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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
migration

Poet fined for rewriting Polish anthem to welcome refugees

The poet Jaś Kapela was convicted this week on the grounds of contempt for the Polish anthem. He created an alternative version of the song welcoming "refugees, from the Italian land to Poland".
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
19 Feb 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

Asylum seekers allowed to work in Ireland, with restrictions

Asylum seekers in Ireland have been granted the right to work but must pay up to €1,000 for a permit and are excluded from jobs in 60 sectors, including hospitality, healthcare, construction and childcare. 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
15 Feb 2018 Ireland

Hungarian Neo-Nazis vow to take matters into their own hands

At a recent gathering at Buda Castle, Hungarian Neo-Nazis declared their intention to "fight the invaders" and "shatter the new world order." They also referred to reporters as "liberal rats."
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
13 Feb 2018 Hungary

New to the Netherlands? Good luck learning Dutch

The Netherlands is finally seeing the consequences of its clumsy integration procedures. Over 110 students filed complaints against language schools preparing them for Dutch integration exams.
Lara Bullens recommended by Lara Bullens NewsMavens, Western Europe
13 Feb 2018 Western Europe

Neo-fascists in Italy emboldened by public shooting of immigrants

A man who wounded six African immigrants in a drive-by shooting spree in Italy last weekend has become a hero to neo-fascists, who are paying his legal expenses and praising him online and in public.
Janna Brancolini recommended by Janna Brancolini Kheiro Magazine, Italy
12 Feb 2018 Italy

The media's responsibility in the rise of fascism

On February 3, a fascist attacker injured 6 people of African origin in Macerata, a small town in central Italy. The media are partially responsible for this crime. 
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
8 Feb 2018 Italy
When in doubt, lash out 5-9 Feb 2018

When in doubt, lash out

Saturday, an Italian extremist shot migrants in a racially motivated attack. Sunday, the participants of a children’s carnival in Croatia burned posters featuring same-sex couples. Even if they seem unrelated, the two incidents are part of a pattern.
Weekly Hindsight by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe

Racist door policy in Vienna's oldest gay club

Four gay men from Bangladesh were prevented from entering the hip-hop club Why Not, often called Vienna's oldest gay club, because of their foreign appearance.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
1 Feb 2018 Austria

Most Macedonian professors want to emigrate

The Macedonian Institute for Strategic Studies and Education revealed in a recent study that around two-thirds of higher education teachers in Macedonia would consider moving abroad for better opportunities.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe
1 Feb 2018 Southern Europe

English invasion in Dutch universities

The right-wing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf published an article urging universities to "stop this English madness." In a country where 60% of degree courses are taught entirely in English, over-internationalization can become a real problem.
Lara Bullens recommended by Lara Bullens NewsMavens, Western Europe
30 Jan 2018 Western Europe

A chef turned priest contradicts government propaganda

Father Toni, the Hungarian priest who once cooked for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has a message for those opposing immigration: "We should not be afraid of refugees."
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
29 Jan 2018 Hungary

Girl's death exposes cracks in Malta's welfare system

The quality of social services in Malta is being questioned after the death of a 7-year old Nigerian refugee girl. Her parents, who suffered from mental health issues, kept her out of school and away from medical care.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
29 Jan 2018 Malta

Why do female Eastern European migrants suffer from depression?

The women who migrate from Eastern to Western Europe to perform care work often suffer from mental illnesses such as depression or psychosis, new research shows. The phenomenon is called 'the Italian syndrome'. 
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
26 Jan 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

Slovak PM: Let's avoid becoming Belgium

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico published a commentary saying he doesn't want Slovakia to be "full of migrants from developing countries" like there are in the suburbs of Brussels.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
25 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Belgium targets volunteers offering migrants a bed

The Belgian government is considering allowing police to search private homes of people suspected of sheltering undocumented migrants.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
25 Jan 2018 Belgium

Kurz get reality check thanks to viral hashtag

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz is facing a wave of anger on Twitter after saying the wealthy need to be protected against hate speech.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
24 Jan 2018 Austria

Hungarian government proposes laws targeting refugees

The Hungarian government recently unveiled the "Stop, Soros!" draft bill which aims to target NGOs helping refugees. The witch-hunt against organizations linked to George Soros will likely intensify in the months before the April elections.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
22 Jan 2018 Hungary

Austrians mourn the death of a civil courage icon

Ute Bock, a refugee worker who saw the need in people and helped them instead of condemning them, died Friday in Vienna. She was 75.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
22 Jan 2018 Austria

Slovakia gets a new promising liberal party

A new party called Progresívne Slovensko (Progressive Slovakia) was officially established on Jan. 20, and they're already thinking big.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Jan 2018 Slovakia

International custody disputes pose problems in Slovakia

The conflict in a Slovak-Ecuadorian family show the struggle of parents who have custody of their children but not the cooperation of their Slovak ex-partners.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Jan 2018 Slovakia
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