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“Most people who I know left or are about to leave the country“

Last Thursday the KATAPULT had the chance to speak to a young woman in Russia about the situation inside the country. Originally it was planned as a video-interview. However the newest regulations in Russia which suppress the freedom of press and punish the spreading of information against the government are punishable with  a prison sentence of up to 15 years. That’s why the interview will now be published as completely anonymized text. The photos were sent by the interviewee. Her name and hometown has been verified by KATAPULT.

Russia's war against Ukraine. Russia's war against the world

This morning started with good news: No regional hub of Ukraine is occupied by the Russians. Very good news, considering the last eight days.

Today, we hired the first 15 Ukrainian journalists

14 of the 15 are women. Four are currently fleeing West. Some are in calmer regions of Ukraine, while some are in violent war zones.

Jobs for Ukrainians

We're starting a new Ukraine team!

Highly-Contested Ukraine

The dispute over whether or not Ukraine should move closer to Russia or the EU has been going on for many years. It culminated in 2013 with sometimes violent protests against the then head of government, Yanukovych. Now the situation is coming to a head again. An overview in 13 maps.

More condoms = more diplomas!

Better access to contraceptives increases the likelihood of graduation for young girls.

Weaponized Hunger?

War has been raging in Ethiopia's Tigray region for six months. The humanitarian situation is critical - and there are signs that the government is using hunger as a weapon.

Europe's Invisible Migrants

When the colonial empires of European countries collapsed, five to seven million people left their homes in the former overseas territories and headed towards Europe. The majority of them were settlers of European origin, but many had never actually lived in Europe. This is the story of a forgotten migrant crisis.

Police Killings: Consequences Pending...

Protests continue after Daunte Wright, a young, Black American, was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota on Sunday.

More right-wing terrorism in the U.S. – but fewer deaths

Since 2015, right-wing extremists in the United States have been involved in at least 267 acts of terrorist violence or foiled attack plots. At least 91 people have been killed. While such terrorist activity is growing, the number of related fatalities is declining.

Don't cross the street in Florida

More pedestrians in the United States are being killed by drivers than ever before. Between 2010 and 2019, 53,435 people died after being hit by drivers – a 45% increase compared to the decade prior.

The Republic of Fear Lives On

Ten years ago, the uprising against the Assad dictatorship began in Syria. Since then, roughly half a million people have died, and half the population has been displaced. A review of events in ten graphics.

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