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Interview: AP's Dogged Reporting Challenges 'Good-News Narrative' in Myanmar

Roshida Moud, 12, is held by his father as the latter explains that his son was hit in the head with a stone during the Rakhine violence in 2012, in Sittwe, Myanmar, on May 6, 2014. (Andre Malerba/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"We do not expect the situation for the Rohingya to improve," says an AP journalist who covered some of the most shocking sectarian conflict in Myanmar. "In fact, things will probably continue to get worse."

Photos: Even Fielding Only Three Teams, Asia Catches World Cup Fever

An elephant plays with students during a friendly match in honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at an elephant camp in Ayutthaya province, Thailand on June 9, 2014. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Few Asian countries have a national team to root for, but the 2014 World Cup has become the source of festivities across the continent.

Interview: Jim Yardley on Reporting From Asia, and Why Nothing Will Match It

Aerial shot of the remains of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

"I doubt anything in my journalism career will match my decade in Asia," the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist said.

Interview: Journalist's 'Indus Republic' Tells a 'Ghost Story' About a Diminished River

The Indus River near Kalabagh, Pakistan. (arsalank2/Flickr)
Current Affairs

"Water is increasingly becoming a battlefront within Pakistan," says Karachi-based Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Alizeh Kohari. "It seems we're always confronted with the prospect of a deluge or a desert here."

Interview: Will Forced Urbanization in China Create a New 'Permanent Underclass'?

Rural residents pose in front of their new houses near the city of Anshun, Guizhou Province, in February 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

New York Times journalist Ian Johnson, a finalist for this year's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, discusses the double-edged sword of Chinese urbanization.

Video: Is China's Turn to Fracking a Reason to 'Ban it Everywhere Else?'

Mother Jones interactive producer Jaeah Lee at Asia Society New York on June 11, 2014.
Current AffairsSustainability

As energy consultants and journalists assess China's alternatives to burning coal, not everyone sees fracking as the solution to all its energy problems.

MTV World Head Envisions Pop Culture 'Global Community' in Asia Society Talk

Nusrat Durrani addressing Asia Society's 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum in New York City on June 9, 2014.
Current AffairsLifestyle

MTV World General Manager Nusrat Durrani opens up about being an "outsider in India" during keynote address at Asia Society's 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum.

'Quartz' Names New Top Editor — Watch His Recent Asia Society Appearance Here

Bobby Ghosh speaking at Asia Society New York on May 19, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Bobby Ghosh, new managing editor of Quartz, voiced concern about India's "absence of a voice on the left" at Asia Society New York last month.

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

(James West)
Current AffairsSustainability

Fracking has some potential to offset China's dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

Interview: Louisa Lim on Tiananmen and China's 'Morality Crisis'

Louisa Lim (Leila Navidi)
Current Affairs

Louisa Lim, author of The People's Republic of Amnesia, says "we seem further than ever from any reevaluation of the killings of 1989."