© Stavroula Poulimeni​
Analysis

| ‘The Greek state has nothing to gain but environmental cost from the investment’

The Greek mining company Hellas Gold pays both the police of the Halkidiki region and private security guards to secure a large gold mine in northern Greece. That does not scare off local residents to ...
© Stavroula Poulimeni
Analysis

| Greek goldrush shows that Panamapapers are tip of the iceberg

Greece is rich, if you just add up the billions which the gold is worth in Greek soil. Yet hospitals close, TB and malaria come back, malnutrition spreads, pensions halved, wages fell by a quarter and ...
Teacher's Dude BBQ (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Opinion

| Tax Evasion Is A Violation Of Human Rights

This week, Tine Destrooper, Managing Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University, followed the #PanamaPapers articles with the same indignation as millions of peo ...
© Jan De Zutter
Interview

| Geert Mak: ‘Fear is our biggest enemy’

'In 2004, there was barely any debate concerning Europe, outside of the EU-bubble. Today, because of all the misery and crises, we are agitatedly shouting at each other. However, we do that as Europea ...
UN Photo / Stuart Price (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Interview

| Emergency Relief In Need Of Cultural Revolution

Nowadays, emergency relief is being organised much more efficiently compared to decades ago, but it is the far-reaching bureaucratisation that remains a threat to the actual needs. That’s what F ...
Analysis

| Will Brexit trigger the Africanisation of Europe?

One reason why the UK might want to leave the EU is that the EU is an ‘untransparent, ineffective juggernaut’. However, the African experience shows that a web of smaller organisations mig ...
© Freedom House
Report

| Keeping the Death Count in Syria

Since the start of the Syrian Revolution, Syrian activists, armed with camera’s, pencils and paper, count the death, map tortures and other human rights violations. Journalist Ignacio Delga ...
Visual

| #PanamaPapers: The Power Players

This interactive produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives and associate ...
© Artino (Sept 2013)
Report

| Testimony of a Syrian metalhead with a camera and a stick

Syrian, alawite, opposition, war photographer, war wounded. Artino is all, and more. This is his story how he lived the Syrian revolution till now.
Solidair E (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Analysis

| #BrusselsAttacks: 'Don’t Fall Into The Trap!’

MO* contacted commentators in Afghanistan, India, Jordan, Lebanon, and Pakistan. Countries where the caravan of hate struck long before it came to Brussels. Their answers to our questions are quite re ...
© Stefaan Anrys
News

| From A No-Go Zone To A Shopping District; It’s Possible!

Politicians are usually adamant when it comes to unreported employment. They consider the ‘informal’ economy a free zone for tax evaders, or worse, criminals. However, that is not necessar ...
Valentina Calà (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Opinion

| Don't Drink Bombers' Deadly Cocktail

In an editorial I wrote on Monday, after a week intense anti-terror activity in Brussels, I used an Uzbek proverb –‘One man builds a bridge, a thousand men cross it’- to advocate an ...

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