Excited to share the second of our pieces from Niger. An EU-funded crackdown on migration has cut migration to Europe by almost 90% since it’s height in 2015 — but not without troubling and dangerous consequences.
So enjoyed producing this piece in Niger for Vice News Tonight on HBO… A beautiful and fascinating change of pace!
Was a privilege to interview Mahtab Hussain about his work and the concept of ‘home.’
FULL STORY: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/07/15/628086226/pictures-of-the-motherland-he-never-knew
Pleased to share my latest story for The Washington Post, which looks at how Russia's recent moves in the Central African Republic are raising eyebrows (and alarm bells) among the country's Western allies.
FULL STORY: https://wapo.st/2LZaE7B
Excited to share my latest story with you, which looks at Didier Kassai and a coterie of comic-strip artists in Central African Republic who are using their talents for social good. Hope you'll give it a read. "Cartoons saved our family," Kassai explains. And now they might be helping to save others.
FULL STORY HERE: https://n.pr/2qOtSms
Honored to have won a grant in the Pitching for Peace competition from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and War Stories Peace Stories. Had the privilege of going to present my project in NYC at the "War Stories Peace Stories" symposium. Fascinating event – and I can't wait to get to work. More info here.
Pleased to share this piece I produced for VICE NEWS TONIGHT on HBO. Was a pleasure to get to work with the talented Seb Walker and Javier Manzano again!
Thanks to Jina Moore & The New York Times for the shoutout in this week's edition of "What We're Reading."
From Pacific Standard: It’s fairly well known that sexual violence is a common feature of the continuing war in South Sudan, but the journalist Cassandra Vinograd found something surprising when she was reporting in Bentiu, one of the most conflict-affected places in the country. Rape is now so common there that the stigma around it is, slowly, starting to change. It’s not uncommon for women to be thrown out of their homes after being “spoiled,” but the husband of a woman called Cecilia understood how war had changed their world. He told her: “Take heart — this is the situation of war. It is good they have not killed you.” — Jina Moore, East Africa bureau chief http://nyti.ms/2CNo00M
Proud to share my latest piece, which looks at rape as a weapon of war in South Sudan. Getting this published was no small feat – and am grateful to Pacific Standard for giving it a home and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for the support.
FULL STORY HERE: https://psmag.com/social-justice/how-the-women-of-south-sudan-are-speaking-out-about-mass-rape
... So grateful to Newsweek for giving me the space to hopefully do this story justice. I'd been intrigued by the "myth" around female combatants since my first visit... Turns out female combatants are very real – and ignoring them or their motivations poses serious problems for any future peace.
FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2AqXyJT