There's a new library in Kabul, Afghanistan, but this one has wheels, part of a wider plan to promote reading and literacy for the children and teenagers of Kabul. As VOA's Sayed Hasib Maududi reports, those who want to read a good book just need to look for the blue bus. Faith Lapidus narrates.
Movements such as #OscarsSoWhite, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo have helped bring changes in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, allowing more voting members from minorities and women. As a result, audiences and critics may see the Oscars cover a wider racial and gender breadth this year. VOA's Penelope Poulou spoke with Giovanna Chesler, director of the Film and Video Studies Program at George Mason University, about the Oscar nominees making a difference.