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Shipping company in the countercurrent

"We do not take a position on internal conflicts and have neither the opportunity nor the desire to debate this," says the director of the shipping company that their vessels have transported phosphate from Western Sahara.

Ukraine – a new banana republic?

Well over NOK 100 billion is stolen annually from the state budget by corrupt service personnel. The Ukrainian population is becoming poorer – but one exception to the trend is Ukraine's sixth richest man, President Petro Poroshenko.

No one is safe – fortunately

28. January brought trial against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. It's the first time ...

Third Period syndrome

2016 is a big election year, and so I don't aim for Donald Trump. 

The filmmaker as the good fairy

Is a documentary's credibility compromised when the director intervenes in the portrayed life story to achieve a desired and more salable result? The film Sonita is an important story of victory over women's oppressive traditions, but also raises difficult questions about the role of the filmmaker.

Victor Kossakovsky: Varicella

Eurodok Film Festival: Predictable but respectful film about ambitious children caught in the ballet's mandatory melancholy.

Abusers and victims

Film Festival HRHW: As 15 year old, Omar Khadr is captured by Americans after a gunfight in Afghanistan. It is the beginning of a long period of torture. Guantanamo's Child throws a critical spotlight on Omar's situation.

Hockey Socialism

The Red Army paints a multifaceted picture of the Soviet ice hockey team during the Cold War. How to unite collectivism and the freedom of the individual?

The extremists who just needed food on the table

The film festival HRHW: The Documentary Among the Believers shows how religious extremism has emerged in a Pakistan with major social problems.

To take the law into your own hands

Cartel Land is a startlingly close documentary on civil protection on every side of the Mexico-US border. 

Corruption in the open

Film festival HRHW: The road to modern China seems to be paved with the methods of the Wild West, one would believe the documentary The Road.

Both Che Guevara and mother

Film Festival HRHW: Sean McAllister's new documentary is a strong love story, drawing a picture of the dramatic development of Syria in recent years.

Hermann Kappelhoff: The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism

Through close analysis of films, German film professor Hermann Kappelhoff discusses the connection between poetics and politics.

Jonathan Littell: Syrian Notebooks

Littell writes for those who want to know the Syrian reality on the body.

In the waiting room of martyrdom

EURODOK: Two young men are waiting to be called into action as suicide bombers in Syria. Pål Refsdal's new documentary paints a surprisingly intimate portrait.

Burning hearts

The portraits of people who act and act when others do not, arouse hope in the hopeless. (Stream of the month to our subscribers).

Benjamin T. Lynerd: Republican Theology

The idea of ​​the Bible ruling over people's everyday lives and social and public life still lays a governing hand over the Republican Party in the United States. 

Two books on Ukraine

To understand the complicated and serious situation that is taking place in the heart of Europe, Richard Sakwa's Frontline Ukraine should be a preferred choice.

Revolutionary daydreams and western accident tourism

In Brazil, global problems and opportunities are very visible, both in terms of racial conflicts, environmental politics and the distribution of goods. A trip to South America's largest country can therefore provide an exemplary insight into the global contemporary.

Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea?

Former political prisoner and dissident Mustafa Dzhemilev tells Ny Tid about the fight against the occupation of Crimea, his relationship with Russia and why he received the Nansen Medal. Today, he is the political leader of the 280 Crimean Tatar ethnic group. 

Fear of civil war

Ukraine's literary shooting star Serhij Zjadan believes the country's political leadership has failed society. It may cause more blood in the streets of Kiev.

Military division of power in Myanmar

Despite Aung San Suu Kyi's landslide victory in the November parliamentary elections, she is forced to share power with the military – and that could be her biggest challenge.

Was it Russia? – Ukraine is sued

Why is Borge Brende so confident that it was Russia that shot down the Malaysian passenger plane in 2014? 

Eye to eye – and the world goes blind

Mahatma Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize he should have had. His teachings in non-violent conflict management have been and are a great inspiration to many, but are not so widely used by top politicians. 

The most serious stories

With the death of Ståle Eskeland the 26. December 2015, Norway has lost an important alternative voice in foreign and security policy.