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About Charlotte Collins

Charlotte Collins is a freelance journalist currently based in London. Until recently she was a senior staff editor in the current affairs department of the English Service of Deutsche Welle Radio. She has also written and presented a number of features focusing on art, literature and theatre, including work by Amos Oz and Irina Brook. Her radio work (in both English and German) has also been heard on Bayerischer Rundfunk and WDR in Germany and on ABC National in Australia. She has written for the Independent, the Evening Standard, Qantara, and the Goethe Institute Journal Art&Thought.

Articles by Charlotte Collins

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

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Morocco unbound: an interview with Yto Barrada

Over the last 15 years, the Strait of Gibraltar has become one of the main gateways for illegal immigration in north Africa. Yto Barrada's photographs, taken between 1998 - 2004, capture the temptations of leaving, and the unfulfilled hopes of escaping into Europe. Charlotte Collins talks to her.

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