The lives behind the label

Bangladesh is home to almost five million garment workers, making it the second largest manufacturer of garments in the world. Its factory workers make the clothes we wear every day. Meet the humans behind the high street.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
On the Mgona charcoal market in Lilongwe.

Malawi's black gold

The illegal charcoal business is driving deforestation - but also providing a source of income to thousands of Malawians in poverty.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
A statue of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ towers in front of the ‘Hapuwani Village Lodge’, a luxurious resort in Mulanje, in the south of Malawi.

Cookstove millionaire

Producing more efficient cookstoves has proved lucrative business for some, like Ken Chilewe.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Rose Kandodo from Nessa with an improved Aleva stove. She is able to afford the device because her husband has a job on the tea plantation nearby.

The cookstove community

Meeting the people trying to have an impact on Malawi’s health and environmental crisis.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe is one of the few clinics in the country that has a dedicated burns ward.

A broken system

Household Air Pollution causes over 13,000 deaths a year in Malawi – but it still can’t get on the country’s health agenda.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Chief Paulo Douglas of Mulumbe ordered tree-planting in his village – as an investment for his grandchildren.

A woman's burden

To collect firewood, Malawian women are travelling farther from home by the day as deforestation escalates – and this makes things harder at home, too.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
There is a silent killer claiming millions of lives in Majority World kitchens: cooking smoke.

Smoke and Mirrors

Revealing Malawi's untold health and environmental crisis. Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams for New Internationalist.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

‘This is cultural genocide’

Indigenous communities in Colombia refuse to occupy an empty space in history, and believe their very cultural survival is at stake, reports Hazel Healy.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
The last house to be bulldozed at the Vila Autodrom favela.

Both hands on the spotlight for Rio’s favelas

A small NGO is trying to link local communities and international networks to help Rio’s worse-off neighbourhoods, Ann Deslandes reports.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
The Chief with his traditional bonnet (2016).

Sabtenga: modernisation knocks on the gates of tradition

Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
A banner by DPAC gives space to all the people who have died because of sanctions and benefit cuts

Disabled people lead the fight against austerity

The resistance put up against the UK government's cuts by Disabled People Against the Cuts can teach us many lessons, writes Jamie Kelsey-Fry.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
A protester holds a placard during a rally in support of refugees in central Sydney, Australia, 19 October 2015.

The Nauru Files: It’s time to close Australia’s abusive detention regime

When faced with overwhelming evidence of systemic abuse, the country's prime minister shifted responsibility, writes Mark Isaacs.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Turkish military stand guard near the Taksim Square as people wave with Turkish flags in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016.

Turkey in turmoil

Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
US President George W. Bush (L) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair walk together from their meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, 22 February 2005.

Chilcot report: looking back on why we went to war with Iraq

If Tony Blair and George W. Bush had listened to Iraqis we would be living in a different world, Nikki van der Gaag writes.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Community members working in the La Columna community garden, Merida, Venezuela.

In Venezuela's difficult times the grassroots are stronger

The time has come for rural communities to play an important role in the country, reports Tamara Pearson.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic when it hit in Freetown.

Why did the market fail to produce an Ebola vaccine?

Mustapha Dumbaya lost 47 relatives in the outbreak. He explores why dysfunctional R&D is letting down those people who need it most.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Mr. Chak Kineesee, Program and Outreach Director at the Mekong School for Local Knowledge.

The Mekong River is not for sale!

The landscape, and the local peoples’ livelihood, have irrevocably changed, Gary Wockner reports in this photo essay.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Mongolian herder Doljin Byambasurengiin lost more than 200 livestock to this year’s winter disaster.

Mongolia’s dzud disaster

Plunging temperatures test the survival skills of the country’s nomadic herders, as this photo essay by Madoka Ikegami shows.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Running past Israel's Apartheid Wall, which separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem and people from their lands.

Run, Palestine, run

A record number of participants claimed their right to freedom of movement at this year’s marathon. Giedre Steikunaite reports.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Soldiers in al-Khalil.

Caught in the act: Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian

Noreen Sadik reports on the aftermath of a very public shooting in the divided city of al-Khalil.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Simon, a Kurd from Iraq, in his new shelter.

Inside Dunkirk's new refugee camp

A purpose-built camp offers refugees a sense of relief, but for how long?, asks Sarah Shearman.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Refugees wait outside a police station which serves as their registration centre, Aug.15, 2015, in the town of Kos at the southeastern Greek island of Kos.

‘The best help comes from simple, solidarity movements’

Afghan refugee organizer Yonous Muhammadi speaks to Marienna Pope-Weidemann and Samir Dathi in Athens, Greece.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Rêve Générale to Panama Papers

From France to Iceland, two seemingly disparate movements converge around the same dream, writes Jamie Kelsey-Fry.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Children of war.

Regional conflicts overshadow Iraqi mental health

When looking at the Middle East, all attention is focused on Syria right now, writes Sophia Akram.

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

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Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists August, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
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