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
00-732, Warsaw
Core team_
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor

Will the resignation of the Slovak PM change anything?

After massive protests over the murder of a journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia's prime minister has agreed to follow the interior minister and step down. But their departures may not bring real change to the government.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Mar 2018 Slovakia

Norwegian women wear masks against racism

The Norwegian women's movement took a clear anti-racist stance in this year's March 8 demonstrations. The streets of Oslo were filled with people wearing cardboard masks of a young Muslim feminist in a show of solidarity.
Madeleine Schultz recommended by Madeleine Schultz NewsMavens, Norway
16 Mar 2018 Norway

Polish grassroots resistance to antisemitism on the rise

This year Poland commemorates the anniversary of March 1968, when thousands of Polish Jews were forced to leave the country, with a surge of activism.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
15 Mar 2018 Poland

Spanish politicians change their minds about 8 March 

The resounding impact and scope of the general strike of Spanish women on March 8 prompted many politicians to alter their discourse and adopt a much warmer tone towards the struggle for gender equality.
Tonina Alomar recommended by Tonina Alomar NewsMavens, Spain
14 Mar 2018 Spain

A minister resigned, but Slovaks want more

The murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová have led to the largest demonstrations in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Protestors share a single demand: an entirely new government.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
13 Mar 2018 Slovakia

Fake violence at Bosnian protest

Last week, major roads in Bosnia were blocked for days by veterans demanding services. But several websites in the country made up "shocking" tales of police brutality against the vets by using images of police attacks in other countries.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
12 Mar 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina

French Media Snub Farmers’ Protests

Last week, farmers in southwestern France protested over threatened reductions in subsidies as France makes plans to reduce the number of "less favorable" agricultural areas. Most French news outlets ignored the story.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
15 Feb 2018 Europe

Wave of strikes in key industries pressures government in Malta

Since the beginning of the year, social workers, nurses and doctors, among many, have gone on strike over their working conditions.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
12 Feb 2018 Malta

Belgian protesters halt anti immigration proposal

The Belgian government has halted a bill allowing police to enter private homes of people sheltering immigrants, after the plan led to public outrage, protests, and questions raised by the Prime Minister's own party.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Feb 2018 Belgium

Grannies against the right -- Meet the hippest demonstrators in Austria

On February 2, armed with pink knitted “pussyhats” and good humor, a group of retired women marched the streets of Vienna to commemorate Ute Block, a refugee aid icon. It was neither their first demonstration nor their last.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
6 Feb 2018 Austria

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

The 'other Austria' sends a powerful anti-government message

Tens of thousands protested in the streets of Vienna against the government’s discriminating policies and far-right rhetorics. Will the opposition stand up to the challenge of representing them as future voters?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
16 Jan 2018 Austria

Will Bulgaria sacrifice a national park to host a skiing resort?

Over the winter holidays, many Bulgarians repeatedly took to the streets of Sofia to protest against the destruction of Pirin National Park. What is the reason for the planned lodging? The authorities want to make way for skiing.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
5 Jan 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

You cannot stop the devils from marching in Slovakia

A seemingly minor Christmas festivity in the town of Piešťany exposed tensions between religious and lay residents. As the date of the festive “march of the devils” approached, some prepared their outfits and others -- protest banners.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Austria has a new government and few are overjoyed

"The government should secure the welfare of all -- with 'all' meaning everybody in Austria, not just all Austrians, as far-right politicians see it." Austria's president was mildest among critics of the current coalition. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
19 Dec 2017 Austria

A common enemy unites the Hungarian liberals and the far-right

If someone told me a year ago that the Hungarian liberal opposition would join the far-right party, Jobbik, during a manifestation, I would not have believed it. But this is exactly what is going to happen today.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Dec 2017 Hungary

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

The writer who egged in vain

“Eggs are a classic weapon of protest. Throughout history, they were thrown at government cars, the symbols of central power.” explains activist and writer arrested last week.
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
13 Dec 2017 Poland

Preparation for "Day X” anti-government protests in Austria

The opponents of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition are preparing for the inauguration of the government. But the new law on assemblies does not make civil protest any easier -- quite the opposite.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
13 Dec 2017 Austria
Google DNI Women in news World Editors Forum