It’s The Little Things: Life as a visually impaired person in Nigeria
July 19, 2022

Despite the difficulties Nigerian society imposes on people with visual impairments, many lead everyday lives.

Little Help: The downsides of working for a top cleaning platform in Germany
July 11, 2022

“For us, it’s an evil we have to accept. Faced with not finding work and not being fluent in the language…well, we take what we can get.” -Nani

Detained Davincis: Artists in Lithuania draw attention to the plight of asylum-seekers
July 7, 2022

In May 2021, several thousand people crossed from Belarus into Lithuania, seeking asylum in the European Union. One year later, most remain in detention.

Late Summer Reading Recommendations
July 1, 2022

Here’s what the team at Unbias the News has been reading this summer!

Unpaid wages, paid press conferences: How politicians manipulate the news in Cameroon
June 23, 2022

In most parts of Cameroon, the news is what the newsmaker wants it to be, and a brown envelope with cash can buy anyone exactly the news they want the public to hear.

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.

Drinking in inequality: the fight against lead contamination in Lahore, Pakistan
June 14, 2022

“I saw that the children were malnourished, blackened teeth and gum issues were common and women frequently reported miscarriages and still births. All of these issues quickly made me realize that this area probably had lead.”

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.

“All Die Na Die”: At the Heart Of Nigeria’s Soot Problem
June 1, 2022

Over two days of travelling across Rivers State with Junior, he will tell us in bits that revealing anything that can lead back to him will put him at risk of arrest, harassment, or even death from either state or non-state actors.

History at risk: Port Maria, birthplace of Jamaica’s first slave revolt, braces for climate change impact
May 20, 2022

Port Maria, a town with a rich and sprawling history, is a case study of how devastating even a small rise in sea level can be for small islands in the tropical regions of the world.

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.

A man sits at the edge of a boat, catching oil leaking out of a pipe that pollutes that water
Long Read

“All Die Na Die”: At the Heart Of Nigeria’s Soot Problem

Over two days of travelling across Rivers State with Junior, he will tell us in bits that revealing anything that can lead back to him will put him at risk of arrest, harassment, or even death from either state or non-state actors.

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 tree is wracked with missiles and weapons in this illustration by Antoine Bouraly
Story

Syria’s Poisoned Earth

“I heard the noise of a scouting plane… It was so close. I knew it was going to fall down, but I did not imagine it would crash into my farmland,” says Amin*, who rushed at the time to see the flames devouring his land.

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