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by Hanna Torseke, the visual editor of The Queer Issue

Memory n° 1

In the summer of 2014, I found myself walking down the streets of Zanzibar extremely dehydrated. With the blistering heat hitting close to 40 degrees celsius, and the cultural taboo of showing female bodies freely in the…


by Anneleen Ophoff, the editor-in-chief of The Queer Issue

Kigali, Rwanda. 2014.

I’m sipping a beer at the bar of the infamous Hotel des Mille Collines, better known as Hotel Rwanda from the eponymous film on the Rwandan Genocide. …


by Eddie Stok, Creative Director of Are We Europe

It would be very easy for me to talk about my insecure years as a baby gay. But to be brutally honest with myself, that story isn’t all that interesting. If that’s the type of story you’re after, I would rather…


There are more and more collaborations between European journalists, but there is no media outlet that serves all of Europe. Is society ready for pan-European journalism? And what would it look like?

by Nina Rijnierse

This article originally appeared in Dutch in De Groene Amsterdammer in April 2021. This is a translation. Are We Europe was not involved in the writing of this article in any way.

John Donica of Are We Europe films during an anti-corruption protest in Chișinău, Moldova, August 26, 2018. ©Christian Helgi Beaussier.

It’s a drizzly Friday afternoon and in a small room in Brussels, fifteen young journalists…


February has gone by in a flash, like a tornado filled with high-running emotions and constant changes. This was the month of our very first membership campaign, or should I say: the very first month of our never-ending membership campaign?

Our goals last month were simple:

  1. To establish ourselves as…


Are We Europe is proud to be moving to a membership model. As of right now, our readers can sign up to become members — all part of our plan to really listen to you.

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Becoming member-driven is super exciting, but it also means a few practical changes.

As of…


As a young media outlet, Are We Europe is constantly looking for the right recipe for survival. A business model that enables us to pay the bills and produce innovative storytelling without having to compromise our vision.

Back in 2016, four university friends who were disillusioned with the rise of…


2020 was a catalytic year for the fight against systemic racism. But Europe still struggles to “unsilence” its past.

Photography by Hannah Reyes Morales featured in Are We Europe’s latest issue, “Unsilencing: The Colonialism Issue”.

As an independent magazine on European culture and identity, we’ve covered lots of themes over the past five years: elections, technology, religion, climate change and, most recently, the pandemic.


The power of storytelling through sound

An intimate voice speaks to you, while in the background middle eastern folk music blends with the sound of aircraft, shouting soldiers, and shells whistling by overhead. This is the soundscape of “Our Man in the Middle East”, one of my all-time favorite podcasts. It’s produced by Jeremy Bowen, the…


How diving into the unknown might lead you exactly to where you need to be.

Photo by Ramin Mazur

The last time I saw her, she was facing the Moldovan armed police, holding an upcycled 20L water bottle turned drum-set. Aliona is now standing right in front of me, calmly holding a beer. “You’re back,” she says with a smile.

It’s October 2019 and we’re in C51, a renovated…

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