Demolition derby: the human cost of Addis Ababa's rapid growth

The Guardian, April 8, 2019

Residents of the Ethiopian capital’s historic Piassa neighbourhood have just had their homes bulldozed a second time


Albania’s ‘Made in Egypt’ Cigarettes Flood North Africa

Balkan Insight, December 20, 2018

A factory in Albania is churning out millions of allegedly ‘counterfeit’ cigarettes a year, despite a criminal investigation prompted by British customs intelligence.

Overworked, abused, hungry: Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi

Al Jazeera, September 19, 2018 

Women say they are forced to work at least 18 hours a day, denied food, assaulted and prevented from returning home.


In Vietnam, early-season floods warn of climate change risks to come

IRIN News, September 3, 2018 

The floods came early this year in Tua Sin Chai, a remote village in Vietnam’s northern highlands. In June, heavy rainfall unleashed landslides that tumbled through this hillside village, killing a family of four. 


From Vietnam, without Love: The Child Brides of China

South China Morning Post, June 17, 2018

In the rural mountains of Vietnam, young girls are disappearing from their homes with increasing regularity. Many turn up across the border, sold as wives for the price of a buffalo


Living in the shadow of Ho Chi Minh City’s high-rises

TRT World Magazine, April 26, 2018

Vietnam may be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Yet some residents in Ho Chi Minh City are at the cusp of eviction as authorities draw plans to develop the land beneath their feet.


The Political Apathy of Vietnamese Youth

New Naratif, Dec. 1, 2017

In the age of Trump, refugees and social media, many Vietnamese youths speak of a disconnection with the rest of the world, while others embrace upcoming, radical changes.

What lies ahead for Saigon's once-feared slum?

VnExpress Int., Aug. 8, 2017

A long overdue development project has left residents in one of the city’s biggest slums in limbo for the past 17 years.


In search of Arabica in Vietnam's war-scarred soil

VnExpress Int., Nov. 19, 2017

Arabica could hold the key to escaping poverty for farmers in Vietnam's province Quang Tri, but is it a sustainable option?


Eco-dreamin': lives in limbo on Saigon's green peninsula

VnExpress Int., Dec. 24, 2017

Residents of the Thanh Da Peninsula have been left to eke out a living from farming under the bright lights of the big city, despite urban development plans that date back to two decades ago.

Stuck in limbo: How residency red tape binds millions of migrants in Vietnam

VnExpress Int., Nov. 26, 2017

A vicious tool at worst and a nationwide burden at best, the residency book finds itself at dawn of an inevitable reform. 


Behind the scenes of Vietnam's circus show 'My Village'

VnExpress Int., June 18, 2017

For a performance that has been receiving critical acclaims both nationally and abroad, it takes a whole team of makers working together.

Redefining the idea of reading in Vietnam today

VnExpress Int., May 7, 2017

Publishers are struggling with the fast-advancing online reading habits and Vietnam's fading reading culture. 


Outside Hanoi, a village of dressmakers

VnExpress Int., May 13, 2017

A trip to Trach Xa is a journey through the rice fields, into the heirloom craft of making ao dai.

Hanoi's railway residents skeptical about renovation plan

VnExpress Int., July 6, 2017

The plan to reopen all 131 arches under the iconic Long Bien Bridge would give the area a fresh face, authorities say.


VnExpress Int., Sept. 17, 2017

Sung Tieu explores the connection between constructed reality and deep-seated Vietnamese spirituality through her first solo exhibition "Remote Viewing" in Hanoi.


Palestinian children in East Jerusalem exposed to "various forms of violence"

The Palestine Monitor, April 11, 2016

Nour, 16, has been under house arrest since last July on suspicion of throwing stones. He is among approximately 700 Palestinian children arrested, interrogated and prosecuted in the Israeli military judicial system each year.

Umm al-Hiran: Chronicle of a disappearance

The Palestine Monitor, Mar. 14, 2016

Located 8 km northeast of the recognized township of Hura, Umm al-Hiran is among the Bedouin villages in the Negev desert at the risk of being demolished.


Umm al-Kheir "paying the price of the Oslo Accords"

The Palestine Monitor, April 12, 2016

"They say Israel is a democracy. But what kind of democracy sends soldiers to people's homes at five in the morning, when the kids are still sleeping?"


In Haifa, a Palestinian subculture yearns for identity

The Palestine Monitor, Mar. 25, 2016

Young Palestinians in Haifa have become more assertive in expressing their identity and practicing their culture. And art has since become a means of resistance.

Growing up in Silwan, "beautiful but dangerous"

The Palestine Monitor, Feb. 25, 2016

In the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, Palestinian children play surrounded by heavily armed officers and large Israeli flags fluttering on top of the nearest settlements.


The Refugee Industry in Turkey

Muftah, Nov. 24, 2015 

In one of the poorest neighborhoods in Izmir, Syrian refugees cluster in decrepit buildings and cheap hotels, counting the days until they can leave Turkey and head for Greece or other European countries.

Passage through Hungary in the time of migration

Muftah, Nov. 3, 2015

As the route through Hungary completely closed, the end-goal for many refugees of reaching Western Europe seems more and more dangerous and less and less attainable.


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