Workers stream out of factories for their 11:30am lunch in the Longgang district, a hub of manufacturing in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Image by Jocelyn Baun. China, 2011.
Launched March 2, 2011 Adam Matthews, Jocelyn Baun
As China’s Pearl River Delta region moves toward higher-skilled manufacturing, a network of former migrant workers is organizing, educating and empowering the area’s workforce.
Image by Meg Jones, 2011
Launched February 25, 2011 Meg Jones
An American military medical facility has become one of the most active organ donor hospitals in Germany. That’s because a high percentage of mortally wounded U.S. troops are donating their organs in a country where organ donation is still a verboten topic.
Guantanamo Bay. Image by Tyler Cabot, Cuba, 2011.
Launched February 16, 2011 Tyler Cabot
The tribunal of Noor Uthman Muhammed, the first terrorism suspect to be tried at Guantánamo Bay.
A woman in Sernovodsk, Chechnya, holds a picture of her brother, allegedly killed by Russian security forces in 2004. Image by Tom Parfitt, Chechnya, 2004.
Launched February 16, 2011 Tom Parfitt
Ten years after the end of full scale war in Chechnya, a smoldering insurgency has spread to neighboring republics in the North Caucasus region of southern Russia.
Image by Ellen Knickmeyer. Tunisia, 2011.
Launched January 27, 2011 Ellen Knickmeyer
Ellen Knickmeyer has been traveling the Arab world from the first weeks of the revolutions to tell the story of the frustrated young generation at the heart of the unrest.
Launched January 21, 2011 James Whitlow Delano
For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the rainforests to loggers and palm oil plantations has been a high price to pay for bio-fuel production.
A clinical trial consent form. Image by Kelly Hearn. Peru, 2010.
Launched January 17, 2011 Kelly Hearn
Big drug companies are increasingly going overseas to test new drugs and devices on patients. It’s a good deal for the companies, but what about consumers?
Launched December 28, 2010 Fred de Sam Lazaro
Four months after the epic Indus River floods, farmland in the southern Sindh province remains under water.
Image by Anup Kaphle. Nepal, 2010.
Launched December 28, 2010 Anup Kaphle, Habiba Nosheen
After being sold in the brothels of India for as little as $300, many Nepali girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking are now finding ways to empower themselves in their home country.
Launched December 27, 2010 Samantha Danis
One woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy-related complications somewhere in the world. The Belize Ministry of Health is improving access, coverage, and quality of maternal health care in hopes of someday no longer being one of those places.
Image by Elan Gepner, Brazil, 2010.
Launched December 27, 2010 Elan Gepner
Through literacy programs, empowerment training and the arts, NGOs in the favelas of Brazil are providing youth new opportunities and finding sustainable ways to create a more equitable future for a country long divided by poverty and violence.
Launched December 26, 2010 Fred de Sam Lazaro
The search for jobs fuels population growth of at least 500,000 per year in India's capital city of New Delhi.  Access to drinking water is a daily scramble.
A miner in Colombia. Image by Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, 2010.
Launched December 15, 2010 Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, Lorenzo Morales
The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.
Launched December 14, 2010
A post-quake exploration through poetry. A special feature with poetry by Kwame Dawes, photography by Andre Lambertson.
Image by Alex Rozier, Guatemala, 2010.
Launched November 16, 2010 Alex Rozier, Sarah Hill
More than 20 million people worldwide are effectively immobile. One Mid-Missouri group is working to change that unfortunate reality in Guatemala, but the work they do won’t conquer the culture that crawls.
Launched November 12, 2010 Peter Gwin
In the heart of the Sahara Desert and amidst of some of the world’s biggest uranium reserves, terrorists, smugglers and bandits threaten to seize control of northern parts of Mali and Niger.
Image by Mark Jeevaratnam, South Africa, 2010.
Launched November 9, 2010 Mark Jeevaratnam
During the summer of 2010, the world flooded South Africa through ticket turnstiles or television sets for the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup. How is the nation reacquainting with daily life now that international football fans have boarded their planes home? And how can grassroot soccer games...
Launched September 20, 2010 Paul Franz
As Haiti continues its recovery from the January earthquake, reconstruction in the country takes many forms.
Launched September 19, 2010 Vanessa M. Gezari, Kathleen Flynn
Afghan reporters know things about their country that western reporters miss. Can they convey the complexity of Afghan society, not just across language barriers, but across cultures?
Launched September 17, 2010 Deena Guzder
Epic floods recently inundated vast expanses of Pakistan in the worst natural disaster in its recent history. This project will chronicle the domestic and global effort to help Pakistan recover.
Launched September 9, 2010 Ruth Moon
A Niger drought means there is not enough food to feed the country; United Nations reports estimate 7.9 million inhabitants are facing food shortages there.
Mbonih Ndele Mari was abducted by the LRA outside Niangara and left for dead by them after they cut off her lips and her ears. She is now in a hospital in Niangara. Her children are being looked after by family close by.
Launched September 7, 2010 Joe Bavier, Marcus Bleasdale
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for its use of child soldiers and sex slaves, has stalked Central Africa for decades. How has Kony evaded capture for so long?
A memorial for journalists in Terskol, Kabardino-Balkaria, near Mt. Elbrus. It reads "For Journalists Killed in the Caucasus."
Launched August 30, 2010 Fatima Tlisova
Russia is ranked as one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. Fatima Tlisova investigates the censorship, harassment, intimidation and murder of journalists in the Caucasus region.
Launched August 29, 2010 Steve Sapienza, Jon Sawyer
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.

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