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.”
Science, Tech & Environment
The Harvard University president, who skipped midterms to march in Selma 50 years ago, is facing activists who see her as representative of university's refusal to get rid of investments in fossil fuels. Says one Harvard student: "The leaders I’m supposed to look up to have 100 percent failed me.''
Twenty years ago, at a landmark global women’s rights conference in Beijing, it looked like equality was in reach for the women of the world. But things haven’t gone as easily as hoped since then. Today, there’s still no country in the world where women are equal to men.
Conflict & Justice
Nora Suselo is a housekeeper. During apartheid, it was practically the only way black women were allowed in urban communities. And it was an important source of income, too. Today, the circumstances have changed by the money is still important.
Arts, Culture & Media
College students in South Africa today grew up after apartheid but they still wrestle with big questions about equality. Here they describe the challenges they face even as the country embarks on a more hopeful future.
Development & Education
At Sonke Gender Justice, men are trying to fight gender violence by working with families, and other men, to change the culture that allows it to happen.