December 5, 2014 /
Joshua Hammer
Joshua Hammer discuses his experience in Mali while working on his project, "Taking Timbuktu: Music, Manuscripts and Madness at the Edge of the Sahara."
August 21, 2014 /
Amanda Ottaway, Amy Maxmen
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
Image by Matthieu Aikins. Pakistan, 2014.
March 24, 2014 /
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi is the world’s most violent city, with about 2,000 murders in 2013 as a result of its virulent gang politics. The city’s gangsters are openly linked to Pakistan’s national parties.
April 4, 2012
Tim Judah
Scotland is set for a vote on independence. It is expected to take place in 2014, meaning that the United Kingdom could be dissolved in 2015. Tim Judah looks at defense and foreign policy...
March 14, 2012 / Untold Stories
Joseph Kony's murderous crimes are now widely known thanks to #Kony2012, a 30-minute video that has gone viral. What now?
March 9, 2012 / Untold Stories
Stephanie Hanes
For Nubians living in Kenya, the traditional naming process is a generational rotation—and a source of confusion for some Kenyan bureaucrats.
March 9, 2012 / Untold Stories
Ricci Shryock
The Senegalese hip-hop community, led by rapper Red Black, is rallying behind the opposition movement.
March 9, 2012
Ansel Herz
UN peacekeepers have been stationed throughout Haiti to help stabilize the country and protect Haitians. But repeated allegations of human rights abuses have sent their popularity to an all-time low.
March 9, 2012 / Foreign Affairs
Joshua Yaffa
The fleets of armored personnel carriers and battalions of riot police that poured into Moscow on the night of Vladimir Putin's election victory made clear that reform will not come easily.
March 9, 2012
Stephanie Hanes, Greg Constantine
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
March 3, 2012 / Untold Stories
Joshua Yaffa
The protests that erupted, the eerie calm that followed, and what everyone is thinking about Putin.
March 1, 2012 / Foreign Affairs
Joshua Yaffa
Russia's urban professional class has turned against Putin. It won't cost him this election, but it may cost him plenty in political capital.
February 29, 2012 / The Atlantic, Untold Stories
Anna Van Hollen
The battle over olive trees in the Palestinian Territories reflects a new trend in conflict over land rights that is at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.