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Did Karl Marx Write That Croats Should Be Drowned in the Danube and Wiped Off the Face of the Earth?

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 14/5/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević We discovered a quote similar to the one mentioned in the title within an article from October 1848, a revolutionary year, published in a newspaper edited by Marx. At the beginning of this month, on the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, Marx’s alleged statement about […]

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The Madagascar Egg-Bearing Thrush Does Not Exist

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 30/4/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević A picture of an unusual bird from Madagascar is spreading on the internet, accompanied by claims that it is the only bird that does not lay eggs or build a nest. Social networks, as any active user can confirm, are filled with interesting content from […]

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Facial Recognition Technology Brings Negative Impacts on Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 6/5/2024; Author: Melita Vrsaljko China leads in surveillance, but the practice is also expanding in neighboring regions. In Serbia, over a thousand cameras have been installed across 600 locations. Citizens worldwide are increasingly being monitored, and dystopian scenes of surveillance cameras connected to software for facial recognition and biometric […]

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Who Benefits from the EU Migration and Asylum Pact?

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 14/4/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević The European Parliament has approved several legislative texts related to migration and asylum, with all Croatian MEPs who voted endorsing the proposals from the package. After the European Parliament approved the new EU Migration and Asylum Pact, the European political elites eagerly announced the news […]

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Uncovering Facts: Ants Circling a Smartphone in 2015

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 12/4/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević A video allegedly showing a homemade experiment has been circulating online, fueling unverified claims and speculations about the potential dangers of smartphones. A group of ants was moving chaotically around a smartphone when, just seconds before it rang, they formed a circle and began to […]

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Interior Ministry: Milorad Dodik’s Son Didn’t Apply for Croatian Citizenship

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 11/4/2024; Author: Ivica Kristović The Ministry of the Interior told Faktograf that the claims circulated by Nikola Kajkić, an independent candidate on the joint list of Most and the Croatian Sovereignists, were false. On April 8, Professor Goran Jurisic, co-founder and head of the Croatian Center for Research on […]

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Child Deaths in India Exploited to Disseminate False Claims About HPV Vaccine

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 11/3/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević A 2011 report by an Indian commission concluded that the deaths of seven girls were not linked to the HPV vaccine Social networks are rife with inaccurate and unfounded claims about the dangers of vaccines. While opponents of vaccination and conspiracy theory proponents typically target […]

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Under France and Germany’s Guidance, Directive to Combat Violence Against Women Excludes Rape

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 8/3/2024; Author: Ivan Nekić Croatia is among the member states that apply the ‘only yes means yes’ approach. Accordingly, the Croatian MEPs advocated for the adoption of a directive that would include this approach. On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, the European Commission unveiled a proposal for a […]

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France Was Not the First Country to Enshrine Abortion Rights in Its Constitution

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 7/3/2024; Author: Anja Vladisavljević While France is set to become the first country to explicitly include the right to ‘voluntary termination of pregnancy’ in its Constitution, it is worth noting that the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) previously offered protection of similar significance, albeit in less explicit terms, […]

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Journalistic Research Reveals Ongoing Advocacy for “Conversion Practices” Among LGBT Individuals in Europe

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 30/1/2024; Author: Matea Grgurinović Last year in Poland, the ninth annual conference organized by the International Foundation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice took place. This organization promotes therapies that have been condemned by both the European Parliament and the Commission. Last year, the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and […]