Christophe Domec

Writer Montreal, Canada

Hi, I’m Christophe. I grew up in Switzerland and then studied Political Science and Francophone Literature at McGill University. I am deeply passionate about internet trends, fringe social movements and anything relating to politics. I have a background in the NGO sector and worked in the archives of fine art photographers.

Growing up with a both French and American background in Geneva, Switzerland, Christophe went abroad to study at McGill University where he specialised in Political Science and Francophone Literature. His passion for journalism came about in high school while working in the field on an investigative research project on the remnants of chemical warfare in Vietnam. He is now focused on anything linked to social movements, the politics of power, systemic injustices and whatever fringe political movement he can read about online.

After graduating from McGill in 2021, he interned at an NGO based in Nairobi and later worked remotely as a writer for a Swiss Media company. This led him to attend the New York Times Climate Hub alongside COP26 as an accredited journalist and write his first piece for Thred. Outside of politics, Christophe dabbles in the occasional pretentious indie film, is a (casual) long distance runner and loves taking photos.

Latest Stories from Christophe

What made US Gen Zers so politically unpredictable?

What made US Gen Zers so politically unpredictable?

In the run up to the US midterm elections, every poll predicted a Republican landslide. Surprisingly, this didn't happen, largely thanks to Gen Z voters. Why didn't political pundits anticipate this behaviour from young people? The initial predictions for the US midterms all seemed to make sense. Approval ratings for the Biden administration are at an all-time low and midterm elections never work in favour of the ruling...

By Montreal, Canada
Why BTS won’t be at South Korean presidential inauguration

Why BTS won’t be at South Korean presidential inauguration

South Korea’s new president  was brought back into the limelight due to a rumour that BTS would play at his inauguration. A few essential aspects of the story were left out - why are mainstream outlets avoiding sexism in Korea’s recent election? Due to weighty topics in mainstream news the past few weeks -  war in Ukraine or the ‘greatest night in the history of television’, for example...

By Montreal, Canada
Will universities take responsibility for sexual violence on campus after Harvard lawsuit?

Will universities take responsibility for sexual violence on campus after Harvard lawsuit?

In a lawsuit considered to be the first of its kind, students are suing Harvard for not taking action against a professor that allegedly assaulted students for years. With some universities still choosing denial in cases of sexual assault on campuses, here’s why they should view tackling the systemic issue as an opportunity to become institutions of the future. A recent lawsuit against Harvard has garnered much attention in...

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New US guidelines put trans youth at higher risk of mental illness

New US guidelines put trans youth at higher risk of mental illness

New guidelines are being drafted in the US that touch on the current debate within the medical community: how accessible should gender-affirming care be for transgender teens? These recent recommendations may seem more prudent, but hold very real dangers. Last spring, Arkansas enacted the first law in the United States to ban transgender youth from receiving proper care while still under the age of 18. The law made the two...

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Prince Andrew asked to give up titles as trial continues

Prince Andrew asked to give up titles as trial continues

Following the recent trial and conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell, a New York City judge has allowed the sexual assault case against Prince Andrew to go ahead on Wednesday. This leads many to wonder if this is finally Andrew’s time to face justice. The civil suit deposed by Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual abuse, claims that she was trafficked by late convicted sex predator and financier...

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New breaking report details EU’s secret immigration system

New breaking report details EU’s secret immigration system

A breaking report details the European Union’s secret immigration system in North Africa, which includes support for unofficial militia groups and illegal detention centres with lack of concern for human rights and due processes. This report makes clear what the EUs top priority for climate action is: stopping climate refugees from coming to Europe. In the past few weeks, tensions between European and British officials regarding flows of migration through...

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