In the 1980s and 90s, many young people of color grow up without much representation in literature or media. But today’s young adult books are bolder and willing to dive into complex, social justice issues.
"Occupied" is a new 10-episode drama airing on Norwegian TV this fall and it's caused quite a diplomatic stir. The show depicts a Russian invasion of Norway and they've taken over the Nordic country's oil supply. The Russian Embassy in Oslo has criticized the show for its Cold War scare tactics.
Investigators are looking into a suspicious post on the message board site 4chan that they believe may be connected to the shooting in Oregon on Thursday. But many don't know the strangely noble origins of the message board it was posted on.
Days after the earthquake hit Nepal, Shrochis Karki says some rural villages have still seen few signs of help. And while he's been working from his home in England to coordinate relief efforts, he says part of the blame lies with the world's fixation on dramatic human interest stories and not real problems.
The global media company Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, is closing down the US cable news channel that it launched with great fanfare in 2013. Despite investing billions of dollars in the channel, the numbers didn't add up.