Yeonmi Park with her family in North Korea
Yeonmi Park fled North Korea when she was 14. She risked her life, crossed three mountains and a frozen lake to get to China and eventually to South Korea. Now she says she wants to raise awareness about the people she left behind.
An anti-government protester kicks a surveillance camera during clashes with police in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on February 7, 2014.
PRI is launching a new reporting project called SafeMode, which looks at how young people around the world are taking on the threats of the future, from cyberwar to climate change to sexual violence. So we want to know: What security issues are on your mind?
A protester walks in tear gas fired by riot policemen after thousands of protesters blocked the main street to the financial district outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014.
Days after demonstrations began in the center of Hong Kong, tens of thousands of demonstrators are still in the streets despite the use of tear gas and pepper spray by the police. And, by all appearances, the pro-democracy protesters are settling in for the long haul.
Displaced women from the minority Yezidi sect. ISIS is increasingly subjecting women to rape, as well as forced conversions and marriage.
Figures suggest that thousands of Iraqi women from the minority Yazidi sect are being subjected to rape, forced conversions and forced marriages by the militant group ISIS. But even those who have escaped the violence have uncertain futures.
Young Iraqi men gather in Baghdad's Jadriya district every Friday night to "drift" — a form of stunt driving where the driver purposefully skids and partially loses control of the car at high speeds.
Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.
A man reacts as he carries a child who survived what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in the Al-Fardous neighborhood of Aleppo, September 19, 2014.
The US air strikes in Syria risk sparking a backlash, and might drive more civilians into the ranks of extremist groups, warn journalists in opposition-held territory in Aleppo and Kafranbel.
Members of the Hanano team rescue a man who had been trapped inside his home after a bomb hit it in Aleppo, Syria.
While a lot of news out of Syria is mainly about death and destruction, one writer found a more positive story on his trip there. He spent a week shadowing a team of first responders who have made it their mission to stay and save lives.
Two men hug during the funeral for Libyan activist Tawfik Bin Saud in Benghazi on September 20, 2014. Tawfik was killed, along with a friend, late on September 19, by unknown gunmen as they were driving home in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi.
Last week, a group of activists, civil rights workers and military leaders were killed by Islamic militants — Tawfik Bensaud, a teenage peace activist, was among them. While politically-motivated killings are all too common in post-revolution Libya, the events of Benghazi's "Black Friday" are a new low.
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province on June 30, 2014.
Buzzfeed reporter Ellie Hall got a disturbing look at the online world of young women — often from the West — who claim to be members of the Islamic militant group known as ISIS. They go to the Middle East to be married, raise young Jihadists and spread propaganda on social networks.
A man purported to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the miltant group ISIS, during what would have been his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet.
ISIS knows media and messaging, from its black and white flag to its raised index finger gesture to its tweets. Now the group has a new propaganda wing that is producing sophisticated, effects-laden videos in styles from rock videos to action movies. Reporter Bruce Wallace shares some examples and what experts think ISIS is hoping to achieve.