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Self-made Man Transcends Human Rights Injustice Through His Unbridled Creativity

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia-  25,671 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991. Over two decades later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- On the way to…

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Festive Slovenia Welcomes the Holidays with Mulled Wine

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991. Over two decades later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- Expedition Journal: Izbrisani…

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This Rap Song Turned Something Tragic Into Something Artistic

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991.  A decade later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- Expedition Journal: Izbrisani Recording…

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Slovenian Farmers Take Back Dairy Distribution Through Vending Machines

Slovenians have some creative vending machines, like the one that dispenses tooth brushes or another that spits out personalized pizzas, but by far the most successful are the mlekomats! As the story goes, a few years ago, supermarkets and chains used their monopoly to drive the price of milk so low that farmers couldn’t make…

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Slovenian Farmers Take Back Dairy Distribution Through Vending Machines

Slovenians have some creative vending machines, like the one that dispenses tooth brushes or another that spits out personalized pizzas, but by far the most successful are the mlekomats! As the story goes, a few years ago, supermarkets and chains used their monopoly to drive the price of milk so low that farmers couldn’t make…

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These Lonely Mountains Saw the Rise of Napoleon and the Fall of the Axis Powers

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991.  A decade later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- Triglav National Park, deep…

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These Lonely Mountains Saw the Rise of Napoleon and the Fall of the Axis Powers

National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991.  A decade later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are about the Erased and the places they live.  —- Triglav National Park, deep…

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