From recession-hit Greece, to protest-heavy Spain, to Germany – the eye of the economic storm, the June issue of the Al Jazeera English digital magazine profiles a continent in crisis.
Europe has become the economic fault line of the world; a major financial crisis has in recent years unsettled the previously thriving region. Since 2008, prices have risen, job prospects have decreased, protest movements have sprung up en masse, and extremist ideologies have found a space in which to thrive.
But as large swathes of young Europeans finds themselves ‘lost’ in the quagmire of recession, austerity and depression, there are also pockets of calm, and sectors that have managed to turn the tide around.
In this edition of our award-winning monthly magazine, we present the story of contemporary Europe, from the beginnings of the financial crisis, to the plight of those who have been hit the hardest; from a look at the main culprits, to the stories of those who are trying to bring about change.
Featured in this issue are:
- Europe’s lost generation – Young graduates who no longer look towards a bright future have become part of the new face of a continent caught in limbo .
- The rise of the right – As Europe’s ongoing economic crisis provides a hotbed for extremist ideologies, concerns are growing that far-right parties are making headway into mainstream politics.
- Greece: The aftermath – A striking photo essay showing the effects of austerity and the financial crisis on the worst-hit nation in the eurozone.
- Poverty: A tale of two continents or the story of one world? – As the dynamics of wealth change in Europe and Africa, we gauge poverty levels between the world’s richest and poorest continents.
Al Jazeera’s indepth global approach to journalism, allied with a commitment to giving “voice to the voiceless” and presenting the “counter-narrative”, has won it numerous awards and plaudits over the years.
The Al Jazeera English digital magazine showcases the very best of our journalism from across the globe. It was recently honoured at the 2013 Webby Awards, by receiving the People’s Voice Award in the Best News category.
In past years, Al Jazeera English has also been named “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society, received a Peabody award for its coverage of the Arab uprisings, and a Columbia-DuPont award for its coverage of the Haiti earthquake.
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