A selection of stories from across Europe, North Africa, and Central America. Some of my favorites include this piece about a Saharan desert town being wiped off the map, the forensic scientist identifying migrant corpses in Evros, the last places in Europe where it’s illegal to have an abortion, and the stigma against unmarried mothers in Tunisia


The story of Sanaa Gateja, the ‘Bead King’ of Uganda // WePresent

Aicha Filali: Embroideries exploring Tunisian marital traditions // WePresent

Jawher Ouni: Capturing the essence of Tunisia // WePresent

Learn how to manage your time with Zack (video) // Unicef (Episode 5 of the Learn With Me initiative)

The unapologetically gay, erotic drawings of Soufiane Ababri // Hyperallergic

As anxiety and depression soar, Greek mental health professionals come to the rescue // Incubator for Media Education and Development (English, Greek)

The last person hand painting movie posters in Greece // Vice Magazine

For victims of domestic abuse, lockdown is not safe // Incubator for Media Education and Development (English, Greek)

Dora Dalila Cheffi: How it feels being a young mixed woman in Tunisia // WePresent

The marble sculptors of Tinos // WePresent

Henna artist Azra Khamissa on her unconventional approach to the art form // Allure

Killing spree: when migrant women disappeared on the island of Cyprus, no one went looking for them // Airmail

Activist’s murder in Tunisia attests to racism’s grip // Al Monitor

Greek roads prove deadly to migrants on busy land route to Europe // The New Humanitarian

Greece’s man in the migrant morgue // The New Humanitarian

Lena Platonos and the secret sound of Greek electronica // Resident Advisor

Meet the last practitioners of Greece’s whistling language // The Outline

Greece’s old gods are ready for your sacrifice // The Outline

I became a citizen of Bitnation, a blockchain-powered virtual nation. Now what? // Vice Motherboard

‘They’re not seen as human beings’: life for unmarried mothers in Tunisia // The Guardian

Can Stambeli, the spiritual music of Tunisia, be saved? // Vice Noisey

Long-silent victims of Tunisia’s dictatorship speak out // Al Jazeera

Rosh Hashanah in Tunisia: a rabbi reflects on the power of Muslim-Jewish solidarity // Quartz


Off the beaten path in Bulgaria // Travel + Leisure

Sailing around Greece in the fall offers a second chance at summer // Travel + Leisure

A tasting tour of the Greek island’s best natural wineries // Travel + Leisure

6 Greek destinations where the locals love to go // Travel + Leisure

Greece’s new tactic of migrant expulsion from deep inside its land borders // The New Humanitarian 

Our children’s lives are on the line: the ongoing battle for Guam // The Guardian

The best European wine regions you’ve never heard of // Travel + Leisure

Greek island refugee camps face coronavirus ‘disaster’, aid groups warn // The New Humanitarian

For migrants and refugees, Greece has become a hostile place // World Politics Review

Tunisie : station balnéaire, saison mortuaire // ARTE Reportage avec Olivia Dehez (French)

The last places in Europe where it’s illegal to get an abortion // Vice Magazine

An all-natural Greek skincare line // Travel + Leisure

Tunis from the inside // Four Seasons Magazine

The EU-Turkey deal: Evros, the new deadly route to Europe (video)  // CEAR (Spanish) GCR (English)

The Netherlands’ burgeoning free speech problem // The New Republic

Kosovo is an all-night party and shows no signs of slowing down // Conde Nast Traveler

A visit to the biggest little mosque in Honduras // Atlas Obscura

The plan to build a gold mine on a seismic fault in Greece // Vice Motherboard

Lessons from ancient Greek coinage // The Economist

22 things to know before you go to Athens // Roads & Kingdoms

Behind the gender politics of Berlin’s female fight club // Vice Magazine

Sand is wiping this Tunisian town off the map // Vice Motherboard

How the world’s largest tropical theme park ended up on a former Nazi airfield // Quartz

19 things to know before you go to Tunis // Roads & Kingdoms

The doobie underground: cannabis social clubs in Italy // Roads & Kingdoms

‘There is nothing like this festival’: Gnawa in Morocco // Roads & Kingdoms


9 ways 9/11 changed U.S. politics forever // Teen Vogue

Guam’s militarization by the U.S. is also a story of indigenous resistance // Teen Vogue

Greek refugee camps face coronavirus ‘disaster’, aids groups warn // The New Humanitarian

How the U.S. military used armed force to take over the world // Teen Vogue

Break It Up Traces the history of secession movements in the United States // Teen Vogue

Does America need a truth and reconciliation commission? // POLITCO

George W. Bush doesn’t deserve praise for being better than Trump (op-ed) //  Teen Vogue

Gays in Tunisia still suffer under archaic laws // Al-Monitor

Why is Greece such a hot spot of left wing terrorism? // The New Republic

Unprepared & overwhelmed: Greece’s resurgent river border with Turkey // The New Humanitarian

Arab spring memories fresh as Tunisians protest MBS // Al-Monitor

Only 34% of Macedonians voted in the referendum on “Macedonia” // Quartz

Turkey’s band of pro-Erdoğan hackers keep trolling Europe // Vice News

Tunisia protests highlight worrying decline in press freedoms // Al-Monitor

What does the Gulf crisis have to do with Tunisian women? // Al-Monitor

Two Americans detained in tense Tunisia border town // Al-Monitor

Tunisia’s tourism: the Russians are coming // The Economist

Illegal trees: the Tunisian smuggling racket you’ve never heard of // Vice Motherboard

Deal Signed: Merkel in Tunisia // Vice News

Border Control: Tunisia attempts to stop terrorism with a wall // Vice Magazine

Why foreign fighters abandon ISIL // Al Jazeera