NGO

migration crisis

Europe’s alt right is chartering a boat to stop migration to Italy

Tim Hume
7.19.17
Sci-Finances

The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law

'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
Mark Harris
6.6.17
PGP

Activists Need to Watch Out for Fake Encryption Keys

An attacker could disrupt messages, or in more limited cases, perhaps read email contents.
Joseph Cox
4.5.17
russia

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Makes Incremental Progress at the UN

It overcame resistance from Russia at the last minute, starting a diplomatic process that could lead to a ban.
David Rogers
12.19.16
Syria

How Syrian Bakers Are Making Bread Against All Odds

Even in a time of war, Syrians' high standards for bread are uncompromising. Bakers have implemented unique techniques to provide the daily bread under conflict.
Emma Beals
8.19.16
longreads

Wheat As a Weapon of War in Syria

How the Syrian regime, rebels, jihadists, and NGOs are fighting for control of of the country's most powerful resource.
Emma Beals
6.23.16
futbol

How Brazilian Soccer Came to Haiti and Haitian Soccer Came to Brazil

The Black Pearls, a Haitian youth soccer team, competed in Brazil's famed Copa São Paulo. The tournament didn't go so well, but simply playing in it was a victory.
James Young
1.12.16
refugee crisis

These Activists Set Up Roadside Kitchens for Europe’s Refugees

Food activism group No Border Kitchen serves thousands of meals to refugees every day, setting up in the street or squats. I join them in Lesbos, half a mile from the island’s ferry terminal.
Mark Wilding
1.12.16
Art

Making Zines with Kids from Kenya’s Slums

Social change through small-scale DIY publishing.
Ingrid Kesa
10.20.15
refugees

Tinned Sweetcorn and Chocolate Biscuits Are Helping Calais Migrants Feel Human

While many at “The Jungle” migrant camp in Calais rely on meals provided by French authorities, Sudanese refugee Saif cooks with donated British food. “We need to survive by eating as we wait for good news,” he says.
Mari Shibata
10.14.15
apps

This New 'Secure' App for Journalists May Not Be Secure At All

Experts say Reporta doesn't follow best practices.
J.M. Porup
10.2.15
Europe

Moscow Wants to Ban American Pro-Democracy NGO and Other Groups From Operating in Russia

Russia has launched a new crackdown on groups like the US National Endowment for Democracy that might challenge President Vladimir Putin’s monopoly on power.
John Dyer
7.29.15
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