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No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

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No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti shares why Worldfocus didn't air daggerin' images, addresses the realities of rampant violence and adolescent sex and explores how some Jamaican artists are singing more uplifting gospel Dancehall music.

Posted: October 2, 2009 15:27   Comments: 12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

Worldfocus producer Channtal Fleischfresser reacts to the Olympic Committee's announcement. The decision makes Brazil the first South American country to host the Olympics.

Posted: October 2, 2009 10:56   Comments: 3
One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

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One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

A public debate erupted earlier this year when graphic Dancehall music lyrics and images were banned from Jamaica's airwaves. The public responses reveal the legacy of two Jamaicas dating back to the country's slave history, as correspondent Lisa Biagiotti reports.

Posted: October 1, 2009 17:17   Comments: 14
Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

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Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

Dancehall artist Spice came under attack because of the sexually-explicit song Rampin' Shop, a duet with Vybz Kartel. But not all of her songs are so graphic. Spice talks about growing up in Jamaica's ghettos and sings a refrain from her new song about her life story.

Posted: October 1, 2009 16:05   Comments: 8
China celebrates six decades of communist rule

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China celebrates six decades of communist rule

China's display on its national holiday was precisely choreographed -- a projection of the power that China has, and the global power that it has become. A fireworks display capped off the spectacle that featured a huge display of military might.

Posted: October 1, 2009 11:28   Comments: 1
Patriotic Chinese film stirs passions on nation’s anniversary

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Patriotic Chinese film stirs passions on nation’s anniversary

Hsin-Yin Lee, an international news editor at a Chinese newspaper, describes a recent film that has Chinese patriots buzzing. The movie features 176 stars and at least 90 settings.

Posted: October 1, 2009 10:44   Comments: 1
From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

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From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

Iranian film scholar Negar Mottahedeh discusses the evolution of Iranian cinema and the impact of the 1979 revolution on the industry. Watch two video clips, one from the early days of Iranian film and the other a modern comedy.

Posted: September 30, 2009 17:53   Comments: 0
Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

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Iranian authorities can’t stop flood of Western culture

Pop culture is thriving in Iran, from music and movies to poetry and books. Iranian authorities do all they can to control what Iranian citizens see and hear. But technology is making that virtually impossible.

Posted: September 30, 2009 14:03   Comments: 7
Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

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Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.

Posted: September 29, 2009 14:29   Comments: 3
Israeli cinema: Growing up

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Israeli cinema: Growing up

Israeli has a thriving film industry. In recent years, its films have won popular and critical acclaim while tacking difficult issues of identity and politics. Jerusalem film scholar Amy Kronish blogs about the coming of age of Israeli cinema.

Posted: September 29, 2009 13:55   Comments: 1
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