Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Dhaka: A language of friendship

Her acquaintance with an Urdu poet reveals to Parsa Sanjana Sajid the deep waters of identity and prejudice.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

The bangle seller

Parsa Sanjana Sajid has been buying her colourful wares for over a decade, but behind the fragile ornaments is a life consumed by work.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

The careful image

What is required to be an authentic person? Parsa Sanjana Sajid ponders the answer from the bright lights of a photo studio.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Dhaka's bachelors of Bashundhara

Parsa Sanjana Sajid shines a light on the stigma faced by single men looking for housing.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Flowers and flames

A pocket of the city, vibrant with blossoms, is the site where destiny is always taking shape, observes Parsa Sanjana Sajid.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Touched by the future

Spending some time away from Marabá, Dan Baron Cohen discovers unexpected solidarity with the Amazon in a country mired in violence and despair.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018

The university of good living

Joining his neighbours one evening, Dan Baron Cohen finds himself immersed in a spontaneous conversation about culture, justice and sustainability that would be rare inside the halls of academe.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Our time will return

The lines painted on his skin lead to the heartlands of identity, discovers Dan Baron Cohen.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Democracy in prison

Letter from Marabá: Anxiety, perplexity and indignation over Brazil’s political process as news of former president Lula’s sentencing breaks. Dan Baron Cohen listens to how it goes down in Cabelo Seco.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Storms and fury

Violent weather presages human violence. Dan Baron Cohen writes from a community and country on high alert.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Marabá: Toxic promises

Why does ‘accelerated development’ spell disaster in the Brazilian Amazon? Dan Baron Cohen begins his column from the Afro-indigenous community of Cabalo Seco.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

Farewell to the big village

In her final column writing from Bolivia, Amy Booth reflects on what Cochabamba has revealed to her – including about herself.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

The weighted scales of justice

Being on the wrong side of suspicion can have extreme consequences where formal justice systems are not fully functional, realizes Amy Booth on a visit to a prison.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Illustration by Sarah John

When the post doesn't come

Bolivians have had to get used to doing without postal services. In her Letter From Cochabamba, Amy Booth writes how they manage instead.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Cochabamba fire.Illustration by Sarah John

Lights in the mountains

Not a sign of progress but a cause for alarm. Amy Booth reports from Cochabamba’s overlong dry season.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Illustration: Sarah John

Welcome to the jungle

Amy Booth goes to the back of beyond in Bolivia and hears of a surprising migration.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Illustration by Sarah John

Risking it

The wealthy West is an irresistible dream to many Bolivians, as Amy Booth discovers.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Illustration by Sarah John

Pablo's fair

Amy Booth visits an event of festive solidarity in support of a desperate cause.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
Illustration: Sarah John

When the lake ran dry

Amy Booth visits a Bolivian isolated indigenous community fallen on hard times, striving to keep their culture alive

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Illustration: Sarah John

'Over my dead body'

Bolivian democracy was won from the clutches of dictators. Amy Booth meets a frontline participant in the struggle.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
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