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.”
The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.
Conflict & Justice
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for a Baltic country where the government says it's declaring war on tobacco. The answer is Finland. But as the BBC's Paul Henley reports from Helsinki, not everyone there appreciates the government's actions.
Arts, Culture & Media
Host Jeb Sharp speaks with Manze Diyala, a Haitian musician who lives in New York City.
The search for survivors after the devastating earthquake in Haiti continues but rescuers have little lifting equipment and are often using their bare hands. We get an update from the BBC's Andy Gallagher, who is in Port-au-Prince.
President Barack Obama pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent U.S. history and said Haiti would ?not be forgotten? in its hour of need. One critical need is clean drinking water, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.