Morning Edition for January 18, 2024 Hear the Morning Edition program for January 18, 2024

Morning EditionMorning Edition

Gaza has been without internet or cellphone service for nearly a week. Workers have been unable to restore a key fiber-optic line that connects Gaza to Israel and the West Bank. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Middle East crisis — explained

As Gaza's communication blackout grinds on, some fear it is imperiling lives.

For days, much of the Gaza Strip has been without cellphone and internet access. The laws of war were written well before the World Wide Web, but some see communication as a fundamental right.

Middle East

Morning news brief

10 min

Morning news brief

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1225309522/1225316923" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gaza has been without internet or cellphone service for nearly a week. Workers have been unable to restore a key fiber-optic line that connects Gaza to Israel and the West Bank. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Middle East crisis — explained

As Gaza's communication blackout grinds on, some fear it is imperiling lives

2 min

As Gaza's communication blackout grinds on, some fear it is imperiling lives

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1225189908/1225309648" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Judeh Hirbawi packages keffiyehs at the Hirbawi keffiyeh factory, which has seen an increase in sales since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, in Hebron, West Bank, on Feb. 11, 2024. Hirbawi is one of three brothers who own and run the factory that their father started. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Tamir Kalifa for NPR

Middle East crisis — explained

One-of-a-kind West Bank factory ships the colors of Palestinian resilience worldwide

3 min

One-of-a-kind West Bank factory ships the colors of Palestinian resilience worldwide

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1225309634/1225309635" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Sundance Film Festival marks its 40th edition this year. Above, the Egyptian Theatre is pictured during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

It's the 40th edition of Sundance — but the festival is looking forward, not back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1225135839/1225309654" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Morning EditionMorning Edition