news is moving out of the digital arena and into real life where misguided reactions have deep social consequences. 
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
9 Nov 2017 Italy

Oligarchs get comfortable in Slovak media sector

The fact that mainstream media is now owned by financial groups and oligarchs, does not help readers consider them trustworthy.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
9 Nov 2017 Slovakia

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.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
3 Nov 2017 Europe

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

Influential "Bors" tabloid sold to government friendly tycoon

Sources close to the Fidesz government say that the ruling party attributes the loss of the 2002 elections to a lack of control over the media. They seem to have learned their lesson as the countdown to the 2018 elections begins.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
30 Oct 2017 Hungary

#NotMe -- Austrian actress enjoys sexual advances at work

The Facebook posts of an Austrian actress are making headlines as she shares her story of never being a victim of sexual harassment but enjoying sexual advances instead.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
30 Oct 2017 Austria

Media games -- when politicians run their own portals

The void in regulations of the media ownership matters in Bosnia and Herzegovina has made it possible for the political parties to create a number of party “bulletin boards” masked as online news media.   
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
23 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

MediaToo -- journalist exposes sexual harassment at Austrian newspaper

Austrian Newspaper Wiener Zeitung will have to get a new editor in chief. Why? Because the current one was just accused of sexual harassment towards a fellow journalist.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
23 Oct 2017 Austria

Media mogul arrested for ordering a murder

Until not long ago, powerful and influential people seemed untouchable. But ... this latest development is encouraging a feeling that justice is possible in Slovakia.  
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
23 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Facebook experiments in Slovakia send media into code red

Slovak media websites panic after Facebook tests its new newsfeed there and in six other countries. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Man sets himself on fire, Poland has déjà vu

Last week, a 54 year old Polish man set himself on fire... This story echoes a 49 year old event in which a 59 year old torched himself in the heart of Warsaw 1968 in protest of a Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
22 Oct 2017 Europe

Will Austria clean up dirty campaigns?

One of Austria's main parties has called to make "dirty campaigning" a criminal offense. While it seems reasonable to keep such practices to a minimum ... some see it as a threat to freedom of information and opinion.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
9 Oct 2017 Austria

#notheidisgirl is an Instagram protest 

Future top-model hopefuls are expected to tag their best photos on Instagram in order to be "discovered". But this year recruiters are also discovering criticism and protest on social media.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
8 Oct 2017 Austria

A year after the closing of Népszabadság newspaper

The Hungarian government has made great headway in getting the independent media under control.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
8 Oct 2017 Hungary

How to get a job at the Slovakian ministry of education

The education minister's new secratary, is a passionate sharer of conspiracy theories -- from the best-known about the Illuminati to domestic ones about Brussels ruining Slovak traditions.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Oct 2017 Slovakia

You can tell a lot about a democracy by the state of its public broadcasting

Living in Serbia in the 90s, you were surrounded by poisonous wartime propaganda... Twenty years later, in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, watching one of the public broadcasters feels frightfully familiar. 
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Oct 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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