Canadian newspapers, schools can learn from Hong Kong

Canadian newspapers and schools do little to foster interest in journalism among youth. Hong Kong has taken a radically different approach.

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I discovered a slice of Paris through Chinese immigrants

Chinese immigrants form a growing community in France. Two manicurists gave me insight into challenges facing workers in Paris's beauty industry.

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Watch: On Cantonese opera, ca trù and cultural identity

A trip to Hong Kong taught me why Cantonese opera and ca trù singing, which I once thought boring, are so important to cultural identity.

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Afghans take to cars to express themselves

In Afghanistan, people love to express themselves on their vehicles. The messages range from the personal to political to philosophical.

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Hard Brexit conjures nightmares across Ireland

If the UK leaves the EU, will authorities resurrect a border between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland — ending two decades of peace?

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Distress in Yemen deepens with struggle for south

The world's worst humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Yemen, where outside powers stoke a civil war. Peace remains a distant dream as distress deepens.

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Saving the Amazon: sanctions, less beef, intervention? 

The Amazon -- the "lungs" of our planet -- is burning. What to do? Punish Brazil with sanctions? Eat less meat? Or send in forces to save the rainforest?

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Climate change gets more personal and political

Record heat around the world. Wild fires in the Arctic. Greenland’s ice rapidly melting. Climate change is upon us. The situation is dire -- but we can act.

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Riding the rails to a life with less guilt

Ashamed of flying because it worsens your carbon footprint? You're not alone if you want to ride the rails -- as I recently did when my life took a turn.

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Google speech policy requires difficult trade-offs

A new speech policy looks set to rein in Google's intellectually freewheeling culture. It points to difficult trade-offs today’s organizations must make.

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We need to keep disarmament treaties, not scrap them

In a world with nuclear weapons, every agreement counts. So the decision by the U.S. and Russia to scrap a disarmament treaty does matter.

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Decoder: Why central banks matter so much

Central banks are among the world's most powerful institutions, but often operate in the shadows. What do they do? And why do they matter?

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From Flopnik and shame to a man on the moon

It's been 50 years since the U.S. put a man on the moon. It's worth recalling how the U.S. lagged at the start of the Space Age. And now, what…

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Decoder: Why abortion is more than a political debate

Abortion is wrapped up in politics in many nations including the U.S. But one in four pregnancies ends in abortion, making it a global health issue.

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Pace Academy of U.S. joins News-Decoder’s ranks

A 10th U.S. school, Pace Academy, is joining News-Decoder, bringing a distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to our international network.

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U.S. podcast spotlights News-Decoder and partner

Two non-profits are joining forces for youth around the world. A podcast highlights News-Decoder and the International Congress of Youth Voices.

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Listen: News-Decoder is now on Apple Podcasts

More and more youth around the globe are turning to podcasts to learn about the world and to share stories. News-Decoder is part of the revolution.

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