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Stories about Netherlands

Climate activists in the Netherlands: “We need hope through action”

“I asked myself, how can we make sure that there is a just and healthy planet in the end for us to live our liberated lives?”

Colombian activists deliver letter about killings of social leaders to the ICC

Over 163 community leaders and activists have been murdered over the past three years in Colombia.

Violence tiptoes in on jokes, stereotypes, and lies — and catches us by surprise

Yeah, I'm angry. And scared. About racism. Our future. The Netherlands.

Exploring Indo identity with Dutch photographer Armando Ello

"I have first hand experiences throughout my whole life. We live in a society that is still centered around colonial perspectives on history."

How do non-native residents of the Netherlands view Zwarte Piet, St. Nicholas’ blackface servant?

“I understand Dutch affection for Zwarte Piet is born out of a warm, and well-meaning Christmas tradition. But I cannot excuse it.”

All art is political: A conversation with Patricia Kaersenhout

"We all have ways in which we are a victim and a perpetrator."

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.

Hitting a Low Point in the Low Countries

"But I’ve also become Dutch in more insidious ways."

Anti-Islam TV Spot in the Netherlands Has Dutch Calling for More Love, Less Hate

"Everyday we need to tell each other that their hatred will be defeated by the intrinsic need for peace; to live together; not to hate each other; but to love."

An Interactive ‘Garden’ Lets You Travel the World Through Radio Broadcasts

Since late 2016, the interactive Radio Garden project has allowed users to explore the world through radio broadcasts.

A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Enrique Collar and His Search for Identity

"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.

First- and Second-Generation Dutch Wonder Whether They'll Ever Be Considered Locals

Identity, integration and Islam were critical issues in the Dutch spring elections in the Netherlands. At the heart of the debate was who belongs in the Netherlands.

Reckless Diplomacy: Turkey-Netherlands #TulipCrisis Is Scary Viewing for Minorities in Europe

A rally, a crackdown and a diplomatic standoff that stands to benefit nationalist politicians in both countries, but almost no-one else.

Morbid Propaganda in Macedonia Takes Aim at Western Ambassadors

"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"

That Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana Issued Real Visas for a Decade

For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.

Winter Is Coming: Balkans Prepares for the New Smog Season

Inhabitants of the Balkans brace for winter, the time of year when the omnipresent air pollution literally becomes visible and even more tangible.

More Naughty Than Nice: The Dutch Government’s Approach to the Black Pete Tradition

Evidence shows that the tradition of Black Pete is having a negative impact in the Netherlands, especially on young people, but the Dutch government has failed to tackle the problem.

GV Face: He Left Brazil to Live like a Refugee in Europe

Edgard wanted to experience what refugees fleeing to Europe were going through. He started his journey in Turkey, then went to Greece, onto Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Germany.

Enterprising Refugees Invited to Show Off Their Business Acumen in Europe

While many see refugees arriving in Europe as a burden, one organisation in the Netherlands is looking for entrepreneurs among the influx so they can contribute to the economy.

Sahand Sahebdivani: ‘The Main Thing That Storytelling Does Is It Makes You Human’

In the second part of this interview, Sahand Sahebdivani delves deeper into cultural encounters through stories and the way technology can bring us closer: ‘We’re constantly bombarded by people’s stories’.

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