April 2, 2015 / Moment, Slate
Yigal Schleifer
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist Party are more powerful than ever. Is the nation’s democracy under siege?
Image by Lauren Gelfond. Jordan, 2014.
March 12, 2015 /
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger
Syrian and other international volunteers travel at their own expense to Syrian refugee neighborhoods to teach war-traumatized children that they are not "the lost generation" but future peace-makers...
February 15, 2015 / NPR
Joanna Kakissis, Holly Pickett
With Syria engulfed in civil war, here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.
January 2, 2015 / AOL News
Misha Friedman
Amnesty International in France featured Misha Friedman's story of a gay couple forced to flee their home in Crimea due to discrimination.
December 16, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Irina, a drug user for almost 30 years, is one of those most at risk following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
November 17, 2014
Nora FitzGerald
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
November 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Nora FitzGerald
The government crackdown on Russia's activist LGBT community is mirrored by a surge in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
November 11, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
With Russia annexing Crimea, life has changed for everyone in the LGBT community. Some have left Crimea, while others are adjusting to the new realities of homophobic Russia.
November 4, 2014 / Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
Kuyalnik Estuary is a large brackish lake on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine, and home to one of the country's oldest sanatoriums. Today it is on the brink of environmental disaster.
October 20, 2014
Misha Friedman
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
October 15, 2014 / Time
Misha Friedman
Yegor Guskov and Bogdan Zinchenko, who owned a gay bar in Sevastopol, feared for their business — and their family.
October 3, 2014
Dimiter Kenarov
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
October 3, 2014 / Untold Stories
Selin Thomas
Hatay, a region that has experienced a confluence of religion, ethnicity and race for thousands of years, is now dominated by an influx of Syrian refugees, increasing sectarian tensions.

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