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Editor with life as effort

How free is the press in the former military dictatorship? Ny Tid spoke with Myanmar's perhaps most independent newspaper editor who is also critical of Norwegian support. 

Economic collapse – Norway's rescue?

Norway is like a patient waiting for the settlement with his own corrupt lifestyle.

Norway lends billions to dictatorships

Egypt, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates bomb hospitals, schools and refugee camps in Yemen – and receive loans from Norway. 

The end of democratic Israel?

The nation-state is becoming a saga. 

Is Donald Trump fascist?

He plays on the fears and moods that characterize American society. But does it make sense to call him a fascist?

Fear boycott and exclusion of the Oil Fund

Ethical guidelines for Norwegian lending can mean trouble for the Norwegian Oil Fund.

"Grave journalism is threatened"

The OSCE Representative for Press Freedom and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression are concerned about the growing surveillance threat to journalists.

NATO shows muscle

Will the doomsday clock move closer to twelve? Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons, and NATO is now arming along Russia's borders. 

Asia's most vulnerable boat refugees

The stateless Rohingya live under inhumane conditions in the border areas, on refugee boats and as prisoners in slave camps. The authorities pretend that they do not exist. 

Power is shifted in Africa

While the Arab Spring is characterized by stagnation, a quiet revolution is under way in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.