Naomi Hunt

Naomi Hunt is a managing editor at Metropole, with roots in the U.S. and Malaysia that have long been buried under Austrian soil. She previously served as a program manager at the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and was a Senior Press Freedom Adviser at the International Press Institute (IPI).

From Timber to Timbre

In a fast-paced, digital world, Vienna’s master instrument makers seem to live a time apart.
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Philippa Strache – in or out of Parliament? In, she says.

The far-right Freedom Party decides not to give Philippa Strache a seat in parliament (though they may not have a choice), while husband H.C. appears to be floating the idea of founding his own party

Scientists Offer Advice on Climate Change

We spoke with climate researcher Mathias Kirchner about Austria’s forthcoming Energy and Climate Plan, scientists’ efforts to help politicians, and why systemic reform is barely on the horizon.
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Wiener Wiesn | The Chipmunks Couldn’t Save Us

It was all as it should be: Schlager music, gigantic beers, traditional dress, sizable pretzels. It isn’t you, Wiener Wiesn. It’s me.

Thomas Cook Insolvency Affects Thousands in Austria

The British travel giant announced Monday its would cease all operations, stranding tens of thousands and costing thousands of jobs.
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Fridays for Future | How a Movement of Kids Is Leading the Way

This Friday, the youth-led movement will launch its largest collective action ever. Three local representatives tell us how complex the challenge is – and how, with collective effort, we can rise to the challenge.

Blue + Yellow = Green | Let’s Talk Trash

Sorting out recyclables just got a little easier in Vienna, thanks to an initiative that lets people chuck plastic and metal into the same container.
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Back to School | Our Vienna Survival Guide for Education Helps Expats Aged 1 to ...

Metropole adds another title to its Survival Guide series this November – this time, we tackle education in Austria. Here, an excerpt from the introduction.
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The Casinos Austria Scandal Stains Everyone

Election campaigns for the National Assembly are in full swing, but the fallout continues for the far-right Freedom Party (FPĂ–) and Novomatic. As Metropole covered last week, these are alleged to have...