Taken during a violent British raid, the Benin bronzes have sat in Western museums and private collections for over a century. Kieron Monks reports on Nigeria’s battle to get them back and what it means for the wider push to return works robbed from Africa.
Is the war in Ukraine reaching a stalemate and is Russia showing signs of taking a step back? Having recently returned from the country, Francesca Ebel explores how Russia’s invasion has progressed over the past few weeks.
The Bulgarian journalist is director of the Balkan Free Media Initiative, created in April 2021 to monitor and campaign for the protection of media freedoms in southeastern Europe. She speaks to Jan Westad about the growing political distortion of the media and the influence of authoritarianism in the Balkans.