Indonesia’s new man in charge

On Oct. 20, Joko Widodo took office as Indonesia's new president. Jokowi, as he is popularly known, is the first Indonesian president without a military background or from an elite political family. What...

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...

Book talk: “Arab Women Rising”

This episode of Global Journalist originally aired in August 2014. Following the Arab Spring, gender equality between men and women in the Middle East is improving. Women today have more opportunities,...

Censorship in Turkey

After 11 years as prime minister, Recip Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey's first directly-elected president in August. Under Erdogan’s tenure, Turkey’s economy has grown significantly. The country’s main...

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...
foreign-jihad

The psychology of Western jihadis

Our attention this week turns, once again, to the Islamic State and the ongoing fighting in the Middle East. Recent videos from the militant group have featured people not from the West fighting for ISIS'...

What’s happening in Hong Kong?

On this week's show, we are looking at the protests in Hong Kong that have attracted worldwide attention. Students and citizens alike have been protesting China's decision to manage the region's 2017...
VICE-doc

VICE: the future of journalism?

On this week's program, we are looking at VICE. No – not the bad habits we all have – but the media organization that is challenging common perceptions of what is and isn't journalism. Our...

Ebola in West Africa

There has been a lot of media coverage lately dedicated to the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, which is estimated to have killed at least 2,300 people. The outbreak began in December 2013, when the...