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.”
Kosovo is expected to declare its independence soon, a move supported by the US and most of the European Union, but Russia fiercely opposes it, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines why.
The World's Jeb Sharp reports that Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has ended his involvement as artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympics
The chaos in Chad has prevented European peacekeeping forces from deploying there and it's also raising more concerns about the long-delayed peacekeeping force for Darfur, as The World's Jeb Sharp has more.
The late chess champion Bobby Fischer is being remembered today, and The World's Jeb Sharp looks back on Fischer's life and career.
Russian authorities questioned staff at the British Council, the British government's cultural organization overseas, in St. Petersburg today, and Britain responded angrily
The luxury hotel in Kabul where Taliban attackers killed seven people yesterday is frequented by foreigners and diplomats, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines whether yesterday's raid represents a new strategy by the Taliban to target civilians, especially
The World's Jeb Sharp reports on President Bush's remarks on Iran; the president recently accused Iran of threatening the security of nations everywhere, and on his current trip
Health & Medicine
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is a weapon of war. In the midst of this overwhelming crisis, aid groups and grassroots organizations are trying to help women there recover and rebuild their lives, as The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Conflict & Justice
The scope of tragedy in eastern Congo defies comprehension. A war in the African country killed four-million people between 1998 and 2003 and one of the most gruesome features of the conflicts is the widespread use of rape as a weapon. The World's Jeb Sharp reports from Bukavu, in Congo's South Kivu Province.
Conflict & Justice
Rwanda faces a huge challenge nearly 13 years after the genocide. Huge numbers of people were killed but huge numbers of people have also been implicated in the killings. The Rwandan government wants justice for the victims but it also wants to promote reconciliation. So it's created a program of community service. It's designed to help confessed killers ease back into society.