Men compete during the 100m semifinal 2 Athletics test event at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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...
American journalist James Foley was among those who shared a cell with Marginedas in Syria. (AP Photo)

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...
Cesar Vladimir Montoya Climaco, a member of El Salvador's Barrio 18 gagn, stands in front of a wall, handcuffed,  after his arrest in San Salvador, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

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 President Dilma Rousseff addresses the nation at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia,  May 12, 2016. Speaking hours after the Senate voted to suspend her, Rousseff blasted the impeachment process against her as "fraudulent" and promised to fight what she characterized as an injustice more painful than the torture she endured under a past military dictatorship. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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...
Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower responsible for releasing the Pentagon Papers, speaks during a rally in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning outside the gates of Fort Meade, Md, June 1, 2013.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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...
UN peacekeepers from Jordan stand guard outside Parliament during a march by supporters of Senate President Jocelerme Privert for interim president in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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...
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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 (Travis McMillen/RJI)

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...
Cuban blogger and journalist Yoani Sánchez is pictured during a visit to Washington in May 2013. (AP/Cliff Owen)

Cuba’s fearless blogger Yoani Sánchez

Note: Spanish with English subtitles Yoani Sánchez has been called the most famous Cuban not named Castro. In 2008, she began posting stories of the everyday challenges of life in Cuba. The blog,...
Mohammed Fita, an Ethiopian coffee farmer picks coffee in his farm Choche, near Jimma, 375 kilometers ( 234 miles) southwest of Addis Ababa, Sept. 21 2002. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Is fair trade really fair?

Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The extra dollars you pay for the products are meant to guarantee...