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November 12, 2019

‘This Is Exploding’: Jo...

When revolutions erupted against communist regimes across Eastern Europe in 1989, Western journalists struggled to keep up. Three veteran reporters describe the chaotic days they will never forget

November 11, 2019

Mammoth Tusks: Big Profits, Lost Hi...

Paleontologists are struggling to salvage precious prehistoric bones discarded by mammoth-ivory hunters in Russia’s remote Yakutia region. When hunters extract valuable tusks from the skeletons of the ancient buried animals, they also destroy evidence of past life on Earth. Scientists can’t stop this illegal work, but they bargain and scavenge to preserve natural history

November 6, 2019

Thousands Demand Resignation Of Pak...

An anti-government sit-in entered its sixth day in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, with thousands of protesters continuing to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan

October 31, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Mysterious Media...

Journalists covering Kazakh protests in recent months have encountered interference from masked men blocking their cameras with umbrellas. The identity of these low-tech media-jammers isn’t clear, but they seem to have no trouble with the police

October 28, 2019

The Sound Of Survival: Music Of The...

How Kyrgyzstan’s ethnic Luli minority preserves its culture through music

October 22, 2019

Video News Digest

Hundreds of migrants and refugees living in a temporary camp near the Bosnian town of Vucjak could soon be without water, food, and sanitation..At Montenegro’s high court in Podgorica, lawyers launched an appeal for two convicted opposition leaders who were sentenced to five year in prison for attempting to overthrow the government

October 19, 2019

Kyrgyz Walnuts, The Forbidden Fruit

Arslanbob is an ancient walnut forest on the slopes of the Tian Shan mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan. Every fall, the locals, mostly ethnic Uzbeks, harvest walnuts for sale at Central Asia’s biggest walnut market

October 14, 2019

Serbia Anti Government Protest and ...

An anti-government march took place in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, for a 45th Saturday in a row on October 12…Kosovo’s Central Election Commission has temporarily suspended the counting of expatriate votes in parliamentary elections after several election workers complained of health problems

October 11, 2019

Ukrainian Campaigns For Migrants...

Myroslava Keryk was born and raised in Ukraine, but now lives in Warsaw and is running in Poland’s parliamentary election on October 13 promising to represent the interests of all migrants, not just those from Ukraine. Although estimates vary, there are up to 2 million Ukrainians living and working in the country

October 7, 2019

Opposition Party Supporters Celebra...

Supporters of Kosovo’s Self-Determination party celebrated in Pristina after a snap parliamentary election on October 6 appeared to unseat the ruling party. The movement’s leader, Albin Kurti, said he plans to form a coalition with the party that came in second, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK)

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