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Journalist Saboor Nadem: Why I Fled Afghanistan

Saboor Nadem (front) walking in Macedonia during his journey from Afghanistan to Switzerland By SABOOR NADEM There are all too many reasons to escape from Afghanistan. Over the last four decades, Afghanistan has had more than 3 million people killed, wounded and displaced. The country was and still is plagued by hundreds of terrorist groups,

By |June 9th, 2019|Europe, FMP Commentary, Middle East|

The Quiet Energy Revolution

We are currently experiencing something very remarkable. This is something that is either deliberately overlooked, or simply not considered to be part of the debate by individuals organisations and movements such as Greta Thunberg, Greenpeace, and the Extinction Revolution. For some reason it is not making any headlines at all. Fantastic and unbelievable advances have

Bitcoin: In G-D, and Beanie Babies, we Trust

  Bitcoin has suddenly become all the rage at the time of writing at the beginning of 2018 and 5778. Although it is not something new, having been around since 2009, and far from the only cryptocurrency around Bitcoin has garnered a lot of attention in recent times. At the time of writing, there are

How Belarus Tackles The ‘Drug Problem’

By KSENIYA TARASEVICH The civilized world is moving fast to legalize, or at least decriminalize, cannabinoids. Meanwhile in Belarus, owning just 1 gram of marijuana can get you 2 years in prison — which, in actuality, means up to 8 years. This is how the Belarusian drug policy is failing the people of Belarus. The

By |January 11th, 2018|Featured, Guest Opinion|

Racist Fliers As Liberal Traps

Al Stankard, aka Harlem Venison By OMAR KHAN A civil war sparked from racial tension is the last thing on my mind — that is until I met a hippy-looking man preaching unity and found out he is an avowed “racist.” Then anxiety heightened into fear. It looks like the alt-right isn’t just

By |December 8th, 2017|Featured, Guest Opinion, United States|

Refugees In Switzerland Suffering From Lack Of Access To Sex

By SABOOR NADEM I interviewed many refugees of different nationalities in Lucerne, Switzerland. When I asked about their current lives, they spoke only about sex. Many kinds of refugees, including teenagers and adults, who are from countries ranging from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, complained of lack of access to sex. They said in Switzerland they

By |December 5th, 2017|Featured, FMP Blog|

Just Press Record: Looking Back On 3 Years Of Travel And Reporting

Reporting from Rila Today, November second, marks three years to the day from my first and most recent trip to Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery. It so happens I will be returning to the monastery today. To refresh my mind about the intrigue and the significance of the place, I watched the video I filmed

By |November 2nd, 2017|FMP Blog|

What’s Your Top Excuse For Not Traveling The World?

I thought I would be running from toilet to toilet with diarrhea. Upon returning from my first multi-country adventure several years ago, my stomach was ready to explode. I thought I was permanently restricted to living in the U.S., where I could maintain control of my diet. After all, I have gluten intolerance and other

By |October 27th, 2017|FMP Blog, Travel|
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