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Rojava Diary

On October 6, 2019, US President Donald Trump announced that US troops would withdraw from Northern Syria. Three days later, Turkey launched the offensive called “Operation Peace Spring” on the Turkish-Syrian border aiming to expel from its border the Syrian Kurdish militia called People’s Protection Units (YPG). US troops had relied on the Kurds to defeat ISIS, however Turkey considers YPG a terrorist group due to its ties with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Following the Turkish offensive, in October 2019 we started a diary from Rojava together with the Syrian journalist Massoud Hamid who for three months visited hospitals, funerals, cemeteries, prisons, schools, refugee camps, roads and markets in Rojava and shared with us what he found by messages from WhastApp. The result is these series of bilingual podcasts and a video diary named #rojavadiary.
Massoud Hammid

Biopirates of the Indian Ocean

Rich in diversity and small in size, Sri Lanka lacks mechanisms to protect its natural treasures. The practice of using and commercially exploiting the biological resources and indigenous knowledge of a country without permission or compensation is known as “biopiracy”. That is, making money with poor people’s knowledge.
Lola García-Ajofrín

The Girls of the Bay

Bangladesh has the highest rate (29%) in the world of marriage among girls under 15 years old, according to UNICEF. It also has the fourth-highest rate of child marriage involving minors, after Niger, the Central African Republic, and Chad. In February 2017, the Parliament of Bangladesh passed a new regulation, which imposes prison sentences and fines, however, it includes a controversial loophole that allows child marriage in “special cases.” In 2019, Outriders attended three weddings involving minors in the same week in Bangladesh.
Ángel Sastre, Pablo Cobos

Afghan women

Throughout its 100-year modern history, Afghanistan has experienced remarkable transformations. Kings have come and gone. Freedom fighters turned into warlords. After 18 years of war, in 2019, the US began a series of face-to-face talks with the Taliban. The concessions that might be made in the peace process remind Afghan people, and specially women, how easily freedoms can again disappear. This is the story of six Afghan women in Kabul, from three different ethnic groups and two war-torn generations. They share a desire to leave a permanent mark on a society with an uncertain future.
Fatimah Hossaini, Ali M Latifi

Medical hostages

Thousands of people are trapped in hospitals around the world for not paying their medical bills. Most of the victims are women who had emergency C-sections. They are detained in hospital alongside their babies until their families can pay the fees. This practice occurs in over 30 countries, and one of them is Zimbabwe. Outriders have travelled to several hospitals in Zimbabwe to meet the victims of hospital detentions.
Rumbi Chakamba

Poor Dumps for Rich Rubbish

During decades, wealthy nations sold their plastic waste to developing countries because it was cheaper and easier than processing it at home. China has historically been the world’s biggest importer of plastic waste. In 2017, Beijing announced that it would reduce imports of waste after 25 years importing millions of tons of plastic and it forced a global recycling reckoning. In the new scenario, Turkey has become one of the new dumpsites for the world’s plastic waste, according to Greenpeace.
Patricia Alonso

Behind the Fires

NASA satellites registered a record in the size and number of fires in Brazilian Amazon in 2019. Behind the fires, there is a bigger and more silence problem - deforestation. In the middle of the forest, the Uru-eu-wau-wau, an indigenous group, is struggling to survive and is trying to protect the forest.
Gabriel Uchida


Even though it is a vaccine-preventable disease, measles kills over 100,000 people every year. Worldwide cases tripled in the first three months of 2019. Ten states accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase of measles in 2018: Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil, Yemen, Venezuela, Serbia, Madagascar, Sudan, Thailand and France.
Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, finds strong similarities between the growing vaccine scepticism and the rise of populism. Experts answer 23 common concerns about vaccines for Outriders, like what do vaccines contain? Are vaccines safe if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? Are vaccines mandatory in my country?
Lola García-Ajofrín

Suicide belts in paradise

May 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka between the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the government. Not all wounds are closed.
Lola García-Ajofrín

The Crimean Bridge

Crimean Bridge is a Russian project on the verge of implementation. It is a bridge that connected Crimea (annexed in 2014) with Russia. Ukraine and western countries do not recognise it. This bridge not only connects but also divides.
Piotr Andrusieczko, Marcin Suder

New Caledonia

“(In)dependence” is an interactive story about New Caledonia, its inhabitants and their pursuit for independence, about their life and customs.
Karolina Kania, Mikołaj Góralik


Piotr Andrusieczko, Marcin Suder, Jakub Górnicki

The Line

The Line is an interactive report about forgotten by some and lasting four years war in Ukraine, about the fate of people which suddenly had to face the reality of war.
Piotr Andrusieczko, Marcin Suder

The Luggage

"The Luggage" is a feature telling about cities and countries which, facing huge tourist traffic, have decided to take steps to limit and regulate the inflow of visitors. We present the ways of dealing with the negative impact of tourism on the lives of inhabitants in an interactive reportage which was made according to the principles of solution journalism.
Rafał Hetman

The Gorani

The Gorani, Slavic Muslims. They are an ethnic minority living in the frontier between Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia - a kind of triangle in the Gora region in the Šar Mountains. They maintain their traditions, language and rituals. And they do not plan to conquer the world.
Jakub Górnicki, Agnieszka Wanat

Clean water

About 700 million people in 43 countries suffer from water scarcity today. Even big modern cities such as Barcelona and London have problems with water supply. This story is about places where the struggle for access to clean water is the cause of social unrest and an element of international conflicts.
Rafał Hetman


The Civil War in Somalia continues. Throughout the years only the nature of the terror has changed. The scale, however, remains similar. Somalis keep running away from the violence, fighting hunger and their entire existence is about simply trying to survive yet another day.
Marcin Suder


The Iraqi army’s recent battle of Mosul was supposed to bring one result: free the city from the merciless grip of Daesh, whose caliphate had introduced fear and cruelty.

Marcin Suder


The number of asylum seekers and migrants deciding to set off for Europe has drastically declined. Two years ago, 1,049,400 people reached the European Union. In 2016, it lowered to 374,318. How does the way of asylum seekers look like today?
Jakub Górnicki

Balkan route

According to official sources, 220,000 migrants reached Europe in October 2015. The majority of them used the Balkan Route to go deep into the continent. Sometimes It was faster to illegally get from Greece to Austria or Germany than do it legally.
Jakub Górnicki

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