Maddy French

Maddy French is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Austria but reporting from around Central and Eastern Europe. Her articles have appeared in the Guardian, Observer and the Independent on Sunday amongst others, and she also works part-time for the English-language news agency Central European News.



Why Austrians are opening their homes to refugees

In the midst of an asylum housing crisis in Austria, a new initiative invites refugees to stay in people’s spare rooms.

Human Rights

Hungarian gay rights activist's fight with fascism

Persecuted by far-right sympathisers, Andrea Giuliano has pushed police to investigate hate crime - without success.