Queerphobic violence in French homes: a preventable and unseen tragedy of the pandemic

Support Politika News on Patreon CN: this article contains detailed discussion of homophobia, queerphobia, transphobia, murder and queerphobic violence CN: this article mentions rape and homophobic slurs OPINION Over this past year of lockdowns and restrictions, French LGBTQ+ rights organisation SOS Homophobie reported a rise in the number of queerphobic attacks taking place within the supposed safety … Continue reading Queerphobic violence in French homes: a preventable and unseen tragedy of the pandemic

£13,000 per refugee in TUI-Home Office deportation contract: an interview with SOAS Detainee Support

Support Politika News on Patreon PODCAST CN: this interview discusses deportation, the mistreatment of refugees, and trauma Last year, TUI Airways, the UK subsidiary of the German airline, TUI, became the UK’s top deportation profiteer after signing a deportation contract with the Home Office in November 2020. TUI executive chairman, Friedrich Joussen, earned €1.7 million … Continue reading £13,000 per refugee in TUI-Home Office deportation contract: an interview with SOAS Detainee Support

How Serb paramilitary violence was perpetrated in two Bosnian towns: an interview with Dr. Iva Vukušić

Support Politika News on Patreon. CN: this article contains discussion of genocide, rape, torture and war INTERVIEW Dr. Iva Vukušić is a lecturer at the Department of History at Utrecht University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Her research focuses on irregular armed forces, perpetrators and perpetration, … Continue reading How Serb paramilitary violence was perpetrated in two Bosnian towns: an interview with Dr. Iva Vukušić

Years of appeasing Lukashenko are backfiring: assessing Warsaw’s policy towards Belarus

Support Politika News on Patreon. OPINION Poland’s foreign policy as regards Aleksander Lukashenko’s regime has not been subject to much change since he became president in 1994. Relations between the two countries have tended to be warm, with Poland at times being the regime’s only ally West of Russia. This was the case until Belarus' … Continue reading Years of appeasing Lukashenko are backfiring: assessing Warsaw’s policy towards Belarus

Surviving a pandemic from the margins of society: an interview with Opre Roma Srbija

Support Politika News on Patreon. INTERVIEW As the coronavirus pandemic rolls on, many are looking to vaccination as a pathway to the freedoms they have sacrificed. The Balkan region has been struck particularly hard, with death rates in Sarajevo, for example, exceeding those experienced during the city's siege of 1992-96. Meanwhile, in Serbia a relatively … Continue reading Surviving a pandemic from the margins of society: an interview with Opre Roma Srbija

Beyond the glitz of the Oscars, the fight for Srebrenica’s truth continues: an interview with Dr. Hikmet Karčić

Support Politika News on Patreon. CN: this article contains discussion of genocide INTERVIEW In light of the Oscar and BAFTA defeats of the nominated Bosnian film, 'Quo Vadis Aida?', Politika News sat down with genocide scholar, Dr. Hikmet Karčić, to discuss the bigger picture. What are the takeaways from the film's successes and defeats? How … Continue reading Beyond the glitz of the Oscars, the fight for Srebrenica’s truth continues: an interview with Dr. Hikmet Karčić

Cyprus’ Peace Generation launch latest campaign for reunification: an interview with ‘Hade’

Support us on Patreon. VIDEO As Cyprus looks to the light at the end of a long COVID tunnel, its Peace Generation is eyeing up the chance to reset the political clock. 47 years ago, the island was partitioned and communities, who for centuries had co-habited peacefully, have since been forced to live apart. Now, … Continue reading Cyprus’ Peace Generation launch latest campaign for reunification: an interview with ‘Hade’

Justice remains painfully scarce for Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors

Support Politika News on Patreon. CN: this article contains detailed discussion of rape, sexual violence, and war OPINION In loving memory of Arzana Kraja, who helped to bring Kosovars together to support rape survivors through her conceptualisation and design of the Anemone symbol, in collaboration with Dardan Luta. In a recent panel discussing the prosecution … Continue reading Justice remains painfully scarce for Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors

‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

CN: this article contains brief discussion of sexual exploitation REPORT As another scandal strikes Serbian politics, this time it is former mayor and sitting member of the National Assembly, Dragan Marković, whose name is on everyone's lips for all the wrong reasons. The MP and city council president of Jagodina now faces a formal investigation … Continue reading ‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

Remembering the Paris Commune and its unsung anarchist heroine, Louise Michel: an interview with historian, Naomi Clifford

Support Politika News on Patreon. INTERVIEW As 2021 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, historian Naomi Clifford turns her investigative eye to the life of an unsung anarchist heroine from France's Haute-Marne: Louise Michel. Following her recent lecture on Michel (in collaboration with Tate South Lambeth Library) Naomi managed to pluck time out … Continue reading Remembering the Paris Commune and its unsung anarchist heroine, Louise Michel: an interview with historian, Naomi Clifford