Why a decolonial context to the Pandora Papers is needed

A deep dive into colonial history helps journalists to understand the root of the problem. It’s five and a half years ago when 11.5 million leaked documents with personal financial information about wealthy individuals and public officials were published in The Panama Papers. A month later, in May 2016, the whistleblower who leaked the documents … Continue reading Why a decolonial context to the Pandora Papers is needed

The censorship of Facebook and Instagram to posts about #Palestine shouldn’t come as a surprise

It was when I watched the documentary "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix when I realized that the most influential social media companies are built by white people with a capitalistic goal. The film was revelatory regarding the huge power these networks have over our lives on many levels, socially, culturally and politically. And the fact … Continue reading The censorship of Facebook and Instagram to posts about #Palestine shouldn’t come as a surprise

Our hypocrisy on social media shows that our egos are still very big

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians reignited and social media platforms are full of posts about the unequal war and the colonial history of the state of Israel as a settler colony. I also shared a post on my Instagram with stills from the documentary “Born in Gaza” by Italian-Argentinian war correspondent, writer and … Continue reading Our hypocrisy on social media shows that our egos are still very big

There is no comfortable shortcut to inclusion

I promised myself to write a new blog every day for at least a month. This is blog number three and I already wanted to skip it. Not because I don’t know what to write, more like the opposite: my head is full of thoughts and ideas but there is also a washing machine waiting … Continue reading There is no comfortable shortcut to inclusion

We should stop parachuting Western journalists into foreign countries

CNN journalist Clarissa Ward shared the boarding pass of her flight to Myanmar on Twitter and immediately received a lot of backlashes. Her tweet has almost seven thousands comments, a lot of them calling her visit into question, as the country is under military rule since the coup in the beginning of February and she apparently … Continue reading We should stop parachuting Western journalists into foreign countries