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WAR, LOVE AND NEW LIFE AMONGST THE RUBBLE

FOR SAMA (2019): This agonizingly intimate account of the Syrian war will make you forget about your first-world problems Two ...
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No sex for singles in times of Corona

Swipe right to talk – being single in times of corona is a challenge. Online-dating apps like Tinder make it ...
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“11 years at the airport and I have never seen anything like this”

Impressions from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport following Europe’s travel bans and lock down implementations. Photos and text by Veronica Kontopoulou It ...
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Interviews

“I wore a gas-mask when I was seven”

Tanja Josić (35) was seven years old when the Yugoslavian war broke out in Bosnia. She talks about the fears ...
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Cathelijne (22) had to cancel her internship in Curaçao due to Covid-19

Interns are having a rough time right now. Their internships are being cancelled, or they are sent home due to ...
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„To survive, you must think economically”

Freelance foreign reporter Kerstin Schweighöfer (60) on how journalism changed. By Viktor Sarkezi Kerstin Schweighöfer became a freelance foreign correspondent ...
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World

Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation

The country’s inflexible legislation poses unexpected obstacles for the Finnish government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as swiftly as ...
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How to travel green: an adventurous yet durable journey

Dutch sustainability advocates, Wiebe Wakker and Rudy van der Aar are known as unique travelers as they have made an ...
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Two wonderful families, living in trash

This winter, in early January 2020, I spent one day in another world. A world where one bottle cap with ...
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Amsterdam

Fear of coronavirus affects Amsterdam pharmacies

Several pharmacists in the Dutch capital are in lack of face mask because of coronavirus. Now they are waiting weeks ...
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Virologist

“The problem is that we hardly know anything about COVID-19”

Transparency will be vital in the prevention of a Corona outbreak in Europe, says Eline Verheij, an assistant virus researcher ...
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Living a VANtastic life

Daphne Gakes (34) has been living in her campervan ‘Bartje’ in Amsterdam for three years now. Moving from one place ...
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Amsterdam: city scars

From just 30.000 residents in the 1500s to more than 900.000 in 2019, Amsterdam has expanded a great deal. This ...
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Life-changing novels

Everyone has had the experience – when you were shaken by a book. A novel usually which gives you a ...
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Opinion

Their way of ‘looking’ at the world is through Bilal’s eyes

How Bilal cheers his loved ones up with his childlike purity and innocence, even in the most desperate circumstances. By ...
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WAR, LOVE AND NEW LIFE AMONGST THE RUBBLE

FOR SAMA (2019): This agonizingly intimate account of the Syrian war will make you forget about your first-world problems Two ...
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Review: For Sama, a harsh but necessary eye-opener

For Sama will grab you, shake you around and show you the true horrors of daily life in civil war ...
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