Ideas

A series of op-eds, essays and commentaries on today’s biggest global news headlines.

Coronavirus by the Numbers

The visualization of data related to the novel coronavirus has helped the public understand the risks and realities of the pandemic. Getting these wrong, though, can mislead the public and distort public policy.

Open up the borders (for journalism)!

‘While the world is forcing us to cooperate internationally and begging for global remedies for everything from the coronavirus to the climate crisis, there is still far too little attention to global journalism’. Gie Goris and Jago Kosolosky, current and future editor-in-chief of MO* respectively, regret that.

Hello World! Can You Hear Us?

One week after Iran erupted in protests, an Iranian journalist in exile reflects on the deafening silence both inside and outside her country.

Gambia Confronts its Dark Past

Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) will give Yahya Jammeh’s victims a path towards healing. It’s a step in the right direction. But the proceedings are off to a shaky start.

Putin’s Century

The Mueller Report confirmed Russia’s effort to influence the US election, further evidence of Putin manipulating the world stage with his guerrilla political tactics.

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