PRI's The World: 02/17/2014

February 17, 2014

PRI's The World: 02/17/2014

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February 17, 2014

A UN panel raises the possibility of charging North Korea's leader with crimes against humanity. Also, the University of Glasgow is looking for a new rector. Some students have a candidate in mind: NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Plus, the Chinese New Year tradition of giving friends and family hongbao, red envelopes filled with cash. But how do you decide how much to give?

Stories in this Edition

Arts, Culture & Media

In Kenya's twist on 'The Office,' a fictional aid organization gets skewered

Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are the non-profits that help provide everything from food to education to business support around the world. And many aid workers joke that NGOs make up an industry in itself. Now, a new comedy series produced in Kenya takes that joke a step further, about the inner workings of an aid group that just aids itself.

Conflict & Justice

Three years after the start of their revolution, Libyans are still waiting for a constitution and a stable government


Libyans had great hope when they started their revolution three years ago and deposed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Now, many are tired and frustrated with a weak central government and broken promises. On February 20, they face a hastily-arranged election to select delegates who will only now start writing a new constitution.