Reader's Favorites

My 10-year personal diary from “The Country with No Name”

By Kostas Koukoumakas
Vice , Greece
Still today it remains a taboo in Greece to call the neighboring country “Macedonia”, otherwise you could be labelled a traitor.

His experiments were intended to help cure Parkinson’s and dementia. Then this scientist was targeted by animal rights activists

By Moritz Aisllinger
Die Zeit, Germany
Until recently, Nikos Logothetis performed experiments on monkeys in his lab. Today, the cages stand empty.

In Russia virus denialists and conspiracists find a soft target

By Daria Litvinova
CODA, New York
In Russia, HIV is simply not acknowledged. This article shows how spreading misinformation about a virus make infection rates skyrocket.

Inside the Kremlin propaganda factory

By Holger Roonemaa, Inga Springe, Šarunas Cerniauskas, Paulius Gritenas, Vesna Radojevic, Vlad Lavrov
360 Magazine, Amsterdam
They said they were independent news sites. But they were actually run by the Kremlin. This is how Russian propaganda really works in the 21st Century.
investigation More ➔

Your designer kitchen may have cost the manufacturer his life

By Simon Gouin, Basta!, France
Synthetic quartz countertops, white or colored, are in fashion and make the fortune of their manufacturers. But in the factories that produce them, many workers fall ill, or even die

Erdoğan’s war on the Gülenists. Turkey’s government accused of secret torture sites

By CORRECTIV, Correctiv, Germany
The regime of Turkish president Erdoğan is kidnapping dozens of members of the Gülen movement from around the world. Victims are now raising a serious accusation: secret torture sites are part of the repression.

Inside the Kremlin propaganda factory

By Holger Roonemaa, Inga Springe, Šarunas Cerniauskas, Paulius Gritenas, Vesna Radojevic, Vlad Lavrov
360 Magazine , Amsterdam
They said they were independent news sites. But they were actually run by the Kremlin. This is how Russian propaganda really works in the 21st Century.
Covid-19 More ➔

His experiments were intended to help cure Parkinson’s and dementia. Then this scientist was targeted by animal rights activists

By Moritz Aisllinger, Die Zeit, Germany
Until recently, Nikos Logothetis performed experiments on monkeys in his lab. Today, the cages stand empty.

Spa Salvation. The great importance of being touched

By Maria Louka, Vice (Greece edition), Greece
In a Psychiatric Hospital, a group of volunteer offers massages and free beautician services. ‘Touch is a psychoanalytical throwback to early maternal care, to the first physical care experience.’

Can algorithms help prevent child abuse?

By Michaela Haas, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
During corona time, child abuse is an even bigger problem then ever. There might be a way to minimize it, but it is rather controversial: the use of algorithms.
immigration More ➔

In Bulgaria, Hunting Refugees is a Sport

By Ricardo J. Rodrigues, Diário de Notícias, Portugal
In Bulgaria, refugees must be kept out of sight, at all costs. A paramilitary army now has carte blanche to hunt down any refugee they want.

‘Our best days: we haven't seen them yet’. Self-interview about the meaning of life

By Saeed Al-Gariri, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
In 1981, this author spent almost a week clinically death in intensive care in the Educational Hospital of the Republic in South Yemen. After that experience, he felt he was living on borrowed time.
equality More ➔

The ‘Black Hitler’ of Rwanda does not forgive

By Oscar Delo, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
In Rwanda, anyone who criticizes the President risks their lives. Singer Kizito Mihigo released a critical song against the regime, and did not survive it.

In Syria, security service is abused to control the people

By Dr. Abdul Kader Monlla, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
In Syria, the word Mukhabarat, the security service, is synonymous with death and destruction. Talking about politics is taboo.

‘They can’t put themselves in our shoes.’ A visit to Turkish textile factories

By Filiz Gazi, Gazete Duvar, Turkey
In a tweet that went viral, Kurdish girls are taunted. A visit to a Turkish textile factory, where the girls, often underage, react to the messages. A story about discrimination of Kurds and women in Turkey, working conditions in Turkey's textile businesses, and the huge income gap.
conspiracy More ➔

In Russia virus denialists and conspiracists find a soft target

By Daria Litvinova
CODA, New York
In Russia, HIV is simply not acknowledged. This article shows how spreading misinformation about a virus make infection rates skyrocket.