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Recently, a landmark decision was passed in Germany, positioning the country in line with Norway, France, Netherlands, and other European nations, which have already approved legislation in favor of same-sex marriage. Although Merkel personally voted against, the Chancellor paved the way for legalizing same-sex marriage by calling for a ‘vote of conscience’. This has allowed… » read more

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On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

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Earlier in February, a black Frenchman, only identified as Théo, became a victim of sexual assault by the French police. The incident sparked a series of protests, which certainly did not go unnoticed by the French media. It has, however, become clear that the media coverage both in France and across Europe centered on a… » read more

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