Ben Dalton

Ben Dalton

Ben Dalton is a New York City-based reporter and videographer with a focus on Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Russia.

US & Canada

US students stage class walkout to demand tougher gun laws

Protesters call for tighter gun control legislation and for voters to punish recalcitrant politicians at the ballot box.

US students stage class walkout to demand tougher gun laws

Gun violence

National School Walkout: Meet the 16-year-old behind the protest

Lane Murdock says she dreamed up Friday's walkout because she was tired of government inaction over gun violence.

National School Walkout: Meet the 16-year-old behind the protest

United States

50 years after MLK's death: The youth are living out his legacy

A new generation of young people are embracing Martin Luther King Jr's message as they lead movements throughout the US.

50 years after MLK's death: The youth are living out his legacy

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump ignores warnings with 'reckless Jerusalem move'

Amid outcry, US leader declares it is time to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital and says embassy to be moved there.

Trump ignores warnings with 'reckless Jerusalem move'

Elections

US: Groups warn voter suppression only getting worse

One year since the 2016 presidential election, voting rights groups say voters face new barriers at the ballot box.

US: Groups warn voter suppression only getting worse

Uzbekistan

NYC attack: Is Central Asia a 'hotbed for extremism'?

Analysts caution using Tuesday’s attack, allegedly carried out by an Uzbek man, to malign against an entire region.

NYC attack: Is Central Asia a 'hotbed for extremism'?

Muslim Ban

Marchers cautiously welcome block on Trump's travel ban

Hundreds protest Trump's latest ban on individuals from six Muslim-majority countries, North Korea and Venezuela.

Marchers cautiously welcome block on Trump's travel ban