January 10, 2017 / WNYC Radio
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
Journalists Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie discuss their project in the HuffingtonPost Highline, “The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the refugee crisis is changing the world economy."
Food, beds, pillows—those are luxuries in the ghettos of Agadez. Image by Emily Kassie. Niger, 2016.
December 23, 2016 / Huffington Post
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
Image by Emily Kassie. Turkey, 2016.
December 23, 2016 /
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
March 11, 2016
Jillian Keenan
Journalist Jillian Kennan discusses her reporting on violent youth gangs in Niger.
March 10, 2016 / Foreign Policy
Jillian Keenan
Impoverished young men have menaced the city of Zinder with rapes and murders. Now Boko Haram wants to turn their ultra-violence into a weapon of war.
March 10, 2016
Jillian Keenan
Poverty and unemployment have driven some youth in southern Niger to form violent gangs known as palais—attractive recruitment targets for Boko Haram. But one man is fighting back.
November 19, 2015 / Huffington Post
Jennifer Koons
"We're trying to create a new normal." The struggle in Niger to help girls avoid early marriage.
October 25, 2015
Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
September 9, 2015 / International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Will Fitzgibbon, Eleanor Bell
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
August 6, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
Most women in Niger marry at the onset of puberty and are expected to continue having as many children as their bodies will allow until they reach menopause.
July 24, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
Victims of domestic violence, mental and physical abuse, and child marriage have a sanctuary in the only shelter of its kind in Niger, a country of 17 million.
July 21, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
The challenges of population growth, environmental degradation, food security, and even violent extremism can be traced back to issues with girls’ health, education and human rights.
July 14, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
The teacher at the Koranic school described the young woman as “calm and obedient,” ideal marriage material. Samira Abdoulaye, 19, did not return the sentiment.

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