Stories about Western Europe from October, 2015
MirgrArte Postale explores immigration through 125 art postcards by 96 artists from 14 countries.
Ukraine rolls out Russian-style Internet blacklist, Cuba releases artist-blogger "El Sexto" after 10 months in prison, and Bahrain jails Zainab Al-Khawaja for insulting the king.
"We are from countries that have been colonised or had wars fought against them—by the same countries that now treat us like criminals and make us risk our lives...”
For residents of the Greek island of Chios, the past summer brought a lesson that "will continue. . . as long as the misery inside and outside our country persists."
The European Court of Justice struck down the data transfer agreement between the EU and the US. Privacy advocates are smiling while US tech companies are unsure of what's next.
"There is no longer anything to expect from those who govern us." Citizen movements want to take the lead in changing politics in France.
Activists fight for their lives in Angolan jails. Thanks to a new online portal that collects and publishes photos showing solidarity with political prisoners, the movement is stronger than ever.
Gulwari Passarlay was only 12 when his mother sent him away from Afghanistan because she feared for his safety in the UK. He's written a book about his journey.
Joy Diaz speaks English and Spanish. When she met her daughter's Arabic-speaking teacher, she realized how many Arabic words she also knows.
"In 1492 the indigenous peoples were expelled from their lands. In 2015, the same. There is still so much to do."
The group Sea Watch organized an opportunity for parliamentarians, who hold power over the fate of refugees seeking Germany's safety, to see what riding in a precarious raft feels like.
The annual event that turns the city of Porto into a “medialab for citizenship” is coming back to Portugal from October 20 to 24th.
The Danish daily newspaper Information invited 12 refugees, some newly arrived, all professional journalists, to take over the entire 48 pages of the newspaper on Friday, October 9.
Sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard used to be a musician. But he discovered he'd rather find sounds than make them. Now he records what other people barely notice.
Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.