The expanding right to be forgotten

Picture the most humiliating experience of your life. Now imagine that this awful moment was captured on video by someone else and posted online where anyone could access it just by Googling your name. This...

Western Sahara’s forgotten conflict

Nearly all of Africa was decolonized in the 1960s and 1970s. But there is one slice of the continent that wasn't. That's the sparsely populated territory of Western Sahara, a Colorado-sized swathe of land in...

The vape debate goes global

Juul and other e-cigarette makers are facing new limits on the sale of their products in the U.S. But internationally, vaping companies are looking to grow. How governments regulate e-cigarettes varies...

South Africa’s xenophobia problem

South Africa's wealth and stability has drawn millions of migrants from elsewhere in Africa. Yet migration has tested the Rainbow Nation's unity and values. In recent weeks the country has been the scene of...

China’s surveillance state

China has a long history of conducting surveillance on its population. Yet technology is now allowing the government to keep tabs on its people in ways that are perhaps unparalleled in human history. In...

Journalists seeking asylum face U.S. detention

Among those affected by the Trump administration's restrictions on immigration are foreign journalists who have had to flee their home countries because of their work. Like other migrants, these journalists...

Climate change threatens global food supply

The global food supply faces a new threat: climate change. Extreme weather like the massive floods that hit the Midwest during planting season and the severe drought in Somalia this year are becoming more...

Environmental journalists under threat

Covering the environment is a surprisingly dangerous beat for journalists around the world. Over the last decade, as many as 29 reporters have been killed for their work on environmental stories. On this...