The European Union is outspoken in its support for press freedom, but its efforts to instill that value in aspiring and new member states is faltering. This is the first of two articles that examine how the EU deals with the issue of freedom of expression.
Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants
Child migrants reunified with their parents over the past two years are fraught with the relief at finally being reunited, the normal challenges of adolescence, and navigating the new relationship, all amid looming legal and other pressures.
Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S.
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 Spanish. The speaker, Marielos […]
Child Migrants Face Challenges but Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field
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 other in Spanish. On […]
With German government overwhelmed by asylum-seekers, volunteers provide support
Volunteers are stepping up to provide aid, language classes, childcare and more at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, where the government has established a temporary shelter for asylum seekers.
Guatemala: The Quest for Justice
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 […]
Zimbabwe’s Poor Restart
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” […]
Preventing Political Violence in Kenya
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 […]
Longtime Refugees Grateful for Citizenship in Tanzania
By Barbara Borst — Ulyankulu, Tanzania – Freedom. Happiness. Gratitude. These are words that people here use over and over to describe how they feel about becoming Tanzanian citizens after more than […]
Guatemala: Fighting for the Future
By Barbara Borst — Justice in Guatemala faces a new challenge as a dynamic attorney general is told to step down in May. Claudia Paz y Paz sits at the center of […]