Fashion: from trend to sustainability

Sustainability in fashion is a constantly recurring topic. More and more fashion companies are using eco-friendly textiles and remaking worn clothes instead of ‘fast fashion’.  Text and photos by Julia Pulm and Robin Nguyen  2,700 liters. This is the amount of water that is necessary for the manufacturing of one T-Shirt. Most of these T-Shirts are made out of a combination of cotton and polyester. … Continue reading Fashion: from trend to sustainability

Water and weedburgers: the vegans are here

In recent years, vegan food has become more and more common and people often choose a vegetarian meal. The lunchroom ‘Beter & Leuk’ located in Amsterdam, has an extensive vegan menu. Even though it is not close to most tourist attractions, it’s jam packed every day around lunchtime.   Text and photos by Bart Jacobs The vegetarian lunchroom, ‘Beter & Leuk’ in Amsterdam East almost looks … Continue reading Water and weedburgers: the vegans are here

Eight simple questions about the complicated situation in Catalonia

People have taken to the streets of Barcelona, after their elected leaders are sentenced to prison for up to 13 years. The protests started off peaceful, but the atmosphere is getting increasingly tense and the protests more violent. Alba Fernández (20) is from Llobregat, Catalonia, and studies political sciences in Barcelona. We asked for her opinion on the current situation in Catalonia.  Text and photo … Continue reading Eight simple questions about the complicated situation in Catalonia

‘At some point people might long back to traditional journalism’

By Julia van den Muijsenberg After he finished the school for journalism in 1995, Mark de Bruijn (48) started as an editor at the NOS, the biggest news organization of the Netherlands. Soon after he became a reporter for EenVandaag, a current affair show where he has been working for over twenty years now. Easy to say Mark de Bruijn is a traditional journalist. As … Continue reading ‘At some point people might long back to traditional journalism’

Journalism: Changing challenges with chances?

By Ronny Taferner Paul Buchacher, news anchor at Antenne Salzburg, explains why journalists have to deal with bigger challenges and how the future of journalism will look like. In times of fake news, social media and public relations challenges for journalists are becoming more difficult. Paul Buchacher (32) is news anchor at Antenne Salzburg, a private radio station in Austria. He has worked as a … Continue reading Journalism: Changing challenges with chances?

“It’s draining when you’re not part of a success for a long period of time”

By Natasha Jahanshahi Caspar Birk (43) is an investigative journalist at the Danish regional newspaper, Nordjyske. Earlier this month, he celebrated his 15-year anniversary with the newspaper. In this interview, he talks about how digitalization has changed his workload and what it’s like to work on a newspaper that struggles financially and which is trying their best to survive. How has your workload changed over … Continue reading “It’s draining when you’re not part of a success for a long period of time”

The many faces of Amsterdam’s Red Light District

A photo series by Ingrid Godager and Iris Geerardyn It will come as no surprise that the Red Light District in Amsterdam is known for its prostitutes, but the area has so much more to offer. When you walk around the vibrant neighbourhood, you might just bump into a cute little store, a barber shop or a museum. This photo series sheds light on the … Continue reading The many faces of Amsterdam’s Red Light District

“I don’t think we’re safe anywhere”

By Ronny Taferner Even in liberal cities like London, homophobia is still a thing. According to London police the number of reported crimes against homosexuals had doubled over the last five years. Last year, more than 13.000 reports were made, the number of unreported crimes is expected to be much higher. Our reporter Ronny talked to Londoners to ask them how they experience homophobia and … Continue reading “I don’t think we’re safe anywhere”

“We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

By Natasha Jahanshahi Package free shops are popping up all over London. The Zero Waste movement is growing in the city as more and more people are trying to reduce their waste – or live completely waste free. Whenever Alex Furey leaves his flat in south London he makes sure to pack a few essentials in his bag; a reusable coffee cup, a wooden cutlery … Continue reading “We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”