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.
August 29, 2014
Dan McCarey, Zach Child, Amelia Warshaw
We can now envision a post-AIDS world, but marginalized communities are still being left behind. In the global fight against AIDS, business as usual will not end the epidemic.
Image by Paul Short. Turkey, 2014.
August 27, 2014
Paul Short
Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.
August 27, 2014 / Untold Stories
Paul Short
The squatter settlements known as "Gecekondu" are quickly disappearing in Istanbul, a city that is being transformed through government intervention, historic renewal, and mass housing projects.
August 27, 2014
Rachael Bolte, Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Explore Russia's nearly 300 single industry monotowns with a new interactive map.
July 16, 2014 / Harper's
Jenna Krajeski
Multiple cameras recorded the moment of Turkish protester Ahmet Atakan's death, but does the footage prove anything?
March 18, 2014 / The New Yorker
Jenna Krajeski
Two deaths in Turkey reveal a deeply divided country.
March 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Alia Malek
An artist asks, "Why were we Armenian, but living in the U.S? Why was our family in Syria? What were these family stories of exile and slaughter? Why weren’t they in the history books of my youth?"
February 27, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
A small group of LGBT activists tries to change the situation in one of Russia's most homophobic cities.
February 24, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Dmitry Chizhevsky came to a Rainbow Coffee party in Saint Petersburg, an LGBT gathering. Little did he know that a few moments later he would lose his eye in an attack.
December 30, 2013
Tom Hundley
Each day, tens of thousands of children risk their lives working in small-scale gold mines around the world.

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