Social anthropologist, communicator, campaigner interested in new media and technology, civic participation and human rights. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Latest posts by Maria Grabowski
Two people were shot dead in Copenhagen during separate events over one weekend. See how the violence unfolded through the lens of social media.
Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.
Tell the world what inequality means to you. Tell your story, share your view, debate and argue. Do it this Thursday, October 16 on Blog Action Day.
When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.
Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.
October 16 is Blog Action Day. Join bloggers worldwide in highlighting this year's topic: human rights.
So far, bloggers from 95 countries are ready to type with fast and fit fingers. For one day they will blog about one common theme creating a colorful collection of stories and reflections that will reach a collective audience of millions. On October 15, 2012 - it's Blog Action Day!
October 1 was the first 'Bank Transfer Day' ever in Denmark. The initiative calls for the Danes to reconsider where they keep their money and to consider if they can vouch for their current bank.
Global Voices' author, Maria Grabowski, interviews Heather Jarvis, the co-founder of the first SlutWalk initiative based in Toronto. They talk about the background of the movement and its quick spread to the rest of the world.
Today the Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has finally called the parliamentary elections: the big day is in three weeks, on September 15. Maria Grabowski reports on two online initiatives inspired by the long wait for the PM's announcement.
As the month of Ramadan begins, Maria Grabowski has started a list of blog links to some wonderful Iftar recipes. Please do share your favorites, too!
The severe drought in Africa's Horn is echoing in many online corners of the world. But not only established organizations are raising funds for food. Here's a Danish Facebooker introducing an alternative event – Starvation Monday [en]: “Starve yourself on August 1 and donate the money you would have spent...
Danish nationalist right wing party, The Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti/DF), recently announced the re-introduction of controls at the country's borders with Germany and Sweden. The centre-right minority government in Copenhagen capitulated and the proposal went through. Danish netizens have reacted to the news.
Facebook came to life on Denmark's streets in 2010 through events and groups organised via the social networking site. Whether motives were addressing the country's homeless or immigration policy, it was creativity that characterised Facebook in 'real life'.
Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?
Roj TV, a Kurdish-language satellite television station based in Denmark has been accused of supporting terrorism by the Danish attorney-general. It may lose its broadcasting license once the case goes to trial. The prosecuting authorities claim the station has ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).