Host Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Shir Aqa Karimi about Afghanistan's decision to ban Indian TV soap operas, as the government says the programs show behavior that often violates local cultural norms.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on the Dalai Lama's visit to Seattle where the Tibetan spiritual leader is appearing at the University of Washington, and questions have been raised on whether he's able to speak freely while there.
Most of Saudi Arabia's population is under the age of 30, and a growing number of them is frustrated with the Kingdom's tight restrictions on social freedoms, and that could pose problems for the Saudi state
The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".
Singaporean Leslie Chew is the cartoonist behind the provocative comic strip 'Demon-cratic Singapore'. It's based on fictional events and characters but that hasn't stopped Singapore's government from charging Chew with contempt.
The culture in Qatar hasn't allowed them to accept the idea of journalism. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Northwestern University in Qatar journalism student Yara Darwish. He says Qatar is a very private society where many do not understand the news.
The Israeli parliament is considering a law that would criminalize the use of the word 'Nazi' in most cases. It turns out that some Israeli Jews use references to Nazis and the Holocaust as insults directed at their own fellow Jews.
As the market for movies and entertainment grows in China, both American and Chinese productions face difficult questions when it comes to Chinese government censorship. But figuring out if things are getting better or worse is harder than it appears.
An award given to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo exploded into controversy this month, with high-profile critics saying the magazine stokes anti-Muslim sentiment in France. But the award went ahead, and the magazine's editor says his team is actually a force for anti-racism.
In the middle of graduation season, a free speech debate is playing out online — and on campus — at New England's largest university. Racially charged tweets from an incoming Boston University professor are raising questions about whether academics in the public eye should have the right to share their private opinions on social media.