These are short newsy pieces produced in a traditional broadcast style.
Myanmar: Rohingya Children Losing Future Without Education
As Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy steps into power in Myanmar this month, one of the big questions is whether the Nobel Laureate’s party will improve human rights in the country – particularly for the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Confined to prison-like internment camps, a generation of Rohingya children are growing up deprived of education, leaving little hope for their future.
It is “sailing season” in Myanmar, a time when thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have typically taken to the seas in pursuit of better lives abroad. But this year is different. Government crackdowns on human traffickers and a historic election have many people cautiously optimistic that the situation for the Rohingya may finally improve.
What is a Brony?
Recently the cartoon My Little Pony Friendship is Magic has become wildly popular. The animated show is a remake of a 1980s children's' program that was intended for a young female audience. Today, however, many of the show's fans are young adult men who call themselves Bronies. I attended New York's sixth annual Comic Con, where thousands of Bronies celebrated their obsession.
The 3D printer gold rush
As more consumers enter the market, the demand for 3D printers is booming. I spoke with some of the new companies that are catering to these customers at the third New York Makerfaire, an annual gathering for DIY hobbyists.