Local news in global decline – Part 2 [program]

Local and regional newspapers have dwindled all across the U.S. as print advertising revenues have shrunk. But the U.S. isn't alone - there is a local news crisis happening all around the world. In the...

Local news in global decline [program]

All around the world, the local news organizations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline.  In the first installment of a special series with the Index on Censorship magazine,...

China’s news channel for Americans [program]

The success of CNN spawned many 24-hour news networks - many started by governments hoping to shape global public opinion to their advantage. That group includes China's state-owned English-language CGTN,...

“One-Child Nation” shows scars of Chinese policy

Having a child renewed filmmaker Nanfu Wang's interest in China's one-child policy. In effect from 1979 to 2016, the restrictions on family size halted China's explosive population growth but have left the...

Pay for play persists in music industry

"Promoters are giving incentives to the person at the radio station to play an album." The problem of payola, the practice of bribing of paying someone to use their influence to promote a particular product...

Photographer highlights unseen side of Kenya slum

“I was seeing more than just the images of poverty.” The Kenyan capital Nairobi has boomed in recent years as economic growth has generated high-rise office buildings and teeming traffic jams now dot what...