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Our Mission

The Under-Told Stories Project works to expand, sustain and improve coverage of the world outside America in broadcast, print and emerging new media outlets.  Our challenge is to direct American eyes to the daily concerns of far away people who increasingly affect our lives.  We hope to reawaken the generous curiosity of Americans   —our students in particular— about a world we can no longer ignore.

Recent Stories

Africa

Healing Hearts

Rheumatic heart disease develops when strep throat goes untreated. It causes an estimated 275,000 premature deaths per year, mostly youth in developing countries like Rwanda, where antibiotics are rarely available. Surgery is the only treatment option for advanced cases. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a medical team making the “wrenching” decision of which young lives to save.

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Chickens crossing the road
Asia

Tracking Disease

Viruses like Avian flu, Ebola and Marburg often fester in animals before moving into human populations. Animals in regions…