Guy Rundle August 5, 2014 16 Comments
Increased hostilities in Libya have some wondering if Western powers should not have intervened. But Crikey's writer-at-large believed then -- and believes now -- it was a good idea.
Crikey July 24, 2014 7 Comments
It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.
Crikey July 22, 2014
Could Egypt be doing more to broker a peace deal between Israel and Gazan militants? Rachel Williamson, freelance journalist in Cairo, says although Egypt used to support the Palestinian cause, its fear of Hamas has caused it to take a step back.
Crikey July 3, 2014
When Brazilians watch soccer, they are not individuals watching sport. They are a heaving, unified glorious mass with a single mind -- and who can protest when that sort of thing is going on? Crikey's man on the ground Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
Crikey July 2, 2014 2 Comments
The sunburnt, drunk tourists of the World Cup are having the time of their lives. But they're certainly not seeing the real Brazil. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
Crikey June 24, 2014 9 Comments
Australia lost all of its World Cup matches and is on the plane home -- but Aussie freelance writer Django Merope Synge, who's in Rio for the tournament, has drunk the Kool Aid and sees the positives.
Crikey June 18, 2014
This year's World Cup is expected to cost the Brazilian government a whopping $14 billion, but it could be worth $30 billion to the country's GDP. And don't forget the sponsors. Crikey intern Jake Stevens follows the money ...
Crikey May 13, 2014 2 Comments
The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson in Nairobi.
Guy Rundle May 12, 2014 25 Comments
The Western media is finally paying attention to (one sensationalist, emotional story in) Africa. But our focus on #BringBackOurGirls may have got 300 people killed.
Crikey April 2, 2014 2 Comments
The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.