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Resentments fester in Slovakia’s ‘Land of Nothing‘

By Dariusz Kalan, Balkan Insight, Poland
One of Slovakia’s most deprived regions is a microcosm of discontent, fueling right-wing populism in the hinterlands of Central Europe.

Critical situation due to corona virus in Yemeni capital

By Fares Alhemyari, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
The corona virus has reached Yemen and is creating a critical situation in the war-devastated country. As the fighting continues, medical services in capital Sanaa are deteriorating rapidly.



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EU-system alerts consumers – after they have eaten

By Staffan Dahllöf , Investigative Reporting Denmark, Denmark
Detrimental effects on IQ, damage the brain of young children and exposed mothers gave birth to mentally retarded children.

National tests show we eat insect poison

By Nils Mulvad, Investigative Reporting Denmark, Denmark
European citizens continue to eat and drink the insect poison believed by scientists to cause damage to children’s brains.

Heineken claims its business helps Africa. Is it too good to be true?

By Olivier van Beemen
The Guardian , UK
The Dutch beer giant likes to blow its own horn about the economic and social benefits it brings to Africa, but revelations of sexual harassment and low pay paint a different picture.
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“Roland Berger’s self-deception: The star consultant, his Nazi father and the guilt of German industry

By Sönke Iwersen
Handelsblatt, Germany
Roland Berger’s self-deception. ‘It was a moving story that Berger told. But it’s not true.’ Including interviews.

Critical situation due to corona virus in Yemeni capital

By Fares Alhemyari
RFG Magazine, Netherlands
The corona virus has reached Yemen and is creating a critical situation in the war-devastated country. As the fighting continues, medical services in capital Sanaa are deteriorating rapidly.

It’s a beautiful child. Why did he die?

By Zvezdana Vukojevic
NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands
After the stillbirth of their son, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic are in search of answers within the Dutch system of natal care. Gynecologist: ”Could we have saved him? Maybe, yes.”

Dealing with the Monster. How Amazon became out of control

By Kathrin Werner
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
From books to Christmas trees: Amazon controls commerce – and has itself become uncontrollable. Customers may end up paying the price. This article is detailed account of how Amazon became the behemoth it now is - including potential future risks and the role customers play.
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The Bangladeshi shopkeepers who took on Sicily’s Cosa Nostra mafia

By Ismail Einashe, The Sunday Times, UK
Bangladeshi shopkeepers suffered years of threats and extortion in Palermo. Then they stood up to the gangsters — and won.

The endlessness of an instant in Athens

By Mareike Nieberding, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot by a policeman in the center of Athens. His death radicalized his best friend and changed Greece to this day.

The mystery of revolutions. An eyewitness report of the rebellions in Nicaragua

By Martin Caparrós, The New York Times en Español, Amsterdam
What was it that set Nicaragua—a society disciplined for years by Daniel Ortega's iron fist—on the warpath? Martín Caparrós traveled to the country experiencing the greatest massacre in its peacetime history to try to answer this question.
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Fifty-Six Days of Separation

By Katrin Kuntz, Der Spiegel, Germany
A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother’s arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed.

The Teacher from Syria

By Björn Stephan, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Since Hend Alkhabbaz started teaching on Sigmund-Jähn Elementary School, it changed from notoriously bad into exemplary. Yet, not all parents are happy about her arrival.
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Racism does not exist in Turkey, because ‘everyone is Turkish’

By Mehmet Sezgin, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
On May 31st in Ankara, 20-year-old Kurdish Turk, Barış Çakan, was stabbed to death by a group of Turkish ultra-nationalists. The victim is said to have listened to Kurdish music or, in another version of the events, asked the men to turn down their own music.

#BlackLivesMatter, edition NL. Why, as a black newcomer, I don't know whether to cry, or cheer

By H.S. Barre, RFG Magazine, Netherlands
In the Netherlands, one camp denies the existence of racism in its entirety, while another camp pressures people to attend anti-racism demonstrations. Black people aren’t helped by either extreme.

The Uyghur women fighting China's surveillance state

By Isobel Cockerell, Coda Story, Georgia
China is waging a digital war on its Muslim minorities. Xinjiang has become a suffocating information vacuum. But in a small neighborhood in Istanbul, a digital resistance has begun.
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“Roland Berger’s self-deception: The star consultant, his Nazi father and the guilt of German industry

By Sönke Iwersen
Handelsblatt, Germany
Roland Berger’s self-deception. ‘It was a moving story that Berger told. But it’s not true.’ Including interviews.

Resentments fester in Slovakia’s ‘Land of Nothing‘

By Dariusz Kalan
Balkan Insight, Poland
One of Slovakia’s most deprived regions is a microcosm of discontent, fueling right-wing populism in the hinterlands of Central Europe.

How to deal with conspiracy media in the digital era?

By Jozef Tinka
Central and Eastern European Online Library, Slovakia
This theoretical study presents a way to recognize the difference between the use of freedom of speech and freedom of the press in the context of social responsibility of media and how to deal with the so-called ‘conspiracy media.’

Inside the Donetsk People’s Republic’s sisyphean struggle for international legitimacy

By Anna Myroniuk
Coda Story, Georgia
Four years after war broke out in Ukraine, the separatists have opened six “embassies.” None of them are recognized.