Orbán’s FIDESZ remains the largest represented Hungarian party in the EP

Written by Chirine Aboussaad and Charisa Chotoe For many years now Hungarian politics is being led by Orbán’s FIDESZ party. When looking at the numbers, Budapest – the country’s only big city – voted in large numbers for DK, MSZP and Momentum. A majority of the votes for Orbán are coming from the country-side. “They only listen to radio stations and broadcasters owned by the regime.” … Continue reading Orbán’s FIDESZ remains the largest represented Hungarian party in the EP

Go for Green

by Dave Lantinga & Maxim Etty Vocal sounds swish through concrete walls of the 19th century Heldenplatz. Sounds of people with a voice that want to be heard. When entering through the historical bow that leads to the square, one sees signs of green. This time not led by the flora of the square garden that normally adds the natural look and feel to the … Continue reading Go for Green

Go for green

Protest for green is a must nowadays. Austrians take this very serious and even one step higher with annual protests and individual support to save today’s climate and the future. Vocal sounds swish through concrete walls of the 19th century Heldenplatz. Sounds of people with a voice that want to be heard. When entering through the historical bow that leads to the square, one sees … Continue reading Go for green

Austria: non-biodegradable plastic to be banned in 2020

by Diogo Baptista In light of the ongoing European elections and the global fight against marine litter, the Austrian government envisages different measures to ban single-use plastic products from the market. “Clean environment, clean politics”: this was the slogan on Friday for the large-scale demonstration in Vienna on the occasion of the second worldwide climate strike organized by “Fridays for Future”. With the support of … Continue reading Austria: non-biodegradable plastic to be banned in 2020

A gay Muslim activist about acceptance in society

Written by Romy Caverlé The emancipation and acceptance of gay Muslims have changed over the past years. Ejel Khan (44) is a freelance writer and also a human rights activist since he was 18 years old. Ejel was born and raised in Luton in the UK and fights for LGBTQIA+ Muslim solidarity. Today, he’ll talk about his experience with freedom and the changing attitude towards … Continue reading A gay Muslim activist about acceptance in society

Refill Germany: Drinking more tap water saves the environment

Written by Kimberly Nicolaus   Drinking water and sanitation are recognized as fundamental human rights and are guaranteed in Germany. The country’s tap water is high-quality but still, a lot of people buy plastic bottles. It needs the volunteer work of non-profit-organization Refill Germany as an eye-opener in order to use the offer and to buy fewer plastic bottles. Around 2,1 billion people worldwide have … Continue reading Refill Germany: Drinking more tap water saves the environment

“The best stories are found on the streets”

Written by Esmee Bakker Nick Davies, a British investigative journalist, says nowadays reporters produce more stories than in the 1980’s. He also states they have less time for outside reporting and are under economic pressure. Connie Vertegaal (52) has been a reporter for the Noordhollands Dagblad for almost thirty years now. How did she experience these changes?   Q: “How did you see journalism change … Continue reading “The best stories are found on the streets”

The iron triangle

A piece by Maxim Etty, Dave Lantinga and Diogo Baptista Alongside the peaceful, slow floating waters of Amsterdam’s canals, we find 58 large concrete structured subway stations to transport 87.000 people daily to their destinations. Compared to the look and feel of the city center, the subways do certainly not have the same vibe. Especially girls don’t feel comfortable taking the subway to the suburbs … Continue reading The iron triangle

From Kentucky to New York City

by Tatiana Costa Lopes   New York is the fashion capital of the United States. Tatiana met up with McKenzie and Bryson, two young people from Louisville, Kentucky trying to make it in the Big Apple. They shared their hopes, goals and less exciting realities of moving from a small town to New York City to pursue a fashion career. Continue reading From Kentucky to New York City