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My Sámi adventure

Maxine Jacobs (Ngāi Tahu) travelled to Helsinki, Finland, and Kautokeino, Norway,  as a student member of the University of Canterbury delegation to the Inclusive Journalism Initiative seminar in November 2015. Her participation was funded by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the university. Stepping off the plane into a country I knew little about excited me. Everything […]

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Filling in the gaps for Estonians living with a disability

Conscious cafe: (L-R) Karl Pedemann, Katrin Ōunapuu and Vello Leitham from Kehrwieder.   I get to the cafe one minute late. I take off my coat and scarf. The smell of coffee beans is enough to make my mouth water. But I’m not in the cafe to order a latte. After I put my bag […]

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The future of seal-hunting in Greenland

Watch the video here Made by Struan Purdie (New Zealand), Bobby Schinkel (The Netherlands) and Anne Lebreton (France), international students in TV Journalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

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Freedom Square, Tallinn. Called Victory Square in Soviet Times where Rallies and Parades were performed. The Victory Column (left) commemorates the War of Independence 1918-1922

New Problems for a Different Way of Life in Estonia

By Sparky Broome Twenty-three years after Estonia gained re-independence from the Soviet Union new problems have emerged for everyday life. While life is dramatically different today from when it was in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic, this does not necessary mean that life is easier than it was prior to re-independence but that there are […]

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Who is making your coffee?

By: Alice Langridge, Denise Dalla Colletta, Tiia-Maria Taponen Roza Mononen can serve your coffee in seven different languages and always with a smile. Her customers may not know that the same lady who makes their sandwiches has an impressive academic career behind her. She has written plenty of books, and worked as a university researcher […]

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Russian threats reopen a chapter of Estonia’s past

By TJ Aumua It’s like living in a fairytale. Narrow cobbled streets, arched shop doorways and two bewitching pale brick towers, with cone-shaped tops, known as the Viru Gates, welcome you into the town. One thing is for sure, Tallinn is beautiful. But despite its exterior, Tallinn and the rest of Estonia’s history is as […]

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The most godless nation on earth

As you enter Estonia’s capital by ferry, the image you get is one of romantic Europe. But Tallinn’s skyline – dominated by an eclectic mix of church spires – creates an illusion at odds with Estonia’s reputation as the ‘least religious’ country in Europe, and possibly the world. Scott Yeoman explores why. Read the full story […]

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Media ‘freedom’ in West Papua exposed

West Papua, the Melanesian region in the Pacific ruled by Indonesia, has long been plagued by issues of media freedom. But for the first time a journalist from the country has visited New Zealand to highlight how dire the situation really is. However, with increasing pressure on Indonesia’s new president, the country may soon see […]

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The rise of extremist movements in Greece

With an economy lying in ruins, and national morale at an all-time low, many Greeks are turning to extremist movements for answers. Craig Hoyle reports.

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Integration in Denmark

Denmark is often seen as a small and homogenous society. So how does it approach the integration of foreign people into its culture? Michael Knewstubb reports.

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