Stories about Netherlands
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’.
Amsterdam’s Sahand Sahebdivani and His Storytelling Phenomenon
In this two-part conversation with Global Voices, Sahand Sahebdivani talks about cultural encounters, female heroes in Persian mythology, the power of storytelling, and the idea of hybrids of cultural exchange.
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Impact Lesvos Is on a Mission to Help Refugees Arriving in Greece
Four young women are planning to make their way to Lesvos, Greece, to help refugees as they land in Europe. Find out why and how you can help.
‘We Are Here To Support You': A Dutch Welcome for Refugees
Volunteers at Amsterdam's Central Station have banded together to welcome and support arriving refugees. "What I didn’t anticipate," writes Faten Busheri, "are the stories they would tell me."
Iranian Newsha Tavakolian Wins Prestigious Prince Claus Award for Her ‘Bold’ Photography
She dedicated her award to "all colleagues who risk their lives telling stories of others that no one listens too.''
The Privilege of My Canadian Passport Weighs Heavy As the Refugee Crisis Unfolds
Passport privilege is perhaps the most valuable thing in the middle of the unfolding refugee crisis. Should a document be able to determine life or death in this world?
Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens From Climate Change?
Science writer Sophia Schweitzer looks at a landmark court decision ordering the Dutch government to act faster to protect its citizens against the harmful effects of climate change.
Inside Amsterdam’s ‘New University’ Student Occupation
Journalists and photographers Roberto Pizzato and Nicola Zolin offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the "New University" movement's two-month student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.
Students in Amsterdam Form ‘The New University’, Demanding Reforms
Students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) launched a protest under the name of The New University to demand the democratization of education.
Are We Witnessing the Death of ‘Uh'? Um, Maybe — and Not Just in English
We humans have been using expressions of hesitation for a long time. Linguists are now noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from "um" to "uh."
Hooligans Crash LGBT Community Celebration in Macedonia
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was among the very few media to report about an attack on the second anniversary celebration of the center for support of the LGBT community in a cafe in the Old Bazaar are of Skopje. On October 23, 2014, some 20 hooded young men attacked...