Editor pioneers gay media in Arab world

“It seems every year we get ourselves into some kind of trouble.” The Arab world is one of the most difficult regions to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In many countries, same-sex relations are...

Colombia’s uncertain future

"I don't think Colombia is by nature a violent country and that we want to keep on killing each other." For more than a half century Colombia's government has battled leftist rebels from the...

Uzbekistan after Karimov

Repression is legacy of 25-year rule In a country with no independent media, the airwaves are dominated by upbeat government propaganda. So when Uzbekistan's state media announced the former Soviet republic's...

Philippines press leader speaks out on bloodshed

"Most of those who've been killed so far in the drug war come from the very same social strata to whom  appealed most... the poor." Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't like criticism. Since...

Grading Obama’s Asia pivot

Rebalance in U.S. relations yields mix results A key pillar of President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been the attempted "pivot to Asia." The idea was that under President Bush, the U.S. expended...

Boko Haram refugees struggle in Cameroon

"Dozens of villages and hundreds of houses have been burned." The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram may be best known for kidnapping 276 schoolgirls in 2014, a move that spurred the #BringBackOurGirls social...

In Venezuela, conflict extends to protest reporting

Misinformation, arrests deter demonstration coverage Tens of thousands of opposition protesters marched in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas this month demanding President Nicolás Maduro be removed from...