WEEKLY HINDSIGHTS
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
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?
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
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.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
As illiberal governments in central Europe strengthen their hold on power, pro-democratic movements are getting creative in their attempts to rally support and maintain pressure.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
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.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
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.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
The time has come to stop pretending that women’s presence is enough to usher in legislative progress.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
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.
Ada Petriczko
Ada Petriczko NewsMavens, Poland
In Poland, a political crisis often resembles a street fight -- it quickly becomes an emotional affair with no strategy beyond immediate retaliation.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
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.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
The days of playing defense against attacks on liberal values from the far right have given way to a new leftist strategy in Europe: offense.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
Transforming the post-war welfare state in Europe into an entrepreneurial model is making both headway and mistakes. Is it the best way to go?
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Europe and other nations that consider themselves part of “the West” are undergoing culture wars.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Sometimes, crucial matters that will have far-reaching consequences get pushed to the sidelines of the news cycle.
Ivett Körösi
Ivett Körösi Nepszava, Hungary
Reading the Declaration of Human Rights today is like getting slapped in the face. We have drifted dangerously far from that ideal. Can we stop mankind from repeating its gravest mistakes?
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
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.
Claudia Ciobanu
Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
In the past year we have witnessed a serious challenge of the liberal world order. Perhaps even a dismantling.
Lydia Morrish
Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
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.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
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.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Earlier this week, European Council President Donald Tusk kicked up a fuss in Brussels when he declared the mandatory refugee quotas for member states “ineffective”.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Europe in general, and the EU in particular, often advertises itself as a haven for persecuted minorities and political refugees.
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