Fighting for the Future of a People’s Hong Kong

This week the People’s Republic of China celebrates its 70th anniversary as months of pro-democracy demonstrations continue in Hong Kong. The historic demonstrations began in June as a response to the proposal of an extradition agreement with Mainland China. Concerned that the bill would further...

Journalism: A Place of Incredible Segregation

Roughly 40 million people live in poverty in the USA. Can you imagine living under $24,000 a year for a family of four? If you can’t, why not? Surely the media should help. This week, why mainstream media are so poor at covering poverty – and what one project is doing about it.

Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration

 Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration. Are they with us forever in the land of the free? Sustained campaigns for change are beginning to pay off. At the community level, it turns out that a whole lot of people and places already make peace without cops. Today, we imagine a world...

This Week On MNN

June 30, 2022

This Week on MNN celebrates National Culinary Arts Month.

The Basics of Sound: What are Frequency and Amplitude?

June 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered what makes up a sound? Sound is composed of two simple elements frequency and amplitude. What we experience as sound can be connected back to these components. How we record sound is affected by them and they are what we manipulate when we're editing.