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Emily Schultheis @emilyrs Vienna / Berlin

Journalist / recent @ICWAnews fellow covering populism and the far right in Germany & Central Europe. Latest bylines: @nytimes, @AP, @restofworld.

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Joined Twitter 2/1/08


As a fellow freelancer by choice, I endorse this thread. https://t.co/fX1zsf5ygu
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6/12
2021
@RachelRizzo yep. I called to ask and 245/252 seats are booked 😐 (the flight over to SFO, meanwhile, was barely 1/3 full!) @RachelRizzo my SFO-Frankfurt flight on Saturday, meanwhile, is completely booked 😳
6/10
2021
How it's going so far: "People are pouncing on the still-rare doses like a pack of wolves on a piece of meat," says… https://t.co/RO7oGCzC2YAs of yesterday, all adults in Germany are eligible to schedule their Covid vaccinations. How Germany's government… https://t.co/kt92rZKgQ2“We’ve seen that the language about and toward women has become more radical. And when this kind of verbal violence… https://t.co/yoAphBMcjx
6/8
2021
Wenn Österreich in der US-amerikanischen Presse vorkommt, ist der Anlass meistens beunruhigend. Beitrag von… https://t.co/juQ5mNAeC3
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6/5
2021
Austria has the grim distinction of being the only EU country where more women are murdered than men. For @AP, I wr… https://t.co/6crvP0v43aThis is horrific. https://t.co/uhYlYpaYXP
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6/4
2021
Norbert Hofer, the Austrian far-right leader who came close to winning the presidency back in 2016, resigned from h… https://t.co/orv485wCJk
6/1
2021
Rise of new social media platforms Albicla in Poland and Hundub in Hungary appealing to the far right. “The biggest… https://t.co/jXeFmkGhQD
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisEmerging 'free-speech' social media platforms in E.Europe are unlikely to "evolve from small, fairly fringe sites t… https://t.co/JA4JJBIAdM
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5/25
2021
Poland's "free speech" social network comes alongside an increase of violence and discrimination against the LGBT c… https://t.co/tk2jhKuZmH
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5/22
2021
The biggest offenders of press freedom are now posing as defenders of free speech. Our own @adrianshahbaz &… https://t.co/xMx7nHkWAO
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5/19
2021
“The biggest offenders of press freedom are now posing as defenders of free speech.” I spoke to @emilyrs for… https://t.co/tn6D7ApajX
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisThe Polish media company that created "LGBT-free zone" stickers in 2019 now has a right-wing Facebook clone — and m… https://t.co/4bhXkNSikU
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisMy story on the attempts to create new "anti-censorship" social media platforms in central Europe: https://t.co/qI3giwqf40
5/18
2021
@tessaapproves I thought “gucken” was “kochen” for my first few months here...
5/12
2021
"It’s clear this is preliminary: We don’t know how many dead we will have, and we don’t know what story we will bui… https://t.co/hCD5AXfWcHHow should countries and communities mourn the lives lost to the coronavirus, all while the pandemic still runs ram… https://t.co/3NfEdNrZ1E
5/11
2021
.@wnglucroft captures the absurdity of this current moment in Germany’s vaccine rollout: https://t.co/VQFmomVimz
5/7
2021
Spot the emoji error 🙃 https://t.co/HfTwT4YA7l
5/6
2021
“There will be compromises. But it could be that Germany is faster and bolder when it comes to making decisions if… https://t.co/S1uPBBaWfK
5/5
2021
If you want to understand more about the human cost of the current coronavirus surge in India, read @ICWAnews fello… https://t.co/JUFirAevJqGermany has registered its highest number of right-wing extremist crimes since it began recording two decades ago. https://t.co/lmkWEXTAvF
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5/4
2021
Annalena Baerbock "symbolizes the modern Green party," @SudhaDavidWilp told me. With her party leading in the polls… https://t.co/fpTmy9Y5XUNews today: For the second year in a row, Munich's Oktoberfest has been canceled. https://t.co/OrniuyLW1D @doberah thank you! @joannakakissis thank you!My story from Friday: https://t.co/YqVv8d0CxS
5/3
2021
Sounds about right! Nice piece on the current state of things in Germany, by @LaurenzGehrke https://t.co/zMHxS6Wx8bBack then, I wrote for @TheAtlantic about Maaßen, Chemnitz and all that the situation represented in Germany's ongo… https://t.co/gfFH3xJvP9Since his ouster in 2018, Maaßen has been a thorn in his party's side—often sounding more like the far-right AfD th… https://t.co/lopWNZFWl2One local chapter of Germany's CDU voted last night to choose Hans-Georg Maaßen, the former domestic intelligence s… https://t.co/m8etJ28n4eCourage: He was falsely accused by a tabloid and far-right leader of starting a violent protest. He sued—and won.… https://t.co/x1yxEX60nH
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisAlassa Mfouapon isn't the first refugee in Germany to become fodder for sensationalist tabloids or far-right politi… https://t.co/s2D4VR6yYj @eliza_relman Vienna! And then eventually DC (still TBD)...Sometimes you just get tired of all the lying and decide to do something about it. Nice profile by @emilyrs. https://t.co/URq2KJ1Z76
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5/1
2021
Seems fitting that the first time I actually visited Berlin’s new airport was on my last day in town... Tschüss, Be… https://t.co/T8rHD6lcn4
4/30
2021
Germany's domestic intelligence service is now keeping tabs on parts of the anti-coronavirus measures "Querdenker"… https://t.co/2tPyHLOwvA
4/28
2021
Only recently started watching @SchittsCreek and, while I’m mad at myself for not starting it earlier, it’s *exactl… https://t.co/XMqcJdQ35aGreens chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock: “Biden’s proposal is an ambitious climate protection plan... I belie… https://t.co/iRQ1KL0cL3Berlin doctors can now vaccinate people with AstraZeneca regardless of age (as long as they draw attention to side… https://t.co/ON7qhOMKp2
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4/22
2021
In the battle for CDU/CSU chancellor, Bavaria's Markus Söder has stepped aside—leaving the position to CDU leader A… https://t.co/tNGxlrCQGDGermany dropped from "good" to "fairly good" in this year's World Press Freedom Index (and dropped 2 places, from 1… https://t.co/f5BxADOGpG
4/20
2021
“The communication strategy is directed toward the center, but in terms of content they’re moving even further to t… https://t.co/Dresp7Ywz9"Germany has so much in itself". Greens with positive message calling for fresh approach "bring out the best" in… https://t.co/gTJvED9n2g
Retweeted by Emily Schultheis“A new chapter begins today for our party and, if we do it well, for our country as well." https://t.co/6B0Ej1iy54
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisMeanwhile, Merkel's center-right CDU/CSU is no closer to announcing their chancellor candidate: CDU leader Armin La… https://t.co/vvrQK3fmtxGermany's Greens have announced that @ABaerbock will be their chancellor candidate in this September's federal elec… https://t.co/raXjptclTU"Germany. But normal." In my final dispatch for @ICWAnews, I wrote about the AfD's slogan heading into this fall's… https://t.co/mxJUdi2KDI
4/19
2021
Took me a minute but I audibly giggled. https://t.co/snV8qcmoZFMy boyfriend and I made our way back through Gilmore Girls during the first months of the pandemic and found it to… https://t.co/qQyBCnJczd @sidhubaba thanks, Sid! 🙂 @ICWAnews All of my reporting over the last two years is available here: https://t.co/eRdpe1WbS8 Thank you to… https://t.co/EYz4zVRsrz @ICWAnews I'm also grateful for ICWA's new partnership with @Slate, which ran my dispatches on illiberal learning i… https://t.co/rB5B44VPJZ @ICWAnews I've written about how the pandemic has affected far-right parties and movements across the region, from… https://t.co/9SwKQz38xC @ICWAnews Last fall, I spent four weeks in Gelsenkirchen, a former coal mining city in the populous Ruhr valley, an… https://t.co/VwcqK48yqs @ICWAnews In summer 2019, I spent a month in Görlitz, an AfD stronghold on Germany's eastern border with Poland, an… https://t.co/CXGZnpqy0X @ICWAnews Spending half of the fellowship in a global pandemic wasn't exactly what I expected, which meant scaling… https://t.co/RgufVcqKVfCan't believe it's finally here, but: Today is the last day of my two-year reporting fellowship with @ICWAnews, whi… https://t.co/gyLLlliSna“Asked to describe the animal, she said that it could be an iguana”Everything about this story is great https://t.co/w133fVI3EwWhatever your opinion of the rent cap itself: This means many Berliners will have to pay back months in rent reduct… https://t.co/9fj2BhelXg
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisBig news in Berlin this morning: A German court has overturned the city's rent cap, or "Mietendeckel." I wrote abou… https://t.co/aOkdddBdzA
4/15
2021
The Berlin Interior Ministry has put elements of the 🇩🇪COVID-truther movement under surveillance for potentially un… https://t.co/yKvqqQ4IlN
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4/14
2021
Expected but official now — the Biden administration reverses Trump's plan to withdraw troops from Germany. Secreta… https://t.co/00CXay96ns
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4/13
2021
As always, Marcel’s threads explaining the things happening in German politics are very helpful: https://t.co/rR4liHSaTvThe AfD has struggled to adapt to the pandemic and lost support over the last year—it has regained some of that sup… https://t.co/0hb6SqnzchRather than naming its top candidates for September's election, the party punted that decision down the line. Alice… https://t.co/MNn0l3NNn7Many of these proposals were passed at the urging of Björn Höcke, leader of the party's radical right "Wing" (techn… https://t.co/8Tgjmev6utAt the same time, the party's new platform is more radical than ever: It calls for Germany to leave the EU, for an… https://t.co/e8TQnJsw9lThe party's main slogan is "Germany. But normal." — an attempt to hearken back to an idealized past, one before the… https://t.co/JfR0IF1GOUThis weekend, Germany's far-right AfD held its party conference in Dresden, where it introduced its slogan for the… https://t.co/2vGQHpbm2xAnother new term in German coronavirus politics, apparently: "Lockdown XXL" https://t.co/b2dnMaA0LV
4/12
2021
How important are #Germany's eastern states for the success of the far-right #AfD? https://t.co/GaAujQpzNQ
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4/11
2021
The section on Smolensk in @anneapplebaum’s Poland longread/in her book are worth revisiting:… https://t.co/fFFGKCycsESome scenes from the AfD’s campaign messaging as the party gathers today in Dresden: In September’s federal electio… https://t.co/R34WBDw0y6
4/10
2021
@melissayeagr @melissakchan This is like the couple I knew in high school who referred to each other as “Gatsby” an… https://t.co/kOtVfs447T👏 https://t.co/FROWrHiatJ
4/9
2021
Worth the read — Austrian politics often fly under the radar, but some wild stuff happens there! https://t.co/o2bvbFAzgfSome good news out of Germany: More than 650,000 people were vaccinated yesterday. The sluggish process here could… https://t.co/p70nig4ts5This is mesmerizing https://t.co/zAVn4UvWz0
4/8
2021
@MrDanZak @washingtonpost oh man - there's just so much to say! @joshgerstein @washingtonpost It depends on the airport. Berlin's (now-defunct) older airports really could give 35… https://t.co/nIYb0aXEE4While I appreciated this @washingtonpost piece about Gate 35X at DCA, I would like to note that this is actually wh… https://t.co/ZHCsNw1wqqIn fairness to German bureaucracy, I should note that today I had an actual good experience: Went to change my regi… https://t.co/1CG92BrpfaGot an ad for the only Impfstoff (vaccine) available in Germany for most of us these days: https://t.co/PCUYarDEhtGermany's fall election is starting to take shape: the Greens, currently polling as the second-largest party, will… https://t.co/12TSbxebyrTime is a flat circle, even in German politics https://t.co/Evaf2XTx0J
4/7
2021
My college's answer to holding our 10-year reunion in pandemic times: https://t.co/JZAKvRFfe0 @baeing @ICWAnews That's a good point re: Sacharbeiter, though I've still often struggled to get to the right perso… https://t.co/7CY7qWtw7WSo just to sum up priorities here: Hungary kicked @ceu out of Budapest, but is now welcoming a campus for China’s F… https://t.co/0EXF9CePWIYou can bring a literal ream of paperwork with you and be asked for the one thing you didn’t think of, or something… https://t.co/0cH5YguaUCGermany has a global reputation for order, efficiency and engineering. Anyone who believes these things about Germa… https://t.co/8KF1DCmxzIPublic opinion in Germany, as leaders discuss possible stricter restrictions 🔸67% support stricter lockdown 🔸79% a… https://t.co/GL9pWO6JBh
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisProof that the prevailing narrative about the pandemic’s impact on the AfD — that it has doomed the party to signif… https://t.co/otV4qtigtu
4/6
2021
For what it's worth: Germany uses the term "lockdown" but has never actually had a strict lockdown! Shops/restauran… https://t.co/Rg2oT8qk8JAdd "bridge lockdown" to the list of various lockdown-related terms used in Germany over the last year. This one, c… https://t.co/MnILveYxQy
4/5
2021
“What time is it? What day is it? What did we do in October? Why are we standing in front of the refrigerator stari… https://t.co/PsrRClYicn
4/3
2021

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