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Jake Edwards is a YouTube vlogger: a uniquely millennial career

Jake Edwards, a transgender YouTube vlogger, has a uniquely millennial career. Edward Siddons...

FeesMustFall: Protesters celebrate the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town.

South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation has come of age. And they’re not happy with the way the ANC...

Young girls in Malaysia are finding a safe space in social media networks.

For young girls across the Muslim world, social media has become a therapeutic medium. Hussein Kesvani ...

Social media mental health: The popular social media emoji depicting someone laughing so hard that they are crying. Or is it the other way around?

Social media use is correlated with mental health problems. But is it simply cause and effect? Marcus Gilroy-Ware...

China homosexuality

LGBT+ people are subjected to forced confinement, medication and electric shocks to try to change their sexual orientation,...

Mozambique

Meet the non-profit art group trying to end violence against women in Mozambique. By Rebecca Cooke.

Bolivian prisons

Amy Booth visits a Bolivian prison and meets those let down by patchy law enforcement.

Sign pointing to the village of Hope, Derbyshire UK. Photo by: Flickr user pol sifter

As we bid farewell to 2017, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks back at the year that was.

EU border towns: Migrants sleeping under Via Europa, the bridge linking Italy and France in the border town of Ventimiglia. Photo by Fotomovimiento

Europe’s response to migration: more police, more walls – for no reason. Alex Fusco writes.

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Confluencia Fuera OMC

Buenos Aires welcomed the WTO with a week of action. By Paula Serafini and Martín...

Marie-Josee, 78, has been a potter all her life. Despite being visually impaired, she has a permanent twinkle in her eye. At the mention of kunyaza, Marie-Josee’s eyes shine even brighter and she roars with laughter. Photo by Thomas Lewton

Rwanda tops global gender equality tables. Can a traditional sexual practice help explain why? Alice McCool...

The Supreme Court of India

India witnesses more attacks to minorities and the public seems not to care. By Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

The front page of the ethical consumer report

In a bleak year for politics worldwide, fair trade and ethical goods provide a much-needed bright spot.

climate migrants

That’s how news media brand climate migrants, says researcher Alex Randall.

Shrinking political space: the current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation.

Across the world political space is shrinking. Richard Swift explains how and why.

Environmentalists killings: Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016.

How environment defenders are being stopped in the Global South. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman...

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