‘Our Souls Are Dead’: How I Survived a Chinese ‘Re-Education’ Camp for Uighurs

“They had sentenced me to seven years of re-education. They had tortured my body and brought my mind to the edge of madness. And now, after reviewing my case, a judge had decided that no, in actual fact, I was innocent.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jan 12, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,806 words)

The Joys of Being an Absolute Beginner – For Life

“Children, in a very real sense, have beginners’ minds, open to wider possibilities. They see the world with fresher eyes, are less burdened with preconception and past experience, and are less guided by what they know to be true.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jan 7, 2021
Length: 6 minutes (1,628 words)

Heat, Wind and a Cruel Twist of Nature: Inside Oregon’s Nightmarish Wildfire Season

“Erwin, like many others, had a vague idea of where to go but no notion of when she would return and what would happen in between. Scarier still: a baby in tow, a pandemic.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Dec 22, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,694 words)

The Curse of ‘White Oil’: Electric Vehicles’ Dirty Secret

“Everyone having an electric vehicle means an enormous amount of mining, refining and all the polluting activities that come with it.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Dec 8, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,892 words)

The Mystery of the Gatwick Drone

“In public, the airport and police stuck firm to the idea that there was definitely a drone incursion. But privately, some have doubts. “We work on evidence, and I haven’t seen any. That’s really all there is to say,” one police officer with knowledge of the case told me.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Dec 1, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,411 words)

How Western Travel Influencers Got Tangled Up in Pakistan’s Politics

“Now western travellers had decided Pakistan was worth visiting, and were being treated like saviours.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Nov 12, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,568 words)

The Story of a Face

“How a trans woman found the surgery that could restore her sense of self.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Nov 10, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,691 words)

‘Machines Set Loose to Slaughter’: the Dangerous Rise of Military AI

“…  it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the idea of ethical robotic killing machines is unrealistic, and all too likely to support dangerous fantasies of pushbutton wars and guiltless slaughters.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Oct 15, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,600 words)

Inside the Airline Industry’s Meltdown

“Coronavirus has hit few sectors harder than air travel, wiping out tens of thousands of jobs and uncountable billions in revenue.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Sep 29, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,860 words)

The Battle Over Dyslexia

A dive into the contentious and messy world of diagnosing dyslexia.

Author: Sirin Kale
Source: The Guardian
Published: Sep 17, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,316 words)