By Katie Schlechter NEW YORK — It is an uplifting image: a child seeing her mother for the first time after more than a decade apart. But for tens of thousands of […]
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 Katie Schlechter — NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan courtroom, children and their guardians listen to a young woman who stands in front of them talking in […]
By Katie Schlechter — NEW YORK — On artificial turf at the foot of Yankee Stadium, some 40 teenage boys kick soccer balls on a Saturday afternoon, laughing and yelling to each […]
By Thalia Beaty and Kavitha Surana — KARLSRUHE, Germany – Ruth Stephan stood outside an abandoned cafeteria repurposed as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers on the northern campus of the Karlsruhe […]
By Barbara Borst — Guatemala is one of the world’s most violent countries. Over the past half century, it has endured a 36-year civil war, a genocide and a huge, ongoing wave […]
By Barbara Borst — Prominent Zimbabwean attorney and human rights activist Beatrice Mtetwa speaks about the problems with her country’s new constitution and new government. “For us, it’s a very bad start” […]
By Barbara Borst — Violence exploded across Kenya after the disputed presidential elections of December 2007, shocking Kenyans and the world. More than 1,100 people were killed, more than 600,000 […]