This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

Europe

In Greece, technology offers new hope for the blind

Signature Video

In Greece, technology offers new hope for the blind

For the second part of our series on disability around the world, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson reports on a university in Greece using new technology to help blind people negotiate their surroundings.

Posted: January 12, 2010 16:42   Comments: 3
Disabled Greeks face daily challenges getting around

Signature Video

Disabled Greeks face daily challenges getting around

It's been 20 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, guaranteeing disabled Americans protection under the law. That is not always the case in other countries. During a trip to Greece last summer, producer Megan Thompson met a young woman who showed her how challenging Athens life is in a wheelchair.

Posted: January 11, 2010 15:42   Comments: 22
Making life easier for disabled people around the world

How You See It

Making life easier for disabled people around the world

This week, Worldfocus is airing two Signature stories about handicapped issues in Greece. Tonight, we look at the challenges of being wheelchair-bound in Athens. And tomorrow night, we'll look at a new high-tech device being tested in Greece that helps visually disabled people be more mobile. Do you think enough is being done to help the disabled?

Posted: January 11, 2010 10:25   Comments: 5
Eurozone unemployment hits record high

Interview

Eurozone unemployment hits record high

In the 16 countries that use the euro as their currency, the jobless rate has hit 10 percent for the first time since the single currency was introduced ten years ago. Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg's BusinessWeek, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the gloomy economic news.

Posted: January 8, 2010 16:58   Comments: 4
Ethnicity still divides Bosnia, threatening its fragile peace

Signature Video

Ethnicity still divides Bosnia, threatening its fragile peace

An estimated 100,000 people were killed and another 2 million displaced during Bosnia's civil war 14 years ago. Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting recently traveled to central Bosnia to report on how one ethnically-partitioned school mirrors the country's struggles with identity today.

Posted: January 6, 2010 17:53   Comments: 21
U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Blogwatch & Map

U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.

Posted: January 6, 2010 14:46   Comments: 3
Western countries flirt with stricter flight security measures

Interview

Western countries flirt with stricter flight security measures

After the failed Christmas Day bombing of Northwest flight 253, Europe weighs new security measures to guarantee passenger safety. Some experts argue that transit airports should implement much stricter security screening for passengers coming from developing countries with poor security. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Patrick Smith.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:28   Comments: 52
Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus presents highlights from our Blogwatch section, as well as other web feature articles. This year saw many significant events -- ranging from great recession to the post-presidential election protests in Iran. Read our top 10 web articles from 2009, about Dubai, cartoon porn and Ogadeni militants.

Posted: December 31, 2009 14:42   Comments: 0
Assessing the watershed events of 2009 on the eve of 2010

Week in Review

Assessing the watershed events of 2009 on the eve of 2010

With the New Year's holiday at hand, we've convened our panel for the last Worldfocus roundtable of 2009. We depart from our usual pattern. Instead we look at a broad issue that was a subtext for much news in 2009 -- what Fareed Zakaria terms the "rise of the rest." To discuss America's changing role, Martin Savidge is joined by Garrick Utley and Rana Foroohar.

Posted: December 31, 2009 13:42   Comments: 29
The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

Web Original

The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

The Worldfocus newsroom celebrates the end of the decade with a look at some of the smartest ideas worldwide. We produced an eclectic list of ten innovative solutions to social and political problems. View a slideshow of the winners -- from Bangladesh and Bhutan to Guyana and Rwanda.

Posted: December 30, 2009 19:20   Comments: 0
Page 5 of 6« First...23456

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2017 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television