Stories from Carol Hills
Senior Producer, Reporter, and Global Cartoons Editor
Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and occasional reporter who proudly calls herself a generalist. Carol is interested in everything from US policy options in Afghanistan to the rise in pet ownership in the Middle East. She also has an interest in global humor (yes, sometimes it actually does translate) and produces a weekly narrated slideshow of political cartoons from around the globe. She is loquacious about language too and each month prattles on with colleague Patrick Cox in his podcast, "The World in Words."
Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2001 and has a masters degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Carol got her journalistic start in Boston on "The Ten O’Clock News" with Christopher Lydon.
Cartoonist David Rowe of Australia uses watercolors to paint his cartoons, which are takedowns of politicians and hypocrisy the world over.
Conflict & Justice
Islamist groups have found success recruiting young men and women online, and their small army of recruiters often uses the tactics of cults and predators to win over impressionable converts.
Arts, Culture & Media
There's something missing from most of the media coverage about the murderous attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo: the very cartoons that may have provoked the attack. And the decision to hold them back has sparked a fierce debate in the media world.
The shooting attack in Paris that left 12 people dead, including journalists with the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, sent waves of grief through the global community. Many responded in distinctive ways.
For decades, millions in India took the political temperature of their country by looking at R.K. Laxman's daily cartoon, published each morning on the cover of The Times of India. His cartoons were so popular that even those politicians skewered by Laxman were honored to have caught his attention. Laxman died Monday. He was 94.