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

Most powerful man in Romania investigated in Brazil

Liviu Dragnea, leader of the governing Social-Democratic Party, considered the most powerful man in Romania, is being investigated for money laundering in Brazil as well as fraud in his own country.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
16 Mar 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

Hungarian Deputy PM can't explain luxury trips

Hungary's deputy prime minister has taken luxury hunting trips in Sweden, but according to his financial statements, the conservative politician can't afford such lavish adventures.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Mar 2018 Hungary

Police raid and suspension of security official raise suspicions

Peter Gridling, head of Austria's main domestic intelligence agency, was suspended on Tuesday over an alleged infrigement of proper data storage. The charges against him were obtained by the Vienna police, who raided his home and office last month.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Mar 2018 Austria

“Threat, blackmail and fear do exist today in Hungary"

Renowned Hungarian director Róbert Alföldi opened up about political pressure, intimidation and blackmail after he became persona non grata in the city of Zalaegerszeg.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
14 Mar 2018 Hungary

Politician who accused high-ranking officials of pedophilia faces extradition

Neringa Venckienė, a former judge and parliament member who fled from Lithuania to the U.S. in 2013, has been charged with violating a court order over the custody of her niece, whom she claims was abused.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
13 Mar 2018 Malta

Switching sides: the politicians who become lobbyists

Numerous former heads of state and retired politicians, some of whom were staunch opponents of "big business," accept questionable offers from large companies, becoming lobbyists for industries they used to regulate. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
12 Mar 2018 Austria

Irish government PR spins close to propaganda

The Strategic Communications Unit, recently established by the government, has come under fire this week for directing newspapers to publish paid-for advertorials without using the word “advertising”.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
9 Mar 2018 Ireland

Counterfeit Russian art throws a shadow over the Ghent museum

A collection of Russian avant-garde paintings at the Ghent Fine Arts Museum is under intense scrutiny after Belgian and Russian art experts cast doubt on its authenticity.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Mar 2018 Belgium

When abortion is more controversial than anti-semitism

When three activists wore "Abortion is ok" t-shirts on the cover of a magazine, it caused a nationwide scandal. When a woman wearing the logo of an anti-Semitic organization appeared on a cover feature, the magazine's publishers were praised.
Ada Petriczko recommended by Ada Petriczko NewsMavens, Poland
8 Mar 2018 Poland

Slovak PM turns to conspiracy theories to appease anger 

Following the murder of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak, Slovak president Andrej Kiska has called for snap elections. PM Robert Fico defended himself by accusing the president of conspiring with George Soros.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
7 Mar 2018 Slovakia

Is Holland witnessing the resurgence of scientific racism?

Yernaz Ramautarsing, member of a Dutch alt-right party, declared that black people have a lower IQ than white people. He was going to run as local council member in Amsterdam but withdrew his candidacy after a strong wave of criticism.
Lara Bullens recommended by Lara Bullens NewsMavens, Western Europe
6 Mar 2018 Western Europe

Convicted pedophile priest could be reinstated in Italy 

An Italian priest who served 6 years in prison for child molestation could soon be saying mass again after the Catholic Church found him innocent of the same charges. 
Janna Brancolini recommended by Janna Brancolini Kheiro Magazine, Italy
2 Mar 2018 Italy

Serbia drops request for expulsion of Belgian reporter

A Belgian journalist who had been denied a residence permit in Serbia was finally allowed to remain after international organizations intervened. The fact that he was initially denied a permit on political grounds did not escape notice.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe
28 Feb 2018 Southern Europe

Macedonia's child abuse scandal reveals flaws in aid work

The head of a center for troubled minors resigned due to sexual abuse allegations of underage Roma girls. The scandal has uncovered serious problems with Macedonia's child protection system.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe
28 Feb 2018 Southern Europe

Young Muslim singer will not be silenced

Mennel Ibtissem wowed the jury of the TV program ‘The Voice’ with an Arabic-language song. For days afterwards, media debated on whether or not she should be allowed to stay on the show. Some were bothered by her turban, some by her past.
Roxanne D'Arco recommended by Roxanne D'Arco NewsMavens, France
27 Feb 2018 France

Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee brutally murdered

27-year-old Slovak reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová were found dead late on Sunday evening. Police officials say the murders appears to be linked to Kuciak's extensive investigations of tax fraud and corruption. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
26 Feb 2018 Slovakia

Catalan leaders demand truth about Barcelona attacks

Catalan authorities requested that the Spanish intelligence services reveal the nature of their relationship with imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, the mastermind of the 2017 Barcelona terror attacks.
Tonina Alomar recommended by Tonina Alomar NewsMavens, Spain
20 Feb 2018 Spain

Can charity employees use sex workers while on mission?

A debate about standards for aid workers has erupted in Britain following accusations that Oxfam covered up sexual misconduct in second-world countries.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
20 Feb 2018 United Kingdom

Minister who meddled with terrorism trial stokes fury

The lawyer for accused terrorist Salah Abdeslam says his client should go free because of a procedural irregularity. In doing so, he unleashed a passionate debate about the separation of powers.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
16 Feb 2018 Belgium
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