Europe News

Russian Crackdowns Affect More than LGBTs

More concerning news regarding the situation of human rights in Russia.  Radio Free Europe, the famous pro-liberty radio station that broadcasts to Russia on shortwave and is financed by a grant from the United States, reports that two young members of the Mormon Church, known officially as the Church of the Latter Day Saints, have been detained by Russian authorities on unspecified charges.  A spokesperson for the church, which has an unusual interpretation of religious scripture, told a television channel in Utah that the two youngsters were in a good condition but understandably worr

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Amnesty Calls for NI Law Reforms

The Irish World newspaper, which is a community paper for Irish people living in Britain, reports that Amnesty International has called on the UK government to intercede in Northern Ireland's politics and grant samesex marriage as well as the right to abortion.

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Russian Dissidents Celebrated in Play

BBC Radio Four dramatised the story of Pussy Riot at the weekend, the pro-LGBT, pro-democracy feminist punk rock group who were persecuted by the Russian State and the increasingly belligerent Russian Orthodox Church for their protest at the power of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President.

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Students in Spain Unite for Proper Sex Ed

It was not widely reported in the UK, but the left wing fortnightly paper The Socialist, formerly known as Militant, says that a school strike and demonstrations, whose demands include an end to classroom sexism and homophobia, linked up young people, veteran campaigners and a w

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Belgrade Pride Gains Official Support from PM

The pro-democracy broadcaster Radio Free Europe says that the Prime Minister of Serbia and the Mayor of the Capital City, Belgrade, joined several hundred LGBT activists in a show of solidarity for a Pride March and festival in the Balkan country.

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The New European newspaper, which is the main voice of the anti-BREXIT movement in the UK, has received largely good feedback for its pop up “feminist” edition edited by Caroline Crialdo-P


The left wing weekly paper Socialist Worker says that around one hundred thousand people have protested in Budapest against the government of Victor Orban, which is anti-gay and has also b


The Times newspaper reports that Victor Orban's far right wing government in Hungary is eyeing a fourth term in power at this weekend's elections.  The government has been anti-EU and anti


The Independent is amongst those media this weekend to praise the new French independent film "120 BPM", which charts the politics and love at the centre of the Aids Coalition to Unleash P


The international service of Radio Romania, the state broadcaster based in Bucharest interviewed the head of the country's most prestigious film festival this week.

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