SafeMode

Young migrants and refugees walk through a town in northern Serbia toward the Hungarian border. There's a fear that young men like these might bring violence with them.

These men say they're leaving Syria because they don't want to fight anyone

People in Europe and the US worry that Syrians fleeing the war will bring violence with them. But some young Syrian men say they want no part of the violence. That's why they're leaving.

These men say they're leaving Syria because they don't want to fight anyone
Syrian activist Karam Al Hamad at work. Hamad is currently waiting for permission to leave Turkey to travel to the US for a fellowship.

After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US

After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US
Charlie Hebdo protests

After Charlie Hebdo, what next? Readers weigh in on the long-term effects of the attack

After Charlie Hebdo, what next? Readers weigh in on the long-term effects of the attack
Screen grab showing Virtual Syria street being designed.

How to get right in the middle of the war in Syria — from thousands of miles away

How to get right in the middle of the war in Syria — from thousands of miles away
The digital activist

Meet one of Turkey's original digital protesters — and see how she's keeping up the fight for change

Meet one of Turkey's original digital protesters — and see how she's keeping up the fight for change
Reporter Laura Kasinof covering the inauguration of Yemeni President Abdurabbu Mansour Hadi, February 2012.

How one woman stumbled into a violent uprising in Yemen

Laura Kasinof never expected to become a war correspondent, but her calm life in Yemen gave her a front-row seat to protests and violence as the Arab Spring reached the country. Now Kasinof has written a book about her experiences and shares her fears about Yemen's future.

How one woman stumbled into a violent uprising in Yemen
A tweet from Iyad el-Baghdadi, a prominent online activist who's now seeking asylum in Norway.

The Arab Spring was no failure, says one activist who refuses to give up

Four years since they began, the verdict seems clear: The Arab uprisings failed. But one online activist — who’s been deported, jailed and is now seeking asylum in the West — says not so fast. He refuses to give up on the original promise of the Arab Spring.

The Arab Spring was no failure, says one activist who refuses to give up
Protesters hold masks depicting former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden during a demonstration in Berlin on May 22, 2014. The sentence on the shirt reads, "What has happened to revolution?"

Laura Poitras' new documentary tells the Edward Snowden story — with some free computer lessons thrown in

Filmmaker Laura Poitras was one of the journalists whom Edward Snowden selected last year to tell his story. Now Poitras has released a new documentary with footage from the meetings that made Snowden a global figure and digital security an everyday concern.

Laura Poitras' new documentary tells the Edward Snowden story — with some free computer lessons thrown in
A Syrian woman holding her infant waits near an informal border crossing to go back to Kobane, Syria, despite ongoing clashes between ISIS and Kurdish fighters. Many Syrian Kurds are finding Turkey expensive and inhospitable.

Kurds threaten dark days for Turkey if Kobane falls

As Turkey continues to resist taking action against ISIS in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, Turkey's Kurds are growing angrier. Now that anger may help end the ceasefire between Kurds and Turks that had held for over a year.

Kurds threaten dark days for Turkey if Kobane falls
Yeonmi Park with her family in North Korea

She risked her life to defect from North Korea — now she wants the world to hear her story

Yeonmi Park fled North Korea when she was 14. She risked her life, crossed three mountains and a frozen lake to get to China and eventually to South Korea. Now she says she wants to raise awareness about the people she left behind.

She risked her life to defect from North Korea — now she wants the world to hear her story
An anti-government protester kicks a surveillance camera during clashes with police in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on February 7, 2014.

What keeps you awake at night?

PRI is launching a new reporting project called SafeMode, which looks at how young people around the world are taking on the threats of the future, from cyberwar to climate change to sexual violence. So we want to know: What security issues are on your mind?

What keeps you awake at night?
A protester walks in tear gas fired by riot policemen after thousands of protesters blocked the main street to the financial district outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014.

Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' isn't deterred by clashes with police

Days after demonstrations began in the center of Hong Kong, tens of thousands of demonstrators are still in the streets despite the use of tear gas and pepper spray by the police. And, by all appearances, the pro-democracy protesters are settling in for the long haul.

Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' isn't deterred by clashes with police
Young Iraqi men gather in Baghdad's Jadriya district every Friday night to "drift" — a form of stunt driving where the driver purposefully skids and partially loses control of the car at high speeds.

Young Iraqis are 'drifting' through their country's crisis

Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.

Young Iraqis are 'drifting' through their country's crisis