The Mundus Collection

101 students, 48 nationalities, 35 stories: This is the Mundus Collection 2014.

2014.10.20 | Hannah Spyksma

The Mundus Collection is a challenging and thought-provoking compilation of stories produced by students during the Mundus Journalism programme's Analytical Journalism module at DMJX in Aarhus.

These stories are best served with a hot drink; take your time, sit down with a cuppa and be ready to be taken to all corners of the globe as each piece of longform journalism delves into a topic relating to either international justice or climate change, bringing different international perspectives into focus. Together the compilation covers issues in dozens of countries, from Macedonia to Nigeria, China to Haiti. More from compilation editor Katherine Dunn:

"This collection has its roots in an unexciting task: the graduate school exam. Thankfully, the results themselves are nothing less than exciting – as well as diverse, detailed and endlessly thought-provoking.

It includes stories that will bring you to Vietnam, where local farmers are migrating to cities as their land is degraded by environmental change, and into a battle between Ethiopia and Egypt for access to the water of the Nile. These stories will bring you to Northern Nigeria to look for the roots of Boko Haram, and across African borders to trace other militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.They will bring you to the underside of São Paulo, following a wave of vigilante justice, and to meet the activists who are fighting against child prostitution. And they will bring you to Europe, where old models of producing energy and raising food are being questioned. 

In writing these stories, these journalists were told to embrace a deeper style of journalism, looking beyond news hooks and well-known conflicts to broach complex solutions. These are long stories, ideal for leisurely reading, touching on science, law and economics, and they will bring you around the world, combining the best of expert opinion and local knowledge.

In doing so, they also highlight the need for journalism that goes beyond local media and seeks out something greater: a global consciousness, and a global style of journalism."

Read all of the stories over on The Mundus Collection.

Photo credited to Imagen en Acción, via Creative Commons

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