Anna Pivovarchuk

Anna Pivovarchuk is a freelance writer and editor based in London. She was the co-founder and deputy managing editor of Fair Observer until March 2022, having previously held the positions of culture editor and Europe editor. Anna has over a decade of experience in media and has contributed to various organizations such as the BBC, United Nations, Foreign Policy Association and The Moscow Times.
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Water World: Is Climate Change Driving Our Future Out to Sea?  

There is no question about it: Our planet is warming faster than ever before. Having plateaued around 280 parts per million for thousands of years, global CO2 emissions have shot past 400 ppm at the end of the last decade, an atmospheric rise set in motion by the 18th-century Industrial Revolution. Human activity in its myriad modes of creative destruction has led to a global average... Continue Reading

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Jim Naughten’s Exploration of the Age of Loneliness

For the vast majority of our very brief time on Earth, humans have lived in harmony with nature, following its laws and its rhythms, taking little more than we needed and leaving almost no footprint of our existence. Not so the new man, who gives his name to the Anthropocene Epoch we are unofficially living in, characterized by extensive human impact on the climate and global ecosystems.... Continue Reading

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How 9/11 and the War on Terror Shaped the World

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and launched suicide attacks on iconic symbols of America, first striking the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and then the Pentagon. It would be the deadliest act of terrorism on American soil, claiming nearly 3,000 lives. Scroll down to read more in this 360°... Continue Reading

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The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

We have come a long way from the times when women were classified as militants and arrested for demanding voting rights, stepping in front of galloping horses to garner attention. In just over two years, the #MeToo movement has made us question the notion of sexual engagement, our understanding of what constitutes as consent, and insisted that we become aware of others’ experiences.... Continue Reading

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Shahidul Alam: "I Will Remain a Thorn for the Oppressor"

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam. At a time when censorship is growing across the globe, Shahidul Alam — a renowned Bangladeshi photographer and social activist — has pledged his life to represent the downtrodden and insists that he “will remain a thorn for the oppressor.” Over the years,... Continue Reading

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Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam. Frank F. Islam is an Indian-born American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist dedicated to supporting education across the world. Islam came to the United States aged just 15 and, in 1994, started his very first business with just $500 dollars available to invest in it. After a decade,... Continue Reading

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Unite the Right: The New Face of White Supremacy

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Landon Shroder, a former intelligence analyst and now partner and political director of RVA Mag. On August 12, a small student town of Charlottesville, Virginia, voted as America’s happiest place, became a scene of what the Southern Poverty Law Center previously described as the “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the... Continue Reading

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Celebrity Culture: Famous For Being Famous

While the concept of celebrity culture is not new, modern technology and a thriving gossip industry have put our fascination with fame in an overdrive.  Background When you think of the nature of celebrity, almost infallibly the first thing that comes to mind is the concept of “15 minutes of fame.” Coined at the end of the transformative 1960s, “In the future, everyone will be... Continue Reading

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