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...
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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...
Supporters of television comedian and presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence party Jimmy Morales, flash the victory sign in front of a screen at their party headquarters in Guatemala City, Sept. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

Guatemala’s turning point election

  After a massive corruption scandal rocked Guatemalan politics this summer, Central America's most populous country goes to the polls Oct. 25. With much of the political establishment discredited,...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with the  top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londono 'Timochenko' Echeverri (R) as Cuban President Raul Castro (C) looks on during a press conference announcing a peace agreement in Havana, Sept. 23, 2015.  (EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO)

Colombia’s deal with the FARC

For 50 years Marxist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, have battled that country’s government in Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. During that time,...
Pope Francis is cheered by faithful as he arrives in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Aug. 5, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Francis effect

Next week is an historic one for Pope Francis. He’ll make his first trip to the United States since becoming pope in March 2013. He’ll visit President Obama in Washington D.C., stop by a high school in a...