Ukrainian flag on the barricade, in Kiev, on January 31, 2014. Photo Credit: Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto/Sipa USA

The leaders behind Ukraine’s unrest

  In this Monday July 11, 2011 file photo former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a trial hearing at the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov,...
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Storify: Ukraine protests, as seen through new media

Demonstrators have been gathering for more than two months in Kiev’s central Independence Square. As the once peaceful rally intensifies, new methods are evolving to cover the protest, from on the ground and...
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Looking back at Berlin’s past

The 9th of November is an important day in German history, for both highs and lows. It's the day the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and it's the day the German states became a republic in 1918 before the end of...
Malta Refugee detention center

Controlling migration in Southern Europe

Forced to abandon the war-torn city of Damascus after his home and business were bombed, Iyad Faroud Al Rousan picked up his family and fled Syria through Lebanon and Egypt, finally arriving in Libya, where he...
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Immigration fears feed European far-rightists

  Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first black minister, has been the target of the Italian far-right political parties since she was appointed in April. Last July Roberto Calderoli, vice president of Lega Nord,...
Romania Canada Gold Mine Protest

When Canadian Mining Companies Take Over the World

Plans to build Europe’s largest gold mine in Romania mobilized tens of thousands of protesters within the country and worldwide, sparking debate about the environmental impact of the project and the...
Romania Canada Gold Mine Demo

Romania: no dirty gold

Demonstrators against the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation mining project in Romania held a public art protest Saturday night in downtown Toronto, Canada. Cardboard boxes were displayed with the campaign...
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Trials and tribulations

Why covering controversial Kurdish issues amid tough anti-terrorism laws can land journalists in jail.  In Turkey, the world’s largest jailer of journalists, the government often equates reporters...
UZBEKISTAN JAILED JOURNALIST

Locked out

Daniil Kislov, founder and editor-in-chief of Ferghana, describes how journalists in Uzbekistan are left out in the cold. Daniil Kislov, founder and editor-in-chief of Ferghana News, paints a bleak outlook...