Stories about North America from March, 2017
China's Great Firewall Gives Rise to a Robust Industry of Information Smugglers
More often than not, information smugglers prioritize things like click rates over hard-hitting public interest journalism.
There Are ‘No Borders to Music,’ But the U.S. Consulate Still Rejected These Indonesian Choir Members’ Visas
"Regardless of the “borders” instilled by politics, there are no borders to music, no borders to unity through artistry, no borders from humanity that thrives from singing of the heart."
The Heartbreaking Digital Search for Migrants Who Go Missing Crossing the US-Mexico Border
Many migrants crossing the US-Mexico border go missing, leaving their families desperately searching for clues online of what happened.
US Immigration Raid Alerts Are Coming Soon to Smartphones
Software writers and technology activists are coming together to design a crowd-sourcing app to help undocumented immigrants who are trying to avoid US authorities.
An Indian American Muslim Singer Resurrects an Old Civil Rights Anthem
Chicago-based singer Zeshan Bagewadi, better known as Zeshan B, has embraced the music his Indian father introduced him to: soul, gospel and R&B.
Australian Children's Writer Mem Fox Says Her Detention at US Border Was ‘Traumatic’
"America I was already furious at you but now you've made Mem Fox cry I think we're officially DONE FOREVER."
Fighting For, Not Fighting Against: Media Coverage and the Dakota Access Pipeline
News coverage of Standing Rock may reflect the state of national inexperience with discussions about Native American sovereignty.