Stories

What Being Constantly Anxious Feels Like

You’re looking for a person who will understand, help and advise you about what to do. But the answer is usually the same : “You’re worrying about something silly”.

"Feeling Lonely?" - the Epidemic of Loneliness

You may actively send messages during the day, write posts on Facebook, and end the day in your friend circle, but that doesn’t mean you cannot experience loneliness.

Inside the Belarusian Detention Center

“I want the whole world to see that in the 21st century there is still a country in the centre of Europe that tortures people for different political views.”

2+2=5 - How Propaganda Works

A couple of  centuries ago propaganda could reach a certain part of society. Nowadays, there is a variety of propaganda tools and the scale of their influence is also much broader.

Protests in Belarus - Will Europe's Last Dictator Finally Lose?

Journalists and civic activists tell us why some people of Belarus feel that this time will be different, after 26 years under “Europe’s last dictator”.

Qasem Soleimani - a Martyr Who Was Murdered?

The Iranian media and other news sources close to IRGC in the region followed two major propaganda routes.

Qasem Soleimani - a Terrorist Whose Killing Was Justified?

The western media pictured him as the top Iranian General and the second most powerful figure in Iran’s politics.The US media knew that Qasem Soleimani had been an enormous threat to the US and its allies for decades; they knew he was directly involved in the death of hundreds of US servicemen in Iraq.

Is “Cancel Culture” Cancelling Free Speech?

The critical voices against the phenomenon are getting stronger. But for now, the “cancel culture” is pretty far from being canceled itself.

Brotherhood and Deportation – Racism in the Soviet Union

Tackling racism was a significant part of the ideology, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, this only concerned capitalist racism.