Keeping sane

Journalism is steadily becoming less and less liveable, due to structural problems and political interference. From heroic poses to varying degrees of denial, each professional develops their own individual strategies …

Journalism under duress

From the 31st European Meeting of Cultural Journals journalists from Turkey, Russia and Hungary talk to Eurozine’s editor-in-chief about repressive regimes, personal risk, migration, the role of the media and …

Borders, bodies and see-all technologies

Pushing the limits of bio-surveillance Use of high-tech surveillance is on the rise: in a moment when controlling the spread of COVID-19 is paramount, a global regime of technologically enabled …

The story of the Sputnik V vaccine

Vaccine nationalism and Cold War tropes abound Marek Eby   Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine could be one of the most effective jabs available. Yet, its media coverage in the West has …

The domination of football

Autocrats and nationalists behind Euro 2020 Ronny Blaschke   World sporting events intrinsically emphasize national allegiance. When real-life rivalries mix with on-pitch competition, football, the ‘beautiful game’, can quickly turn …

Young and disobedient

Christian Mellon   Faced with government inaction on climate change, young people are increasingly engaging in civil disobedience. For those as yet unable to vote, the act of collectively removing …

Lost in distance learning

Roberta  Cardarello Ira Vannini   Interactive education has become essential in the classroom. But didactic teaching methods seem to have resurfaced through interactive media delivery. The consequent loss of engagement …

Revenge as policy

The radicalisation of the Lukašenka regime   Volker Weichsel   With the abduction of a passenger flight, the Belarusian regime gave up the last remains of its connections to democratic …

Navalnyj is the Russian Mandela

Interview with Denis Bilunov   Denis Bilunov is a Russian politician, writer, and journalist. Bilunov helped organize the Marches of Dissent from 2006 to 2008, and was one of the …

Salisbury, Berlin, Vrbětice

Vladimír Handl Osteuropa   The GRU has left a trail of violence across Europe. Revelations that it was behind the 2014 explosions in Vrbětice worsen relations not only between Prague …

IOU planet

Eurozine Editorial Sarah Waring   Industrialized nations have heavily plundered natural resources for around 160 years. It’s now payback time. The US and EU, having just pledged to significantly reduce …

Shifting the wall further east

Kundera’s tragedy of ‘central Europe’ three decades later   Mykola Riabchuk In an attempt to distance themselves from the post-Soviet realm and signal their belonging to the West, some countries …

Ecology starts at school

Edouard Gaudot The meritocratic premise of modern schooling serves merely to reproduce inequalities. In order to prepare young people for the challenges of the twenty-first century, the purpose of schooling …

The Europeans

Enda O’Doherty   Milan Kundera defined a European as someone who is nostalgic for Europe. But one need not share this pessimism to derive nourishment from European intellectual and cultural …

A genealogy of white privilege

On the politics of confession and guilt James Miller The discourse of white privilege is motivated by a genuinely anti-racist and democratic vision. But as a mode of confessional introspection …