Watch the full show from Wednesday, March 31. A special edition on technology around the globe: Estonia loves its e-life; in Singapore, the government wants to implement pay-as-you-drive to unclog the streets; and, from Greece, new hope for the blind thanks to a hand-held device.
Archive for March, 2010
Last year, during a trip to Morocco, Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman, producer Rebecca Haggerty, and cameraperson Megan Thompson visited the autonomous city of Melilla. There they met migrants desperate to get to Europe but stranded in limbo.
Watch the full show from Tuesday, March 30. A special edition on women in the developing world: From the Congo, the story of a wife who yearns for the past; in Liberia, women battle sexual abuse; why women are the majority in Rwanda's parliament; and, an Indian woman helps Untouchables.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner writes about the process of memorializing state-sponsored terror in Argentina and Spain. On a recent visit to Argentina, he visited the memorial at the River Plate, which pays homage to thousands disappeared during Argentina's "Dirty War."
Watch the full show from Monday, March 29. A special edition on deadly diseases: AIDS continues to rage in South Africa; in Thailand, one man fights AIDS complacency; Haiti and the Dominican Republic join together to combat malaria; and, stopping drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Blogger S. Azmat Hassan analyzes the recent policy talks between U.S. and Pakistani officials. He explains that, as is often the case between a superpower and a much weaker country, the relationship brightens up when the former needs the latter in some capacity. But, it reverts to the doldrums when that requirement subsides.
Worldfocus blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about her personal experience with the health consequences of climate change. She explains how the number of Taiwanese people with significant eye irritation has surged by 20-30 percent since mid-March, since the onset of the worst-ever dust storms from mainland China.
March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day, so Worldfocus decided to take a deeper look at a disease that has long been a deadly threat. Tonight's Worldfocus special edition includes a piece by Debra Daugherty about how one South African community has combated the disease. Read more about this public health campaign in Cape Town.
Watch the full show from Friday, March 26. A special edition on energy in Denmark: The nation has reduced its dependence on fossil fuels and created jobs; Denmark is a leader in wind power; one community has drastically reduced home energy costs; and, one island is carbon-neutral.
Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson recently completed a series on climate change and small island nations. This report from Tonga explore the origins of tapa, an ornate papery cloth made from pounded tree bark, and the ta’ovala, the traditional woven mat worn around the waist, which is also derived from local plants.