© Stefanie Nijs
Report

Reinventing microcredit in Myanmar

After years of hype, microfinance now faces challenges in the fight against poverty. But in Myanmar’s largely unexploited market, small innovators are experimenting with solutions.
© Pieter Stockmans
Interview

Ukrainian fact-checkers Stop Fake: ‘Fake news is a weapon of war’

Ever since fake news troubles the West, the Ukrainian fact-checkers of Stop Fake are welcome guests at journalism conferences and in the corridors of power in Western Europe. A critical talk about fak ...
© Alessio Paduano
Visual

Petruro Irpino, a new Italian model for locals and migrants living together peacefully

Petruro Irpino. In this small village, situated between the green hills of Avellino, people of different religions and coming from different parts in the world live together peacefully. Photographer A ...
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Opinion

The impact of “the refugee crisis”: rights are at risk in Europe

From summer 2015 until spring of 2016, an increase in the number of people arriving in Europe to seek international protection stimulated a profound political crisis. Although it was termed “the ...
© Pieter Stockmans
Report

Bosnian students’ long fight against segregated schools

In Bosnia, there are 57 "two schools under one roof", segregated according to ethnicity. War degenerated into a battle for the children, fought out in front of the blackboard. Cosm ...
© Jeroen Los
Interview

Yasmin Nair: ‘Critique on identity politics should be about power’

We need to criticize identity politics when it’s a tool to strengthen capitalism, but without ignoring how issues like racism, migration or gender play a role in how people are exploited. That’s what ...
© Pieter Stockmans
Interview

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine: ‘Visa-free travel puts us back on Europe’s map’

MO* spoke with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympusch-Tsintsadze in Kiev, at a historic moment. After years of negotiation, the visa-free travel and the Association Agreement, which led ...
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Interview

Isabel Allende: Fiction is true, fake news is censorship

On the 24th of March Isabel Allende received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent. Gie Goris met the author in San Francisco and had a long interview with her on stories and lies, women ...
© Maxikamera
Report

United in sorrow: these Belgians and Syrians demonstrate how to conquer war and terrorism

6 years since the Syrian uprising, 1 year since the Brussels attacks, 60 years of European Union. On March 21, all these commemorations coincided in Bozar in Brussels. The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Or ...
© Brecht Goris
Analysis

One image obscures more than a thousand words

We have all seen these images popping up in our social media feeds: Afghanistan in the 1970’s versus Afghanistan in the 2010’s. The first image shows girls in Kabul, who could just as well ...
© Pieter Stockmans
Interview

Muslim women in Sarajevo: ‘Our starting point is a prejudice against us, this makes us stronger’

These veiled and unveiled Bosnian Muslim women are more consciously approaching their bodies than most other women. Often the headscarf is discussed as a political symbol, but rarely debates touch upo ...
© Gie Goris
Interview

‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of economic nationalism’

Mukhisa Kituyi, previous Kenyan minister of Trade and Industry, is secretary-general of UNCTAD, the UN-organization for Trade and Development, since 2013. MO* interviewed him about the importance of a ...

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