Consumers who want to know about the origin of their basmati rice, can read about the lush, green foothills of the Himalayas depicted on product packaging. But the reality appears far less appealing. This (interactive) documentary about the human and environmental costs of rice (photo by Adriane Ohanesian)
As a NATO member state, the Netherlands participated in ISAF - the security mission to Afghanistan. For four years the dutch took the lead in the southern province of Uruzgan. How do Afghans, veterans and politicians look back? And how do we calculate and judge the impact? Was it worth the fight?
The campaign 'Save Darfur' inspired thousands of people across the globe in solidarity with Darfur. In april that year a crowd of fifty thousand people listened to speeches of Barack Obama, George Clooney and the like. Their aim: to stop the genocide in Darfur. Ten years later, the genocide was anything but stopped. What happend, did evil win?
It might take years before we can fully assess the impact of the international intervention in Afghanistan. Some stories will only surface years after. Some consequences or perspectives will only materialize over years. And therefore we think it's important to continue to investigate leads we came across. Some are further researched at the moment, and it will probably lead to new stories soon.