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Stories about Belgium

Research firm uncovers a pro-Huawei influence campaign

While Graphika's research findings are insufficient to suggest that Huawei was behind the operation, its employees were key amplifiers of the comments produced by the fake clusters.

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

"If suddenly, skies are more blue, and citizens breathe more freely, they realize a more healthy and sustainable life is within reach."

‘Crimes of solidarity’ in Europe multiply as 11 stand trial in Belgium for helping migrants

Activists in Belgium claim the trial is aimed at dissuading people from helping migrants by establishing an intimidating judicial precedent.

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

The Dystopian Reality of Being an ‘Accidental American’

"In this dystopian world, you occupy a special place... You've never had any relationship or communication with the US authorities. You don’t have any US paper except your birth certificate."

10,000 Belgians March for Migrants’ Rights in Brussels

Demonstrators are protesting a proposed law that grants police the right to raid homes in their search for undocumented people, something they fear is becoming all too common.

A Syrian Artist Reimagines the World's Powerful Leaders as Vulnerable Refugees

"Those leaders were partly responsible for the displacement of Syrians. Maybe they will feel what it feels like to be vulnerable."

A Belgian University Puts Out a Welcome Mat for Refugees

Mohammed Salman, who is from Syria, is helping start up a program for refugees at the Free University of Brussels.

Molenbeek, the Complex Reality of a Community Vilified by the Media

In the heart of the Belgian capital lies Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a low-income community with a connection to those suspected of carrying out the attacks on Paris and other acts of violence.

Following Hundreds of Deaths at Sea, a ‘Die-In’ in France Calls for EU Migrant Reform

The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.

Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei

Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.

Gun Attack Kills 5 in Bamako as Mali Tries to Consolidate Peace

A shooting in a restaurant in Bamako, capital city of Mali, claimed the lives of five people on Friday night, March, 6. The attack took place around midnight in a...

Pope Francis, a Pope Unlike the Rest

A global view of Pope Francis, a year and half into his papacy.

Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide

As Rwanda pays tribute to the victims of the genocide 20 years after the tragedy, President Kagame states again that France must “face up to the difficult truth” of its...

Five of the Most Celebrated French-Language African Films

Five of the most celebrated French-language African films (award-winning or not) that have left their mark on an entire generation of movie-watchers.

European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the...

“Beyond Brazil”: European Journalists Wanted for Reporting Trips

Coolpolitics in Portugal announces [pt] an open call for European journalists who want to go on a reporting trip to Brazil in 2014. Twenty-one young reporters from Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany,...

Racism, the United Nations, and the Dutch Saint Nicholas Tradition

While the children of Belgium, The Netherlands and other European countries prepare for the arrival of Saint Nicholas on December 6, the shadow of racism hangs over this tradition.

Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

Belgium FEMEN Leaves The International Movement

“We are announcing the closure of the branch FEMEN Belgium. We took this decision unanimously because of different views upon the internal organization of the international movement FEMEN. We have...

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