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  • Panama Papers: The tentacles of tax evasion reach Albania

    By on April 28, 2016

    The archive of 11.5 million documents and 2.6 terabytes of data leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed just how wealthy public figures around the world can be. The offshore service provider is thought to be the 5th largest in the world. The scandal caused global debate and protests in several countries causing huge disappointment among the public towards their chosen elites.

  • Behind the numbers: Queen Elizabeth II likes this

    By on April 26, 2016

    She’s just turned 90, and Her Majesty Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, “likes” this. She celebrated by offering 50,000 pounds a year to a “Head of Digital Engagement”.

  • When a revolution is made with flowers

    By on April 25, 2016

    42 years ago, Portugal overthrew a fascist regime with flowers on top of riffles and zero bloodshed.

  • Xenofeminism: Let a hundred sexes bloom!

    By on April 27, 2016

    Today’s reality is evolving as quickly as Windows 10, every day bombarding our brains with millions of updates. "To control our minds," you may hasten to add. At times, perhaps. However, some upgrades aim to jolt society out of its obsolete schemes. A new update has just appeared in Windows Feminism. It is likely to implement major changes on our drives.

  • The young, international directors reshaping Danish film

    By on April 27, 2016

    Besides its author-driven aesthetic, Danish cinematography has been famous for strong storytelling, bold realism and dark humour. As the world is constantly changing, so are new trends within the film industry. The next generation of filmmakers are bringing their own sensibilities, ideals, topics and aesthetics; but they also have to face inevitable compromise regarding their cinematic expression.

  • The Power of Unconditional Love

    By on April 20, 2016

    “The Danish Girl” is the transitionary story of celebrated painter Einar Wegener into the woman Lili Elbe. Depicted is his realization that he was born into the wrong body and his then life-long struggle to become a woman. The movie is not quite true to the actual story behind it, yet it carries an important message of self-acceptance and the power of unconditional love.

  • Bulgaria and the Panama Papers: Lost in investigation

    By on April 21, 2016

    The Panama Papers unveiled a world of universal greed where the law simply doesn’t apply to everyone. The leaked documents serve as yet more proof of what we have long known – many rich, privileged people may love to talk about solidarity, but they fail to demonstrate it when paying their taxes. Is it legal? Probably. Is it moral? Definitely not! Opinion piece.

  • Map of the Week: Netflix 'aint so chill

    By on April 19, 2016

    Netflix has cracked down on the use of VPNs and other get-arounds to prevent users from viewing content not licensed in their country. As most places outside of the US get a raw deal when it comes to content, we ask which European countries get the best value for money from the service. Who gets the biggest House of Cards and who's left all on their Jessica Jones?

  • Behind the Numbers: Drug use in Europe

    By on April 18, 2016

    Last week, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addition (EMCDDA), in association with Europol, published a report on the impact of the market for banned substances on European society in 2016. The size of the data is enough to make your head spin: EU citizens spend more than 24 billion euros on illegal drugs per year.

  • Juliana Guarany: Taking the street harassment fight global

    By on April 21, 2016

    Street harassment is common in many countries around the world, though it’s often taken for granted. Not by Juliana Guarany. The Brazilian journalist and human right activist shares her experience of taking the battle against street harassment global.