“I still think the world is not seen equally.”

A Portrait by Jana Prochazka Halimat Adekunle moved from Nigeria to Amsterdam five years ago to study “Fashion and Branding” at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. The now 28-year-old had to fight to stay in the Netherlands as an immigrant and had to discover her own strength to find her footing in a new country. Halimat does not like the focus of current reporting: “When it … Continue reading “I still think the world is not seen equally.”

“I have fomo of the world”

A Portrait by Tina Priemus A win for the local soccer team or a new building for the community center couldn’t concern Denzel (23). Big, extreme and of influence to a lot of people. These are the kinds of stories that draw Denzel’s attention. The Dutch student is a newsfreak. “I shut off the notifications of my phone except for the notifications of all news … Continue reading “I have fomo of the world”

The photo shows a black and white portrait of Quinty Veenman looking over her shoulder.

“It’s way more than just a story“

A Portrait by Sarah Stallinger Quinty Veenman, a 22 year old Dutch girl, discusses her views on the negative sides of journalism, her news consumption and the lack of progression in the media. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in creative business at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Quinty decided to follow up with an honors minor in International Journalism. She felt the urge to broaden her … Continue reading “It’s way more than just a story“

Fresh start, young journalists, new semester

Hello guys, we’d like to introduce ourselves. We’re this semester’s International Angle Team – 19 young motivated students – and we’re very excited to share some news with you. To find out who we are, go click here. Go follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already. We’re thrilled to take you on our journey! Continue reading Fresh start, young journalists, new semester

Homes of resistance

Pictures and text by: Moa Aulanko –  A look into the gecekondus of Gülsuyu and Gülensu On the outskirts of Istanbul the neighbourhood of Gülsuyu and Gülensu overlooks the sea. Gecekondus are low, self-built houses dating from the 1950’s. “Gecekondu literally means ‘built overnight’,” says Firat Genç, professor in urbanisation and sociology at Bilgi University in Istanbul. The gecekondus can be found in the area … Continue reading Homes of resistance

A Woman Standing Near the Fence overlooking Bosporus and Istanbul

What women want: Millenials’ goals in male-dominated Istanbul

Text by Friederike Kunz Young wealthy women in Istanbul can have it all it seems: good education, love, fun. With all the possibilities, they know really well what they look for in life – and what they want to do differently than generations before them. Istanbul is a metropolitan city, buzzing and full of life. Women dress stylish, take care of themselves, and enjoy their … Continue reading What women want: Millenials’ goals in male-dominated Istanbul

„Music is always political”

Text and photo by Janina Hofmann – Big buildings, clean floors, and a lot of monitoring staff. The Beyoglu Culture Road Festival in Istanbul just started – two weeks of music, poetry, and theatre. From a tourist’s point of view, the festival seemed to be a great place for cultural exchange and the arts. After talking to Istanbulites, it sounds like the festival is meant … Continue reading „Music is always political”

“Things are more expensive every day and it makes me angry”

By Veronique Bouwers – Life is getting more expensive worldwide. Last year you paid 100 euros on your shopping basket in the Netherlands and now you pay for the same groceries 109,60 euros according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics. But if you think that groceries in the Netherlands have become more expensive: in Turkey, it’s way worse. For that same shopping basket, … Continue reading “Things are more expensive every day and it makes me angry”

Forced transition: From gecekondus to gated communities

Text  by Isabella Balanchi – Photo by Moa Aulanko – The houses in Gülsuyu and Gülensu stand on a hill with steep streets and a view of both the skyscrapers of Istanbul and the twinkling turquoise Marmara Sea. The smell of jasmine flowers mixes with a vague smell of chickens and trash. Some of the houses are neat-looking and painted in bright colours, others are … Continue reading Forced transition: From gecekondus to gated communities

Anatolian music fails to rock Turks

Text by Basten de Jager – Photo by Moa Aulanko – The Sounds of the Saz and melodious Turkish lyrics got the band Altin Gün, Turkish for golden day, nominated for the grammy’s in 2019. The publics reactions was overwhelming as it was really unexpected. The nomination was not only a personal victory, it also marks a comeback of Anatolian rock, an incredibly popular genre … Continue reading Anatolian music fails to rock Turks