The Battleground is a Brussels-based, non-profit news startup, to counter false narratives and propaganda that are eroding trust in politics and the media. We focus on Europe and its influences on, and from, the wider world. The Battleground looks behind the headlines and provides perspective, to give clarity and meaning where there is confusion and conflict.
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The question "Do you condemn?" serves to delegitimize the Palestinian struggle for rights and justice, deflecting attention from the root causes of the conflict by encouraging blanket condemnations.
The National March for Palestine began at the BBC’s London headquarters. Activists sprayed the doors with blood-red paint.
"Covering the Western Balkans requires more preparation than other parts of Europe. It’s not enough to know local politics. You need to appreciate the culture and society."
"Even though the band hasn’t felt safe declaring their political views directly, their music seems like an oblique commentary on the persistence of totalitarianism."
The new Montenegrin president, Jakov Milatović, promises EU membership within his five-year mandate, a revived economy, and to unite the country. It sounds good, but if you look behind the hype, a worrying picture emerges.
If you stumbled upon this “folktronica” band at a festival, where many different acts are on the schedule, it might take you a few minutes to realize how special they are.
No sooner had the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies ended than the invasion of Ukraine began.
"Islam has become an insecure identity that is always undermined by criticism from the Christian or godless, but always colonial, West."