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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Brazil, Uruguay and Antarctica.

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Egypt: Tahrir burns with Mubarak protests

Egypt: Tahrir burns with Mubarak protests

REUTERS: After Egypt's ousted president, Hosni Mubarak, received a life sentence for his role in civilian deaths during the country's revolution, protesters marched on Tahrir Square in central Cairo.
Occupy protesters target Frieze art fair

Occupy protesters target Frieze art fair

MONOCLE 24: On May 4-7, thousands of visitors flocked to Randall’s Island in New York for the city’s first ever Frieze art fair. Galleries reported promising profits during a sellout weekend, but on Sunday afternoon, a small group of activists and artists gathered outside to make a noisy stand about commercialization of the creative world....
The 99% Spring: What next for Occupy?

The 99% Spring: What next for Occupy?

MONOCLE 24: Last year, Occupy Wall Street triggered waves of international protest when a ragged group of activists set up camp in a New York park. As winter arrived and the occupiers were evicted, questions emerged about the movement’s future – but plans are currently afoot for a big summer campaign in cities across America....
How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

MONOCLE 24: In the mid-1990s, a bronze statue of Lenin suddenly appeared on New York's Lower East Side – and became an unlikely symbol of gentrification in this gritty urban neighborhood.
In conversation with Emanuel Pimenta

In conversation with Emanuel Pimenta

MONOCLE 24: Emanuel Pimenta is an intermedia artist who was born in Brazil and now lives between Switzerland and America. He pioneered the concept of "virtual architecture," has collaborated with contemporary musical luminaries like John Cage, and holds exhibitions around the world.
Kiss and run: new film casts light on pro-Putin youth movement

Kiss and run: new film casts light on pro-Putin youth movement

OPEN DEMOCRACY: Masha Drokova was a rising star of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi, yet she was also friends with Oleg Kashin – a critical journalist who was nearly killed by assailants allegedly connected to her organisation. A compelling new documentary captures this moral dilemma.
Latinos tell ABC: “We’re not drug dealers”

Latinos tell ABC: “We’re not drug dealers”

MONOCLE 24: In January, a new ABC comedy called "Work It" was dropped after just two episodes. The show received sharp criticism for its depiction of cross-dressing men, but one particular scene stuck in the heads of Hispanic New Yorkers – and they've been protesting ever since.
Al Jazeera campaign attracts 23,000 supporters

Al Jazeera campaign attracts 23,000 supporters

MONOCLE 24: Al Jazeera English is available in some 250 million households around the world – but in the United States, it’s a different story. A group of activists recently gathered 23,000 signatures demanding that Comcast – one of the biggest American cable companies – provide A.J.E. to all its customers.
As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

NORTHATTAN: A recent study revealed that nearly a quarter of American women experienced domestic violence last year. The Violence Intervention Program is working to reduce these negative numbers.
Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

NORTHATTAN: Community activists from East Harlem and the South Bronx argue that the John McEnroe Tennis Academy should be more accessible for local people – but the man himself says he shares the same goal.
Faith Leaders Rally Against Fracking

Faith Leaders Rally Against Fracking

On December 8, representatives of diverse religious communities gathered to learn about hydraulic fracturing – and many are planning to petition state legislators to keep fracking companies out of New York.
A New Approach to Cutting Calories

A New Approach to Cutting Calories

NORTHATTAN: The Save Half for Later Campaign wants to shrink Manhattan’s waistline, and more and more restaurants are joining the cause.