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Articles by Nick Harvey

Out of sight, out of mind: refugees in purgatory

Muddy ditches near Calais serve as home to refugees from Darfur and Syria. Nick Harvey reports.

  • November 13, 2014
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There’s now a cure for hepatitis C… but most can’t afford it

Profit-focused drug companies are failing the ill, says Nick Harvey.

Every newborn deserves the royal treatment

After the highly anticipated arrival of the heir to the throne, new parent Nick Harvey highlights the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Africa.

  • July 23, 2013
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Britain’s shame: evicted islanders lose in court

The latest legal decision against the Chagossians, kicked off their homeland to make way for a US base, continues a regretful history, says Nick Harvey.

  • June 12, 2013
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Novartis 0 – World’s Poor 1

While he celebrates India’s Supreme Court ruling on a cancer drug patent, Nick Harvey warns the war for affordable medicines is not over.

  • April 2, 2013
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My brush with the ‘health tourism’ media mafia

Nick Harvey tried to debunk myths on migrants and the NHS on a London radio station, but was shouted down and left wondering why.

  • March 5, 2013
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Syria’s civilians: when will the horror end?

Nick Harvey from Doctors of the World writes of the daily fear and violence faced by people caught up in the conflict.

  • February 1, 2013
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Pharma vs India: a case of life or death for the world’s poor

Legal outcomes could ‘open the floodgates’ for companies to challenge generic drug production, keeping prices high, explains Nick Harvey.

  • October 17, 2012
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Why do some conflicts get more media coverage than others?

Nick Harvey considers the role – and the agenda – of the global media in making the news.

  • September 1, 2012
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Ex-Israeli soldier intent on Palestinian citizenship

A former Israeli military programmer, fed up with Israel’s human rights violations in Palestine, is trying to renounce his Israeli nationality, reports Nick Harvey.

  • June 13, 2012
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Rio+20: The Great Greenwashers

The UN Earth summit will take place June 20-22. Here’s introducing some of the worst environmental truth spinners trying to hijack the agenda.

  • June 5, 2012
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Feminists target Nike ahead of the Olympics

Nick Harvey reports on a campaign to expose sportswear firms who exploit women workers while boasting Olympic values.

  • June 1, 2012
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When Western therapies fail

Is a Western approach the best way to engage with the mental health issues of other cultures? Nick Harvey visits Burmese refugees in Thailand to find out.

  • May 1, 2012
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Frackers given the go ahead

Environmental activists are furious as a report published this week gives the green light for energy companies to drill for gas across the UK.

  • April 17, 2012
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Are ordinary Tuaregs becoming Mali conflict scapegoats?

Nick Harvey and Julien Tremblin look at the plight of Tuareg refugees caught in the crossfire of a conflict that’s as devastating as it is complex.

  • March 30, 2012
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‘We are all Alfie Meadows’

Uproar as 21-year-old student, who suffered severe head injuries at the 2010 anti-fees protests, is hauled into court on violent conduct charges.

Brute forces: a year of rough injustice

On the International Day Against Police Brutality, Nick Harvey looks back on a busy year for out-of-control officers.

  • March 1, 2012
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Barclays wins ‘shame’ award

Barclays gets the recognition it deserves for making millions from speculating on food prices.

  • January 30, 2012
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Haiti: where did all the money go?

More than $10 billion was raised worldwide for Haiti after the earthquake. But, two years on, what have NGOs done with the cash? Nick Harvey investigates.

  • January 1, 2012
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West Papuans mark bitter-sweet ‘independence’ day

It’s 50 years since West Papua first won independence, only for Indonesia to cruelly snatch it away. Nick Harvey reports on the tensions in the region.

  • December 1, 2011
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Johnson & Johnson shuns poor people with HIV

On World AIDS Day, a stark reminder of how Big Pharma drug patents deny HIV treatment to the developing world.

  • December 1, 2011
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West Papuan refugee threatened by Interpol arrest

Independence leader Benny Wenda has been named on an Interpol wanted list in a move viewed by many as politically motivated.

  • November 25, 2011
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Is the world's population really a timebomb?

The UN estimates there will be seven billion of us on this planet by the end of October. But talk of a ‘population explosion’ is alarmist, says Nick Harvey

  • October 31, 2011
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The shocking link between racism and schizophrenia

A migrant is up to five times more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia in the UK than a white British person. On World Mental Health Day, Nick Harvey argues that racial discrimination is to blame.

  • October 10, 2011
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Fracking hell

Nick Harvey reports on the movement against the destructive hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ sites springing up across the UK.

  • September 19, 2011
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Demanding democracy in Swaziland

Fed up with near-zero democracy and rampant corruption, thousands have taken to the streets of Swaziland this week to call for change, reports Nick Harvey.

  • September 7, 2011
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West Papua: the road to freedom

Tuesday 2 August marked the 48th anniversary of the West Papuan struggle for independence from Indonesia. Now is the time for their voices to be heard, says Nick Harvey.

Jungle orphans

Nick Harvey reports on the position of the Hmong – both inside Laos and the bleak refugee camps of Thailand.

  • September 1, 2009
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Tibet: 50 years from home

It is half a century since the Dalai Lama and thousands of other Tibetans were forced into exile by the Chinese occupation. Nick Harvey talks to exiles young and old about their hopes for their country.

  • March 1, 2009
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The Fire Inside

Women who love women still leads to suicide pacts in India, often burning themselves to death. But in the wake of a groundbreaking film, lesbians are asserting themselves more – and seeing some encouraging signs of change, as Nick Harvey reports.

  • October 1, 2008
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Queer India

Nick Harvey explains the background on gay rights – and then talks to lesbian activists about a cause that is beginning to catch fire.

  • October 1, 2008
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About Nick Harvey

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Nick Harvey spent 2007 and 2008 hitch-hiking from Europe to Asia, writing along the way, and becoming a leading voice on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) issues in India. Since then he’s published dozens of articles – mainly for New Internationalist  – on both well-known and obscure international human rights issues from the plight of Tuaregs in Mali to the fight for democracy in Swaziland. As well as freelancing as a journalist, he’s currently the communications lead for the health charity Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde) UK.

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