Isabelle Roughol

Isabelle Roughol

Journalist. Founder & host of Borderline. Former international editor of LinkedIn, foreign editor at Le Figaro, reporter at The Cambodia Daily. Global soul, messy accent.

Xinjiang, a most perfect dystopia | Borderline #19

Xinjiang, a most perfect dystopia | Borderline #19

“It is the world's most sophisticated surveillance state.”

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Newsletter
Episode 38: How China perfected the police state, with Geoffrey Cain

Episode 38: How China perfected the police state, with Geoffrey Cain

The Uyghurs’ real-life dystopia offers a glimpse of a political and technological future George Orwell could only imagine.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Who are the real nomads? | Borderline (redux) #18

Who are the real nomads? | Borderline (redux) #18

Welcome to season 4 of the podcast and a revamped newsletter.

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Isabelle Roughol
Newsletter

A new season of Borderline has arrived!

Here's everything you need to know about your membership.

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Isabelle Roughol
Episode 37: Manifesto for a new nomadism, with Felix Marquardt

Episode 37: Manifesto for a new nomadism, with Felix Marquardt

People who cross borders can make a better world. But first we need to leave La La Land.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
Where in the world are Afghan refugees?

Where in the world are Afghan refugees?

Europe complains, but it's far from hosting the most Afghan refugees and asylum seekers. Still it shines next to the US...

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
Cutting remote workers' pay is unfair. The alternative could be worse.

Cutting remote workers' pay is unfair. The alternative could be worse.

Work is increasingly location-independent. Compensation still isn't.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Work
The true citizens of nowhere

The true citizens of nowhere

Citizenship isn't belonging to one nation or a few. It's giving up a bit of the self for the collective.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Covid-19
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