In 2008, Rodrigo Vazquez made ‘Child Miners’ profiling the lives of 10 year old Alex and his best friend, 13 year old Jorge. Over the past six years, Vazquez has returned regularly to film the boys as their lives have (...) +
The market for human research has not escaped the financial crisis: French companies testing new medicine have seen a 20% average fall in activity. As in many other affected industries around the world today, the (...) +
More than 80 people have died during anti-government protests in Kiev that have been going on since November. The unarmed protestors were fired upon on the orders of the former president who then went on the run. He (...) +
Over the last 50 years there have many strides forward in women’s rights around the world. Yet recently the trend seems to be reversing in some unlikely places, for instance abortion has been legal in the United (...) +
A global revolution is underway to obtain what UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Barack Obama call ‘the final frontier in human rights’: the universal decriminalization of homosexuality.
Homosexuality is forbidden (...) +
There is an invisible war going on in the West Bank. The Israeli settlers are waging a daily war on the Palestinians who remain; they harass their neighbours, attack their houses, move their livestock and generally (...) +
Following the devastating earthquake in 2010 another crisis erupted in Haiti; one of the worst outbreaks of cholera in recent history has put hundreds of thousands of people in hospital and left more than 8000 dead (...) +
Why are children as young as five being arrested in schools across the USA?
In a misguided attempt to avoid another Columbine, in ‘zero tolerance’ states like Texas, Florida and California, police forces armed with (...) +