One Month On —Four weeks after disaster hit Japan’s northeast coast, the crisis continues and questions mount, reports Krista Mahr; In an essay for TIME, Hannah Beech reflects on the tug-of-war between the country’s technological heart and its natural soul.
Prisoners of Conscience — In the New Yorker, Henrik Hertzberg rebukes the Obama administration for its handling of Guantánamo Bay. “This relative handful of shackled, isolated prisoners has somehow been permitted to engender a miasma of popular fear and political cowardice,” he writes.
Meet the Press— Columbia Journalism Review interviews Andy Carvin, the NPR digital strategist whose Twitter feed has become a ‘must-read’ for international news. Carvin is “breaking ground in curation and crowdsourced verification,” writes Craig Silverman, while “encountering new ethical conundrums that must be managed, as with everything else, in real-time.”
Ambassadors — Mother Jones profiles Kareem Salama, an Oklahoma-born, Muslim country singer who became part of America’s diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. Watch his his video for ‘Generous Peace,’ here.
Border Wars — In an interview with the Guardian Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, discusses how the war in Afghanistan has affected his country.
Let’s Talk — Is negotiating with Gaddafi the only way out of Libya? asks Aryn Baker in a dispatch from Tripoli.
In Pictures — Light Box features the work of TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris, who is on assignment in Libya documenting the Gaddafi regime’s attempts to stage-manage the theater of war.