“Christian” Christian Ernhede is an entrepreneur and lawyer living in Brussels with his partner and their two children. When he is not giving legal advice, writing articles, coding web apps, taking photographs, spending time with his family or walking, he enjoys discussing and exploring creativity in art, business, finance, law, media, photography, politics, and technology. He can be followed via RSS, , reddit or , and reached at christian@ernhede.com.

Competition enforcers should focus upstream online

"Truth is always secondary to the spectacle" - a media critic on how we cover war

Italy's Five Star Movement presents 'sovereignist' agenda

Trump’s latest New York Times interview is a perfect example of his phony war with the press

Sturgeon banned photographers at press conference on Scottish referendum

Should Journalists Be More Cautious of WikiLeaks?

Questioning Russia's spin

Reasons not to use Uber

WikiLeaks reveal CIA Hacking Tools

Ungerska parlamentet har beslutat att bura in alla asylsökande

European Parliament rapporteur proposes mandatory copyleft license

The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto Is a Blueprint for Destroying Journalism

How is The New York Times Really Doing?

Brexit divide and rule tactics could leave UK without deal

What Trump is achieving by attacking the media

Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro's government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year

How tech ate the media and our minds

Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine trade deal were not verified and later destroyed

Fake news about fake news being news

Commission’s refusal of citizens’ Initiative annulled

Why small customers are more valuable than Fortune 500 clients

How we fight

The Chaos at Kennedy Airport, and the Chaos to Come

The Trump bulldozer

A wake-up call for visual journalism in the “post-factual” era

Mastery in the Modern Age

Trump has filled his Cabinet with a goon squad of rich donors

Traditional manufacturing jobs will not come back

The Coming Tech Backlash

European Commission Reveals new ePrivacy Regulation

Food trafficking is more profitable than drugs in Venezuela

Facebook may have led WhatsApp merger investigation astray

Will Signal, an open source and encrypted messaging service, catch on?

EU-parlamentariker Jasenko Selimovic i Kafkaliknande process

Interview with Juncker’s cabinet chief Martin Selmayr

EU protectionism goes bananas - parliament debate on Ecuador trade agreement today

Spain moves to abandon CET Time Zone

The most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

Canadian Journalist’s Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms

Feature on Shuafat - East Jerusalem’s Palestinian refugee camp

La perfection est atteinte, non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“now we’re in the dirty thirties”

Neoliberalism - the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph

Why making websites available to everyone matters

The Economics of Machine Intelligence - Human Judgment Increasingly Valuable

The era of neoliberalism is over, the era of neonationalism has just begun

The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar

Trump and the Consequences of Radical Uncertainty

The reigning absurdity in the digital news economy

Digital platforms need to become a central part of public policy

EU Presidents Tusk and Juncker congratulates Donald Trump

Ukrainians shocked as politicians declare vast wealth as part of an IMF-backed transparency initiative

Offentlighetsprincipen är inte värd att fira

The future - where borrowing is the norm and ownership is luxury

Where is the Still Image Moving To?

UK plans to curb immigration will reduce economic growth

The question no one is asking about Donald Trump- does he have an umbilicus or not?

Decline of newspapers due to lack of high-intent moments

How a Russian Fascist Is Meddling in America’s Election

How a Pop-Up Brexit Newspaper Finds Success in Britain

Guy Verhofstadt on Europe’s Leadership Crisis

Washington Post Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)

Another Russian Émigré Dies Mysteriously, but It’s a Different Britain

The European Union’s online reforms help the old more than the new

When cryptography is outlawed, only outlaws will have cryptography

Julian Assange and Wikileaks are pawns in Russian foreign policy

John le Carré on le Carré

Air-quality indices are misleading

Don't feed the Trump

$1,500 sandwich illustrates how international trade raises living standards

Tesla Tests Self-Driving Functions with Secret Updates to Its Customers’ Cars

Syrian migrants boosting entrepreneurship in Sweden

The Web is Back

The Blockchain is at the same level as the World Wide Web in terms of importance

End of TTIP should be a launchpad for a movement to build a democratic, accountable, transparent Europe

I’m a bit upset about so-called novelties that are not new. I would like to see more boldness. We never make fake things. Every air intake we make is because we need it. Look around and there are so many fake air intakes, even closed ones. This is not design.

Flavio Manzoni

Greenpeace TTIP leaks

The problems facing the news industry boils down to not providing value

Belgium biggest recipient of its own development aid

La Belgique près de défaillir ?

Don’t Spread Yourself too Thin

Interoperability on the web threatened by W3C standard

The New York Times on Politico Europe

The European Commission on the State of Play of TTIP

Serious security weaknesses in mobile phone networks

The “gimmick economy” signals the end of capitalism

There is a fundamental misalignment between what the attention economy is competing to produce and the aspirations of people

On why bureaucracy can save the world

EU Declaration on Autonomous and Connected Cars

Leaked Documents Confirm Ecuador’s Internet Censorship Machine

The Death of Liberalism

Trump actually gave me good advice when I was coming up — start a business before buying a home. In essence — buy income before buying debt.

J DuClos, founder of J DuClos LLC

Privacy Shield Live Press Conference by EU Data Protection Authorities at 1PM CET

EU Launches Public Consultation on ePrivacy Directive

EU lanserar översyn av direktivet om elektronisk integritet

Chinese censorship order - "Please self-inspect and delete all content related to the ‘Panama Papers’ leak"

The real issue raised by the Panama Papers is that most of it is legal

Migrants are Central Europe’s new Roma

Deportationer inledda - "Svart dag för Europa"

Photographs of the destruction of Palmyra

No, Belgium Is Not a Failed State

Hackers breach computer networks of major law firms

How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Going To Change The Lives Of The Bottom Billion

If you are curious about the world around you, there is always a new story that wants to be heard.

Robert Redford

Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Arrogance

Robert Caro on writing The Power Broker

I think I realised some time ago that almost nobody knows what they're talking about and almost nobody in charge knows what they're doing.

John Cleese

How Obama set a trap for Raúl Castro

The World According to Trump by Bernard-Henri Lévy

Facebook is eating journalism and the world

Civil War in Burundi? Twilight over Bujumbura

Medecins Sans Frontieres worker recounts bitter struggles faced by refugees in Greece

A Reporter’s Notebook from Molenbeek

If Donald Trump secures the Republican nomination the two-party system will implode

Anders Kompass blev uthängd, avstängd tystad för att ha avslöjat FN-soldaters övergrepp i Centralafrika

America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East

Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

Interview with Gay Talese

Amnesty Annual Report - 2015 saw unprecedented assault on human rights in the EU

Ending Schengen could cost €1.4 trillion in next decade

West turns blind eye to Cyprus human rights abuses

The Local News Lab seeks to revive community news

Glenna Gordon about photographing community of female romance writers in Northern Nigeria

Apple standing up against overreach by the U.S. government in letter to customers

PTS anser det tillräckligt att webbesökare kan blockera kakor i sina webbläsare

Russia aims to exacerbate the refugee crisis to undermine the European project

Illegal Logging Has Become More Violent Than Ever

European data protection supervisor launches ethics advisory group

War photographer Don McCullin on risk, war and guilt

Dansk polis ska söka igenom flyktingars väskor. Det här är vad de kan förväntas hitta

War Photographers Need Other Older, Wiser War Photographers

Ivar Kreugers okända konstskatt

Fem kända svenska kulturskapare berättar om sina rutiner och ritualer

Bulgaria summarily returning migrants to Turkey after stealing belongings and beating them

Airbnb lets you vacation in illegal West Bank settlements

Thoughts on the good life

Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror

The Impact of the Next Industrial Revolution

The Growth of Contemporary African Photography at LagosPhoto

Sverige pressas godkänna militära biståndsinsatser

Lamenting the demise of the Unix philosophy - tools should do one thing, and do it well

HTTPS is expensive security theater

The data centers that support the Internet use a huge amount of energy

Sveriges nuvarande stopp av flyktingar är som att inte släppa iland båtflyktingarna som kom från Estland

Manufacturing quality time

"The pictures I didn't take covering the mission to save refugees in the Mediterranean"

The Tides of Latin American Populism

Denmark wants to seize jewelry and cash from refugees

How the New EU Data Protection Regulation will be Misused to Censor Speech

Increasing push worldwide for mandatory registration of SIM cards

The ongoing exodus from Syria and other war-torn countries was long in the making, easy to foresee, and eminently manageable

Enligt Lagrådet är bristerna i Regeringens förslag "synnerligen allvarligt eftersom saken gäller ett förslag till undantagstillståndsliknande lagstiftning"

Saudi Arabia - Britain should not be allied to one of the world’s most repressive, undemocratic and unpleasant regimes

Är gränsen verkligen nådd? Här är några förslag vi inte testade innan gränsen stängdes

After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet

Edward Snowden interview by Arundhati Roy

The revolution cannot be funded. It’s not the imagination of trusts and foundations that’s going to bring real change.

Arundhati Roy

The story of a radicalisation 'I was not thinking my thoughts. I was not myself'

Urban gentrification embodies a kind of puritanism that says nothing can be messy, dirty, undesigned

None of us chose journalism because we thought we’d get super-wealthy. You don’t get rich in this field. You lead a rich life. Those are two different things. And I’ll take the latter every day.

Brian Storm

Corporations are buying and privatising urban space at spectacular rate

The fallacy of click-focused visitor analysis on the web

Why the political extreme are better at reaching out in social media

Därför ska du lyssna på Edward Snowden – även om du inte ”har något att dölja”

Long Roadmaps

EPP calls for removal of bureaucratic obstacles for intelligence services - "encrypted communications must be accessed"

Spain’s News Media Are Squeezed by Government and Debt

The value of NOT being a unicorn and taking VC funding

Erikshjälpen- Tiggeri är en viktig inkomstkälla för utsatta romer

I Sunnansjö är främlingsfientlighet en del av vardagen

Tough choices for Wallonia, a region desperate to reinvent itself

"software is the oil of the information revolution"

Game over for real net neutrality in Europe

EU knew that car manufacturers were gaming emission tests already in 2013

A Candid Conversation with Gawker Founder Nick Denton

The illegal settlements obscure what might be the actual root cause of the Middle East conflict

LIBE Committee meeting today discussing the Safe Harbor ruling

Dubious article on politico.eu attacking the European Court of Justice for making life difficult for American companies

”Svenska medier måste börja tänka globalt”

Konsekvenser av att EU-USA-s överenskommelse om delande av personuppgifter blir ogiltigförklarad

EU-US Data Protection Agreement Invalidated

Intervju med Martin Schori om digital media och KIT

Leaked Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union

French website Contexte buys Europolitics

Conservative Expectations for the Upcoming Financial Services Action Plan

Apple, Google and Facebook zero in on news

He risked his liberty to expose evil

Digital Taylorism

Maybe This Global Slowdown Is Different

Remember 1956 Viktor Orban ! Quand les Européens étaient un peu plus solidaires

Hur länge varar vår medkänsla?

Coming back after a long break, the European Union faces an ugly fall

Speech that Enables Speech - China forces programmers to remove public code

Balkan laggards harbour new hopes of entering the EU

Poetry Gone to Pieces- Talking Civilization with Dana Crum

Less than perfect