Who can forget the images of scores of Yazidi refugees fleeing ISIS’s “forced conversion” campaign in 2014—and the subsequent charges of genocide and slavery? In Emily Feldman’s moving new story for The Daily Beast, Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist living in Germany, used a loophole in German law that allows a single state to host its own refugee program and thus potentially save thousands of Yazidis.
Sim Chi Yin
Pneumoconiosis, or “black lung,” is China’s most prevalent occupational disease, affecting at least 6 million people. Sim Chi Yin’s new interactivetells the story of one victim, a gold miner, as he fought to breathe.
What is entertainment like in a country where the government controls every aspect of its citizens’ lives? Laya Maheshwari journeys to North Korea to answer this question, attending a government-run film festival showcasing the “virtues of socialist life.”
Editor's Note: The text has been corrected. Mirza Dinnayi is actually not a doctor. He is a humanitarian activist who is nicknamed "Dr. Mirza."