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 […]
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 — 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 […]
By Barbara Borst — Kolkata, India – More than 380 families lived for generations under a bridge southeast of downtown. They did not own the land where they built shelters; they scratched […]
By Barbara Borst — Kolkata, India –Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India. The two women, who are not related, were forced into […]
By Barbara Borst — Delhi, India – The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi on Dec. 16, and her death from those injuries several days […]
By Barbara Borst — Money has swaggered through U.S. elections for decades – buying television ads, robo-calls and bumper stickers. But this year, it has been up to new tricks. The 2010 […]
By Barbara Borst — Measuring the exact impact of money on voters has proved hard to do. More often the focus is on how money alters the behavior of politicians or affects […]