December 5, 2014 /
Joshua Hammer
Joshua Hammer discuses his experience in Mali while working on his project, "Taking Timbuktu: Music, Manuscripts and Madness at the Edge of the Sahara."
August 21, 2014 /
Amanda Ottaway, Amy Maxmen
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
Image by Matthieu Aikins. Pakistan, 2014.
March 24, 2014 /
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi is the world’s most violent city, with about 2,000 murders in 2013 as a result of its virulent gang politics. The city’s gangsters are openly linked to Pakistan’s national parties.
July 11, 2012
Tom Hundley
A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.
June 26, 2012
Jason Motlagh, Steve Sapienza
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
May 10, 2012
Joshua Kucera
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
May 7, 2012
Austin Merrill, Peter DiCampo
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?
May 4, 2012
James Whitlow Delano
Suriname, with its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China.
May 2, 2012
Peter Chilson
Europeans drew Africa’s borders long ago. Today these lines are often deserted and sometimes dangerous. Mali is the legacy: A crumbling state, rump of ancient empire between desert and forest.
May 2, 2012
Jennifer McDonald, Jen Marlowe
Materials for teachers and students ahead of filmmaker Jen Marlowe's visit.
April 17, 2012
Trevor Snapp, Alan Boswell
An immersive, transmedia book project for the iPad on the birth of the world's newest country from photographer Trevor Snapp and reporter Alan Boswell.
April 16, 2012
Tomas van Houtryve
With the same ruthless skill it uses to keep its population in check, North Korea also keeps journalists in the dark. But much can be learned from the outside looking in.
April 12, 2012
Jennifer McDonald
Resources for teachers and students ahead of Dominic Bracco's classroom visit.

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