Austria’s Right-Wing Government Sets Sights On Restricting Press Freedom

When members of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and radical right Freedom Party (FPÖ) were elected into power in 2017, there was little response. There were almost no protests, except for a few gatherings in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The now majority right-wing populist government has since tightened asylum laws, put migration on hold,…

Lost Treasure: The Florentine Diamond of the Medici

Formerly one of the Crown Jewels of Austria and the prize of the Medici Family, the Florentine Diamond is a nine-sided 126-facet double rose cut diamond, a diamond that has been at the centre of death and mayhem for many of the (un)fortunate few who have owned it. Also known as the Tuscany Diamond, the…