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).

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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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...
growing up in Vienna

How to Grow Up in Vienna

Coming of age in Vienna can be frightening, freeing and exhilarating at the same time - just like growing up. Arriving in Vienna at 14 was like being let out of a cage. At least that’s ho...