Long live Shaheen Bagh

Long live Shaheen Bagh

Report from India by Husna Rizvi.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
Photo: Ben Cohen

Spotlight: Kyla Simone Bruce

Subi Shah speaks to film-maker Kyla Simone Bruce.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
Photo: Vanessa Baird

The Interview: Virginia Pinares

Taking a stand against mining corporations can cost you your freedom – and even your life – in Peru. But that does not deter indigenous human rights defender Virginia Pinares. She tells Vanessa Baird why.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
A Filipino worker in a Lebanese household shows a picture of her daughter, whom she hasn't seen in years.Photo: Matthew Cassel

No place to hide

Will shaming employers on social media finally bring justice for Lebanon’s domestic workers? Roshan De Stone and David Suber report from Beirut.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Burmese worker Ko Htay complained of long working hours and lack of food on a Thai trawler. Workers report 20-hour shifts; some are given amphetamines to keep them going.Photo: Photograph © EJF

High seas, low deeds

Human rights at sea by Vanessa Baird.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Tolossa Asrat, editor of Kanere, poses with a local Turkana girl in Kakuma refugee camp, northwest Kenya.Photo: Sally Hayden

Kenya: refugee reporters

Sally Hayden reports on a fully independent, refugee-run news outlet in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

Should religion play a role in politics?

From religious leaders who take on political roles to the daily influence of faith on political values, Dawn Foster and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown – two practising believers – find themselves on opposite sides of the debate.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

The personality crisis

As growth-driven consumer culture spurs on planetary destruction, why don’t we spring into action? Psychologist John F Schumaker situates a frightening erosion of human personality at the heart of the problem.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Illustrations: Emma Peer

The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

Our bodies, our rights

According to the UN, most surgeries on intersex babies amount to torture. And yet that is the practice in almost every country in the world today. Valentino Vecchietti calls for urgent change.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Photo of the cast for The Untouchables, 1956.Photo: Public Domain

Is the ‘Data Mafia’ here to stay?

From the moment you were born, The Man With The Data knew you better than you knew yourself. Omar Hamdi explains.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Facebook’s all-powerful Mark Zuckerberg dodged awkward questions, citing unfamiliarity with the law.Photo: Aaron Bernstein / Reuters

Who elected Facebook?

We’re increasingly relying on social media companies to act like governments and censor dubious content. Jillian York on the failures of this approach – and how to fix it.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Illustration: Amorim / Cartoon Movement

A better media is possible

Trust in tatters. Business model busted. And journalism under attack from all sides. So why does Vanessa Baird think that the news media has a bright future?

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Where is home? A Rohingya refugee takes a moment’s pause, shortly after arriving in a makeshift camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, last September. She is one of over 670,000 people to have fled over the border from Myanmar since August 2017. The high numbers and sheer rate of arrivals make this the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.Photo: Enamul Hasan/Drik

Rest for Rashida

The treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya people has been seen as a genocide in the making. Parsa Sanjana Sajid visits those trapped on the Bangladeshi border.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Photo: booledozer

Whatever the #MeToo backlash, we’ve heard it all before

The whataboutery being directed towards the #MeToo movement is nothing new – feminists have experienced backlashes before, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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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
‘Curing’ homosexuality

‘Curing’ homosexuality

LGBT+ people are still subjected to forced confinement, medication and even electric shocks to try to change their sexual orientation, writes Alessio Perrone.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Clockwise from top left: Aerial photograph of the luxury Ritz Carlton resort near Manama, with the skyline of the capital in the distance; a Bahraini law student – there are more opportunities for women than in neighbouring Saudi Arabia; locals horse riding in the desert; a demonstration by Bahrainis in London demanding democratic rights in their country; the modern souk in Manama.All photos from Alamy; photographers from top left: Ben Nicholson, Michael Austen, Giuseppe Masci, Peter Wheeler, Jack Malipan.

Country Profile: Bahrain

The West finds much to celebrate about the country, but it has the largest prison population in the Middle East and world’s highest per-capita use of teargas. Zoe Holman reports on the state of Bahrain.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016.Photo: Peter Marshall / Alamy Stock Photo

Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
In the US, police often decide who has the right to demonstrate and who doesn’t. In this case riot police in Durham, North Carolina form an armed phalanx to control people attempting to protest against a white nationalist rally.Photo: Jason Miczek / Reuters

Whose streets?

The current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation, argues Richard Swift.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

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Article title From magazine Publication date
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 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
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
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