22 Dec 2021
For the first installment of our series marking thirty years since the fall of the Soviet Union, we ask the question: is Stalin making a comeback? Since 2014 and Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, statues and busts of the Soviet dictator have been appearing all over Russia. Meanwhile, many of the details concerning the crimes committed by his regime remain unknown, with archives in large part still closed. Putin, a former KGB agent and FSB chief, does not hide his nostalgia for the Soviet era. His regime has cultivated an ambiguous relationship with Stalin, and he stands accused of using the same methods against his opponents today.
30 May 2021
For the past 60 years, Amnesty International has put its finger in the wound of human rights abuses in all shapes and forms around the world. But it's also faced widespread criticism for some of its more opaque actions.
23 Apr 2021
In France, ordinary citizens have chosen to help others, even if it means putting their own freedom, jobs and comfort at risk. They come from all walks of life and share the desire offer a helping hand to migrants from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and elsewhere: both those who want to stay where they've landed and those hoping cross the Channel to reach the UK. Our team went to meet these "good Samaritans".