Off-Screen Film Festival

May 21, 2019 Off-Screen Film Festival The Red Carpet outside of Het Ketelhuis in Amsterdam, decorated with golden ducks. Aleksandra Muther / The Amsterdammer A table decorated with two golden ducks and a poster of the program. Aleksandra Muther / The Amsterdammer On Wednesday, May 15th, the study association of media and information organized their […]

Student Elections Update: Chatting with the CSR parties

Student Elections Update: Chatting with the CSR parties By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTRE and SARAH IACOBACCI | May 21, 2019 This is part 2 of the series on talking to the parties running for the student elections this year. This time, we talked to Inter. 1. What are you promising for this academic year? The party promises that there […]

Europe and nationalism: why Spain is different

Europe and Nationalism: why Spain is different By DAVID KIRKHAM | May 20, 2019 Nationalists and far-right political parties continue to make alarming gains across Europe. Italy is led by a coalition of radical right-wing and populist parties, Austria’s government is shared with the ultranationalist Freedom Party (FPO), and Hungary has shifted considerably to the far […]

Demystifying Ramadan

Demystifying Ramadan By MERT ALI KIRAZ | May 11, 2019 Production: Mert Ali Kiraz Editor: Dragos Culcear Camera: Sofia van den Donk and Kira Guehring [ai1ec view=”weekly”] Support The Amsterdammer We believe in the right to inform the students, Dutch or international, about their surroundings and the university life. We give a voice to the voiceless […]

World Press Photo Award Winner: Pieter ten Hoopen

World Press Photo Award Winner: Pieter ten Hoopen By ANNA LEA JAKOBS | May 8, 2019 Pieter ten Hoopen, winner of the World Press Photo contest in 2008 and 2010, returns to the shortlist for 2019’s photo story of the year. Ten Hoopen was nominated for his work on the migrant caravan in Latin America. People […]

The paradox of the ‘strong female lead’

The paradox of the ‘strong female lead’ By REBECCA TOOK | May 7, 2019 In her recent book, Invisible Women, writer and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez examines the ‘gender data gap’. As she argues, “women are so under-represented. I was one of those girls being taught, via a curriculum, a news media and a popular culture that […]