Sinterklaas explained

As some of you might have noticed, the little brown biscuits we in the Netherlands call “pepernoten” have vanished  suddenly. The Dutch are very strict about their pepernoten:  Sinterklaas was

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Labelled “Foreign Agents”: Russia’s Treatment of Journalists

The relationship between journalism and Russia is not an easy one. When it comes to media freedom, Russia ranked 150 out of 180 countries in 2021, showing how difficult it is for journalists to research and openly express their opinion.

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Commercial Superpowers as Members of the United Nations

Given their economic and political power, should global corporations such as Facebook and Amazon be joined as members of the United Nations?

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Glasgow: failed or still a success?

The Glasgow Climate Change Pact was meant to improve the plans made in the Paris agreement of 2015, however many people are now doubting whether the decisions will be enough

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Trouble at the Border: How Lukashenko uses Migrants as a Weapon

Internal division and rise of populism marked the migrant crisis in Europe six years ago and the aftereffects are still felt today. In the Mediterranean region, boats full of desperate

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“No internationals”: How the Dutch housing crisis arose

It has not been as difficult as it is today to find a place to live in the Netherlands since World War II. The prices of houses for sale have

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Period Poverty – What is it and why should we talk about it more?

An estimated 500 million people worldwide suffer from period poverty: a public health crisis that has been going on for centuries, and relatively little has been talked and done about

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Why does Virginia keep Joe Biden up at night?

Virginia is a North-Eastern state in America with a population of a little over 8 million, making it the 12th biggest state out of the 50 states of the US.

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Killed for Profit: The Unheard Voices of Falun Gong Adherents

Many people are unaware of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China – yet, tens of thousands of them have been killed and their organs are being sold on the global market. Find out more.

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Gabby Petito – How a missing person’s case leads to a bigger discussion on racial discrimination

The first online article of this year talks about the disappearance of Gabby Petito. Her tragic case received a lot of media attention and efforts by law enforcement, but also sparked discussions on racial discrimination: why were similar disappearances of people of colour not taken as serious as the case of Gabby Petito?

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