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TIME.COM / Fighting for Press Freedom in Tunisia

By |January 17th, 2011|

VIDEO REPORT: In Tunisia, reporters and editors at a former state-owned newspaper battle over its identity as the paper reinvents itself with reporting free from government censorship. Watch the video on Time.com

Lost Treasures of Timbuktu

By |September 28th, 2009|

By Vivienne Walt ~ TIMBUKTU  Stepping through a low doorway into his small house, Fida Ag Mohammed sits at a table and pats a pile of books in front of him. Even in the dim light it's clear that these are no ordinary volumes. The books are covered with intricately hand-tooled sheep- or [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Death in Birth: A Tragic Toll

By |September 18th, 2008|

By Vivienne Walt ~ FREETOWN  In a hospital ward in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, Fatmata Conteh, 26, lay on a bed, having just given birth to her second child. She had started bleeding from a tear in her cervix, the blood forming a pool on the floor below. Two doctors ran [...]

TIME.COM / A Senseless Death, and a Birth

By |September 18th, 2008|

VIDEO REPORT: In Freetown, Sierra Leone, I witness a young mother giving birth and then dying. The family is left to make sense of her death, and figure out how to raise the baby.

TIME MAGAZINE – Dubai’s Dark Side of the Dream

By |May 14th, 2008|

By Vivienne Walt ~ DUBAI and MANAMA  It was the birth of his second daughter that finally forced Raju Singh's decision to leave home. The stonemason borrowed about $2,500 from a labor recruiter in his village in Rajasthan to pay for an air ticket to a place that seemed sure to provide a [...]

TIME.COM / Ukraine’s Witnesses Finally Speak

By |January 16th, 2008|

VIDEO REPORT: A priest's extraordinary four-year quest to document mass executions has shattered decades of secrecy and denial about the slaughter of Jews. Watch the video on Time.com

TIME MAGAZINE – Genocide’s Ghosts in Ukraine Killing Fields

By |January 16th, 2008|

By Vivienne Walt ~ LVOV and REVA-RUSKA  Treading across a snowy field in the middle of the Ukrainian town of Rava-Ruska, Olga Kushta says quietly: "This is where they were shot. I watched all the killings." Sixty-four years have passed since Kushta stood by the roadside with her teenage friends, watching Nazi soldiers [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Sudan Booms, Courtesy of China

By |August 6th, 2007|

By Vivienne Walt ~ KHARTOUM  Late last year, Adam Ibrahim Ali and his two teenage sons fled their ravaged village in Darfur and headed for Sudan's capital, Khartoum, riding on trucks and walking for days under the blistering desert sun. When they arrived in this dusty city on the Nile, Ali fashioned a [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Diamonds aren’t forever

By |December 6th, 2006|

A new Hollywood movie is raising tough questions about Africa's bloody diamond trade. Fortune's Vivienne Walt reports from the pits. By Vivienne Walt ~ SIERRA LEONE  Sahr Amara is stooped low, knee-deep in a muddy river, in the fifth hour of his workday. As he has each day for the past week, the [...]