Anna Pivovarchuk

Co-Founder & Deputy Managing Editor
Anna Pivovarchuk is the Co-Founder and Deputy Managing Editor of Fair Observer, having previously held the positions of Culture Editor and Europe Editor. As a freelance writer and editor, she has contributed to various organizations such as the BBC, United Nations, NBC, Arise TV, Foreign Policy Association and The Moscow Times.

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

Feb 25, 2019

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 … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam

Aug 20, 2017

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 … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Unite the Right: The New Face of White Supremacy

Aug 14, 2017

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 … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Celebrity Culture: Famous For Being Famous

May 19, 2017

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 … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Gay in Chechnya: Worse Than War

Apr 18, 2017

Detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya continue the litany of human rights abuses in the country. “Imagine knowing that you’ve ruined not only your own life but the life of your entire family,” Akhmed tells The Guardian. “I’ve always just wanted to make my mother happy and proud. I was ready to marry. … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

In Exile in Trump’s America

Mar 20, 2017

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sepideh Jodeyri, a poet who fled Iran for opposing the Islamic Republic. US President Donald Trump came to power on a wave of anti-immigration, anti-Muslim populist rhetoric. Having aggressively targeted illegal immigrants coming into the country, with promises to build a physical wall to keep them … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Women's March Takes Trump to Town

Jan 23, 2017

Women’s March on Washington turns into a global movement. On January 20, as Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it felt like you were watching a funeral. It was as if everything we had come to accept as a given, as normalcy, over the past eight … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Fighting Back Against Sexual Harassment in Egypt

Dec 07, 2016

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Alia Soliman, the communications manager of HarassMap, an anti-sexual harassment organization in Egypt. When events of May 25, 2005—a day when female protesters against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were sexually assaulted as the police penned them in—threw the evidence of a prevalent practice into the … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Survival Sex: A Violent, Dangerous Game

Nov 21, 2016

At the fringes of the sex industry in the north of England, men and women are selling sex to survive. Any local pizza parlor, on any given day. Bright lights, cheap plastic, the smell of frying grease. Men hanging around the cramped tables, coddling beer bottles, chatting. The owner lets a woman take a client … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

Thank You, Mr. Trump

Nov 08, 2016

Why your voice matters beyond the US election. As the series finale of America comes to an end, I’d like to do one thing—and that is to thank Donald Trump. He has challenged everything that I hold dear and worthy, and has attacked every angle that makes up the prism of my worldview. By doing so, he … Continue reading "Education as Strategic Investment: An Interview with Frank Islam"

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