Telling the contemporary World

Statue of Asclepius, Centrale Montemartini, Hall of the Machines

Centrale Montemartini, one of a kind Museum

WORLD CULTURES AND HERITAGE - On October 31, 1997 the exhibition "Le macchine e gli dei" opens. During the broadening works of the "I Musei Capitolini", an important part of its collection was transferred...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Rescuers in the Zasyadko Coal mine, Ukraine

30 miners feared dead after Zasyadko coal mine gas blast

Dozens of miners are trapped underground and 30 feared dead after a suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine, with rescuers saying the chance of finding many survivors was slim.

Protests in Bangladesh after Avijit Roy assassination

Many people gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 27th 2015, to protest against the assassination of the US-Bengali blogger Avijit Roy, murdered on Thursday evening.

Ukraine troops pull back heavy weapons in the east

Ukraine troops are pulling back heavy artillery from the front lines in the east of the country, following the Feb 12 cease-fire agreement brokered in Minsk.
Fasnacht Carnival of Basel

Fasnacht Carnival of Basel

Every year the City of Basel is consumed by a festival called Fasnacht with its origins dating back as far as the 14th Century. It is Switzerland's largest festival and it lasts exactly seventy­two hours. Residents refer to it...

Text and photos by Nick Kozak
capsized ferry in Bangladesh

At least 50 die as ferry capsizes in Padma River, Bangladesh

A ferry on its way to Daulatdia was hit by a cargo vessel. Rescuers have pulled at least 50 bodies out of the Padma, most of them are children and women...

Celebrations for the International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh

International Mother Language Day is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, held every year on 21 February worldwide

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
Barricades built under the Maidan independence monument in the last three months are now burning under the repressive assault of the police. Kiev, Ukraine

Deadly crackdown in Kiev – The heavenly hundred anniversary

The violent and dramatic crackdown that followed three months of anti-government occupation of Maidan square resulted in a brutal bloodshed. Both violent and peaceful...

Text and photos by Mstyslav Chernov
Rally for The Baras Collective, Bagnolet, France

Rally for The Baras Collective, Bagnolet, France

The Baras Collective, founded over two years ago is threatened with expulsion from a building they have occupied at 72 rue René Alazard Bagnolet. Banners and chants exclaimed: 'Regularization of the undocumented' and 'housing for all'.
Shaimaa El-Sabagh in Paris

Tribute to Shaimaa El­-Sabagh in Paris

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On January 24, 2015 Egyptian researcher and leftist activist Shaimaa El­-Sabagh was shot dead by purportedly by police, from a distance of less than 8 meters, at a peaceful demonstration that was organized by the Popular Alliance party in Cairo.

Anti-polio campaign in Pakistan goes on

Pakistan's fight against the polio virus is still undergoing, with volunteers making even a greater effort now to keep the anti-polio campaign going.
The border at beach is under US surveillance. Tijuana

On the Other Side – Stories of Deportation

In 2014, around 250,000 Mexicans were deported from the United States. More than 60 000 were left in Tijuana, Mexico, a border city between Mexico-United States where life is a gamble of will, luck, thievery and police arrest...
Photos and Text by Francois Razon