Listen: Young voters critical but hesitant in South Africa

Young voters in South Africa aren't as loyal to the ruling African National Congress as their elders. This could reshape the young democracy.

Look: No shortage of slogans in U.S. politics

"Keep America Great," "Fight," "Bernie," "Rebuild America." U.S. presidential candidates all have different slogans. But Democrats agree on one: "Impeach."

Decoder: Why do diplomats matter?

Nations defend themselves with armed forces. But the military alone cannot solve today's crises. Diplomats and "soft power" are needed.

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‘Brain waste’ exacts human and economic toll on U.S.

Skilled immigrants can struggle to work as professionals in the U.S. But there's no quick fix to "brain waste," which can punish the economy and migrants.

We are here because of a shirt!

My shirt was an act of defiance against anyone who believed I couldn’t be Igala, Muslim and feminist. I never dreamed my father would disapprove.

Media literacy: The Iran nuclear story as a case study

Iran's nuclear programme has held much of the world in suspense for years. But what if the real story, largely overlooked by the media, is elsewhere?

Media literacy: Watch out. Shorthand labels can be a trap

Are the Houthis in Yemen "Iran-backed" or "Iran-aligned"? Are Hezbollah members "terrorists" or "liberators"? Labels can make a big difference.

Filipino journalists risk life and freedom to expose truth

Filipino journalists Fermando Sepe Jr. and Maria Ressa have exposed government corruption and abuse -- and persist despite threats to their safety.

Decoder: Why do diplomats matter?

Nations defend themselves with armed forces. But the military alone cannot solve today's crises. Diplomats and "soft power" are needed.

Decoder: Countries renew climate change fight

The next push to combat climate change comes next month in Spain, when more than 190 countries meet to tackle global warming. Here's what to expect.

Leading U.S. EdTech firm partners with News-Decoder

U.S. EdTech leader Newsela engages with millions of students and works with top global media brands. It's News-Decoder's newest content partner.

News-Decoder featured in books on big issues for youth

In a vote of confidence for News-Decoder's mission, a UK firm is featuring 6 articles by our students and correspondents in books on big issues for youth.

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Fundraising campaign update: We need your support!

Our goal for this year's fundraising campaign is to raise $25,000. We're not there yet, and we need your help to achieve our goals.