A feminist society was created by 16-, 17- and 18-year-old girls in response to an offensive behavior of their male peers. The young activists are defending gender equality and respect for women.[Source]
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The Dutch government is concerned at the number of fraud-related cases detected in the Social Security system. Bulgarian residents filled false claims for childcare and housing benefits. This incident has provoked a negative reaction from a local population. [Source]
Two Frenchmen made a claim against the 60-year-old mayor. The official had refused to wed a same-sex couple under a new law. Mr.Colo runs a risk of being fanned and imprisoned for not carrying out his official duties.[Source]
The anti-Muslim atmosphere which prevails in Greece could pose a danger to immigrants. A new ¨clash¨ has been produced between Orthodoxes and Muslims due to plans for a mosque. In time of crisis, Greeks have become more susceptible to express publicly their ideas about extreme nationalism and racism.[Source]
Facebook is under pressure of adverts. Big companies don´t want to see their advertising campaign on Facebook page of controversial groups. Now, a leader of social-media system is looking for a new procedure also called as a ¨gold standard¨ which will able to select ¨secure¨ pages for adverts.[Source]
The group of youths (Italian, immigrants and second generation) who created “Occhio ai media”, an observatory whose aim is monitoring and reporting racist and discriminatory press, wrote the book ¨Nella mia tendopoli nessuno è straniero¨. The book tells about the earthquake that took place in Emilia Romagna from the immigrants point of view: they lost their homes and lived side by side with italians inside the tents.
In a post on his blog, the italian politician Beppe Grillo lists a series of crimes committed by immigrants: again, politics try to spread fear and gain consensus by enforcing in the public opinion the prejudice that a migrant must be a criminal.