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“Climate of Repression” as Voting Concludes

As published by Inter Press Service on Aug. 9, 2010 “Climate of Repression” as Voting Concludes by Zack Baddorf KIGALI, Aug 9, 2010 (IPS) – As voting concluded in Rwanda’s presidential elections, with incumbent President Paul Kagame expected to win...

Syria Is Obama’s Rwanda

  Twenty-seven-year-old Qusai Zakarya woke up at about 4:30 AM on August 21, 2013. He rolled out his prayer rug inside his family’s two-bedroom apartment in the small town of Moadamiya, Syria, and started his morning prayers. Alarms coming from...

Trapped in a Syrian Town Under Siege

When she was brought to a field hospital in rebel-held Moadamia, one mile north of Syria’s capital, Rana Obaid had all the signs of severe malnutrition—a bloated belly, glassy eyes, hollow cheeks, and bloodied gums. Doctors examined her but there...

Turkish Police Thought I Was Joining ISIS

REYHANLI, Turkey—The undercover Turkish policemen had been waiting for us. As soon I and my fellow journalist Terry Glavin returned to our hotel in this ramshackle town along the Syrian border, someone made the call. Minutes later, the cops showed...

Op Ed: Get Rid of Assad

At a hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey, I tried not to focus on a boy lying injured on a hospital bed with a paralyzed leg and a catheter. Instead, I asked his family, residents of Ar Raqqa in Syria, about life...

Opposition Steps Ahead of Communists

As published by Inter Press Service on July 30, 2009. Opposition Steps Ahead of Communists by Zack Baddorf After eight years of communist rule, four Moldovan opposition parties won a majority percentage of parliamentary seats during Wednesday’s nationwide elections. With...

Africans Lost in ‘The Promised Land’

As published by Human Rights Tribune on April 16, 2008. Africans Lost in ‘The Promised Land’ by Zack Baddorf TEL AVIV, Apr 15, 2008 (IPS) – The young man who agreed to be called Hamed has come a long way...

Iraqi Refugees Look to Europe

As published by AntiWar.com on May 6, 2008 Iraqi Refugees Look to Europe by Zack Baddorf DAMASCUS – “I’ll go to any country,” says Zirgon Tomas al-Aya, a 60-year-old Iraqi standing outside the UN Refugee Agency headquarters in Damascus. “I...

Texting, Skype Alter The Peace Corps Experience

As published by National Public Radio on Aug. 26, 2010. Texting, Skype Alter The Peace Corps Experience by Zack Baddorf Since President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps nearly half a century ago, more than 200,000 Americans have served...

Hunger Drives Sudanese Kids Back to Military

As published by TruthOut on Aug. 13, 2010 Hunger Drives Sudanese Children to Return to Military by Zack Baddorf South Sudan – When Timothy was forced into the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) at age 11, the first thing...