As Iraq's Kurds geared to vote in a pivotal referendum on independence, this in-depth TNH series explored the past, present, and future of the Kurdish people: What binds them together? What still separates them? What does the prospect of a nation state mean for ordinary people and what risks does this bubbling undercurrent of nationalism pose for the powder keg region?
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Is independence around the corner for Iraq's Kurds?
As Iraqi Kurds prepare for a historic independence referendum, whither their Syrian brethren?
Next week's independence referendum has divided one of Iraqi Kurdistan's most persecuted groups
Much of Iraqi Kurdistan may be rejoicing, but the divided city of Tuz Khurmatu still worries for its future
The Iraqi Kurdish referendum won’t be ushering in independence just yet, but it has brought plenty of political upheaval
The battle (that wasn’t) for Kirkuk exposed the unpopularity of independence for non-Kurdish minority groups in the region
We uncovered the sex abuse scandal that rocked the WHO, but there’s more to do
We just covered a report that says the World Health Organization failed to prevent and tackle widespread sexual abuse during the Ebola response in Congo.
Our investigation with the Thomson Reuters Foundation triggered this probe, demonstrating the impact our journalism can have.
But this won’t be the last case of aid worker sex abuse. This also won’t be the last time the aid sector has to ask itself difficult questions about why justice for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation has been sorely lacking.
We’re already working on our next investigation, but reporting like this takes months, sometimes years, and can’t be done alone.
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