“In the battle between laws and humanity, the latter dies”
Denmark is the first country in the EU to revoke residence permits of many Syrian refugees, pushing ahead to achieve the zero-asylum-seekers target despite facing domestic and international condemnation, and in spite of the success of Al-Assad in the recent elections in Syria.
News Package by Jana Mahmoud – click here to read her article.
“My language is beautiful!”
People with hearing loss are often not those we think of first when speaking about disabilities. Their condition is invisible, and they are used to dealing with a variety of daily obstacles. For many deaf people, the pandemic wasn’t just another challenging situation, which they had to master. It also had a major benefit for the whole community using sign language in Denmark: It made it visible.
News package by Margarita Ilieva – click here to read her article.
“As long as we have been invisible, it was fine” – How the LGBT community fights its way into visibility in a post-soviet country
In 2020 more than a half of the Lithuanian LGBT community members have experienced discrimination. Physical assault and hateful comments are part of their daily life. Since the “Freedom Party” entered the parliament, it seemed as if things were turning for the better. But recent setbacks predict a long and fierce fight to equality.
News package by Marie Vandenhirtz – click here to read her article.
“There’s this huge culture of silence- if you want to say something, they can hunt you down if they want to”
In the beginning of the year, the Spanish ‘mouth curve law’ proved once again to be an effective weapon for censorship of artists by trying to restrict artists’ freedom of expression. The issue of freedom of expression is a silenced concept that often manifests when a “small fish” is put on display.
News package by Ashanté J. Ford and Olivia E. Yderholm – click here to read their articles.
Croatian Youth Turning Their Heads From Politics – Here Is Why
Political illiteracy amongst Croatian high school pupils is measured significantly high in a recent study. Croatian student: “I do not trust politicians today.”
News package by Beata Wallstén and Saashmitta Oyen – click here to read their articles.
“The travel of Portuguese tourism during the hardest days of Covid restrictions”
Less than a month since the Portuguese government allowed the entrance of UK tourists with Covid-19 negative results, the British government took it out of the green list of safe countries to visit. Interviewed before England closed the door to Portugal, owners and workers of tourism related businesses tell their struggles due the lack of tourists, and their now, uncertain hopes.
News package by Yunjung Shim and Catalina Ruiz – click here to read their articles.
Germany: How journalists are threatened by the rise of right-wing extremism
Violence and crimes linked to right-wing ideology in Germany have peaked in the last two years as presented last May in a press release by the Minister of Interior, Horst Seehofer. He mentioned that “right-wing extremism remains the biggest threat to security in Germany”. This situation has caused problems not only in the political scene of Germany but also in the media, in which 260 criminal incidents against journalists were reported.
News package by Danai Konstantopoulou and Isidora Hernández – click here to read their articles.
“My office was attacked and I had a troll pile on, because I said something nice about my boyfriend on Valentine’s day and all these weird things that wouldn’t happen to a straight MP”
Governments in Europe are lacking in diversity but what are their plans to change things and where does this lack of diversity come from?
News package by Sophia Grace – click here to read her article.
Is Denmark the transgender paradise it strives to be? A reality check.
A reality check whether Denmark is the LGBTQ+ friendly country is strives to be. How is it to live in Denmark as a transgender person in 2021? This article looks deeper into the trans community in Denmark and touches upon the struggles but also privileges they are facing.
News package by Isabell Gielisch – click here to read her article.
Northern Ireland six months post-Brexit: The protocol in practice and how it’s going
In January 2021 the United Kingdom effectively left the European Union and a number of changes began taking effect. Protests against the new arrangements have occurred in places like Belfast and dissatisfaction is apparent, but some are optimistic about the opportunities of the situation.
News package by Sandra Marie Kaarsgaard and Simone Stampe Dreessen – click here to read their articles.
“Is it a fetish, or am I your cup of team? — transgender peo-ple face the daily obstacles in Copenhagen
Denmark, and its capital Copenhagen, is often seen as a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals, including transgender people. After Ellen Elina got kicked out by her family and abandoned by her friends, the city ended up being just that for her. Now, she’s facing new obstacles in the health sector, her dating life and society at large.
News package by Nina Schaumann – click here to read her articles.