Tag: ni

Everybody’s target

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Syria (NI) – He is repeatedly attacked by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but Abdullah Al Khateeb sees no reason to quit. Abdullah Al Khateeb can’t believe journalists never ask him about his love life. By the time I interview…

Country Profile: Somalia

Somalia (NI) – Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state. The everyday mayhem and hustle of the capital city, Mogadishu, where political positions and…

Taking on the sand mafia

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India (NI) – The latest attack came on 13 December 2016. At a bend in the road a lorry blocked the route along which S Mugilan was travelling with an activist colleague and his three children. They were driving back at night…

For the sake of the tiger

Bangladesh (NI) – Prioritizing animal conservation over human life is having repercussions for locals in the Sundarbans. From Kolkata to the bustling market town of Canning: an hour-long train journey in the women’s carriage. It is so cramped that no…

Erasing women in Mexico

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Mexico (NI) – Women are jailed for miscarriages, yet male spouses who’ve murdered walk free. Nayeli Sosa and Dafne – young Mexican women – were both dealt horrific tragedies. But what they had in common went well beyond that. Sosa was beaten…

Who funds the think tanks?

United Kingdom (NI) – A new report shows how ‘highly opaque and deceptive’ methods are used to shape public perception. The current political landscape is fraught, treacherous and more difficult than ever to navigate. The EU referendum in 2016 saw the Leave…

Defying Ethiopia’s digital crackdown

Ethiopia (NI) – The government is trying to ‘shut down’ the internet, but some of Addis Ababa’s young techies are one step ahead. Tigrayans, an ethnic group representing just six per cent of Ethiopia’s population, ‘own’ the country’s coalition government. This,…