Freedom in Bratislava

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

“You can’t make a choice for another person”

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”

The popularity of the Dutch royal family

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

25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers

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

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam: how do students see this luxurious hotel?

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?