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Fake News Tries to Link Austria's Chancellor-to-Be and Philanthropist George Soros

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:55:54 +0000

A known fake news purveyor published disinformation that Sebastian Kurz expelled Soros' Open Society Foundations from the country. It's not the first time fake news producers connected the two.


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Polish Lawmakers Move Forward With a New Abortion Ban That Critics Say Will Be ‘Hell for Women’

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:58:09 +0000

Poland's “Black Protest” movement picks up steam, after lawmakers vote to proceed with legislation that will criminalize abortions in nearly all circumstances, threatening women and doctors with prison.


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A Toxic Mix of Illegal Logging and Corruption Is Devastating Europe’s Last Primeval Forests

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:10:44 +0000

The documentary film “Clear Cut Crime” shows the toxic effects of collusion between illegal logging and politicians in Romania and Ukraine.


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Macedonia's Ruling Party Has Resuscitated Socialist Realism Without the Socialism

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:31:29 +0000

Macedonia's ruling party placed an order for more than 50 paintings, depicting key moments in its history, in the manner of the former Communist party.


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The Refugees Stopping at Vienna's Train Station of Hope

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:18:39 +0000

A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.


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GV Face: How Volunteers in Europe Are Opening Their Hearts and Homes to Refugees

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:07:41 +0000

As governments are struggling to address the growing refugee crisis in Europe, ordinary citizens in Greece, Germany, and Hungary are organizing and even offering their homes to help refugees.


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Hundreds of Austrians and Germans Turn Out to Welcome Refugees Arriving From Hungary

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:59:27 +0000

Refugees travelling through Austria to Germany were greeted with applause at train stations by Austrians and Germans bearing not only good will, but food, water sanitary products and toys.


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Iran: Deceased Blogger's Mother Erased Out of News Photo

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:44:48 +0000

The European Union foreign policy chief caused furore in Iran when she met with human rights activists and a deceased blogger's mother at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran.



European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:14:19 +0000

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the European Commission to draft a Directive to protect Media Pluralism and Press Freedom. The Media Initiative is running a European Citizens’ Initiative – a tool...



Extreme Anti-immigrant Groups Spread Throughout Europe

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:54:53 +0000

Plagued by one of the worst economic crises in recent history, extreme anti-immigrant parties are once again on the rise in 21st-century Europe.


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Japan's Jaded Public Pushes for Nuclear Truth Post-Fukushima

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:06:51 +0000

Two years after the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami off the northeastern coast of Japan triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in what became the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, the Japanese people are becoming increasingly frustrated with the government's reluctance to come clean on the risks associated with nuclear power.


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Parallels Between Religious and Copyright Wars

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:54:28 +0000

Rick Falkvinge, the founder of Pirate Party, reinterprets the wars of religion that devastated Western Europe in the XVI and XVII centuries in terms of the current struggle to control information through overbearing legislation related to copyright and freedom of expression: The religious wars were never about religion as such....



Croatia: Promoting Solar Energy at Terraneo Music Festival

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:46:34 +0000

UNDP's Voices from Eurasia blog reports on the ecological education program of this year's Terraneo music festival in Šibenik, where guests, among other things, could “test-drive Croatia’s only solar-powered car and bicycle.” In charge of the festival's “solar booth” were Marko Capek and Robert Pašičko, who “also sang songs about...



Ukraine: President Yanukovych's European Assets

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:33:30 +0000

On OpenDemocracy.com, Ukrainian journalist Serhij Leschenko writes about President Viktor Yanukovych's “luxury residence and the money trail that leads to London”: “Having completely rejected such European values as human rights and democracy, the Ukrainian president uses Europe as a place to hide his dirty money with impunity. European leaders who...



Video: Worldwide UN Youth Competition for Short Films on Human Rights

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:35:02 +0000

Students between the ages of 10 and 20 worldwide are invited to produce short films (max. 3 min) on the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a special focus on sustainability, migration / refugees and global warming for the Video competition for the 2012 this human world...