Articles

a selection of Jenny's print pieces

Cannabis: Colorado's budding industry
The Guardian/Weekend Magazine

Dispensaries selling cannabis bath salts, 'bud-tenders' advising on blends, even a marijuana university. As Colorado gears up for legalisation, Jenny Kleeman gets the dope on Denver's 'green rush'

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If you thought you could spot a Second Amendment campaigner a mile away, think again. While Obama tries to work out how gun laws could change after Sandy Hook, some of his most vocal opposition has come from the least expected parts of American society: gay people, Jews, even mothers and grandmothers. Special interest gun groups are turning the stereotype of the white, conservative, straight, male gun lover on its head.

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Should drug addicts be paid to be sterilised?
The Guardian/Weekend Magazine

Barbara Harris doesn’t think addicts should have children. Her charity is using cash incentives to make sure they don’t. She’s already bought the fertility of over 3,000 Americans with drug and alcohol problems, and now she’s turning her attention to Britain. She’s invited Jenny Kleeman to join her as she launches her UK campaign

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Saba Sahar, Afghanistan's first female director, risks death to go to work each day – shooting a film in Kabul is a brave act of defiance. She talks to Jenny Kleeman about women's equality and her fear that the return of the Taliban could kill Afghan cinema for ever

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Sick note: faking illness online
The Guardian/Weekend Magazine

Why would someone fake a serious illness online? From cancer forums to anorexia websites, LiveJournal to Mumsnet, trusting communities are falling victim to a new kind of online fraud, one in which people are scammed out of their time and emotion instead of their money. Jenny Kleeman on the strange world of Munchausen by Internet

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It's a sad day when a non-profit organisation devoted to campaigning for freedom of the press recommends that the freedom of thousands of journalists be restricted. But that's what happened yesterday, when Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) issued a statement calling on editors to stop sending female journalists to cover the protests in Egypt's Tahrir Square, says Jenny Kleeman

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This weekend the British National Party will vote on letting non-Caucasians join. If the rules do change, Rajinder Singh, a Sikh, can’t wait to become a member. He tells Jenny Kleeman why

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Catching crustaceans is a vital source of income for divers of the Mosquito Coast. But the depths they plumb can prove fatal. Jenny Kleeman reports from Cocobila.

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The curse terrifying sex slaves into silence
Sunday Times News Review (£)

The first man to be convicted of trafficking women from Britain has been jailed. He used juju, a traditional belief system widely feared in Nigeria, to coerce his victims into silence. After giving evidence at his trial, one of his victims tells Jenny Kleeman of her ordeal

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Amma, the hugging saint
The Guardian/G2

She is venerated as a living god and has a global army of followers. Jenny Kleeman went to experience the guru’s embrace for herself - and discovered a slick business empire raking in £10m a year

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You couldn't make it up
The Times/Times 2 coverstory (£)

Wikipedia, the internet encyclopedia anyone can edit, is one of the most visited sites on the web. But who is writing it? Jenny Kleeman meets the UK’s most dedicated Wikipedians

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