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Mariëlle Wijermars interviewed by UM

Mariëlle Wijermars has been interviewed by UM about internet surveillance and censorship in Russia.

You can read the interview here.

FASoS members active on Alarm Day for Science

Several FASoS members figured in the Alarm Day for Science on 6 April.

On the UM website, Pieter Plessis, Yoram Carboex and John Parkinson released their video statements about how the lack of university funding plays out in their work.

Interviews with Lies Wesseling and Harro van Lente appeared in Observant and 1Limburg. Harro van Lente was guest at the evening television programme of L1.


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Klaartje Peters writes opinion piece in De Limburger

Klaartje Peters has written an opinion piece in De Limburger about corruption scandals in the Limburg provincial government.

You can read the opinion piece here.

Nantke Pecht featured in De Limburger

De Limburger has interviewed Nantke Pecht on her research in the former mining district of Eisden in Belgium. In her PhD dissertation, Nantke analysed the language and social practices of the last remaining speakers of Cité Duits (lit. mining district German).

You can read the article here.

First UM Campus Brussels podcast

Listen to the first episode of UM Campus Brussels’ new podcast series “Stories from Brussels” with Christine Neuhold, Gergana Noutcheva and Darian Meacham.

Michael Shackleton records podcast with author Martyn Bond

Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi was one of the pioneers of the process of European integration in the 20th century.

In this podcast prepared for UACES, Michael Shackleton interviews Martyn Bond, the author of the first biography in English of Coudenhove-Kalergi, about his remarkable life and the political figures he encountered. The book’s title “Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard” speaks volumes about the kind of man he was.

Thomas Frissen interviewed by UM

Thomas Frissen has been interviewed by UM about the extent to which the flood of information, ideas and visual stimuli digital technologies expose us to could help radicalise individuals and polarise societies.

You can read the interview here.

Karin van Leeuwen interviewed by UM about Dutch elections

Karin van Leeuwen has been interviewed by UM about the Dutch elections, which took place yesterday, 17 March. In the interview, Karin discussed how the Netherlands would almost inevitably vote for more of the same and how a consensus-driven political system still makes for an intriguing spectator sport.

You can read the interview here.

Leonie Cornips interviewed by 1Limburg

Leonie Cornips has been interviewed by the regional news outlet 1Limburg about the Limburgish dialect.

You can listen to the interview here.

Mariëlle Wijermars comments on Russia’s throttling of Twitter

On 10 March, Russia announced it had begun throttling Twitter for its failure to comply with Russian take-down requests. The limitation of bandwidth available to the app is a censoring technique not previously used by Russia.

On Meduza’s ‘Naked Pravda’ podcast, Mariëlle Wijermars commented on this latest development in Russia’s efforts to control foreign social media.


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