Bureau for International Reporting

  • July 8, 2014  

    As the world’s largest muslim country, Indonesia stands out for its transition from past dictatorship to vibrant political openness. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Indonesia on the rival candidates who running for the presidency: a relative newcomer to politics who rose from the ranks of the working class and advocates social reforms and an experienced former military general. Continue reading

  • May 2, 2014  

    In the West African nation of Senegal, at least 50,000 talibes — young boys studying the Koran — beg for food and money to pay their master. Some of these boys left home so young they don’t know where they came from, and suffer brutal punishment when they fail to make their quota. Kira Kay of the Bureau for International Reporting visits some organizations that are trying to help. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012  

    At least 5,000 people have been killed since 2004 in Thailand’s three southern provinces amid ongoing mistrust between minority Muslims and majority Buddhists. Kira Kaye reports on efforts to resolve tensions as part of the new Fault Lines of Faith series, produced in partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting. Continue reading