Sonia Narang

Multimedia Journalist/Producer

Sonia Narang is a multimedia producer and journalist. She focuses on women's rights, global health, and climate change and has reported stories across Asia, Europe, and North America.

 Sonia Narang is a multimedia journalist who reports on women's rights, climate change & the environment, global health, and music & culture. She has produced and reported in-depth multimedia projects at PRI's The World, including award-winning series on women in Nepal, the fight against cancer around the world, and an innovative school in South Africa. She has also filmed musicians for The World’s Global Hit web videos. Sonia has produced and reported stories across Asia & the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America for the BBC, NPR News, Washington Post's The Lily, The New York Times, Frontline/World, NBC, and It's true, Sonia once filmed a cat café in Osaka, Japan. She's also reported on Indigenous fashion in Canada, women farmers affected by cyclones in Fiji, the aftermath of the Japan tsunami, and the controversy over U.S. military bases in Okinawa. A native Californian, Sonia has a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Before that, she cut her teeth reporting and photographing for a newspaper in Colorado. 

The Red Dress night honored murdered and missing Indigenous women, and girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ people in Canada and worldwide.

They call her a ‘Mountain Mover’ — Founder of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week revolutionizes the runway


First Nations people are reclaiming their culture by showcasing their own designs during the Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week in Canada. The event was founded by Joleen Mitton, who has spent years bringing Native representation to the fashion industry.

The Estonian folk music quartet 6hunesseq performs during Tallinn Music Week. From left to right, Marion Selgall, Greta Liisa Grünberg, Maria Mänd and Kaisa Kuslapuu.

All-women Estonian quartet brings ancient folk music to the forefront

Maria Beraldo

Musician Maria Beraldo rebels against Brazil’s far-right leader through song

Musicians sit on a stage in blue lighting

Azoreans long for family abroad with this double-hearted instrument

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It took a cyclone for some Tongan women to get reproductive health care for the first time

Water is life

Navajo women struggle to preserve traditions as climate change intensifies


In a region that only receives six inches of rainfall per year, each degree of temperature increase has an extreme effect on the arid land. “You add just a little bit of a temperature increase to a place that’s already on the edge, and you’ve made an enormous change in the living conditions there,” one expert says.

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Finland’s reindeer-herding Sámi women fight climate change


The Sámi are an indigenous population in the northern parts of Finland, as well as Sweden, Norway and Russia. However, the warming climate has threatened to disrupt the Sámi people’s centuries-old tradition of reindeer herding. As Arctic temperatures rise more than twice as fast as the global average, reindeer herders are struggling to cope with increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather.

Elisabeth Holland

An American scientist stands up for the Pacific Islands at UN climate talks


Elisabeth Holland says countries like Fiji are facing a “truly existential crisis.”

Fiji's Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama recently led a rally in support of this year's UN climate summit in Germany, at which Fiji will be presiding.

Fijians speak from the front lines of climate change


This year’s global climate summit is taking place in Germany, but it’s being led by the Pacific island nation of Fiji. Here’s what half a dozen Fijians think about hosting the conference and life in the cross-hairs of climate change.


These photos show the strength and beauty of aboriginal cultures in Canada


Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week featured the creations of designers from First Nations communities across Canada.