Photo credits: Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala singing "1944", by Albin Olsson - Licensed by CC BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
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What It Says on the Tin: Politics and the Eurovision

Why did the Ukrainian entry “1944” receive such attention as a “political” song at the Eurovision Song Contest? Yes, of course Eurovision is political – and well beyond the lyrics of this song, or even the voting in country blocks. The song contest, with its strongly proclaimed apolitical mission, serves …

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Azerbaijan’s Predicament in the Nagorno-Karabakh Row

Peace talks have proven to be difficult for Russia as it tries to negotiate settlements between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s fight over Nagorno-Karabakh. In early April Replica Handbags, Baku’s and Yerevan’s military confrontation has claimed more than 100 lives. The conflict has unleashed bottled-up nationalism and rivalry in both sides as they blame each other of …

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Calais: Looking back, forward, and beyond

Calais has been the topic of quite some international news coverage over the past weeks. Here is an update, looking back, forwards and beyond recent events. Calais: Looking back The third week of this new year saw an eviction order issued by French authorities to everyone living within 100 metres …

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Lessons learned from the refugee crisis in Hungary: Interview with Emma Polák

In the summer of 2015, Hungary filled the headlines of all major European newspapers with its treatment of thousands of passing migrants. Half a year later, I talk to Emma Polák, who is volunteering for Migration Aid, looking back and ahead at the situation of refugees in Hungary. First of …

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Migration and the Western Balkans

The Balkans are a popular migration route as they are the bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Refugees and migrants are desperately moving onwards as quickly as possible. They run against the clock, for they fear that borders ahead of them will close, as the UN refugee agency affirmed. Following the …

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The Journey of an Asylum Seeker in Italy.

Giovanni Papotti is an Italian Law student from the University of Turin (Italy) with a passion for  international law and human rights. He has been working on migration law for more than two years, both in academia and on the ground. Giovanni is currently working with  the Refugee Law Clinic in Torino, where …

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Diary of a Volunteer in Lesvos.

Gaia Giletta is an Italian 25-year-old graduate student in Paediatric Nursing. She started doing her first volunteering experiences in high school and these eventually transformed into medical missions with the evolution of her professional formation. She went to Kenya 7 times, collaborating directly with an orphanage and with their heart …

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Of mud, hope, and borders: inside Calais unofficial refugee camps

At the French coast, next to two ferry terminals leading to the UK, two refugee camps have been existing for years, though never officially recognised by the French authorities. Calais and Dunkerque have grown significantly in recent months, as it has been getting more and more difficult for the asylum …

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Media and Terrorism: Don’t Play Their Game

The media have covered the Paris attacks with macabre precision. The BBC created a model of the inside of Bataclan, with arrows pointing to where the gunmen fired first and to the emergency exit through which the crowd tried to escape. Italian newspaper “La Stampa” reported the story of a …

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Paris Attacks: How the World Reacted

Pray for Paris In what appears to be the deadliest terror attacks in France in many decades, at least 127 people were reported killed in Paris on Friday night as a series of deadly attacks was staged across the capital city. Some reports say another 200 were injured, as many as 80 seriously. Since …

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