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Stories about Migration & Immigration

Making Turkish music in Hungary: Can this be a ‘Nasip Kısmet’ moment?

How fortunate is it to be able to play Turkish folk songs in Hungary, despite the anti-immigrant, Christian-values agenda of the prime minister, Victor Orbán.

An interview with media scholar Rose Luqiu about WeChat and techno-nationalism

"A major factor is censorship or 'coerced loyalty.' As other communication tools like Facebook and Twitter are unavailable in China. WeChat has a very special [monopoly] status in China."

Latino immigrants in the US: Has the situation really changed?

Stories about the "invisible" workforce in the United States: Even though poverty rates are declining, Latinos are still among the poorest and the least educated.

Poland reinforces border with Belarus as migrant crisis escalates

The EU had previously accused Belarus' Lukashenka of flying in migrants from the MENA region and South Asia and bringing them to the EU's borders to retaliate against sanctions.

The mysterious origin of the name of Armenia city in Colombia

Is it a tribute to the Armenian people or a religious reference? Historians are still debating.

Hong Kong stays firm on zero-COVID policy as its top strategy to reconnect with China

"So if Hong Kong were to loosen border controls for people arriving from overseas... then the chances to travel with the mainland will be reduced," says Hong Kong's Chief Executive.

Why Salvadoran farmworkers ponder migrating to the United States

"I leave the house for work at around 4 in the morning, and I return around 5 in the afternoon. This is my daily routine six days a week."

‘I wrote the book you all wish you had when you were 15,’ says Afroczech Obonete Ubam

Czech Nigerian activist and writer Obonete Ubam interviewed ten prominent Afroczechs in his latest book, to talk about discrimination, integration and role models for an emerging community in the Czech...

On National Heroes Day, Jamaicans at home and abroad pay their respects to ‘son of the soil,’ General Colin Powell

Despite his reputation for decency and integrity, Jamaicans—and the Caribbean in general—had qualms about General Powell’s involvement in the Iraq War.

Chile rejects the migrants it once welcomed

In a study, Chileans considered themselves mostly 'whiter' than other Latin Americans and considered migrants 'dirtier.'

Between two borders: you can’t get through

By offering its territory as a transit zone, Belarus created a problem for the EU and a financial opportunity for itself, charging refugees for Belarusian visas.

Indigenous artist depicts the hidden history behind the creation of Bangladesh's Kaptai Lake

Few of the tourists flocking to Bangladesh's Kaptai Lake know the dark history behind the site's creation. With a stunning visual story, artist Tufan Chakma sets out to change that.

Relations between Turkey and Russia: “It's complicated”

On September 29, the leaders of two countries met in Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss economic and strategic deals and their presence in conflict zones.

Syrian migrants fall victims to “human trafficking mafia” in Libyan prisons

'The EU is responsible for Libya’s barbarism directly, or by turning a blind eye to its actions, as armed groups profiting from migrants are funded, and complicity in these crimes...

China as a cultural threat in Ethiopia: From food to cultural appropriation

Public interest in Chinese exotic eating habits and in potential appropriation of Ethiopian traditional culture speaks of the larger rifts in Sino-Ethiopian encounters

Disinformation campaign intensifies as Afghan refugees arrive in North Macedonia

The first group of 149 Afghan citizens arrived in Skopje on August 30. While the government and civil society welcome the refugees, right-wing nationalists exploit their plight to spread disinformation...

Khaby Lame exposes Italy’s citizenship flaws and the plight of Black content creators on TikTok

Lame’s rise to stardom comes at a time when, for every Black TikTok sensation like him, there are several white influencers on the app that are making far more money.

The plight of Afghan women under the new Taliban regime 

With the Taliban taking control of Kabul, women in Afghanistan are faced with the bleak prospect of a return to a society that denies their rights.

Anti-immigrant sentiment leads to violence in Turkey

A mob ransacked and vandalized stores, homes, and cars belonging to Syrian immigrants in Ankara's Altindag neighborhood.

New Zealand government apologizes for dawn raids targeting Pacific communities in the 1970s

"I stand before you as a symbol of the Crown that wronged you nearly 50 years ago."

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