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.

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Late Summer Reading Recommendations
July 1, 2022

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

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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.

“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.

Waves and lightening strikes wash away buildings of all sorts, windmills, churches, bridges, huts in this image by Victoria Shibaeva
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Why we are launching the Sinking Cities Project

Unbias the News will connect, train, and publish local journalists covering how rising sea levels and coastal flooding caused by climate change threaten cities.

Behind the Scenes

How it started | How it’s going

Holy cow, it’s been a ride: After eight years, Co-Founder Tabea Grzeszyk is going on a sabbatical in 2022. Join her on a look back!

People work on a farm, feeding chickens and fish with insects. In the background, you see their laundry hanging to dry, including soldiers uniforms.
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Trading guns for fish and insects, former FARC combatants find a path back to civilian life

Sandra did not know anything about the climate crisis and its causes , nor did she know about food insecurity and the possible solutions to it when she surrendered her weapon to the United Nations after the guerrilla group she was part of, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), signed a peace agreement with the Colombian state.

A woman stands at a stall of a food market offering multiple dishes for sale containing insects
Behind the Scenes

Read this before you eat

Behind the scenes of our latest story: Editor Wafaa Albadry reflects on the discrimination faced by Black journalists, in both Western and non-Western settings.

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
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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. 

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