After two courageous women speak out on sexual violence in Brussels, it has become increasingly clear that the incidents surrounding a bartender who allegedly drugged and raped women are not isolated incidents. How safe do women still feel in the Belgian capital? Already from outside the shouting and cheering of a crowd drown out the night. It is Tuesday evening, shortly before midnight. In the … Continue reading Sexual Violence in Brussels: two witness accounts shake nightlife
15-02-2021 Naomi ‘t Hart Research conducted by RIVM, the GGD’s and the GGD GHOR, three of the most important health institutions in The Netherlands, shows that 45 per cent of the population is positive about the government's approach to the corona crisis. In November of last year, this number was 58 per cent, meaning a decline of thirteen per cent in the past two months. … Continue reading Government’s COVID-19 choices: Risky Gamble or Strategic Masterplan?
Welcome everyone to a new semester at HvA’s International Journalism minor programme. This semester, we’re a cohort of sixteen. Together we’re set to explore the world of journalism amid a global pandemic. We also have two International students joining us virtually from Toronto, Canada who will be bringing a Canadian perspective. Together we will create content like podcasts, videos, magazines and photos as we learn … Continue reading New Semester!
Text by Korina Krithara Picture by Korina Krithara During the summertime in Greece Anastasia, a 25 years old business student in the Netherlands, had returned to her country to solve the issue of safety. She was sitting on a hot day at a café waiting for her friend. ‘One day we learned about Covid-19,’ says Anastasia. She had received a vast amount of information and … Continue reading Greek Lockdown?
Empty windows and lonely chairs: Amsterdam’s Red-Light District has never been emptier than since the outbreak of COVID-19. Sex workers are left without an income and are criminalized for the first time since Napoleon invaded the Netherlands. Continue reading “Red lights flashing in Sin City”
by Dauphine Vernimmen Silence. Empty streets, empty cities and closed restaurants. The noise moved to our computers. Everything is going online: work, friendships and meetings. All of us soon adapted to interacting with friends and loved ones solely through screens. Speaking to friends through WhatsApp and having daily Zoom meetings is useful to stay in touch but it is not the same as it used … Continue reading Friendships in the time of Corona
Cancer recurrence during a pandemic By Laszlo Lieffering Valesqua de Waal (22) heard that her cancer, Non-Hodgkin, had just come back before the pandemic started. Her life suddenly completely changed, especially with the arrival of the coronavirus in the Netherlands. Valesqua was obliged to rewind. When the pandemic started, our society froze. Valesqua’s life was already on hold because she heard her Non-Hodgkin came … Continue reading “I’m slowly getting my strength back”
The country’s inflexible legislation poses unexpected obstacles for the Finnish government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as swiftly as perhaps desired. Already when the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Finland were shy of 400, the government took firm measures to close all schools, universities, gyms, libraries and other public buildings. It seemed as though the Finnish government was going to tackle the outbreak with … Continue reading Finnish Government’s hands tied due to rigid legislation
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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