Politics and elections probably concern up to every third talk in Ukraine at the moment. This is not surprising: elections occur every three months this year, channels broadcast political news every single day, political advertisement seems to be encoded into our gadget operating system (OS). Talks around political parties and their leaders already began in…

On Saturday July 13th Eduard Hoeks, the Dutch ambassador to Ukraine, visited the Odesa International Film Festival in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa. During the event, the ambassador took a picture with the mayor of Odesa, Gennadyi Trukhanov. The Dutch embassy posted the picture on their official Facebook page on Saturday evening, stating that…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. In a few days, she will move to South Africa for an internship with the Democratic Alliance. Laura will be writing a blog for Libel, so you can experience first-hand what it will be like…

Recent events in Russia hint at an opportunity for a new political reality in the country. The release of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov a few weeks ago followed unprecedented though still somewhat small-scale protests. This sends a clear message to agents of change in Russia: nonviolent protest pays off – even in Russia. Investigative journalist…

You won’t have heard it here first, but Boris Johnson is almost certain to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Why? Because he will be chosen by the membership of the governing Conservative Party. The Conservative membership is not representative of the British population as a  whole whatsoever; neither in demographics, nor…

I have always been interested in journalism and freedom of expression, but after my internship at the European Federation of Journalists, I understood that the general situation of media freedom across Europe and the world is anything but positive. Journalists’ rights are under threat in a lot of countries, including my own. As a young…

Prides occur all year long, however, June specifically is known as Pride Month due to the many Pride events taking place at this time of the year. Prides emerge and grow all over the world, and yet they are often criticized for not having a political purpose anymore. How did Pride emerge in the first…

There are over 68.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes – with 25.4 million of them being officially classified as refugees. Most have been displaced for years. Millions of refugees globally continue to live through a litany of suffering, humiliation, injustice, racism, discrimination, slavery and obstacles that get…

What happened before the video? Since our last general elections in fall of 2017, Austria has had a government consisting of the conservative Austrian People’s party (ÖVP) and the right-wing nationalist Party (FPÖ). This government has been rather controversial. People were protesting against the government, in particular against the minister for interior affairs, every Thursday….