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19 August 2017

Afghan Asylum Seekers’ Anti-Deportation Protest in Stockholm Marks Two Weeks

"Stop deporting minors. Or even better, stop all deportation of refugees."

5 August 2017

Behind Bars for 30 Days: EU Leaders Condemn Turkey's Detention of #Istanbul10

Global Voices Advocacy

The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.

24 July 2017

Truths From the Front Lines of Climate Change in Europe’s Far North

"It should be about taking care of what we have left… It’s not only us Saami that pay the price. We will destroy our planet."

9 June 2017

What YouTube Comments on Two Cover Songs Reveal About the Irish and Sámi Languages

Rising Voices

The music videos for popular songs translated into minority languages can create spaces for joy, solidarity, and pride—as well as scorn, social divisions, and nationalism.

8 November 2016

Sweden Joins International Effort to Recognize ‘World Kobane Day’

Several Swedish cities have joined the “World Kobane Day” movement in solidarity with the city that fought and defeated ISIS in 2015.

19 October 2016

One of the Richest Political Parties in Europe Rules One of the Poorest European Countries

A recent documentary reveals that Macedonia's ruling party VMRO-DPMNE has amassed more wealth than its counterparts in the richest countries on the continent.

4 June 2016

For a Conversation With a Random Swede, Call This Number

They were expecting 2,500 Swedish volunteers to answer phone calls from foreigners curious about their country. They got 30,000.

29 June 2015

Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."

17 June 2015

Australia's Matildas Waltz Into the Women's World Cup Knockout Round

"I can see #AUS going far in this World Cup. They're playing some of their best ball and I love it. "

8 June 2015

International ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ on Its Way to Break the Gaza Siege

The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?

24 September 2012

Singapore: Charity Group Targets Poor Children in Laos and Vietnam

A group of seven professional Swedish women based in Singapore have formed the charity organization Together for Charity. Today, the group gathers donations to support an orphanage in Laos and...

20 July 2012

Yemen: Yemen Through Our Lenses Exhibition

Yemeni journalist and blogger Afrah Nasser is using social media to raise funds to stage a photography exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden. Find out how you can help Afrah achieve her...

3 July 2012

Ukraine: Now That Euro 2012 is Over

Although the image of Ukraine has not improved with the help of Euro 2012, the "friendly" grassroots initiatives have certainly contributed to improving the experiences of foreign visitors and left...

17 May 2012

Russia: NHL Stars Return to 2012 World Hockey Championship

RuNet Echo

Undefeated after seven games, and boasting an All-Star lineup, the Russian national team will face Norway in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 World Ice Hockey Championship. Many bloggers have...

15 April 2012

Sweden: Visiting Rinkeby, Stockholm's Immigrant Ghetto

The Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sweden is famous for its high concentration of immigrants. Curious outsiders have documented their visits.

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