Can COP27 contribute to disability-inclusive climate justice?
November 17, 2022

The challenges that disabled people face to participate in COP27 are in the context of existential challenges for civil society as a whole.

Criminalizing feminist solidarity: A firsthand account from Egypt
November 10, 2022

The state wanted to re-educate me again, and not just the state, but the society of the leftists, artists, and even some friends. Because I dared to expose one of their men.

Gasping to live again: A disabled person’s account of barely surviving Covid
August 25, 2022

My oxygen is dipping. I have blacked out. When I wake up, the nurse is telling me I should lose weight. Am I going to survive? I must be. No one tells a dying person to lose weight, do they?

Why Poland offers a warning to Americans
June 16, 2022

A cynical observer of their battles with the judiciary and fines from the EU over “rule of law” might ask if they named themselves after what they intended to trample over.

Mining for stories in Africa: when journalism becomes an extractive industry
June 10, 2022

How a Namibian freelance journalist dealt with Western Media’s exploitative practice, accounts of mining for local contacts, the personal stories, and sentiments from across Africa.

“Mom, when are we going home?”
May 5, 2022

The Russian war displaced more than half of Ukraine’s children. Here’s a story of one.

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is echoing in the Amazon
April 26, 2022

Anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros has asserted a very striking phrase: “The indigenous people are specialists in the end of the world, since theirs ended in 1500,” referring to the year the Portuguese landed in Brazil.

Can you check your activism at the door?
December 7, 2021

As newsrooms globally respond to accusations of racial bias by focusing on diversity, journalist dateji cheko green looks to her experience in Canada to argue that a fuller reckoning of journalism practices, from recruitment to the daily meeting, is needed to make real change. 

Press Freedom and the Indian Judiciary
November 5, 2021

While press freedom faces grave threats in India, the judiciary has pulled through to protect the constitution in even the toughest of times, argues Ankita Anand.

Rehmat or Zehmat? Learning to Cope with Trauma From Rain in a Pakistani Metropolis
October 25, 2021

In Karachi, Pakistan where monsoon rain often means days without electricity, flooded roads and property damaged, at the end of the day is it truly a rehmat (blessing) from nature or ongoing zehmat (misery) for city dwellers?

Category: Viewpoint

A figure stands in the middle of two large hands, one with an American and one with a Polish flag, both grabbing her
Viewpoint

Why Poland offers a warning to Americans

A cynical observer of their battles with the judiciary and fines from the EU over “rule of law” might ask if they named themselves after what they intended to trample over.

Inside a lush rainforest, a sinking construction crane makes its way through
Viewpoint

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is echoing in the Amazon

Anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros has asserted a very striking phrase: “The indigenous people are specialists in the end of the world, since theirs ended in 1500,” referring to the year the Portuguese landed in Brazil.

A woman on a news television screen reporting from Toronto, Canada faces viewers with the chiron, "Boss: can you check your activism at the door?" Illustration by Walker Gawande
Viewpoint

Can you check your activism at the door?

As newsrooms globally respond to accusations of racial bias by focusing on diversity, journalist dateji cheko green looks to her experience in Canada to argue that a fuller reckoning of journalism practices, from recruitment to the daily meeting, is needed to make real change. 

A person is encircled on one side, the other shows a group of people encicled
Viewpoint

Press Freedom and the Indian Judiciary

While press freedom faces grave threats in India, the judiciary has pulled through to protect the constitution in even the toughest of times, argues Ankita Anand.

A man riding on a horse carries an eagle on his hand. On his left walks a man who waves a flag, behind them is a crowd on the street. Two protesters carry demonstration signs.
Viewpoint

Mind The Gaze!

What’s missing when Mongolia is seen through the eyes of foreign correspondents.

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