August 25, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jalesa Tucker
Many young Roma who live in Paris do not enroll in school but instead help their parents live off the kindness of strangers.
August 25, 2014 / Untold Stories
Molly K. Dutmers
Malta is Europe's most Catholic nation, but even in this stronghold of Catholicism the Church faces serious hurdles.
Image by Jalesa Tucker. Paris, 2014.
August 25, 2014 /
Jalesa Tucker
To escape poverty and social exclusion in their countries of origin, many Roma seek refuge in France. Often they face the same discrimination in their new home.
December 30, 2013
Tom Hundley
Each day, tens of thousands of children risk their lives working in small-scale gold mines around the world.
Atlas of Pentecostalism
December 27, 2013
Bregtje van der Haak, Richard Vijgen
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
December 6, 2013 / Newsweek
Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
Fear is the real legacy of Putin's Russia, particularly in Russia's 342 "monotowns," single industry centers where economies are collapsing and dissent is not tolerated.
December 5, 2013 / Reuters
David Rohde
Younger generations in Afghanistan and Ukraine are eager for prosperity, reduced corruption and a place in a globalized economy.
December 2, 2013 / MSN News
Anna Nemtsova, Brendan Hoffman
The Kremlin offered to re-locate Russians living in monotowns. But many are unhappy to leave places that several generations of their families have called home.
November 18, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.
November 17, 2013 / Untold Stories
Devon Smith
"We’re still a divided society 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement," says Sammy Douglas, a Protestant politician from East Belfast.
Image by Devon Smith. Northern Ireland, 2013.
November 17, 2013
Devon Smith
It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.
November 10, 2013 / The Daily Beast
Anna Nemtsova
She fell in love with Lake Baikal and for decades struggled to shut down the pulp mill that was polluting it in monotown of Baikalsk. The mill was shut; Baikal was saved — but now she is in trouble.
November 7, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Brendan Hoffman
How does a small town in the middle of Siberia move forward when the biggest local employer shuts down? Baikalsk is one of hundreds of monotowns across Russia struggling to find an answer.

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