Ideas

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

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.

Starving Venezuelans pay the price for Maduro’s arrogance

In Venezuela, soaring inflation, inadequate social services, impaired communications systems, and a lack of food supplies and medication have crippled the society. People are starving and in desperate need, but aid is being turned away by a president whose decisions are serving his illegitimate grip on power.

How we are failing to cover the Sudan protests

Government-imposed restrictions on press freedoms and a preference for simplified narratives in many foreign media outlets contribute to inadequate reporting on Sudan.

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