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Melita Zajc

Zajc is a media writer, researcher and film critic. She lives and works in Slovenia, Italy and Africa.

Hitler's favorite director Leni Riefenstahl

FALSE OF HISTORY? Nina Gladitz challenges the notion that Leni Riefenstahl was an ingenious artist with poor political views. Her documentary about the filmmaker has been hidden in the German WDR archive since 1982. The reactions to Gladitz's book also show how difficult it is to seek truth and give the weakest in society a voice.

Anyone can make news

AVERAGE: Do the media maintain social and societal conditions, or are they a tool for change?

Save Assange, save democracy

FAIRNESS: While the US extradition request for Assange will be processed in another court round, Assange is still fighting a battle for democracy and journalistic integrity.

Touch, bubbles and buns for dementia

DEMENTIA: Nurse May Bjerre Eiby has developed a new treatment method for the elderly with dementia, with a belief in "hug and cake".

Absorbed by the exterior

PHOTO: Photographer Helmut Newton's controversial cult status persists long after his death.

False priest listens to true testimony

DIFFICULT ASKED: In Thy Kingdom Come, photographer and filmmaker Eugene Richards gives voice to ordinary people who are largely invisible in today's United States.

The diverse global village

MEDIA: Transnational media landscapes are emerging and shaping a backdrop of increasing mobility in our global village

When going to the cinema becomes a political act

SUDAN: What role can cinema play in democracy building?

The age of the platforms

MEDIA: Author Geert Lovink analyzes contemporary use of social media and looks at a possible end to "platform nihilism".