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Riem Higazi

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

Brad Firth

Caribou Legs - A First Nation Warrior

Brad Caribou Legs Firth is running from the west to the east coast of Canada with a cause and I caught up with him for a chat.

Somalia female president candidate

Another Female Presidential Candidate Making History

Hillary Clinton is in good company: one-time refugee Fadumo Dayib is Somalia's first female candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.

Frau wirft Haare in die Luft

Generation What?

If you’re between 18 and 34, you can help define your generation by simply answering 173 questions.



Manchmal hauen wir uns auf ein Packerl mit Ö1 und dann kommt sowas dabei 'raus...

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The End of Zaman

The Turkish government's hostile takeover of the best-selling newspaper Zaman (which means 'Time' in English) is yet another way for Turkish President Erdogan to say, "Criticise me and suffer the consequences."


No Weapon, No Cry

Guns DO kill people and so do the people who have guns and missiles and tanks and cluster munitions and rocket-propelled grenades and tanks and so on. So how do you stop the killing? International arms trade embargoes. That's what the EU Parliament and Amnesty International are working on...


Hey Riem, You're Famous!

'Tis the season for cheesy cheer but here's a real-life story of an everyday miracle made possible by the extraordinary kindness of strangers.

French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold a joint press conference following a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 26, 2015


Reality Check: France meets Russia, terror raids in Germany, approved asylum in Austria, anti-refugee police brutality in Serbia/Montenegro, and the CARE package turns 70.

Peter Alexander Hackmair

Träume verändern

Vom Fußballer zum Weltreisenden: Ein Reality Check Special zum Thema "Freigereist - The Priorities of PA Hackmair"

Flüchtlingskind in Slowenien

On the Fence...

Reality Check: The Great Austrian Fence Debate, Hot Spots, The Years of Living Dangerously, and Happy Cities

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.

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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."

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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.

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