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Dec 18, 2017
by Gueorgui Pinkhassov
Morocco has long been a welcome place for Jews. The Kings of Morocco have always respected and protected their Jewish subjects and in turn, Moroccan Jews have revered them. Residents claim that even today, no other Arab country enjoys the same degree of harmony between Jews and Muslims. Most of the cities where Jews had long lived no longer have Jewish populations but there are traces of their former... More...
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Dec 18, 2017
by Moises Saman
In March 2016, following a failed truce, El Salvador’s President Cerén announced plans to put an end to the gangs which had made the nation the homicide-capital of the world. The police and military would be put on the offensive and gang members packed into jails. In response to Cerén, the country’s biggest gangs (MS-13, 18th Street Southerners, and 18th Street Revolutionaries) made their own announcement:... More...
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Dec 18, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
In the past, Fox News broadcaster Sean Hannity had said that he wasn’t a journalist but, more recently referred to himself as an “opinion journalist.” He’s been on the radio for 30 years and TV for 23. Popular with the right, his daily radio program, “The Sean Hannity Show”, reaches 13.5 million Americans and generates 1,000 call-ins per line, per minute. Hannity’s message is fiercely pro-Trump and... More...
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Dec 18, 2017
by Matt Black
(How should society deal with controversial monuments that bear testimony to a difficult past? Matt Black provides a photographic meditation on relics of Communism.)

The late Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel-prize-winning Polish poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat, engaged with ideas surrounding Central and Eastern Europe’s history in living memory. In his 1980 Nobel lecture, Milosz considered how “a... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 11, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Since 1988 the European Parliament has been awarding the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to individuals and organisations that have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the prize, the European Parliament, together with Magnum Photos, presents a new documentary project that profiles four human rights activists from around the world.
They... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 11, 2017
by David Alan Harvey
A Haenyeo is a woman diver who gathers products for a living, and Jeju is home to the largest number of them in Korea. The women have received a considerable amount of attention around the globe. The haenyeo symbolize Jeju women – with their unyielding spirit they played a leading role booting the Jeju economy by working all over the country. Jeju Haenyeo is intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity... More...
From the Archive
Dec 11, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Johnny Hallyday, singer and icon of the "Années Yé-Yé" in France, passed away on December 5th, 2017, at the age of 74. He sold a total of 110 million records over his career, making him one of the best selling artist of all time. The first rock-star of the francophone world, his work was influenced by American musicians such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry; and he once recorded an album in Nashville,... More...
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