Stories about North America from March, 2015
Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’
Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.
Open Letter to 60 Minutes Regarding Its Reporting on Africa
Scholars, writers, journalists and researchers write an open letter to 60 Minutes producer about the misrepresentation of Africa by the Tv program: Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 Minutes, We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African...
How One Woman Fought One of the World’s Biggest Oil Companies—and Won
It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, but a retired teacher in Norco, Louisiana, persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant.
American Blogger Offered Money to Publish Russian Propaganda
Ironically, Swanson and his blog actually support pro-Russian views, which seems to have made the incident doubly disappointing in his eyes.
Macedonian Journalist Describes How It Feels to Be Subject of State Surveillance
Prominent investigative journalist Meri Jordanovska wrote a testimony about her experience on receiving evidence that she was one of allegedly twenty thousand individuals who have been subjected to state surveillance in Macedonia. In an op-ed on Balkan Insight, Jordanovska explains: Each report on one of my wiretapped conversations was true:...
Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos?
From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.
Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats
The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.
TJournal's Vadim Elistratov Reviews Russia's ‘Homeland’ Adaptation
TJ’s Vadim Elistratov explains why it’s hard to dismiss the Russian adaptation as a failure, though its creators are clearly afraid of deviating too much from the American show.
Somali Americans Fight to Save Their Lifeline of Cash for Relatives Back Home
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota, USA, where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades.
Netanyahu's Speech to Congress Was Polarizing, to Say the Least
In the United States, and elsewhere, reactions to the speech by many public figures and ordinary Internet users were unusually negative.
The ‘Unexpected Virtue’ of Being Mexican
Mexican movie-makers are no strangers to the Oscars, but this year they stole the show.
The US Finally Lifts the Curse of the ‘Golden Cage’ Visa
Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.
Duma Deputies Challenge Food Import Ban, and President Putin
In a challenge to the power of the Russian presidency, five State Duma deputies recently proposed legislation aimed at rolling back Russia's ban on Western food imports.