Venezuela’s embattled news media [program]

Venezuela's news media has been squeezed by President Nicolás Maduro's authoritarianism and the country's ongoing economic crisis. But Venezuela is not Cuba or North Korea. There are still a number of...

Covering Hong Kong’s unrest [program]

Hong Kong’s six-month old protest movement has been one of the biggest international stories of 2019. What began in June as a protest against a bill that would allow for the extradition of criminal suspects...

Influencer boom draws scrutiny

Social media influencers have enjoyed rapid growth in recent years. From an industry that was virtually non-existent a decade ago, companies are projected to pay individuals $10 billion globally in 2020 to...

Japan, South Korea face population bust [rebroadcast]

Japan and South Korea face stark demographic change. Longer life spans and low birth rates in both countries have led to rapidly aging populations. At 126 million, Japan's population is already declining and...

The new art censorship

From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s painted nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history. Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the...

Islamic schools grapple with abuse scandals

The Catholic Church isn't alone in facing widespread child sex abuse allegations. Islamic schools internationally are also confronting a history of abuse. On this week's show, a look at recent...

Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media

From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador -...

Overtourism on the rise

Global tourism is a booming industry. But in a growing number of places around the world, the surge in tourism is too much of a good thing. Venice, Italy has been depopulated as year-round residents have...

The information siege of Kashmir

For more than two months, the Indian government has managed to largely cut off the 8 million people of Jammu and Kashmir from the outside world. Phone and internet links were cut and the local press...