By Fleur Withagen Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Slovaks care about their freedom and cherish this right with their hart. But how free is Slovakia and their press, especially after the murder on Ján Kuciak? On the Freedom Festival in Bratislava on Friday 24 May, I met Tomáš Kriššák, a 32-year-old project … Continue reading Freedom in Bratislava
By Romy Caverlé and Marijn Butter We had the honour to be at the election party of the two parties SPOLU and Progressive Slovakia. We talked to the candidates on the list and asked them about what their opinion is on women rights. Also, check out our photo essay to get to know the candidates. Continue reading What do Slovak politicians have to say about women rights?
Written by Chirine Aboussaad and Charisa Chotoe ZAGREB, 25 May 2019 – On Saturday 25 May, Election Silence Day, Zagreb was one of three Croatian cities, alongside coastal cities Zadar and Split, to host ‘Hod Za Život’ which translates to Walk for Life; a pro-life march. It was the fourth time that Zagreb hosted the march during which thirteen pro-choice activists were arrested. Croatian cities Osijek … Continue reading “You can’t make a choice for another person”
By Esmee Bakker and Elisa Vrij Hungary is the only country in the EU that protects life from the moment of perception. That’s why abortions are very restricted and difficult to get for women. In the infographic and podcast below, we explore this situation in depth together with Kristina Les, a Hungarian woman working for the Women on Web organisation. Women on Web helps women … Continue reading Abortion in Hungary
Made by Dyonne Onyema & Naomi de Ridder The Austrian parliament has approved a law that forbids young girls from wearing a headscarf in primary school on the 15th of May. We asked the Austrians for their opinion on this decision. Continue reading How do the Austrians view the ban on headscarves in primary schools?
Written by Yannick Grenouillat Every 27th of April, millions of people get on the streets to celebrate Kingsday. But how many people in the Netherlands still like the monarchy? According to research by Ipsos, the support for the monarchy has remained the same compared to 2018. 68 percent of Dutch people still think that the monarchy in the Netherlands should stay. Only 15 percent want … Continue reading The popularity of the Dutch royal family
Written by Charisa Chedie Aretha Franklin, 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar or John Coltrane: here are 25 songs to put you in the right activism mood. But before you press play, please take a moment to look at our top 5 curated by five Dutch changemakers. #1. This is America – Childish Gambino By Jenny Janssen, co-founder of NO THANKS! an organization creating awareness for sexual intimidation … Continue reading 25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers
Made by Dyonne Onyema and Nina Büchs Since 1998, Festina Lente has been organizing a poetry competition in their cafe once a month. But why do people find poetry so important? Listen to this podcast to find out. Continue reading The importance of poetry
Made by Naomi de Ridder, Esmee Bakker and Fleur Withagen The Amstel Hotel is known as a luxury hotel for wealthy people. But what is the image students have of this hotel? They tell you all about it in this podcast. Do you want to know how the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam thinks about its image? Here you can read the article “We want to radiate accessibility”. Continue reading InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam: how do students see this luxurious hotel?
Letterboxes are slowly disappearing in the Netherlands. Post NL explains why they are cutting down the number of Letterboxes by almost half.
Listen to our podcast to find out why. Continue reading Vanishing letterboxes