Al Shabaab in Africa
The militant group Al Shabaab has wreaked havoc across Africa throughout this decade. A cell of Al Qaeda, the group has launched attacks on civilians...
The situation in Ukraine
This week, our focus turns, once again, to Ukraine. Since the Euromaidan movement at the end of 2013, clashes between pro-Russian and anti-Russian...
Afghanistan's historical election
Afghans head to the polls this weekend in the second round of their presidential election. It's slated to be the first democratic transition in...
What's next for Syria?
Incumbent president Bashar al-Assad won re-election in a contest many say was not free or fair. This week on Global Journalist, we look at the results...
Brazilian documentary Elena explores culture, society
The Brazilian documentary Elena tells the story of an actress and artist who moved to New York in search of a career during the country's military...
A look at the Indian elections
India — the world's biggest democracy — just concluded the largest general election in history. Over 537 million votes were cast over the past month,...
Europe votes: what should you know?
You’re probably well aware that every country has a parliament or a legislature of some sort. But, did you know that Europe, as a whole, also has its...
The dark side of the World Cup
This week, our focus turns to Brazil. The country is set to be in the international spotlight this summer as the World Cup comes to Brazil. But not...
Gas politics in Eastern Europe
This week, we're looking at the increasingly complex state of energy politics in Eastern Europe. Conflicts between Russia, which supplies much of the...
Disputing the law of the sea
We’re all familiar with border disputes on land … but what about those on the water? Maritime disputes in the Arctic and in the South China Sea are...
A roundtable with Pakistani journalists
This week, we're looking at journalism in Pakistan. The country remains a treacherous place for journalists to do their jobs. In the past three weeks,...
What's next in Crimea?
This week, we take another look at the escalating conflict in Crimea, and what it means for the rest of Eastern Europe. If you're unfamiliar, in late...
A conversation with the European Union's ambassador to the U.S.
João Vale de Almeida is the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America. He sat down with Global Journalist's Jason McLure to...
Conflict in the Central African Republic
The Central African Republic may not be a country on everyone's radar, but for the past two and a half years, it has been the scene of a bloody...
The state of free press in Myanmar
Earlier this month, journalists and scholars attended a conference on free press issues in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma). Just a few short...
How are human rights violations investigated?
Such investigations are the work of groups like Human Rights Watch's emergencies team, commonly shortened to "e-team." On this week's show, we talk to...
Spiraling inflation, street crime spur Venezuela protests
An economic crisis in a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world has led to a month of sometimes violent demonstrations in Venezuela....
After Egyptian coup, space for journalists tightens
Egypt's prosecution of four Al Jazeera journalists has spotlighted the country's worsening press climate since the military overthrew former president...
'Life After Death' offers a glimpse of present day Rwanda
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It’s estimated that roughly 800,000 Rwandans were killed in that three month period....
Sochi in Focus: Media coverage of Russia and the Winter Olympics
With the Winter Olympics underway, the world’s attention is now focused on the Russian resort city of Sochi.
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