Zhang Ping

Project Exile: Chinese dissident forced from family

"I will never give in. I cut contact with my family because I love them." On March 19, the exiled Chinese journalist Zhang Ping wrote an article for the website of Deutsche Welle criticizing the detention of...
In this Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away. They said they lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down, stuck until the next trawler forces them back to sea. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Photo essay: slavery in the Thai fishing industry

How an AP photographer captured labor abuses in Southeast Asia Most people don't think of slavery as a 21st century problem. But between 2013 and 2015, a group of Associated Press reporters conducted a...
A protester raises placards that read '“Occupy Central'” and “'Civil Disobedience'” in front of riot policemen outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Sept. 27, 2014.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

In Hong Kong, Occupy Central lingers a year later

The end of protests hasn't ended discontent with Beijing. A year ago the Occupy Central movement ended in Hong Kong with protesters failing to either force the resignation of the territory's chief...
An Indian lawyer, center, addresses the media at the Tis Hazari Courts premises, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 3, 2015. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)

BBC veteran sees India media liberty waning

"Media in India is not as free as it used to be." BBC World correspondent Zubair Ahmed has covered protests, communal violence and many other sensitive issues on the Indian subcontinent. After 25 years as a...
A young supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party prepares for a party to celebrate the final day of campaigning in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. On Sunday Myanmar will hold what is being viewed as the country's best chance for a free and credible election in a quarter of a century. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Myanmar’s moment

An explainer on Myanmar's Nov. 8 elections After a half-century of military rule, Myanmar's election Nov. 8 is a key milestone in the country's transition towards democracy. The poll comes 25 years after the...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses people from southeastern Turkey, in Ankara Oct. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Presidential Press Service, Pool )

Turkey’s tense poll

Fighting with the Kurds and ISIS terror are just the beginning of Turkey's problems Whatever government is formed after Turkey’s Nov. 1 parliamentary election, it will confront a country in the midst of a...
Protesters lay down mock coffins symbolizing the 57 massacre victims,  during a rally at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Photo essay: Maguindanao’s mass grave

Nonoy Espina has worked as a journalist in the the Philippines for more than 28 years, covering news ranging from economic issues to insurgencies. Based in Bacolod City, about 300 miles (482 kilometers) south...