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Jaclynn Ashly

Jaclynn Ashly

Jaclynn Ashly is a freelance journalist who covers human rights, culture and politics. She is currently based in East Africa.

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Uyghur Muslims in Turkey Speak Out

Uyghur Muslims in Turkey Speak Out

Throughout Xinjiang, thousands of Uyghurs have been detained by the Chinese government for reasons as spurious as communicating to relatives abroad, possessing Uyghur language books or growing a long beard. Now Uyghurs in Turkey are speaking out, unwilling to remain silent.

Jaclynn Ashly
Kenyan Fishermen Languish Under Government Policy

Kenyan Fishermen Languish Under Government Policy

As the Kenyan government aims to develop the northern coast, fishermen’s livelihoods have been thrown into disarray. It is becoming clear that, despite promises of jobs and economic benefits, there is no space for the fishermen in this new vision of Lamu.

Jaclynn Ashly
Nairobi Gang Members Turn to Greenery to Change Their Lives and City

Nairobi Gang Members Turn to Greenery to Change Their Lives and City

"Nature has saved a lot of youths who might have been killed.” In impoverished areas of Kenya’s capital, gang members are putting down their guns and instead creating green spaces in the urban jungle.

Jaclynn Ashly