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Five paradoxes about the state of the media

As the New Internationalist embarks on its great, democratic, community shares experiment, Vanessa Baird explores the contradictions of today’s media landscape.

Development

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

Ebola - the facts

Statistics and more on the spread of the virus through West Africa.

Culture

New Internationalist – The Facts

We turn the focus inwards to mark our 500th edition.

Two ways to build global community

A platform co-operative approach to information, rather than the models of Facebook and legacy media, provide reason for optimism, writes Dan Hind.

Environment

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’

The British-Australian mine of Cerro Matoso has been linked to birth defects, pollution, poverty and paramilitary pay-offs. Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik investigates.

Food

A bee-friendly path to a healthier future

In Italy, organic farmers are helping to keep pollinators – and crops – flourishing.

In Venezuela’s difficult times the grassroots are stronger

The time has come for rural communities to play an important role in the country, reports Tamara Pearson.

Health

Southern Exposure: Sucheta Das

A sole story by Sucheta Das.

Mosquitoes versus humankind

The fight against vector-borne diseases is in dire need of new insecticides. But it’s unlikely that real alternatives will make it to the market in time, writes Julia Gross.

Politics

This is what it takes to stand up: the essence of courage

Courage can change the world. Vanessa Baird delves into what makes some people exceptionally brave.

Trump can be beaten because he is the Establishment

We must respond with a genuine vision for ending the corrupt politics of privilege, writes Mark Engler.

Regions

What’s holding back Britain’s adoptions of foreign children?

In a country of over 65 million people, only 58 foreign children have been adopted in 2015. Henry Wilkins investigates the reasons why.

Exclusive: Inside Diego Garcia, America’s highly secretive military base

A two year investigation reveals the US military’s poor treatment of contract workers on the controversial island. Katie McQue reports.

Science

Beating the digital titans

You can take action at a practical and technological level – and a political one.

No, Mr Zuckerberg: India’s fight for freedom against Facebook

Few can resist the tech titans. Prabir Purkayastha tells the story of Indians who went into battle against Facebook, for freedom – and won.

Society

Erasing women in Mexico

Women are jailed for miscarriages, yet male spouses who’ve murdered walk free. Tamara Pearson reports.

Journey’s End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.

Spirituality

A word with Shazia Mirza

Comedian Shazia Mirza reveals her inspirations, fears and political passions.

Walking in Bethlehem this Christmas when peace is absent

Giedre Steikunaite watches the city prepare for the most important day on the Christian calendar.

War and Peace

Another blow to Colombia’s peace process

The country’s President Juan Manuel Santos has cancelled peace talks with the National Liberation Army over a hostage dispute. Kimberley Brown reports.

Laos: living with unexploded bombs, 40 years on

US bombs still kill in Laos – even decades years after being dropped.

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