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...

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...

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...

Foreign journalists confront new challenges

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at how the news gets reported in some very different parts of the world. We’ll talk to a journalist from Ghana about how politicians are undermining the...

Soviet nuclear sites leave grim legacy

The Soviet Union's nuclear program was once one of the largest in the world. But from Chernobyl to the empire's former nuclear test site in Kazakhstan, the legacy of that program still affects tens of...

Child soldiers: a persistent problem

Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years. For the children who survive, the trauma of war can have long-lasting impacts. On this...

Local news in global decline – Part 2

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...