“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling”

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling”

As Justice Minister between 1996 and 2001, Frank Jensen opposed legalising cannabis. But after becoming Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in…

End the gang war by setting cannabis free

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
End the gang war by setting cannabis free

The air is brisk one spring afternoon when I bump into an old acquaintance, Daniel*, hanging out in a quiet…

Make gangs illegal – starting with the Hell’s Angels

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Make gangs illegal  – starting with the Hell’s Angels

“There’s another cop. That’s the fifth one on this block alone!” says a woman near the Red Square in Nørrebro…

Hard time made harder

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Hard time made harder

“That guy there – he is the world’s best man,” says A*, and points to the closed door. On the…

Copenhagen residents demonstrate against shootings

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in News | No Comments
Copenhagen residents demonstrate against shootings

On Monday night, around 1,000 Copenhagen residents marched through the districts of Nørrebro and Nordvest to demonstrate against the rise…

Paying taxes gives Danish residents equal rights – unless you’re a sex worker

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Paying taxes gives Danish residents equal rights – unless you’re a sex worker

In 1999, the Danish government decriminalised sex work but failed to recognise it as a legal profession. Instead, sex work…

When journalism and justice collide

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in News | No Comments
When journalism and justice collide

On September 9, 2015, hundreds of refugees arrived in Denmark from Germany and started walking along the E45 motorway toward…

Slow fashion with a social message

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Slow fashion with a social message

The fashion industry has seen a shift over the past few years. Unapologetic fast fashion is being frowned upon while…

Pusher Street: Christiania’s problem child

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in News | No Comments
Pusher Street: Christiania’s problem child

Christiania’s Pusher Street has been through a rough summer. During June and July police carried out a series of raids,…

“Buy your hash somewhere else”

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Features, News | No Comments
“Buy your hash somewhere else”

The Freetown Christiania has transformed from an alternative ‘hippie’ commune to a hub for hardened criminals in recent years. The…