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About Kara
I am a photographer and multi-platform visual journalist primarily covering South and Southeast Asia.
At the moment, I'm based In Ireland.
My work has been published in :
Aljazeera English, CNN.com, The Bangkok Post, Dumbo Feather, ESPN the Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Independent (UK), National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Rolling Stone, The 
Southeast Asia Globe, Travel + Leisure and more.
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How US gun culture stacks up with the world

15 Feb 2024  |  news.yahoo.com
The United States has a unique gun culture with the highest rate of civilian gun ownership globally, according to the Small Arms Survey. With 120 guns for every 100 Americans, the country outpaces others in gun-related deaths, including suicides and mass shootings. Constitutional rights to bear arms in the US contrast with other countries that have successfully implemented gun reforms, such as Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, leading to significant reductions in gun violence. Despite the high rates of gun violence, US political reform on stricter gun laws remains stagnant, with a divided public opinion and political landscape.

How US gun culture stacks up with the world

26 Oct 2023  |  kion546.com
The article examines the unique and pervasive gun culture in the United States, comparing it to global standards. It highlights the high rate of gun ownership and gun-related deaths in the US, contrasting it with other countries that have implemented stricter gun control laws. The piece discusses the political and social implications of the Second Amendment, the rise in firearm manufacturing, and the impact of mass shootings on public opinion and policy. It also explores the international consequences of US gun policies, including the flow of firearms to Latin America and the Caribbean. The article concludes by noting the ongoing political stalemate in the US regarding gun reform, despite the high incidence of gun violence.

How US gun culture stacks up with the world

26 Oct 2023  |  abc17news.com
The article examines the unique and pervasive gun culture in the United States, comparing it to global standards. It highlights the high rate of gun ownership and gun-related deaths in the US, contrasting it with other countries that have implemented stricter gun laws and seen significant reductions in gun violence. The piece discusses the political and cultural factors that contribute to the US's distinct stance on gun rights, including the Second Amendment and the influence of the gun lobby. It also explores the impact of US gun policies on neighboring countries and the ongoing debate over gun control within the US.

How US gun culture stacks up with the world

26 Oct 2023  |  keyt.com
The United States' gun culture is a global outlier with the highest rate of civilian gun ownership, at 120 guns per 100 people. Despite high rates of gun-related deaths, including suicides and mass shootings, political reform on gun laws remains stagnant. Comparatively, countries like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Britain have seen significant reductions in gun violence following legislative changes. The article highlights the disparity between the US and other countries in terms of gun ownership and violence, and the challenges faced in enacting gun reform.

How US gun culture stacks up with the world

26 Oct 2023  |  ktvz.com
The United States has a unique gun culture with the highest rate of civilian gun ownership globally, at 120 guns per 100 people. Despite constitutional protections for gun ownership, the US experiences significant gun violence, including mass shootings and high rates of gun-related deaths, particularly suicides. Comparatively, other countries with high gun ownership rates, such as Australia and New Zealand, have successfully implemented reforms that led to a decrease in gun deaths. The US, however, remains politically divided on gun control, with reforms facing significant challenges in Congress. International bodies and gun control advocates criticize the US for its failure to effectively address gun violence, which they argue infringes on the right to life and bodily integrity.

Ian Bailey, suspect in notorious Irish murder case, dead at 66

08 Oct 2023  |  malaysia.news.yahoo.com
Ian Bailey, a British man long suspected of murdering French TV producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Ireland, has died at age 66. Convicted in absentia by a Paris court in 2019, Bailey had consistently denied involvement in the 1996 murder. Despite no forensic evidence linking him to the crime, Bailey's actions and statements over the years kept him under suspicion. His death means Toscan du Plantier's family will never obtain a confession, though they remain hopeful that new evidence will eventually close the case. Bailey's lawyer cited severe heart conditions as the cause of death.

How the U.S. Gun Culture Differs from the Rest of the World

28 Mar 2023  |  cnnespanol.cnn.com
The article examines the unique gun culture in the United States, contrasting it with other countries. It highlights the high rate of gun ownership in the U.S., the constitutional right to bear arms, and the increasing firearm manufacturing and sales. The article discusses the correlation between gun ownership and gun-related deaths, including suicides and mass shootings. It also compares U.S. gun laws with those of other countries like Australia, Mexico, and the UK, which have implemented stricter regulations following mass shootings. The article underscores the political divide in the U.S. over gun control and the ongoing debate about the need for reform.

How US gun culture stacks up with the world

23 Jan 2023  |  East Bay Times
The United States has a unique gun culture with the highest rate of gun ownership in the world, according to the Small Arms Survey. With 120 guns for every 100 Americans, the country also experiences a high rate of gun-related deaths, including suicides and mass shootings. Constitutional rights to bear arms, increasing firearm manufacturing, and political divides contribute to the ongoing debate and challenges in implementing gun reform. Comparatively, other countries with strict gun laws, such as Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, have seen significant reductions in gun violence. The article highlights the impact of US gun laws on violence and the difficulty in achieving political reform despite the high rates of gun-related deaths.

Nobel Peace Prize won by Ales Bialiatski, Memorial, Center for Civil Liberties

07 Oct 2022  |  cnn.com
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Belarusian activist Ales Bialiatski, Russian human rights organization Memorial, and Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties for their outstanding efforts in human rights, democracy, and peaceful co-existence. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg were among those who praised the laureates. The prize comes amid Russia's ongoing conflict in Ukraine and highlights the laureates' work in combating authoritarianism and militarism. Memorial continues its work despite being shut down in Russia, and the Center for Civil Liberties has been instrumental in documenting Russian war crimes in Ukraine. Ales Bialiatski remains detained without trial since 2020 but continues his fight for human rights and democracy in Belarus.

It was a warzone. Iranian security forces beat, shot and detained students of elite Tehran university, witnesses say, as crackdown escalates

03 Oct 2022  |  kion546.com
Iranian security forces violently cracked down on students at Tehran's Sharif University, detaining and injuring many as protests against the regime escalate. Triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, the protests have spread across Iran, uniting various social factions. Despite the government's use of brute force, protesters remain defiant, with calls for justice and solidarity growing. The situation at Sharif University remains tense, with students still hiding and the university community demanding the release of detainees.

'It was a warzone.' Iranian security forces beat, shot and detained students of elite Tehran university, witnesses say, as crackdown escalates

03 Oct 2022  |  ktvz.com
Iranian security forces violently cracked down on students at Tehran's Sharif University, detaining and injuring many as protests against the regime escalate. Triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, the protests have spread across Iran, uniting various social factions. Despite the government's use of force, protestors remain defiant, with calls for justice and solidarity actions continuing. The situation at Sharif University remains tense, with students still hiding and the university's student association urging a halt to classes until all detainees are released.

Russian officials criticize retreat from key Donetsk city after Putin annexed region

02 Oct 2022  |  localnews8.com
Russian officials and lawmakers have openly criticized their military leadership following the retreat from Lyman, Donetsk, with concerns over potential nuclear weapon use on the battlefield. Russian State Duma deputy Andrei Gurulev questioned the military's assessment and troop support. The Russian defense ministry acknowledged the withdrawal, while state media cited Western artillery and intelligence as factors. Ukrainian President Zelensky confirmed Lyman's liberation, with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg recognizing Ukrainian progress. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov blamed Central Military District commander Alexander Lapin for inadequate support and suggested drastic measures, including the use of nuclear weapons. Former Russian president Medvedev also discussed nuclear weapon use on Telegram. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin condemned nuclear threats and emphasized Putin's sole decision-making power. The West has dismissed Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territories as illegal.

Lyman: Russian officials criticize retreat from key Donetsk city, one day after Putin annexed region

02 Oct 2022  |  cnn.com
Russian officials and lawmakers have openly criticized military leadership following the retreat from Lyman, Donetsk, with concerns over potential nuclear weapon use on the battlefield. The criticism comes after Putin's annexation of the region, with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and former president Dmitry Medvedev suggesting more drastic measures. NATO and Ukrainian President Zelensky acknowledge Ukraine's progress, while US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin condemns nuclear threats and emphasizes Putin's sole decision-making power.

Brazil votes in controversial elections plagued by violence and fear

02 Oct 2022  |  CNN
Brazil's presidential election commenced amidst unprecedented tension and violence, with a focus on frontrunners Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro, seeking reelection, has been criticized for his environmental policies and COVID-19 management, while Lula, running for the sixth time after his convictions were annulled, is credited with reducing extreme poverty during his previous terms. The election could lead to a second round if no candidate surpasses 50% of the votes, and there are concerns about potential violence and the acceptance of results, drawing parallels to the U.S. 2020 election aftermath.

Russian officials criticize retreat from key Donetsk city after Putin annexed region

02 Oct 2022  |  ktvz.com
Russian officials and military figures have openly criticized the retreat of Russian forces from Lyman, Donetsk, after President Putin's annexation of the region. Concerns have been raised about the potential use of nuclear weapons, with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov suggesting drastic measures and former president Dmitry Medvedev discussing nuclear policy. Ukrainian President Zelensky confirmed Lyman's liberation, while NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg recognized Ukrainian progress. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin condemned nuclear saber-rattling and noted the decision to use nuclear weapons rests solely with Putin.

Russian officials criticize retreat from key Donetsk city after Putin annexed region

02 Oct 2022  |  KRDO
Russian officials have criticized their military leadership following the retreat from Lyman in the Donetsk region, raising concerns about potential nuclear weapon use. Criticism came from various figures, including a Russian lawmaker and the leader of Chechnya, who blamed poor military strategy and leadership. Ukrainian President Zelensky announced the liberation of Lyman, marking a significant gain for Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg and US Secretary of Defense Austin commented on the situation, with Austin condemning nuclear threats. The article highlights the growing pressure on Putin and the potential implications of Russia's military setbacks.

Russian forces have staged illegal 'referendums' in Ukraine. What comes next?

26 Sep 2022  |  kion546.com
Pro-Russian authorities have conducted illegal referendums in four Ukrainian regions, which have been widely dismissed as a sham by Ukraine and Western nations. These votes are seen as a pretext for Russia to annex these territories, potentially escalating the conflict. The international community, including NATO and the G7, has condemned the referendums and pledged continued support for Ukraine, with additional sanctions on Russia likely. The situation remains tense, with concerns about potential conscription of Ukrainians by Russian forces and the possibility of nuclear threats from Russia.

Italy expected to look right as voters head to polls in national election

25 Sep 2022  |  KYMA
Italians are voting in national elections with the far-right Brothers of Italy party, led by Giorgia Meloni, expected to make significant gains. Meloni's party, rooted in post-war fascism, has surged in popularity following the collapse of Mario Draghi's coalition. The election features new regulations, including a younger voting age for the Senate and a reduction in parliamentary seats. Meloni's rise reflects Italy's rejection of mainstream politics, with her party's agenda focusing on Euroskepticism and anti-immigration policies. The center-left coalition, led by the Democratic Party, trails in recent polling. The election is part of a broader trend of far-right gains in Europe, seen in France and Sweden.

Italy election 2022: Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy’s most far-right prime minister since Mussolini

25 Sep 2022  |  cnn.com
Giorgia Meloni of the Brothers of Italy party has claimed victory in Italy's general election, poised to become the first female prime minister and lead the most far-right government since Mussolini. Preliminary results indicate her coalition, including the League and Forza Italia, winning at least 44% of the vote. Meloni's party surged from 4.5% in 2018 to at least 26% now. The center-left coalition trails with around 22%, and the Five Star Movement has around 15%. Meloni supports Ukraine against Russia, differs on LGBT and women's rights, and her victory aligns with the rise of far-right parties in Europe. The new government faces challenges like the cost-of-living crisis and economic uncertainty.

Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy's most far-right prime minister since Mussolini

25 Sep 2022  |  KYMA
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy, has claimed victory in Italy's general election, positioning her to become the country's first female prime minister and head the most far-right government since Mussolini. Preliminary results show her coalition winning 44% of the vote. Meloni's party, known for its Euroskeptic and anti-immigration policies, has seen a significant rise in popularity. The election results reflect a broader trend of far-right gains in Europe. Meloni's stance on Ukraine diverges from her coalition partners, and her conservative views raise concerns about women's rights in Italy. The new government faces challenges including economic uncertainty and soaring energy costs.

Italy expected to look right as voters head to polls in national election

25 Sep 2022  |  KRDO
Italians voted in national elections with the far-right Brothers of Italy party, led by Giorgia Meloni, expected to make significant gains following the collapse of two governments since the last election. Meloni's party, rooted in post-war fascism, surged in popularity after the fall of Mario Draghi's coalition. The election featured new regulations, including a younger voting age for the Senate and fewer parliamentary seats. Meloni's campaign focused on Euroskepticism, anti-immigration, and conservative social policies. Her rise reflects Italy's rejection of mainstream politics, with her partners Salvini and Berlusconi contributing to her popularity. The center-left coalition, led by the Democratic Party, trails in polling. The elections are set against the backdrop of Italy's economic crisis, the European Covid-19 recovery fund, and support for Ukraine, with Meloni differing from her allies on Russia sanctions. If victorious, Meloni could become Italy's first female prime minister.

Italy expected to look right as voters head to polls in national election

25 Sep 2022  |  Egypt Independent
Italians are voting in national elections with the far-right Brothers of Italy party, led by Giorgia Meloni, expected to make significant gains. Meloni's party, rooted in post-war fascism, has surged in popularity following the collapse of Mario Draghi's coalition. The center-left coalition, led by the Democratic Party, trails behind. Key issues include Italy's cost-of-living crisis, the European Covid-19 recovery fund, and support for Ukraine. Meloni's potential victory could signify a resurgent populist wave across Europe.

Italy expected to look right as voters head to polls in national election

24 Sep 2022  |  kion546.com
Italians are voting in national elections with the far-right Brothers of Italy party, led by Giorgia Meloni, expected to make significant gains. The party's rise follows the collapse of Mario Draghi's coalition, with Meloni's agenda rooted in Euroskepticism and anti-immigration policies. The center-left coalition, led by the Democratic Party, trails in the polls. The election is influenced by issues like the cost-of-living crisis and support for Ukraine. Meloni's potential victory could signify a broader populist wave across Europe, similar to recent developments in France and Sweden.

Italy expected to look right as voters head to polls in national election

24 Sep 2022  |  localnews8.com
Italians are voting in national elections with the far-right Brothers of Italy party, led by Giorgia Meloni, expected to make significant gains. Meloni's party, rooted in post-war fascism, has surged in popularity following the collapse of Mario Draghi's coalition. The election features new regulations, including a younger voting age for the Senate and a reduction in the number of seats. Meloni's rise reflects Italy's rejection of mainstream politics, with her party's agenda focusing on Euroskepticism and anti-immigration policies. The center-left coalition, led by the Democratic Party, trails behind. The election is influenced by issues such as Italy's cost-of-living crisis and support for Ukraine. Meloni's potential victory could signify a resurgent populist wave across Europe.

Is the COVID-19 pandemic really ‘over’?

21 Sep 2022  |  Egypt Independent
US President Joe Biden stated he believes the COVID-19 pandemic is 'over,' despite the US still experiencing significant daily deaths. The White House clarified that this does not change the current Public Health Emergency status. The CDC has relaxed guidelines, but vulnerable groups remain at risk. Biden's comments have political implications, especially with the upcoming midterm elections and Republican resistance to additional pandemic funding. Globally, the WHO's director-general expressed optimism about ending the pandemic. However, experts like Caroline Buckee highlight the challenge in formally declaring a pandemic's end. China's strict zero-Covid policy faced criticism after a fatal bus crash involving quarantine facility transport. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission criticized the global response to the pandemic, citing a lack of preparation and collaboration, and the impact of disinformation.

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really over?

21 Sep 2022  |  kesq.com
US President Joe Biden declared the Covid-19 pandemic 'over,' despite ongoing deaths and the virus still being classified as a Public Health Emergency. His comments, made during a CBS interview, prompted clarifications from White House officials and political backlash, particularly from Republicans. Global health leaders, including WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, have also expressed optimism about the pandemic's end. However, experts like Caroline Buckee from Harvard emphasize that the end of a pandemic is subjective. Meanwhile, China's zero-Covid strategy faced criticism following a fatal bus crash. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission condemned the global response to the pandemic, citing significant failures.

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really ‘over’?

21 Sep 2022  |  www.cnn.com
US President Joe Biden declared the Covid-19 pandemic 'over,' despite ongoing deaths and the US government maintaining its Public Health Emergency status. His comments, made during a CBS interview, prompted clarifications from White House officials and political backlash, particularly from Republicans. Global health leaders, including WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, have also expressed optimism about the pandemic's end. Meanwhile, China's zero-Covid strategy faced scrutiny following a fatal bus crash transporting residents to quarantine. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission criticized the global response to the pandemic, citing significant failures. The article also highlights a study linking Covid-19 to a higher risk of Alzheimer's and discusses the importance of staying updated with Covid vaccines, especially for those over 50.

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really 'over'?

21 Sep 2022  |  ktvz.com
US President Joe Biden stated he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is 'over,' despite ongoing deaths and a Public Health Emergency designation. White House officials clarified that strategy remains unchanged. The WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also suggested the pandemic's end is near. China's zero-Covid strategy faced scrutiny after a fatal bus crash involving quarantine transport. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission criticized the global response to the pandemic. A study linked Covid-19 to an increased risk of Alzheimer's, and another found a connection between psychiatric issues and long Covid. The CDC recommends updated Covid vaccines, especially for those over 50.

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really 'over'?

21 Sep 2022  |  kyma.com
US President Joe Biden stated in an interview that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is 'over,' despite the US still experiencing significant daily deaths. The White House clarified that this does not change the current Public Health Emergency status. The statement has received political criticism and comes amidst a push for booster shots and funding for Covid mitigation. Globally, the WHO's director-general expressed optimism about ending the pandemic. In contrast, China's zero-Covid strategy faces scrutiny after a fatal bus crash involving quarantine facility residents. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission criticized the global response to the pandemic, and a study linked Covid-19 to an increased risk of Alzheimer's. Melania Trump's concerns during the pandemic were also highlighted in a forthcoming book.

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really 'over'?

21 Sep 2022  |  kvia.com
US President Joe Biden stated in a CBS interview that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is 'over,' despite the US still experiencing significant daily deaths. The White House clarified that this does not change the current Public Health Emergency status. The statement has received political criticism and comes amidst a push for booster shots and funding for Covid mitigation. Globally, the WHO's director-general expressed optimism about ending the pandemic. China's zero-Covid strategy faced scrutiny after a fatal bus crash involving quarantine transport. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission criticized the global response to Covid-19, citing a massive failure at multiple levels. A study linked Covid-19 to an increased risk of Alzheimer's, and former first lady Melania Trump's concerns during the pandemic were highlighted in a forthcoming book.

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really ‘over’?

21 Sep 2022  |  keyt.com
US President Joe Biden stated in a CBS interview that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is 'over,' despite the US still experiencing around 400 deaths a day. The White House clarified that this does not change the current Public Health Emergency status. The statement has received political criticism and comes amid a push for booster shots and funding for Covid mitigation. WHO's director-general also expressed optimism about the pandemic ending soon. Meanwhile, China's zero-Covid strategy faces scrutiny after a fatal bus crash involving quarantine facility transport. The Lancet Covid-19 Commission criticized the global response to Covid-19, citing a massive failure at multiple levels. Additionally, a study linked Covid-19 to an increased risk of Alzheimer's, and former first lady Melania Trump's concerns during the pandemic's early days were highlighted in a forthcoming book.

KARA FOX journalist + photographer

19 Nov 2015  |  Kara Fox Journalist + Photographer
The article discusses the state of mental health care in Cambodia, focusing on the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, which houses the country's sole psychiatric wing. It highlights the challenges faced by individuals and families dealing with mental health issues in a country where such facilities are scarce. The narrative follows a man who is taking his wife to receive treatment, illustrating the personal impact of the limited mental health resources available in Cambodia as of 2013.
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