An American in Seoul helps North Korean refugees

Casey Lartigue Jr. took an unusual path to helping run an organization that aids North Korean refugees. After a stint teaching English in South Korea in the 1990s, the Texas native and Harvard grad went...

Photographer spotlights India’s air pollution

"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an interest...

Inside a Chinese internet addiction camp

Chinese camps for internet "addicts" use military discipline, and sometimes violence, to rehabilitate youth In August an 18-year-old boy in China's eastern Anhui province was found dead with multiple...

In polar photography, a battle with fear and cold

"I couldn't think of anything else but to breathe deep and go as deep as I can." (Photo credit: Amos Nachoum) Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is no stranger to difficult situations. As an Israeli...

Drawing Japan’s politics, from Seattle

Roger Dahl, an unlikely Japanese political cartoonist When Roger Dahl moved to Japan in 1989, he was like hundreds of other recent college grads - looking for adventure and funding it by teaching English....

Rohingya share tales of repression

Burning villages. Dead bodies. Overcrowded boats full of desperate Rohingya refugees looking for a haven.  Such is the legacy of the Myanmar government's offensive against its Muslim-minority Rohingya...