Nicholas Kristof meets with a reputed warlord in the Congo and is confronted with the complexity and humanity of war in this excerpt from the documentary, Reporter.
Can journalism be a humanitarian art? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has learned that reportage can deaden rather than awaken the consciousness, much less the hearts, of his readers. He shares his wide ethical lens he's gained on human life in our time — both personal and global.
We've pulled together some of our favorite columns by Nicholas Kristoff - columns on subjects ranging from evangelicals to oppression of women to philosophy to sweat shops and sex trafficking.
Pertinent Posts from the On Being Blog
Folks will donate to help one person in need more often than two. And when presented with those thousands or millions suffering? It's overwhelming and we do not act.
"Yet these kinds of abuses — along with more banal injustices, like slapping a girlfriend or paying women less for their work — arise out of a social context in which women are, often, second-class citizens. That's a context that religions have helped shape, and not pushed hard to change."
This NatGeo map may surprise you.
About the Image
Voices on the Radio
With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Argentina's Dirty War, over two decades. She shares her perspective on reparation, the need to bury our dead, and the many facets of justice.