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Cultural mash-ups, political slip-ups, and other things that make me go hmmm.

Karim El Gawhary

Auf der Flucht

The ORF's Chief Middle East Correspondent and the Head of its Cairo Bureau, Karim El-Gawhary has co-authored a new book called "Auf der Flucht". A Saturday Reality Check Special with Karim El-Gawhary.


Tears on the Tracks

Reality Check- Refugees: the stand-off in Hungary, the current UK situation, and a private citizen's spontaneous excursion to Budapest.

Schild mit der Aufschrift: Sichere Fluchtwege jetzt!

Air to Breathe

Reality Check: Human rights lawyer Manfred Nowak on real solutions to European policies regarding refugees and Ilias Chatzis, the Chief of Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (UN Office on Drugs and Crime).

Flagge des Kosovo

The Importance of Words

Reality Check: Serbia and Kosovo sign landmark agreements and the Refugee/Migrant Crisis deepens...

Bill Cosby

I Never Liked Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby was THE all-American dad of the eighties and a self-appointed moral compass for especially the African American community after that... Now he can add serial rapist to his legacy.

20 Kommentare

Hinterbliebener eiens Opfers von Flug MH17

Remembrance and Protection

Reality Check: Commemorations marking one year since the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash take place while many questions go unanswered. PLUS: a border fence goes up in Hungary.

Protests in Greece

The People Are Angry

Reality Check: Street violence erupted in Athens as Greek politicians voted on reforms demanded by European partners and tens of thousands take to the streets of Tokyo as Japanese politicians vote to permit troops to fight overseas.



After a 12-year stand-off a historic Iran nuclear deal is made in Vienna and after a 9-year journey, a NASA space probe gets close enough to Pluto to start sending pictures.

Flüchtling sitzt am Boden inmitten einer Zeltstadt

Süßer Gruß aus der bitteren Küche

Es werden Zettel an Asylwerber verteilt, auf denen steht: "NO WAY! You will not make Europa your home."

8 Kommentare

Rachel Dolezal

Fake-Schwarz oder Witzbold-Weiß?

Der Fall einer amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsaktivistin sorgt für heftige Diskussionen. Jahrelang hat sie sich als Afro-Amerikanerin ausgegeben, obwohl sie eigentlich just-plain eine weiße Amerikanerin ist.

78 Kommentare


Artificial Intelligence - An Introduction

Speech recognition, cyborgs, funerals for dead-never-really-live dogs, Scarlett Johansson's sexiest body part, a robot catfish at SXSW, a human brain collective grid, and my cousin Martin Haslinger.

Mohammed-Karikatur auf dem Charlie Hebdo-Cover

Charlie Hebdo: A Many-Layered Story

Je suis vs Je ne suis pas, freedom of expression vs hate speech, religion and responsibility, government responsibility, the far-reaching tentacles of war, the definition of satire, radicalization, integration, an impasse of deadly human frustration etc. etc. etc.

Comedian John Lloyd

Why Is There Something and Not Nothing?

Reality Check: British comedy television legend John Lloyd talks 'Spitting Image', the Queen's giggle, what's really the matter, and a whole bunch of other stuff that will make you laugh and think.

Lichtgrenze, Berliner Mauer

Ich bin ein Berliner

25 years post-Mauerfall. Blitz-Reise to Berlin. Generous guests and their personal stories. Berlin totally rocks.

Barack Obama

How Do You End a War that Just Won't Stop?

Reality Check: President Obama's IS plan, Turkey and IS, a partial-verdict in the Pistorious case, and the plastic bags ban in Rwanda.


A New Front and New Frontiers

Reality Check: A Russian invasion on a new Ukrainian front? And an interview with the President of the Alpbach European Forum, Franz Fischler.

Robin WIlilams

Robin and Riem

Robin Williams, a man she never met, accompanied her since she was 8 and this morning, gave her the courage to be open about depression.

19 Kommentare

Ambulance in Egypt

Egypt Has Unliked Hamas

Reality Check- the relationship between Gaza and Egypt and a peek inside a new Afro-Austrian lifestyle magazine

Palästinensische Frau auf der Flucht

Friends and Enemies

Reality Check: an increasingly isolated Russia still has some very big friends and the search for truth as age-old enemies call each other out on lies and fabrication.

7 Kommentare

Grinsender Erfinder des Peace-Games

The World Peace Game

...isn't just a game, it's a vital life lesson not only kids need to learn.

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