Disappearing languages get lifeline from technology

Once seen as a threat, the Internet is now an aid for endangered tongues The spread of the Internet has accelerated the global use of English. And the march of English has come as UNESCO forecasts that half...

Ecuador’s ‘gag law’ stifles independent press

2013 legislation led to media fines, newspaper closures When it comes to his feelings about critical journalists, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa doesn’t mince words. In August, during his regular...

Disappeared students ignite Mexican discontent

The apparent killings of 43 teaching students has proved a tipping point for Mexico's public. Government corruption is nothing new in Mexico. But the wave of recent protests in response to the disappearance...

Child sex trafficking scars Latin America

From foreign tourists to local women, a diverse group exploits the region’s children. It was a local Colombian beauty queen who had recruited many of the boys and girls. To do so she had used a fake...

Informant tells of recruitment to radical group

'When people said to me, “You are a traitor to Islam because you stop Muslims,” I say to people that Islam does not support terrorism and the Prophet, peace be upon him, is not a terrorist.' Mubin Shaikh...

Vice News thrives with young audience, controversy

From North Korea to the Islamic State, Vice's international reporting attracts both audience and critics. Six days after Brooklyn-based Vice News released a five-part documentary on the group known as the...

Mineritos: Bolivia’s child miners

Many photographers would wait decades to tackle shooting tough subjects like child labor in Bolivia’s mines. Not Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza, a freelance journalist and photographer based in Spain. After...

Venezuela’s press under fire

Facing anti-government protests, President Nicolás Maduro’s government cracks down on the press. June 27 was Venezuela’s“Day of the Journalist.” This year, however, many journalists found little to...

Slideshow: Argentina’s World Cup Riots

Tear gas settles after a riot at the Obelisco monument in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After the crowd fled, many people were separated from their families. A boy returned to the riot scene and took a seat on the...

‘Disinformation’ fuels US child migrant crisis

Obama seeks $3.7 billion to address wave of children from Central America. President Obama has put a price on the costs of the wave of child immigrants arriving at the U.S.’s southern border. On July 8, he...