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How to deal with conspiracy media in the digital era?

By Jozef Tinka, Central and Eastern European Online Library, Slovakia
This theoretical presents a way to recognize the difference between the use of freedom of speech and freedom of the press in the context of social responsibility of media and how to deal with the so-called ‘conspiracy media.’

It’s a beautiful child. Why did he die?

By Zvezdana Vukojevic, NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands
After the stillbirth of their son, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic are in search of answers within the Dutch system of natal care. Gynecologist: ”Could we have saved him? Maybe, yes.”



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EU-system alerts consumers – after they have eaten

By Staffan Dahllöf , Investigative Reporting Denmark, Denmark
Detrimental effects on IQ, damage the brain of young children and exposed mothers gave birth to mentally retarded children.

National tests show we eat insect poison

By Nils Mulvad, Investigative Reporting Denmark, Denmark
European citizens continue to eat and drink the insect poison believed by scientists to cause damage to children’s brains.

On your dinner plate and in your body: The most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of

By Stéphane Horel
Investigative Reporting , Denmark
Scientists say there is no acceptable dose to avoid brain damage. Its use is banned in several European countries. Yet its residues are found in fruit baskets, on dinner plates, and in human urine samples from all over Europe.
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It’s a beautiful child. Why did he die?

By Zvezdana Vukojevic
NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands
After the stillbirth of their son, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic are in search of answers within the Dutch system of natal care. Gynecologist: ”Could we have saved him? Maybe, yes.”

Dealing with the Monster. How Amazon became out of control

By Kathrin Werner
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
From books to Christmas trees: Amazon controls commerce – and has itself become uncontrollable. Customers may end up paying the price. This article is detailed account of how Amazon became the behemoth it now is - including potential future risks and the role customers play.

The mystery of revolutions. An eyewitness report of the rebellions in Nicaragua

By Martin Caparrós
The New York Times en Español, Amsterdam
What was it that set Nicaragua—a society disciplined for years by Daniel Ortega's iron fist—on the warpath? Martín Caparrós traveled to the country experiencing the greatest massacre in its peacetime history to try to answer this question.

Prisoners of the fourth floor

By Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej
Pismo. Magazyn Opinii, Poland
A large – and growing – group of elderly in Poland haven’t left their homes for years for one simple reason – the multi storey buildings they live in have no elevators. The fourth floor is reached by hardly anyone or anything.
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The Bangladeshi shopkeepers who took on Sicily’s Cosa Nostra mafia

By Ismail Einashe, The Sunday Times, UK
Bangladeshi shopkeepers suffered years of threats and extortion in Palermo. Then they stood up to the gangsters — and won.

The mystery of revolutions. An eyewitness report of the rebellions in Nicaragua

By Martin Caparrós, The New York Times en Español, Amsterdam
What was it that set Nicaragua—a society disciplined for years by Daniel Ortega's iron fist—on the warpath? Martín Caparrós traveled to the country experiencing the greatest massacre in its peacetime history to try to answer this question.

Escaping the beauty salon

By Ba Rui, 杂志新媒体, China
Over twelve long years, a woman from Jiangxi province imprisoned more than a dozen young women in a beauty salon located in China's most thriving city, Shanghai.
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Fifty-Six Days of Separation

By Katrin Kuntz, Der Spiegel, Germany
A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother’s arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed.

The Teacher from Syria

By Björn Stephan, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Since Hend Alkhabbaz started teaching on Sigmund-Jähn Elementary School, it changed from notoriously bad into exemplary. Yet, not all parents are happy about her arrival.
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#BlackLivesMatter, edition NL. Why, as a black newcomer, I don't know whether to cry, or cheer

By H.S. Barre, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
In the Netherlands, one camp denies the existence of racism in its entirety, while another camp pressures people to attend anti-racism demonstrations. Black people aren’t helped by either extreme.

Heineken claims its business helps Africa. Is it too good to be true?

By Olivier van Beemen , The Guardian, UK
The Dutch beer giant likes to blow its own horn about the economic and social benefits it brings to Africa, but revelations of sexual harassment and low pay paint a different picture.

The Uyghur women fighting China's surveillance state

By Isobel Cockerell, Coda Story, Georgia
China is waging a digital war on its Muslim minorities. Xinjiang has become a suffocating information vacuum. But in a small neighborhood in Istanbul, a digital resistance has begun.
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How to deal with conspiracy media in the digital era?

By Jozef Tinka
Central and Eastern European Online Library, Slovakia
This theoretical presents a way to recognize the difference between the use of freedom of speech and freedom of the press in the context of social responsibility of media and how to deal with the so-called ‘conspiracy media.’

Inside the Donetsk People’s Republic’s sisyphean struggle for international legitimacy

By Anna Myroniuk
Coda Story, Georgia
Four years after war broke out in Ukraine, the separatists have opened six “embassies.” None of them are recognized.

Mud-slinging

By Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Esfyn, Greece
Maria Efimova, the Russian informant used as a source by the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia, who uncovered the Pilatus bank scandal in Malta, remains in Korydallos prison.

The stigmata of Dzerjink, a forgotten place

By Isabelle Mandraud
Le Monde, France
Dzerjink produced Soviet chemical weapons and was for a long time a no-go zone for foreigners. Today it has become a toxic time bomb.