Veronique Mistiaen
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Veronique Mistiaen is London-based freelance journalist writing about social issues, development, human rights and the environment. She is also a university lecturer in journalism and has worked as a staff writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years.

Her work has been published in the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Economist, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, New Internationalist, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest and other publications.

You can read more of Veronique's work at her blog.

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Unearthed: Syrian Artist Responds to War in His Homeland

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2014 | (10:50)

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Unearthed (in Memoriam), 2014, repurposed book covers/credit: Emma K Freeman

Over the last three years, Issam Kourbaj, a Syrian artist living in the UK, has been watching from a painful distance the war eviscerating his homeland: its people, its cities...

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Goldman Environmental Prize: Celebrating 25 Years of Environmental Activism

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2014 | (09:11)

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2014 Goldman Environmental Prize winners in San Francisco/Courtesy of Goldman Environmental prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize - known as the green Nobel Prize - announced this year's winners in San Francisco this week. Like in the previous years, the six...

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World Leprosy Day 2013: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Stigma

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2013 | (23:22)

This Sunday was World Leprosy Day 2013, but few people are likely to take notice. Few might even know that leprosy still exists today. But it does: it affects more than 15 million people across the world and each year nearly a quarter of a million...

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Hackney Youths Revisit UK Riots

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2012 | (15:01)

To mark the anniversary of the devastating riots, which spread across the country last summer, the arts charity, Art Against Knives, is hosting an exhibit exploring notions of freedom and safety in London's Hackney's diverse community.

Through film, audio, photography, painting and writing, the exhibition...

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Don't Poison our Olympics

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2012 | (12:40)

A controversial exhibit in East London, close to the Olympic Park, is calling attention to the Olympics link to Dow Chemical and one of the world's worst industrial disasters.

In 1984, between 7,000 and 10,000 people were killed immediately by a toxic gas leak from a Union...

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Iran Tribunal to Uncover Iran's "Srebrenica"

(15) Comments | Posted 15 June 2012 | (15:13)

A People's Tribunal will sit at Amnesty International's headquarters in London on June 18-22 to unearth secrets the Iranian regime have managed to keep buried for more than two decades. Survivors of torture and families of murder victims have managed against all odds to set up this international...

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