'Mindbusters' reads the banner, with Orban pictured in the middle: young Hungarians take a tongue in cheek stand against the propaganda apparatus.

Inside the post-truth laboratory

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s autocratic hard man, is riding high, with the help of young propaganda-mongers. Lorraine Mallinder investigates a media takeover.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

War of words

With president Trump, Zhou Xiaochuan, a US official, and Christine Lagarde.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Opposition to President Hernández spills onto the streets in January 2018.

Election results defied

The Hondurans who took to the streets following the election were met by a hailstorm of teargas and sometimes live gunfire, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018

Introducing... Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Iceland's charismatic new Left-Green prime minister has big plans, but will the Left-Green's radical programme survive political wrangling with other coalition partners asks Richard Swift.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first Press Secretary.

The rebranding of a rotter

Sean Spicer, Trump’s first Press Secretary, lied from the very beginning of the new presidency. We shouldn’t let him whitewash himself with showbiz, writes Steve Parry

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

Colonizing civil society

A group of political strategists gathers to brainstorm ways to remove democratic impediments to the plans of their political bosses. Text by Richard Swift, illustration by Jonathan Williams.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

Whose truth is it anyway?

Swallowing the lies – or ‘alternative facts’ – of populist politicians is having profound consequences. NJ Enfield takes a fresh look at a potent old tradition – and suggests a way forward.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

Worldbeaters: Donald Trump

Ego? Tick. Money? Tick. Power-hungry? Tick. A disaster for the world? Tick.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Clockwise from top left: FSLN supporters celebrate the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on 19 July 2016; fruits and vegetables grow well in Nicaragua’s tropical climate; despite harsh criticism, Rosario Murillo’s ‘trees of life’ (see main story) have multiplied over the past three years; separating rice grains from chaff is often children’s job in indigenous communities; Miskito people use artisanal methods to extract gold from rivers and mountains on the Caribbean coast.

Country profile: Nicaragua

Mira Galanova uncovers a country at a crossroads.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Open Window - A little extreme

Shouldn't we have learnt from the past? A cartoon by Dom Nelson from Australia.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Trump can be beaten because he is the Establishment

We must respond with a genuine vision for ending the corrupt politics of privilege, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Trudeau Trumped

Trudeau Trumped

Richard Swift considers the Trump effect on Canada's prime minister.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Relatives mourn a person killed by Manila police for alleged drug involvement.

Duterte's bloody war continues apace

Iris Gonzales reflects on the Philippine president's controversial war on drugs.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Building a better media

Hazel Healy on how independent outlets are gaining traction.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

An Audience with the Chief

Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the development of the village.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Clockwise from top left: A song-and-dance group prepare to perform at a church in the Mingkaman camp for internally displaced people (IdPs), which has often held as many as 100,000 people during the conflicts of the past few years; villagers in Unity State in the north watch a plane drop sacks of food aid; the boys looking after African-longhorned cattle are also from the Mingkaman camp, in Lakes State; the dinka women drumming have just had a training session aimed at making them aware that gender-based violence is a crime; Amer Agoot is pictured at the river port of Bor, having been forced to flee an IdP camp when men invaded her hut and robbed her of the little she had left.

Country profile: South Sudan

Eleanor Hobhouse considers the state of Africa's newest nation, five years after independence.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Bernie, before and after

Bernie, before and after

The US presidential election is near but young people and grassroots activists have their eyes set on long term transformation. John Tarleton reports.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016

Country profile: The Bahamas

Kelsi Farrington on the truth behind the holiday-brochure image.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

The pantomime plebiscite

Why couldn't the Conservatives have picked a different issue over which to launch their proxy war? asks Steve Parry.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Anti-corruption protesters in Kuala Lumpur. Embezzlement and deceit are rife among Malaysia’s ruling elite.

The gathering storm

Nithin Coca reports on Malaysia’s slide towards authoritarianism.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Hilda Farfante was five years old when Franco’s henchmen killed her parents, whose pictures hang on the wall behind her.

Franco's ghosts

The dictator’s victims are still waiting to see their torturers on trial – and time is running out. By Mira Galanova.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

Can search engine rankings swing elections?

Research psychologist Robert Epstein on how the new technologies invisibly shape public opinion – and what we must do about it.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

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Article title From magazine Publication date
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
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