Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sir Henry Havelock statue in Trafalgar Square.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The Charlottesville downing of Robert E Lee’s statue in the United States of America. Evidence that colonial and historical memory in the country is, once again, at the forefront of public scrutiny. For protestors demanding the statue’s removal, Lee represents the racist Confederate defense of the slavery institution in the 19th century. As a slave owner...
Serbia gay parade, 2017.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Colors, balloons, and cheerful smiles were spotted a few days ago on the streets of Belgrade, as the 4th Pride Parade took place. Marching under the slogan “We want change", the partakers of the Parade were able to express themselves freely and have a good time. Serbian politicians usually attend the Parade to show their support...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer
KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of Europe, in Germany. Koblenz is a city in central Germany which I know well, so I talked to the Muslim community there so to understand its views about women wearing the hijab, the headscarf worn in public by some Muslim women. A Muslim man from...
United Kingdom and Euro flag.
The Daily Mail praised it as a “historic” referendum, which frees “Britain from the chains that have bound us to an unelected, unaccountable Brussels for 45 years”, in February of this year. Allister Heath, from The Telegraph, in turn, called on the British government to “believe passionately” in Brexit, saying that the “Battle for Brexit must begin now”....
NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.
MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled “Uncomfortable partners – from confrontation to cooperation: NGO’S strategies for dealing with companies”. This is an important report because it covers – in-depth – a key subject: how NGOs – the brave Davids of this world...
Living peace sign at Trafalgar Square - London
During 2 hours on May the 14th, people gathered in Trafalgar Square to form a living peace sign. About 200 people took part in the event co-organized by both HUFUD (Human United For Universal Demilitarization) and "Peace Sign London". Video of the "Living Peace Sign" event in London. Alberto Portugheis speaks about the need to...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.
Two months ago, newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Ana Brnabic to succeed him as Prime Minister. Many were surprised, and some had great expectations. Serbia got its first female PM in post-communist history, and even more interesting, its first openly gay PM. In a small and conservative country, liberal circles of Serbian society saw this as a success....
National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.
BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion ban. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced. At the same time, in Serbia, there are obvious attempts made by highest ranking officials to limit the current level of reproductive freedoms for women. One...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released today in Brussels, a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up to 41 million € in outside income. With some MEPs running up to 16 outside activities, many of which are undefined, questions regarding conflicts of interest and ethics risks arise. Regular lobby meetings, paid speaking,...
Nigel Farage: Let's activate article 50.
Nigel Farage wants to speed up the process for leaving the EU. According to the terms of the Lisbon treaty, a country’s referendum is not legally binding. When a Member State decides to withdraw from the EU, it shall notify the European Council of its intention by invoking article 50. David Cameron today made it clear he won’t trigger article...
"Regional Art Colony” in Sabac, Serbia. Photo by: SWG.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Artists in Serbia have long got accustomed to being a part of some of the many Artist Residency Programs, also known as Art Colonies. Art Colonies are scattered all over the country and have become one of the most popular and supportive ways for artistic production. Serbian Art Colonies have a long history and tradition...
Theresa May
London, UK (VIAnews) - Theresa May has announced a freeze on tuition fees for students in England. She has also stated that the threshold at which students will need to start paying back loans once they begin work will rise from the current figure of £21000 to £25000. However, whilst this may help graduates who go on to earn...

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2018 World Cup match between Portugal and Iran. Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by: Mahdi Zare/Fars News Agency.

World Cup 2018: Who are the Winners on Social Media

France is still rejoicing its second World Cup title but on the social media game, results were a bit different. According to Primetag, a...

Interview

Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

Europe

Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too Friendly With Foreigners

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying campaigns in the social media. They search for photos of...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in outside income

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released today in Brussels, a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up to 41 million € in outside income. With some MEPs...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer

What the Muslim Community and Islamic Leaders Think About Women Wearing the Hijab in...

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of Europe, in Germany. Koblenz is a city in central Germany which I know well, so I talked to the...

Business

Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...
Women in the workforce.

Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the...