Stay tuned for 2023
Why are Iranians in the streets, how is it being framed in international media, and how are people outside the country boosting the signal?
Mexico, assault weapons, and the international re-order
A pandemical plea
Mexico as a destination
Dear friends, As three-year-old Evelina* has grown, a friend of her dad’s, thinking that she looks Asian, has come to jokingly call her ‘la coreana’, the Korean girl. Evelina is a daughter of the state of Guerrero in southwestern Mexico, far from Seoul and Pyongyang. But poor racial approximations
Dear friends, Happy new year! It’s kinda funny that one of the cultural products of 2020 was called The Social Dilemma, because the same name might easily be put to the ongoing deliberations (/straight-up actual fist-fights) around how we all live with the covid19 pandemic, wherever we are in
+ the uses of Power
Stigma as a pre-existing condition
Dear friends, How’s your coronavirus anxiety. Your coronanxiety. Your crowning anxiety? This bad attempt at rapid-fire punning should tell you enough about where mine’s at. From my apartment on the roof of a some 80-year-old building in a working-class neighbourhood in a central borough of Mexico City, I’
+ Arab women reporting the Arab world
A special edition.
Also, what happened in Bolivia?
The locations of international reporting
As the Amazon burns, who are our correspondents?
Dear friends, At a shelter for migrants in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, right near the border with Guatemala, my conversation with Alejandro, a man from Honduras, is interrupted by Elsa, a fellow national of Alejandro’s. “Mira” (“Look”), she says, pointing at her phone. We look. It’s
... to be part of an international news story?
"... makes me wonder if the Western gaze is really something people can get rid of."
A freelance foreign correspondent field note
Introducing The Troubled Region