Stories from Jeb Sharp
Senior Editor & Correspondent
I joined the staff of The World in 1998 and have done almost every job in the newsroom since: reporter, producer, podcaster, backup host, show runner, special correspondent and now editor. Clearly I can't get enough of the place. I have reported for the show from Belgium, Bosnia, Canada, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Haiti, Gaza, Israel, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and across the US. I’ve received some nice honors along the way: a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, two Overseas Press Club awards for “History of Iraq” and “How Wars End,” a Dart Award for “Rape as a Weapon of War, ” and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Rwanda: Trying to Move On.”
Conflict & Justice
Correspondent Brigid McCarthy reports on the mood in Ukraine as citizens cast their presidential vote for the first time since the Orange Revolution five years ago.
The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.
Haitians in the US are desperate for news of friends and loved ones back home. The World's Katy Clark visits a Haitian radio station in Boston that's serving as an information hub.
Arts, Culture & Media
Geologists were not surprised by yesterday's earthquake in Haiti. The quake occurred on a well-known fault, and some seismologists had predicted that a large temblor was likely. The World's Science Correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee reports.
Conflict & Justice
Internet giant Google is challenging China's censorship of the web. The company lifted its web filters for users in China, and is threatening to pull out of China because of human rights violations. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.