A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France’s Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’

This article by Suzanne Lehn and Marie Bohner originally appeared on Global Voices on November 11, 2014. French freelance videographer Gaspard Glanz was taken into custody on October 26 as he was filming a video of the dismantling of the Calais “jungle”, a massive refugee camp near Port of Calais, which was evacuated by French Read more about A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France’s Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’[…]

France: new repressions and massive restriction of the freedom if the press

On September 1st – the first day of school – some students took part in a “manif sauvage”. Though this is a prohibited demonstration, it occurs quite frequently in France due to its prominence in the French protest culture. Despite the numourous forms of repression, the actvists keep their tail up. At the beginning of Read more about France: new repressions and massive restriction of the freedom if the press[…]

50 participants and heavy rain at Pegida Munich 29th august 2016

The heavy rain did not stop Pegida Munich from marching through the streets again. This time, they “walked” from the Siegestor to the Münchner Freiheit, where they turned into a byroad and back. It was a typical Pegida without any highlights; some counter-protesters tried to block and so Pegida had to use the other side of the street. The demonstration Read more about 50 participants and heavy rain at Pegida Munich 29th august 2016[…]