Speakers Corner in Brussels in 2019

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE SPEAKERS CORNER? After London (Hyde Park) and some other cities around the world, Brussels will have its own Speakers Corner for at least one day, on May 3rd in BOZAR. A Speakers Corner, is traditionally where a speaker can publicly express his/her opinion freely on current affairs, politics, culture, philosophy …


EU anti-propaganda unit gets €1m a year to counter Russian fake news

East Stratcom taskforce will be funded from EU budget for first time after summit highlights threat from ‘cyber-attacks and fake news’ READ MORE @the Guardian  


How Saudi Arabia kept contradicting itself over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

AFTER more than two weeks of international pressure, Saudi Arabia finally came clean. In its most recent admission, the kingdom claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died after he entered into a fight with Saudi officials who had been sent to meet him. The past 17 days have seen the kingdom’s story rapidly changing, with Riyadh …


Difference Day Honorary Title 2018: Daphne Caruana Galizia and her Family


AFP Photographer Dies in Bomb Explosion in Kabul


In pictures: Remembering photographer Shah Marai

From the BBC, a photographer killed in Bomb attach in Kabul


“Imagine Tour”: muzikanten uit Mosul op tournee door Vlaanderen

Rudi Vranckx presenteert : de Imagine Tour Muzikanten uit Mosul op tournee in Vlaanderen – van 1 tot 14 mei Vrijdag 27 april 2018 — In mei trekken vijf muzikanten uit Mosul twee weken door Vlaanderen. Hun missie? De Vlamingen laten kennismaken met muziek uit Irak. Én hen persoonlijk bedanken voor de instrumenten die ze geschonken …


Read The Rebel Magazine from the VUB Students

Door MARTHE SAELENS en MARIE VAN OOST “Ik zal hiervoor verdere stappen ondernemen.” Zo kregen twee van onze redacteurs te lezen nadat ze ongewenst interviews hadden afgenomen voor een stuk over sportende moslimvrouwen. Noem dat gerust een bedreiging. Niet alleen kwam die uitspraak behoorlijk uit de lucht gevallen, even deed ze ook onze strijdvaardigheid wankelen. Gelukkig maakte ze eens te …


Journalists on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, CPJ looks at threats women journalists face By Jacquelyn Iyamah/ CPJ Gender and Media Freedom Fellow on March 7, 2018 4:47 PM ET From imprisonment, sexual violence, cyber harassment, and even death, CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe. For International Women’s Day, CPJ spoke with five women journalists based in South …


Defending Europeans’ Right to Protest

Free speech is an indispensable element of a healthy civil society. Recently, the Open Society Human Rights Initiative’s Iva Dobichina spoke with the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law’s Andrea Judit Tóth about how governments in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe are failing to uphold this fundamental right. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/qa-defending-europeans-right-protest?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_022418&utm_content=fEB9mZkFAnE5WXz7ct7LzN1oaVwmy9NX2wpcaAVz9bY