Europe Africa The Week in Pictures

Ebola epidemic continues

Since our last program on Ebola, the death toll from the disease has more than doubled to 4,800. U.S. and Spanish aid workers sickened by Ebola also transmitted it to medical workers in the U.S. and in...
Indian children take part in a protest against child trafficking in New Delhi, India

International sex trafficking

Given the nature of this discussion, listener discretion is advised. On this week's show, we are looking at sex trafficking of children around the world, and how the media covers this problem. In September...
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Child labor in Bolivia

In July, Bolivia passed a new child labor law that attracted a great deal of international attention. The South American country made it legal for children who are at least 10 years old to go to work. This...
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The immigration debate

This summer, President Obama has lobbied Congress to enact immigration reforms, with the hope of reducing illegal immigration and streamlining the process through which people move to the United States....
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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 everyone in the country is pleased with what else comes...
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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 increasing, as countries vie for valuable natural...