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by Jack Silberman
When the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973, millions of cluster bombs failed to explode, leaving the country massively contaminated with “bombies” — as dangerous now as when they fell.
by Stephen T. Maing
Inspired by a search for truth and the potential for fame, a young vegetable seller from Hunan province challenges the boundaries of free speech by reporting on censored news stories in cities throughout China.
by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge
The impassioned president of the Maldives struggles to save his vulnerable island nation from the tragic effects of the looming climate apocalypse.
Independent Lens, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Berit Madsen
Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her more traditional family will do anything to keep her on the ground.
Global Perspectives Collection, Women of the World, Global Voices
by Sharat Raju
At GlobeCom India, where he provides technical assistance to customers calling in from America, Rahul’s days blend together. But an office showdown offers him a rare chance to leave his dungeon-like home in Technology City.