Archive for the ‘Reportage’ Category

The Arab Spring’s real roots

Posted on: April 4th, 2011 by iainmarlow | No Comments

The solidarity and community organization during the days of uncertainty following Egypt’s well-publicized protests were an echo of forms of activism already common in urban Middle Eastern settings.

Portraits of workers in the Philippines

Posted on: August 1st, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

These are men who make hundreds of trips a week, up and down the steep winding trail, ferrying literal bags of rocks on their heads in weather that hits 35 degrees every day.

Being queer in Kenya

Posted on: July 25th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

It’s not the best time to be gay in East Africa: Everything from homophobic gangs to homophobic legislation are making life unlivable in several African states. Fortunately, at least, it’s getting people to talk.

Creative commodities: Marketing China’s alternative culture

Posted on: July 25th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

China’s alternative arts scene is vibrant and thriving. But it is hamstrung by the lack of avenues to exploit and encourage new and existing art, Review Editor Laura Fitch writes. This is changing. But slowly.

Sifting through the Philippines’ trash

Posted on: June 27th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

In the heart of the Philippines, in a place called Cebu City, thousands of families live off the garbage.

Trying to assess the value of Canadian aid? Don’t bother.

Posted on: April 11th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

It’s hard enough to figure out what Canada’s development aid is doing in Ecuador. But following the money is going to get even harder, since the development assistance from Canada is being stopped. Brett Popplewell reports.

In a small Kenyan village, girls are speaking up

Posted on: March 31st, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

The program started to convince girls that menstruation wasn’t embarrassing enough to miss school. It grew. Then they started speaking up. Writing poetry about rape. And accusing the teachers. Cynthia Vukets reports.