The abortion debate has gone cross eyed in Europe this week as Ireland prepares to vote on loosening its draconian abortion laws, while Slovakia discusses restricting its liberal ones. The prompt came from a right wing man. Surprised?
Anne Applebaum, Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian, explains what it will take for the European women’s movement to go to the next level and what European story she is observing most closely.
Newsmavens curators have collected examples of initiatives, ideas and actions in their countries which have moved the dial on important issues that many regions are facing. Explore the list and note the red flag.
We live in confusing times: churches create social media platforms, films disappear from the screen without warning, and policemen hire terrorists. NewsMavens unravels the most noteworthy threads out of this week's European media tangle.
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.
While Global elites mingle on the top of the Swiss Alps at the World Economic Forum and misbehave at men-only charity dinners in London, many parts of Europe face neo-nazis and nationalist rhetoric from populist politicians.
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.
Of course the year's biggest gender inequality stories of the year was sexual harassment in the post-Harvey Weinstein world, but 2017 was first and foremost a year of news about women fighting for rights at work.
Out of all the industries where sexual abusers were discovered, media is right up there with Hollywood in the leading role. Which could turn out to be exactly what we need to upgrade towards a more sustainable digital future.
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