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Multiculturalism and migration: the need to acknowledge cultural difference

Multiculturalism and migration: the need to acknowledge cultural difference
Camila Azavedo

Camila Azavedo

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Camila Azevedo is a Brazilian/Portuguese graduate with extensive international experience. Currently based in Sweden, she has also lived in Brazil, Norway, England and Jamaica. Camila holds a Master of Science degree in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Media and Communication Studies from Santos Catholic University, Brazil. Camila has four years of professional experience in program management support, communications, research, marketing and education. Originally a journalist, Camila is interested in the intersection of communications and development, especially concerning policy, communications, research and advocacy services. Her main research interests include agrarian and environmental issues, forced labor, inequality, corporate accountability and migration. Camila’s fieldwork-based master’s thesis deals with the question of access to land in Southern Brazil and the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), the largest peasant movement in Latin America. It has been nominated for the Hydén Award for best thesis in socioeconomic and political issues in developing countries by Lund University, Sweden.
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In an editorial from 30 March entitled “How did we end up here?”, Hebdo argues that there is an environment of fear of criticizing Islam in France. All the Muslim migrants or second generation citizens are tacitly and indirectly responsible for this climate through their cultural practices, contributing to the silencing of critique. The article […]

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Tackling Elitism in Education: What does that mean for France?

Tackling Elitism in Education: What does that mean for France?

Rowan Anderson

Rowan Anderson is an MA French and English Literature student at the University of St Andrews who is currently spending a year abroad in
Strasbourg. She also writes for the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review
and is a staff reviewer for The Monitor: the Journal of International
Studies at the College of William and Mary.
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  One of the most debated aspects of the reform is the fact that Christian history will be taught as an optional module, while Islamic history will remain a compulsory subject. Author: Rowan Anderson School teachers in France have gone on strike this week to protest newly published education reforms proposed by Francois Hollande’s socialist […]

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French Anti-terrorism Bill: a new Orwellian reality?

French Anti-terrorism Bill: a new Orwellian reality?

Kristina Mihnevich

Kristina holds a BA of Engineeringand an MA in “European Studies on Society, Science and Technology” (Maastricht University, IT University of Copenhagen). She also successfully finished an OSF Summer School on European Studies at İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi. Her Master's thesis related to the EU-US debates on the Internet privacy after Snowden's revelations. Kristina has a two-year work experience in IT companies, and has recently accomplished her internship on cyber-security in the context of international relations at CERI SciencesPo. Her current research interest is a variety of social aspects of Internet technologies, with main focus on cyber-security,surveillance and privacy.
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Photo: TweakTown French society holds its breath till the 5th May of 2015, the day when the final decision on the Anti-terrorism Bill proposal will be made. And they well have a reason to be afraid. Author: Kristina Mikhnevich If I do not want to subscribe for Facebook, I will not subscribe. The State, it […]

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