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Speciesism is the biased belief in the superiority of some species over others. According to this prejudice some animal species are favoured over others, and the human animal is favoured above all other species.

The Hybrid Artist: An All-Rounder in the Cultural Field

Paper
Roeliena Aukema
16/04/2021
15 minutes to read

The hybrid artist is not only an artist that works interdisciplinary but uses notions from different fields to expand their practice as an artist to explore different creative roles in society and within the arts.

Leonardo DiCaprio and his activism

Leonardo DiCaprio and online activism

Article
Iris Dumoulin
26/02/2020
13 minutes to read

Leonardo DiCaprio has been stealing hearts since the '90s. But next to his acting, he has also been an environmental activist. To this day, his online posts encourage others to change the world. Can such a famous actor honestly be an activist?

Greta Thunberg: the climate striking catalyst

Article
Juliette Berndsen
06/10/2020
12 minutes to read

Greta Thunberg became well-known after she went climate striking one Friday in 2018. Thanks to digital media, she has become the catalyst for a global movement that inspired teenagers across the world to start climate striking.

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Extinction Rebellion's Global Hunger Strike

Article
Merel Groot
27/01/2020
15 minutes to read

Controversial activist movement Extinction Rebellion organized a Global Hunger Strike to raise awareness on food shortages globally, urging governments to take action. This article examines how they used Facebook's affordances for their campaign.

How haters helped the rise of Greta Thunberg's popularity

Article
Francesca Iaboni
18/03/2020
22 minutes to read

This article dicusses the ways in which Greta Thunberg has been represented on social media, focusing on the way in which she has been discredited as the face of the largest environmental youth protest in history.

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Hurricane Dorian: Making news out of breaking news

Article
Vinicio Ntouvlis
05/11/2019
11 minutes to read

A breaking-news event like Hurricane Dorian can stir up public debate on political and social issues through its media coverage. In this case study, we examine how both mainstream and "new" media played a role in shaping such debates around Dorian.