Venezuela’s descent

When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake. But in Venezuela today millions of people face shortages of food and medicines...

Trump’s policies viewed warily overseas

Republican nominee Donald Trump has commanded blanket media coverage since his run for U.S. president took off last year. But it's not just Americans who have been glued to their screens when Trump's face...

Getting the Olympics right

All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Athletes from all over the world will compete, all in hopes of capturing the gold. But the road to these games have been littered with...

The life and death of James Foley

For many Americans, the Islamic State was first burned in our minds as a threat back in August 2014. That’s when the terror group released chilling video of American journalist James Foley being beheaded by...

El Salvador’s unstoppable gangs

El Salvador has a population of a little more than 6 million people, less than New York City. But the violence in the small Central American country is out of control. It has a murder rate 22 times higher than...

Brazil’s impeachment drama

Brazil's senate vote to begin an impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff is a turning point in the country's democracy. On this edition of Global Journalist, a panel of Brazil experts...

The debate over government secrecy

The United States is an open society with an open system of government. That means the press and ordinary people have the right to scrutinize how our leaders make decisions. The idea is that when government...

Six years after quake, Haiti faces challenges

A little more than six years ago, Haiti was devastated by a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake, killing more than 100,000 people and causing widespread damage. In those six years, billions of dollars of aid...

CNN Digital chief sees future in news reinvention

On a special edition of Global Journalist, Meredith Artley, editor in chief of CNN Digital, talks about the impact of social media on the news, competing with start-ups like BuzzFeed, and envisions a future of...

Rea Hederman, from segregation to the New York Review

Rea Hederman has twice left his mark on American journalism. In the 1970s and early 1980s he changed his family's flagship paper, The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., from a voice for segregation and racism...