Journalism

Published in Financial Times, Foreign Policy, EUObserver, Politico, the Guardian, and more. One of the winners of the Financial Times‘ commentary competition – The Future of Britain Project; alum of Thread storytelling summer program at Yale University in 2016; advanced non-fiction writing student at Cambridge; grants from Internationale Journalistenprogramme (placement at Der Spiegel), Media4change; Minority Rights Group, Japan Foundation.
Twitter: @daiva_hadiva
Email: daivawrites@pm.me

Podcasting:

Losing sight of the seasons in Lithuania: a very musical story on climate change in Lithuania for Deutsche Welle Living Planet
The Inoculation: a podcast on vaccination policies and anti-vaccination movements (co-hosted with Eva von Schaper, supported by grants from Journalismfund.eu, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Heinrich Boell Stiftung, and IJ4EU)
News story for DW Living Planet on bird trapping in Malta
Collaboration with Nara – reporting on alleged mistreatment of women during childbirth in Lithuania
Weekly show in Malta about science and innovation on Campus FM (I initiated, produced and co-hosted this podcast until June 2020).

Writing

SocietyPolitics and economyCultureTravelInterviews

blog-society

Making workplace disability quotas work in Malta
(Equal Times, 20/05/2020)

Lithuania: alcohol loses its ‘coolness’ tag
(Deutsche Welle, 31/01/2018)

Lithuania’s ‘extreme tourism’ rankles the Roma
(Politico Europe, 24/10/2016)

Thailand: nimble fingers, precarious lives
(Equal Times, 09/10/2015)

War nerves
(New Internationalist, May 2015, pp. 38-39)

See more of my work on:

youth, migration, historical memory, health, accessibility and inclusion, environment, minorities

blog-politics

Lithuania – where ‘biodiversity funding’ is cutting down trees (with Vaida Pilibaitytė and Elena Reimerytė, EUObserver, 22/10/2021)

Who spreads the vaccine lies in the Baltics? (by Evita Puriņa, Eva von Schaper and me, Heliis Raudsik, and Sabīne Bērziņa)
(Re:Baltica, 28/02/2021)

Lithuania Is Forming a New Relationship With Its Past—and With Israel
(Foreign Policy, 18/10/2019)

Baltic farmers devastated by swine virus
(Equal Times, 22/09/2016)

See more of my work on:

entrepreneurship, gender (in)equality, development, EU affairs, education, misinformation

blog-culture

Malta schools ask what’s a better uniform — ties or tracksuits
(Deutsche Welle, 29/05/2019)

An insider’s cultural guide to Kaunas: no more ‘fashion police’, promise
(the Guardian, 11/08/2015)

Latvia pushes majority language in schools, leaving parents miffed
(Deutsche Welle, 08/09/2018)

Malta’s Pride star drag queen Lakesiss: Believe in becoming a different person (AMuseZine, 21/09/2017)

More on culture and arts

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Paradise lost
(Horizon Guides, February 2020)

Muddling through stereotypes: a decade of traveling as an Eastern-European woman (Misadventures Mag, 09/11/2016)

An insider’s cultural guide to Kaunas: no more ‘fashion police’, promise
(the Guardian, 11/08/2015)

Seven (wonder) tips to visit post-revolution Egypt
(Cafe Babel, 07/05/2011)

My journalism journey