By Barbara Borst — Fredy Peccerelli considers himself lucky. His family was able to leave Guatemala during its long internal conflict. He grew up mostly in New York City, planning to become […]
Barbara Borst teaches journalism and international affairs at New York University. She worked in South Africa and Kenya for five years and in France for another five. She has reported from Africa, Europe and North America for The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post and Inter Press Service, among others. She has written for GlobalPost and is a Huffington Post blogger. She is the founder of the reporting websites Civicidea.com and Tutawaza.com.
By Barbara Borst — Guatemalans paid a terrible price for decades of conflict: 200,000 people dead or forcibly disappeared, the vast majority of them Maya civilians killed by members and allies of […]
Professor Khaled Fahmy says that Egypt’s transition from autocracy since January 2011 has been difficult because the society is dealing with two large questions simultaneously – one concerns modernization and political change, the other religion and culture.
By Barbara Borst — As a journalist reporting from South Africa during the worst township violence of the 1980s, I came to know Nelson Mandela indirectly through the people who struggled for […]
By Barbara Borst — Traffic jams in the capital. Construction projects at every turn. Cell phones in constant use. Just a few signs that Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in […]
By Barbara Borst — Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but too often, it breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict. In Ghana, citizen groups began pushing for accountability soon […]
By Barbara Borst — Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India. Whether they have escaped or have been rescued, their […]