April 30, 2023

Santiago Book Fair Aims to Address Post-Pandemic Child Literacy

Generations of reading enthusiasts met at a Santiago book fair, part of a program to address Chilean children’s low reading rates and the post-pandemic educational crisis.

Francisco Torres in front of San Ignacio El Bosque’s facade, a colorful blue, grey and white geometrical mosaic.

April 26, 2023

This Teacher Leads a Private School Union in Chile. It Hasn’t Been Easy.

(SANTIAGO, Chile)— Francisco Torres is a high school literature teacher at San Ignacio El Bosque, a traditional and upper-class Jesuit […]

December 12, 2022

Prague Street Name Controversy Roils Feelings Over War in Ukraine

Prague wanted to change the name of street honoring a once-revered Soviet general who has fallen out of favor with the war in Ukraine. The proposal did not sit well with a number of residents, who now oppose the move.

October 18, 2022

A Mysterious Street Poet Reveals Herself in Prague

Czech artist Nina Sibinska talks about her street project which fights the idea that art only belongs in closed galleries. “I want to pull people out of their everyday life and the feeling of an alienated city,” she says.

November 4, 2020

Podcast: ‘Writer’s Bloc’ on the Rights of a Private Citizen with AIDS

If a community fears a threat like AIDS, does that justify putting someone who has contracted it in the public eye? In this episode of Writer's Bloc, Lilian Manansala and Corina Garcia discuss whether Lithuanian paper Lietuvos Rytas, violated the rights of private citizen Laimutis Armoniene when they published that he had HIV. Was the public’s right to know paramount over his right to privacy?