Winter wind blows from Bedzin’s coal-fuelled electricity plant, stoking clouds of smog, while a woman visits the city’s municipal cemetery.

Dark clouds

Violeta Santos Moura reports from Poland, where air pollution claims some 45,000 lives annually. The country’s reliance on coal is the main culprit but it’s an issue bound up in national pride and political manipulation.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
On the frontline:  Members of the  All-Polish Women Strike blockade a far-right extremists’ march last August , in Warsaw.

Polish women counter Nazis on the streets

Women are playing an essential part in fighting for civil rights in Poland, contributing to a shift in the country’s political agenda, writes Benedetta Leardini

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
A young Pole wearing clothes with nationalistic symbols burns a flare in front of the National Stadium in Warsaw during the anti-migrant March of Independence in November 2015.

A rightwing spiral

Dominik Sipiński reports on the rise of a nationalist Poland.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016

Abortion by drone

Pro-choice advocacy groups have taken up new tactics in their struggle, writes Cristiana Moisescu.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015

Krystian Legierski: an interview with the Polish gay rights campaigner

Krystian Legierski believes the tide is turning in Poland. He speaks to James Gray about his struggles against a notoriously homophobic and xenophobic administration.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011

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A better media is possible June, 2018
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
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