Photographer Gianfranco Tripodo has achieved one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism, the World Press Photo, thanks to a snapshot that shows one of the harshest realities of the European Union: the situation of immigrants in the border city of Melilla.
We brought the MH team to the bench to learn why they travel, and asked Andreea Mironiuc to illustrate their reasons. The travel bug doesn’t bite everyone the same way, nor with the same intensity. People travel for many reasons, with some doing it because because they were forced to do so, and others because they just aren’t able to stop. It also depends on when in their life you ask them.
This new year will be an important one for the continent, with the elections of the European Parliament coming up and the economic crisis not yet resolved. 15 members of the Meeting Halfway team are sharing their hopes and expectations for Europe in 2014.
We spoke to Andrey Glushkó, who moved to Spain to live in ‘’freedom’’, his friend Anastasiya Belickaya, the young political scientist Nina Ivanova and the correspondent for El Mundo (daily Spanish newspaper) in Moscow to discover why 74 percent of Russians do not socially accept homosexuality.
“Translating in Russian is not the same as in Spanish/ Translating between the two languages/ Doubly impossible”. With these verses, Natalia Litvinova summarises her stance towards life as a Spanish writer and a Russian translator, two literary worlds that have met, for a fraction of a second, at Meeting Halfway. Thinking about Natalia Litvinova is like remembering those childhood moments where we discovered, for the first time, that...
In just a year, the number of Spaniards arriving in Germany has doubled; however, only a third of them make it past the first few months of their stay. Amaya, Pedro and Pablo tell us what it’s really like to be a Spanish immigrant in Berlin.
The consequences of the war in Bosnia still remain. “The majority of the young Bosnians want to leave.” Alma, Anela and Srđan tell us about the reality of a divided country. The experts then explain to us what happened.