Climate March a big success: bigger attendance than expected

Written by Naomi de Ridder, Romy Caverlé and Chirine Aboussaad The Climate March on Sunday the 10th of March was a huge success. The attendance was much bigger than expected: 40.000 people attended the march, that is 15.000 more than anticipated. Jasperine Schupp (46), press officer from Milieudefensie, is very satisfied with the outcome. She sees the success as a clear signal to the government. … Continue reading Climate March a big success: bigger attendance than expected

Hungarian science and press put in jeopardy

The Hungarian minister for innovation and technology, announces the state’s call to supervise the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest and to suspend some of its funding Written by Diogo Baptista Hundreds of scientists and their supporters form a human chain around the HAS building in Budapest to express their outrage towards another governmental call. The disposition which plans to take control of the Hungarian scientist’s … Continue reading Hungarian science and press put in jeopardy

North Korea and propaganda: a beautiful nightmare

Dalla Coulibaly Ha-Neul Park, 24, is from Hoeryong, near the border of China in North Korea. She was told her whole life that she lived in the best country in the world. This was before her defection, eight years ago. Afterwards, she realized the truth about what was going on there. “I was wondering if I was crazy, if it was real. Was it a … Continue reading North Korea and propaganda: a beautiful nightmare

“I have never seen so much involvement, everyone was talking about Brexit”

By Mathilde de Gooijer Like many Scots, Jay Paterson (36) voted ‘remain’ in the Brexit referendum. He was born and raised in Glasgow, but he now works as an information security engineer in Prague. When asked about propaganda in the Brexit campaign, he sighs: “it was all around, but to be honest, both sides were equally guilty.” In 2016, voters in the United Kingdom were … Continue reading “I have never seen so much involvement, everyone was talking about Brexit”

“In the Netherlands I earn as much as a doctor in Budapest”

Photo taken by Denise van der Bij Denise van der Bij While Hungary is dealing with major immigration problems, there is a wave of young, intelligent Hungarians leaving the country because of xenophobia and low salaries. “I only got 520 euro a month while I worked for 48 hours a week,” says Karolina Kiraly, one of the many migrants choosing to leave her country. As … Continue reading “In the Netherlands I earn as much as a doctor in Budapest”

Shield and Friends was known by UNIA

“Flanders is in our blood,” one of the images that Schild and Vrienden spread on social media.  Amber Vuylsteke UNIA, the Belgian organisation against racism and discrimination, already kept an eye on Schild and Vrienden (Shield and Friends). This is an extreme right-wing youth group disseminating racist comments. The organisation received ten reports about racist statements. “People reported very concrete cases, such as photos and … Continue reading Shield and Friends was known by UNIA