Narrow Passages: Pt. II

In the last segment of Narrow Passages, we looked at the broad problems with U.S. and international refugee resettlement institutions as a whole. This episode, we will narrow in on more specific challenges refugees face along the way. We especially want to examine the many ways that opportunities for resettlement…

Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike

This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history. Reporters Aru Shiney-Ajay and Will Marchese recap the strike and further interview Indian labor organizers and scholars.

Narrow Passages: Pt. I

This week on War News Radio, we kick off our series on the resettlement process for refugees coming out of the bitter conflict in Syria. In this first part of Narrow Passages, we look at the institutions that serve as the first point of contact for refugees, how an individual…

A War-Torn Power Plant

A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the area has seen war, ethnic cleansing, and an increasingly suffocating Russian occupation. But amid all this tension, the power…

Press-ing Matters

How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city’s press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to journalists and journalism students about their experiences and perspectives. Tune in for more.

A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence

This week on War News Radio, reporter Anna Weber takes a comparative look at the widespread crisis of femicide in Latin America. Recent protests across the region have sparked new media coverage and legislation in an attempt to combat gender discrimination. Anna interviewed two sexual harassment prevention organizations, one in…

Setting Legal Precedence on Gender Based Violence: Three Female Judges Deliver A Historic Verdict at the International Criminal Court

At the end of March, three female judges made a historic decision at the International Criminal Court, convicting a commander, Jean-Pierre Bemba, for rapes committed by his troops. Bemba, the former Congolese Vice President, was found guilty of murder, rape, and pillage during the 2002-2003 conflict in the Central African…