January 10, 2017 /
Tom Hundley
This week: Climate change in Iran observed, Chinese immigrants are reversing course, and Robert Mugabe's legacy in Zimbabwe.
Fishermen in Kangan, Iran, near the South Pars field. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
January 2, 2017 / The New Yorker
Ako Salemi
Ako Salemi photographs climate change in Iran.
December 6, 2016 /
Libby Allen, Reese Erlich
Veteran Journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich discusses his reporting with Alabama high schoolers.
The remains of a large cargo ship marooned on the dried-out seabed of Lake Urmia. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
September 30, 2016 / Vox
Ako Salemi, Yochi Dreazen
One of Iran's best known lakes is disappearing. These photos show what's left behind as the waters recede.
September 30, 2016
Ako Salemi
A look at how climate change impacts Iran.
immigrants sleeping on tracks
July 26, 2016 / Herald (Pakistan)
Jodi Hilton
Beginning in April this year, Greece began deporting asylum seekers. Many of the deportees are Pakistani, in contradiction to the 1951 Refugee Convention.
June 30, 2016
Katherine Doyle
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Ako Salemi to report on climate change in Iran.
June 5, 2016 / Making Contact
Reese Erlich
In this radio documentary for Making Contact, Reese Erlich delves into the political and economic impact of Iranian youth on the country's government.
April 26, 2016
Diba Mohtasham
Although Iranians have many external issues to deal with, ranging from pollution to the crippling economy, art in various forms remains an important part of their lives.
Unemployment remains high in Iran
April 19, 2016 / VICE News
Reese Erlich
Iran has been unable to repatriate most of the sanctions money.
March 21, 2016 / VICE News
Reese Erlich
European corporations are looking at huge potential profits in Iran while US counterparts are hobbled by continuing, unilateral sanctions prohibiting trade.
March 20, 2016 / DW
Reese Erlich
Following the Iran nuclear deal, international sanctions are being rolled back. While President Rouhani hopes to attract foreign investments, the issue remains contentious.
March 9, 2016 / Deutsche Welle
Reese Erlich
Iranians went to the polls to elect a new parliament and Assembly of Experts. Young people played a pivotal role.