COVID Christmas: Was it truly like no other?

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Photo by Roger Harris. CC BY 3.0. By Ian Inkster It’s clear enough—COVID-19 did not stop for Christmas. If...

Fearing the national security law, Hongkongers say farewell to their home city

Farewell to Hong Kong. Image from Stand News, used with permission. The following story was originally published in Chinese on Stand News. It was translated...

How the world’s six largest economies are faring amidst the global political economy of COVID-19

Coronavirus image concept of medical face mask and money, representing the pandemic and economic damages by Jernej Furman on Flickr, CC BY 2.0. By Ian...

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

A forestry worker, wearing a face mask for protection against coronavirus, gathers fallen wood from a tropical area, in Guinée, Africa. Photo courtesy Aboubacarkhoraa...

Is Namibia walking a fine line between Chinese and European spy technology?

Youth pose for a photo capture at a conference in Namibia. Image credit: Yusuf Kalyango Jnr (CC BY-SA 2.0). This article is part of UPROAR,...

Fruit picking in a pandemic: Europe’s precarious migrant workers

“Germany, choke on your asparagus” reads this graffiti in Wedding, Berlin. Photo (c): Maxim Edwards, May 2020. In late June, more than 1,500 workers at...

French police arrest Félicien Kabuga, alleged financier of genocide in Rwanda

Monument commemorating the genocide in Rwanda. Photo from The Advocacy Project, used under license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  After 26 years on the run, Rwandan genocide...

Groundswell of support to free Julian Assange around February extradition hearing

Event in support of Julian Assange (Barcelona, 24 February 2020) – Photo courtesy of Assemblea Nacional Catalana Flickr account (CC BY-NC 2.0) Wikileaks’ founder Julian...

An interview with Roger Robinson, winner of the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize in poetry

2019 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry winner Roger Robinson. Photo by Naomi Woodis, used with permission. On January 13, 2020, Trinidadian-British poet Roger Robinson won the T.S....

Parody song remembers Eastern European fighters in WWII’s Battle of Britain

Collage of portrait photos of RAF pilots Josef František, Stanislav Fejfar and Douglas Bader. Public Domain, via Wikipedia. The British education TV series “Horrible Histories” by...

Pseudoscientific racial theories by discredited British psychologist keep going viral in the Balkans

Illustration of fact-check report “The IQ is OK, but journalist standards are at low level,” by Crithink.mk. CC BY. This story is based on two different...

Dear European Commission: Don’t let political parties use our data to manipulate the vote

“Propaganda” by Pawel Kuczynski. Image used with permission of the artist. This opinion article was written by Valentina Pavel, a Mozilla Fellow at Privacy International...