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Life as a white hat: My day with an ethical hacker 

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The world of hackers is no longer solely inhabited by malicious cyber pirates, but also by individuals who use their technological skills to increase collective security and protect the online community. They are called white hats, Internet slang for ethical hackers. To see what they ...

2018-04-19 18:05 open_in_new
Shaggy and Sting: My half hour with a baffling duo

Good things come to those who wait. While none of us were particularly waiting for it, Shaggy and Sting have just released an album together. In anticipation of this newfound and slightly puzzling bromance, one of our journalists interviewed the duo for what ended up being a very surreal half ...

2018-04-18 17:56 open_in_new
Protesting in Poland: An endless uphill struggle

In July 2017, masses in Poland took to the streets to protest judicial reforms. Since 2016, Poles have been mobilising time and time again to express their rage against the restriction of abortion laws. Protesting in Poland is tiresome to say the least. Will the country’s youth hold on until ...

2018-04-16 17:38 open_in_new
My journey with Selam, a former Kurdish soldier who found refuge in Europe

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There are certain stories that stick with you. Stories that are hard to shrug off and that you want to know more about; stories that you’re ready to chase, even if it means travelling all across Europe. This is exactly what happened to Francesca in Athens when she met Selam, a former ...

2018-04-11 20:02 open_in_new
[VIDEO] Is Europe addicted to unpaid internships?

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Free labour is a great way to cut budgets and save money. But unpaid internships are economic barriers that exclude the less privileged from the arts, media and politics. Amalia Illgner, a UK-based freelance writer, decided to sue her internship employer for unpaid wages. Should we be ...

2018-04-10 14:38 open_in_new
Hosting refugees in Brussels: "Your place is here"

The Belgian government is going to new lengths to arrest people without the right papers, following a Europe-wide trend. Despite the hostility, ordinary people are offering safety to refugees and migrants in their own homes.

Marie is one of the 39,000 people in Belgium who open their ...

2018-04-06 18:14 open_in_new
Happiness apps: The solution to my millennial malaise?

Everyone who knows me knows that I am one cynical cookie. But recent events in my personal life have put a serious strain on my general well being, so I wanted to learn how to take back control when things overwhelmed me. As any true millennial would do, I asked myself: can my smartphone help ...

2018-04-03 18:50 open_in_new
Boycotting: Putting power back in the hands of consumers

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It’s easy to feel helpless. Even if documentaries on scandals surrounding major brands such as LIDL and Haribo cause outrage, citizens find themselves stuck without a solution as soon as they turn off their TVs. Still, civic engagement platforms and activists are proving that ...

2018-04-03 12:32 open_in_new
[VIDEO] Italy seizes migrant rescue ship due to crimes of solidarity

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Migrant rescue ship Proactiva Open Arms was seized and is now being held in the port of Pozzallo in southern Sicily, because its crew refused to hand over 218 refugees to the Libyan coastguard. Those helping migrants are often faced with criminal charges for facilitating illegal ...

2018-04-02 16:35 open_in_new
The young artist lending her paintbrush to Yazidi women

She may look fragile, but Hannah Rose Thomas is resilient, just like the women she paints with. The young English artist has been selling her paintings since the age of 18, donating the money to humanitarian work in Mozambique, Sudan, Jordan and Iraq. In 2017, she completed an art project with ...

2018-03-29 16:53 open_in_new
[VIDEO] Proactiva Open Arms: Saving lives is a crime in Europe

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Migrant rescue ship Proactiva Open Arms was seized and is now being held in the port of Pozzallo in southern Sicily, because its crew refused to hand over 218 refugees to the Libyan coastguard. Those helping migrants are often faced with criminal charges for facilitating illegal ...

2018-03-27 13:17 open_in_new