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Asia

Will Kinmen, Taiwan’s Frontline, Become the Next Crimea?

Kinmen, the closest island territory of Taiwan to China and once a part of the international anti-communism battlefront, has today become part of China’s “Unification” plan for Taiwan. While ‘One Country, two Systems’ is facing an unprecedented challenge in Hong Kong, the propaganda for Taiwan continues. Meanwhile, a referendum on a ‘One Country, two Systems Experimental Zone’ has been quietly unfolding on Kinmen.

Supertrees: Meet Indonesia’s Carbon Guardian

Indonesia’s mangroves are an incredibly effective tool against climate change — but they’re being cut down to grow shrimp and palm oil for you.

These 3 Supertrees Can Protect Us From Climate Collapse

Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.

Afghan and Pakistani Women Against Extremism

What do Afghan and Pakistani women see as the roots of violent extremism, and how are some of them working together to build peace? Who are the women who are fighting to be more than mere victims?

Disabled Children of Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Reports of congenital disabilities are significantly higher in the northern part of Bhopal, where the 1984 Union Carbide accident occurred, than in the rest of India.

The Filipino Catholic Church in Crisis

The Catholic Church is an outspoken opponent of a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. But in a face-off with President Duterte, the Church is losing ground, forcing its clergy to a crossroads.

The North Korean Underground Railroad

The North Korean underground railroad is credited with saving thousands of lives over the last two decades—but now Kim Jong-un is on the verge of destroying it.

Basketball in Tibet

On the Tibetan plateau, an unlikely group of nomads, Buddhist monks, and yak-wool artisans have seen their lives change—through basketball. Can they also help change Tibet?

Japan's Demographic Reckoning

As Japan experiences its steepest population decline since record-keeping began in 1967, Emiko Jozuka examines how a historically inward-looking country will reimagine its future.

The War Widows of Sri Lanka

It has been eight years since the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, and Tamil-speaking war widows in the country's north are still seeking justice for wartime violations.

India's Depleting Rainforests

Overshadowed by the Rohingya crisis, another event is unfolding along the Indo-Myanmar border. This is the story of fast-depleting rainforests in the world's second most populous country.

China's Footprint in Pakistan

Will China's investment in Pakistan deliver the broad-based growth, prosperity, and jobs it promises? How will it reshape local politics, infrastructure, and the environment?

Meet the Journalist: Negar Azimi

As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.

Meet the Journalist: Vince Beiser

"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.

Meet the Journalist: Kai Schultz

Kai Schultz reports from the Maldives on its transition to democracy, the misappropriation of tourist taxes, safety at resorts, and the growing fear of Islamic radicalization.

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.

Okur: Thinking Like a Journalist

This lesson introduces students to Paul Salopek's Out of Eden walk and asks students to write a journalistic "milestone" describing their surroundings.

Migration and Refugees Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.