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Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to effect positive change in people’s lives.  We create a more informed, empathetic and connected world by sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, connecting people and cultures, and creating opportunities to help people take informed action on stories that inspire them.  Its mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.  Founded in 1983, PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 19 million people each month.

PRI executes a comprehensive effort of content development, partnership collaboration, distribution initiatives and audience engagement activities each year.  With our roots in public media, PRI is extending its impact through web, mobile and social media platforms.  Its products include national radio programs such as PRI’s The World®, Boston Calling, The Takeaway, and Studio 360®; the website PRI.org; podcasts such as World in Words and Sideshow; and story initiatives such as Across Women’s Lives (documenting the power of women to improve their communities), Global Nation (revealing America’s changing population and issues facing its growing immigrant population), and Safemode (examining international security through the eyes of millennials).

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered in China

Public Radio International
The improvement came from the hard work of controlling poaching and replanting bamboo forests.

The Overwhelming Case for a Carbon Tax in China

Ian Parry
Public Radio International
An ascending tax could cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2030....

What China’s Successful Reforestation Program Means for the Rest of the World

Elizabeth Shockman
Public Radio International
China, as it turns out, is looking elsewhere to get the lumber it needs.

China Is Building Its First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti—Right next to a Key US One

James Jeffrey
Public Radio International
China signed an initial 10-year lease for their base, and will pay $20 million per year in rent.

Want to Circumvent China’s Great Firewall? Learn These 9 Phrases First

Kuang Keng Kuek Ser
Public Radio International
A story about the newly updated e-book Decoding the Chinese Internet: A Glossary of Political Slang”

This Woman is the Voice of Tibet for China and the World

Matthew Bell
Public Radio International
Tsering Woeser is a prolific blogger who writes in Chinese, the language she grew up with in school in Tibetan towns in southwestern Sichuan province. This makes Woeser's voice for the rights of Tibetans unique...

A Chinese Filmmaker Points His Camera at the Darkest Moments in Communist Party History

Matthew Bell
Public Radio International
Hu's films are tolerated by the Chinese government and have been screened at independant film festivals in China. ...

Is Beijing About to Pull the Plug on Two Major American News Operations in China?

Mary Kay Magistad
Public Radio International
In an unprecedented move, the Chinese government has declined to process visa applications for the entire Beijing bureaus of The New York Times and Bloomberg News, in apparent retaliation for investigative reporting those two media organizations...

China Past Due: Facing the Consequences of Control

Mary Kay Magistad
Public Radio International
In the midst of it all, the Chinese people increasingly expect a different kind of relationship with their government – one of citizens and not subjects. They want their rights respected and their preferences heard. 

Guan Tianlang: China’s Golf Phenom To Tee It Up At The Masters

Clark Boyd
Public Radio International
Spare a moment to consider 14-year-old Guan Tianlang. The Chinese amateur golfing phenom will make history Thursday, becoming the youngest player ever to compete at the Masters. 

Is China Getting Bad Press at the London Games?

Public Radio International
China lashed out at the Western media when doping accusations were made against its champion swimmer Ye Shiwen. Orville Schell, a long-time China observer and author, says in a certain sense, the Western media is biased, though China is not...