Day: April 25, 2018

Press freedom in Kosovo, a post-war country

25th April 2018

Kosovo Liberation Army (UÇK) soldiers. Photo: Wikipedia Commons By Paula Cámara and Marisa López The Kosovo war 18 years ago has created an untouchable upper class that put press freedom at stake making it hard to report about controversial topics in the country.    “What happened after the war is that a lot of UÇK -the Kosovo […]

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Mitrovica: divided city or city with prospect?

25th April 2018

The Mitrovica rock school wants people to see the city differently from its current image. Photo: rock school Mitrovica is a city in the north of Kosovo that we know mainly because of the division between Albanians and Serbs. People like Lulzim Hoti, Milos Kabasic and Emir Hasani are working on positive projects in the […]

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Fighting for Education – Fighting for the Future

25th April 2018

What is it worth to study when all you can end up with is a job as a waiter or retailer? A question many young Kosovars at the Bedri Gjinaj school have to face. Photo: Flickr When a country’s past endangers the future of its children: Education at stake in Kosovo. It is a warm […]

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Tackling Educational Segregation of Hungarian Roma children: A Journey with Many Challenges.

25th April 2018

Striding forwards: a small victory shows hope for tackling the discrimination of Roma children in Hungary. Two weeks ago, hope glistened for the future of Roma children as a lawyer fought for their rights in a decade-long court case, in which Church-run schools discriminated against them. When asked what the feeling was before entering the […]

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You can dance your flamenco but you have to wear our dress: Romani people in Spain

25th April 2018

Photo: Flickr Whilst Spain is thought of as a role-model for Roma inclusion, the practices embedded in the culture tell a different story. Romero para ti, she says as she thrusts a twig towards me. “Rosemary for you.” The edge that is personal space has been tipped within an instant, and she is demanding my […]

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Lack of Press Freedom Crucial to Orbán’s Victory

25th April 2018

The lack of press freedom in Hungary is one of the key explanations for prime minister Viktor Orbán’s recent success in the Hungarian elections. Several sides criticize the Hungarian press for being non-critical of Orbán and his cabinet. Photo: flickr.com Prime Minister Viktor Orbán electoral victory might not have happened if it hadn’t of been […]

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Harmony between Religions in Ceuta, whilst Separation Remains

25th April 2018

Pilar Garcias’ Christian family joined the wedding to her Muslim husband – while none of his family went to the ceremony. Photo: Julia Weinzierler ‘Convivencia’ is very present in the Spanish enclave Ceuta on African soil – but is this ‘peaceful living together’ between the different religious groups reality or just illusion? When Pilar Garcia […]

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Internally Displaced- Finding Refuge at Home

25th April 2018

This seemingly dark and ominous building was once a pied-a-terre for sailors in Odesa. Today, a community of IDPs call it home. Photo: Megan Birot As the war in Eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, the civilians uprooted by the conflict are finding solace in new communities. A port city on the Black Sea is […]

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Foreigners are welcome in Costa del Sol: Even if they never learn Spanish

25th April 2018

Costa del Sol is a popular place for northern Europeans to enjoy their retirement. And for the Danish pensioners, Club Danés is an attractive place to meet other Danes. But how do the Spanish people feel about the fact that many of the foreign residents never learn Spanish? Photo: Jesper Gynther For the Spaniards in […]

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Chernobyl and Dark Tourism– Why thousands flock to a site of death and suffering

25th April 2018

A gasmask attached to a sting in an abandoned school so tourists can stand behind it for a photo opportunity. Photo: Cathal Charker The Chernobyl exclusion zone is known worldwide as a place of desolation and hardship, yet this still dangerously radiated area is a tourist hotspot, why? Cold air. Damp and deteriorating. Quiet and […]

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