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.
February 29, 2012 / The Last Word On Nothing
Christie Aschwanden
Decades after humans in Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange, the consequences of its contamination linger.
February 28, 2012 / Untold Stories
Anna Van Hollen
The modern Palestinian city taking shape in the hills of the West Bank could be much more than a model for entrepreneurs and private investors.
February 21, 2012 / Untold Stories
Ricci Shryock
Tension is increasing in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, where demonstrators are rallying against President Abdoulaye Wade and demanding his resignation.
February 16, 2012 / Untold Stories
Nicola Paracchini
Belarusians living in the "last dictatorship in Europe" are looking outward for information and help.
February 16, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Jessie Deeter
Tunisia faces economic and social obstacles in its transition to democracy.
February 13, 2012 / Untold Stories
Jessie Deeter
One year after the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisians debate the social and economic landscape of their new democracy.
February 13, 2012
Jessie Deeter, Rob Peterson, Sara Maamouri
On the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a nation struggles with the transition from autocracy to democracy in the face of growing unemployment and religious conservatism.
February 13, 2012 / Newsweek
Ty McCormick
The Egyptian Revolution encouraged a new era of free expression, but with Islamists gaining power in recent elections, many artists fear that censorship may soon return.
February 10, 2012 / The Atlantic
Yochi Dreazen
Iraq's minister of tourism and antiquities wants you to take a post-war vacation, where you can see ancient monasteries and Saddam's old palaces.
February 7, 2012 / The San Francisco Chronicle
Ty McCormick
If the Egyptian revolution had a soundtrack, it would be a hip hop album with a rap anthem.