Australia’s refugee ‘islands of despair’

Australia's continued detention of about 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers on two remote Pacific islands has garnered international criticism as details emerge of alarming rates of attempted suicide and poor...

Netanyahu’s last stand

Later this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister in its 71-year existence. To reach that mark, both he and his right-wing Likud party will...

Ghana, Egypt face assaults on press

On the surface, Ghana and Egypt couldn't be more different places when it comes free expression. Ghana ranks higher than the U.S. and U.K. by some measures of press freedom, while Egypt's government is now...

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

In the first of a two-part series on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, Global Journalist examines the issue in the Netherlands – the first country to legalize euthanasia. Over the past decade...

Brazil’s ‘Trump of the Tropics’

He's called black activists "animals," said he'd rather that his son die than bring home a male lover and told one political opponent he would never rape her because she was "too ugly." Jair Bolsonaro is...

Countering extremism in Central Asia

More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East. On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at what drew so many fighters from...

Calvo-Roth broke barriers for women journalists

On this week's show, a look at the life of a pioneering female journalist. Fortuna Calvo-Roth was born in 1934 to a Jewish family in Paris, but was raised in Lima, Peru. There she fell in love with the...