politics


Solidarity in self-isolation: Why we #leavenoonebehind during a global pandemic

With the invisible threat of covid-19 seemingly all around us, governments all over the world instruct us to shelter in place and wait. We huddle alone, or with friends and family, anxious about the future and what kind of society we will step out into once this is all over. […]


Petitions: A time for Slacktivism

A time for Slacktivism   slacktivism /ˈslaktɪvɪz(ə)m/ Noun INFORMAL the practice of supporting a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions. Characterized as involving very little effort or commitment.   There are many positive stories that have emerged from our current scenario. Touching acts […]


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How to start a movement in less than a month

Only four weeks ago Four weeks doesn’t seem like a long time ago. But everyone who has spent the past four weeks in self-isolation will agree, that it feels like an eternity. Even though the Virus had already killed hundreds of people in Italy at that time, most of us […]


Celebrating Women

When we think about feminism, we tend to focus on the things we have no yet achieved We think of the gender pay gap, the pervasive nature of rape culture or the unfair treatment of women in the workplace. There are countless problems that fourth-wave feminism still needs to address. […]


Femonationalism: Women’s rights for whom?

Although our societies are ever changing with an increasing number of women in positions of power and leadership, women are still underrepresented and more work needs to be done. Our world’s most respected institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), have put women empowerment up on their agenda. In fact, one […]


Istanbul intrigue, high drama and how Turkish TV took over Latin America

Did you know that the Turkish TV industry is the second-largest exporter of TV content in the world, after the US? ‘But I’ve never seen any Turkish series!’ you might say, if, like me, you come from an English-speaking background and were never exposed to the glitz, glamour and drama […]


Tech, trust and the media: Three questions to answer by 2029 1

The end of trust: What are the fundamental questions that need to be answered within the next decade so that humanity and technology can grow side by side? A talk with Ethan Zuckerman. “How do we trigger social change? Through law, markets, norms and code,” Ethan Zuckerman stated in his […]


When men talk about no woman’s land

Dear men, You will find numerous letters from feminists addressed to men out there, but this was never supposed to be one of them. First, I want to apologize to those of you who want to fight for gender equality but do not know how. Who do not identify with […]


Coffee House Reading #18: Prisoners of Geography

‘Oh god not that book, I tried, but I could never get past Russia…’ Was the editors response when I suggested Tim Marshalls 2015 output ‘Prisoners of Geography– Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about Global Politics’ for this edition of Coffee House readings. Well, boss, if […]


The simplexity of donations

Under the slogan “choose one item from the list and make a difference”, the attendees of SIMPLEXITY could solve a complex problem by taking a simple step: providing those in need with everyday objects. They were asked to bring in-kind donations for a well-known Austrian charity: Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst aids asylum seekers […]