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...

Turning ocean garbage into advocacy art

"We're sort of aware of that we're in a building that's on fire." When she was eight, Pamela Longobardi nearly drowned in the Atlantic while bodysurfing in New Jersey. A riptide sucked her towards an...

China pushes ‘new Silk Road’ to Latin America

'China's very much in the region to stay' When Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled what became known as the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, the massive infrastructure project was quickly dubbed the "New...

China’s new Silk Road

Chinese workers have built bridges in Serbia, a huge railroad tunnel in Uzbekistan and a gas and oil pipeline across Myanmar. These are just a few of the dozens of massive foreign infrastructure projects China...

Fighting period stigma, one cartoon at a time

"It just makes you feel like it's a kind of punishment growing up." Taboos around menstruation remain strong in India. In some parts of the country, women having their period can't sleep in their homes, touch...