New Internationalist

A guide to the magazine's regular sections.

The Big Story

The Big Story gives a thoughtful, in-depth treatment to a specific topic each issue, with contributions from highly respected writers and thinkers from around the world. As well as a main feature, with several articles providing a comprehensive look at a world issue, it normally contains a facts spread and other visual elements.


Every issue we invite two experts to debate a hot button issue, and then invite you to join the conversation online.

Mixed Media

Our popular Mixed Media section features reviews of international music, books and films.


Important upcoming global events are highlighted in the forward-looking Agenda section. And there’s positive news, too, in our Reasons to be Cheerful column.


Quality journalism and stunning photos appear in our stand-alone features and reportage each issue.


In addition to the above, every issue includes a bevy of regular features and columns. These include our popular monthly country profile, an interview with a famous figure, puzzles, profiles, cartoons, letters, and columns from Central African Republic and the US.