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Mongolia’s ‘ashtrays’: life inside the world’s worst air pollution

Freelance multimedia journalist Didem Tali was funded under the summer 2017 round to travel to Mongolia to report on the escalating levels of air pollution in the country’s capital city. She explored how factors such as accelerating population, limited infrastructure, and heavy dependence on coals are contributing to the problem. Her long-form piece was published in The Irish Times in October 2017 and also featured on the Irish Times website with a short video. Read and watch here