In cooperation with the Organization for a Participatory Society and PIC - Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs, we prepared a survey on the transparency of Slovenian municipalities. We presented the results on a dedicated website, where people can easily check how their municipality fared and compare it with other municipalities with a similar population or budget. Generally speaking, the results are worrying and there is so much room for improvement that all mayors can immediately get their hands dirty.
Rental housing SOS
In cooperation with the Institute for Housing and Spatial Studies, we published a website that informs the future, current or past tenants about their rights. Information is presented in the form of answers to the most common questions. If they can't find the answer to their dilemma, users can also pose new questions. We also collect testimonies about tenants’ experience on the website and these reflect the catastrophic state of affairs and lack of any control over the rental market. The aim of the project is to fight against exploitation, capriciousness and unjust profits of landlords. We firmly believe that decent housing should be accessible to all.
Echoes from the (first) epidemic
We analysed all 99 editions of Odmevi (Echoes), the evening news show on national TV, that were broadcast between March 12 and August 4 2020. We wanted to see if the show was sexist – and the answer to that question, at least as far as the 99 analysed editions are concerned, was a resounding yes. There were many more male guests than female (both in the studio and online), and an even larger gap was observed in the percentage of men and women featured in lead stories. Additionally, we checked whether there were “female” and “male” topics as well as whether female and male hosts interrupt their guests equally.
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.