Neha Wadekar

Abortion Crisis Overseas – The Missing Piece (image)

Abortion Crisis Overseas – The Missing Piece

May 22, 2022Radio

Abortion debate has been one of the critical and influential issues within the US political and social changes, more and more people are rather outspoken, in terms of protecting and advocating for their own rights. Meanwhile, across the continents, female citizens in other nations are also struggling with the same issue. Among the nations in Africa, women no longer can find legal clinics for safe abortion, instead, they are playing fire with “illegal places.” Neha Wadekar, one international journalist joined the latest show to explain more.

As drought worsens, can Kenyan communities coexist with native wildlife? – National Geographic (image)

As drought worsens, can Kenyan communities coexist with native wildlife? – National Geographic

May 3, 2022Articles

The men sitting inside the open-backed safari truck were silent and tense as they pulled up alongside their target. A young male giraffe stood under the shade of a tall tree, seeking relief from the unusually brutal March sun. As he heard the tires roll over dry thorn bushes, he craned his long neck and perked up his ears. 

The man in the passenger seat aimed his gun and pulled the trigger, hitting the giraffe squarely in the flank. The group let out a hushed cheer as the animal flinched. 

A man in the backseat set the timer on his watch. “Seven minutes until he falls,” he whispered… 

Read my latest on how the worst drought to hit NorthEast Kenya in decades is killing off its precious and endangered wildlife.

Why global warming threatens east African coffee – The Economist (image)

Why global warming threatens east African coffee – The Economist

March 17, 2022Articles

Global warming may shrink the total area that is most suited to growing arabica beans by about half by 2050, according to a recent peer-reviewed paper. Other cash crops including tea will also be affected.

‘Everyone’s using’: Mozambique scrambles to stem a rising tide of drug addiction – The Telegraph (image)

‘Everyone’s using’: Mozambique scrambles to stem a rising tide of drug addiction – The Telegraph

February 8, 2022Articles

Mozambique has been a key transit point on the international drug route for the last 25 years but it has had historically low rates of drug usage compared to its northern neighbors, Kenya and Tanzania. Now, this appears to be changing and both drug users and those working in drug recovery report an increase in the number of people using heroin across the country. Aid agencies and the government are scrambling to stem the rising tide of addiction.

15 Minutes to Change the World – Care International

January 19, 2022

Our guest today is journalist Neha Wadekar, an independent multimedia journalist reporting across the globe. Neha’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, PBS NewsHour, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Mother Jones, CNN, TIME, and others. In this episode, we talk to Neha about under-reported stories in the media, why its so important to cast a wider net, and how we can all advocate for more diversity and inclusion in the stories we see and hear.

‘Kidnapped, raped and trafficked’: Women and girls exposed to sexual violence in war-torn Mozambique – The Telegraph (image)

‘Kidnapped, raped and trafficked’: Women and girls exposed to sexual violence in war-torn Mozambique – The Telegraph

December 31, 2021Articles

As conflict rages in Cabo Delgado, women and girls are being used as sex slaves and forced to marry insurgent fighters.

‘Last on the rung’: Africa deals with fallout from a ‘Made in the USA’ supply chain crisis – The Washington Post (image)

‘Last on the rung’: Africa deals with fallout from a ‘Made in the USA’ supply chain crisis – The Washington Post

December 16, 2021Articles

Shipping lines flock to Asia-to-U.S. trade lanes at expense of many developing nations.

Four ways Mozambique is adapting to the climate crisis – The New Humanitarian (image)

Four ways Mozambique is adapting to the climate crisis – The New Humanitarian

November 1, 2021Articles

‘Everyone has to fight a war to stay here on Earth.’

Mozambicans fleeing IS-affiliated insurgents feel failed by government, exploited by big business – PBS NewsHour (image)

Mozambicans fleeing IS-affiliated insurgents feel failed by government, exploited by big business – PBS NewsHour

September 30, 2021Videos

The Southeast African nation of Mozambique is being terrorized by “Al Shabaab,” an ISIS-affiliated insurgency that has killed 3,000 people and displaced many more. With the support of the Pulitzer Center, special correspondent Neha Wadekar and filmmaker Ed Ram report from Mozambique on the drivers of this conflict.

Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show. – The Wall Street Journal (image)

Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show. – The Wall Street Journal

September 16, 2021Articles

Employees raised alarms about how the site is used in developing countries, where its user base is already huge and expanding.