Rachel Maher is a journalist with extensive experience working in community engagement and accountability in international humanitarian emergencies and development projects. She has worked in Afghanistan, West Africa, South Asia and Europe.
GR OnlineI arrived in Melbourne as great uncertainty, confusion and a sense of impending dread settled across the world. These were the moments before the first Australian lockdowns were announced, but whiffs of existentialism and nostalgia were already appearing around radical shifts in the look and feel of everyday life.
A seat at the table
ReportageYANIS WATCHES ME intently as I talk – I am grateful. An attentive audience can never be anticipated in Athens, where interjections, animated debate, sarcasm and Socratic monologues are more typical. It’s the European summer of 2019, and I’m detailing an...