Naomi Hunt

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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).
Vienna Police Brutality at FridaysforFuture demos

Vienna Police Under Scrutiny for Violence

Officers captured on video striking activists has brought recriminations, reviews and uproar on social media.

The Sweet Taste of Success

How hard work and good planning made Taybat Sweets a Viennese Model for Entrepreneurship

U.S. Consular Services with a Side of Fries, Please

The U.S. Embassy in Austria has partnered up with McDonald‘s to help “citizens in distress”. We sent an American to try it out.
Ibiza Gate

FPÖ Dodges Fallout from Ibiza-Gate

The Freedom Party paints itself as a victim of conspiracies, but numerous unanswered questions remain.
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sebastian kurz, confidence vote

Kurz No Longer Chancellor, Government Dismissed

+++ Breaking News, May 27, 16:20 +++ The vote of no confidence went through. Sebastian Kurz is no longer Chancellor of Austria.   The End of King Kurz? No Confidence Vote This Aftern...
Sebastian Kurz, European Union

EU Election Countdown | Kurz Adopts Far-Right Coalition Partner Positions

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s populist swipes at Brussels in the run-up to the EU election reap opposition scorn, but maybe a few votes, too Part of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s (ÖVP) much-touted political genius is his ability to appear statesman-like next to his former coalition partners in the Freedom Party (FPÖ), while simultaneously mimicking their policy positions […]
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Vaccination

A Rising Tide: Measles and the Vaccination Debate

A wave of cases in Austria puts the spotlight on anti-vaxxers, the health care system and society’s short memory Austria has been facing a spike in measles with 76 cases since the beginning of 2019, which is almost as many as in all of 2018. In April, the Klagenfurt public bus system was briefly shut […]
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Rojava

A Hello to Arms | Rojava at the Volkstheater

Rojava offers lessons on love, life and death from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Rojava, the self-described autonomous administration of the Kurdish area of Syria has excited the public imagination in Europe. Committed to the principles of socialism, feminism, environmentalism, and diversity, it’s buoyed by inspiring images of the bold female fighters […]
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Much Ado About Guns

The opening of a new sporting goods store on the Mariahilferstrasse reveals the cultural rift over firearms in Austria A minor kerfuffle ensued last week when customers at a new sports store at Ger...
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