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Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as Regional Power

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Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as Regional Power

Rwanda has come a long way since a horrific genocide 16 years ago resulted in the death of around 800,000 Tutsis, as well as "moderate" Hutus who opposed the genocidaires. The Rwandan leader is often seen as a model for the developing world. Martin Savidge hosts Stephen Kinzer and Noel Twagiramungu to discuss the issues.

Posted: February 24, 2010 14:57   Comments: 13
New info surfaces about Iran nukes and dissent crackdown

Interview

New info surfaces about Iran nukes and dissent crackdown

Citing intelligence from the U.S., Israel and other countries, the IAEA said new information "raises concerns." France and Germany have threatened new sanctions against Iran. In recent months, Iran has been strongly criticized for a growing dissent crackdown. For more on where Iran is headed, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Karim Sadjadpour.

Posted: February 19, 2010 15:30   Comments: 55
Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

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Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan writes about the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow's Butyrka prison. Magnitsky's numerous appeals for medical care had gone unanswered, and the 37-year-old died from pancreatitis that he developed while in custody.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:00   Comments: 1
Activists say freedom of assembly under assault in Russia

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Activists say freedom of assembly under assault in Russia

Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan talks to Allison Gill, director of the Russia office of Human Rights Watch, about freedom of assembly in Russia. Authorities in Moscow restrict public demonstrations, and several activists have been detained recently after protests.

Posted: December 10, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0
Brazilian police face accusations of brutality and abuse

Interview

Brazilian police face accusations of brutality and abuse

Human Rights Watch issued a report this week suggesting that Brazilian police have gone way out of bounds in dealing with crime suspects -- taking justice into their own hands and killing thousands of them in recent years. To take a closer look at police human rights abuses in Brazil and other countries such as Nigeria, Maria Hinojosa interviews Maki Haberfeld.

Posted: December 10, 2009 15:41   Comments: 2
Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Extended Interview

Somali journalist on culture of violence and crippled press

Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.

Posted: November 24, 2009 18:26   Comments: 7
U.S. leader faces profound diplomatic challenges in China

Interview

U.S. leader faces profound diplomatic challenges in China

President Obama's visit to China comes amid that country's growing influence as a key player on the global stage. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about China's new role with Jamie Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society. He says that China may emerge as a strategic partner.

Posted: November 16, 2009 14:48   Comments: 2
Global LGBT movement sees successes and setbacks

Interview

Global LGBT movement sees successes and setbacks

Cary Alan Johnson of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission joins Daljit Dhaliwal for a wider discussion about gay rights around the world. He describes how an increase in worldwide gay and lesbian rights movements has also created a backlash and an even stronger anti-gay movement.

Posted: November 12, 2009 18:29   Comments: 1
Amid Iran nuclear talks, don’t forget human rights

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Amid Iran nuclear talks, don’t forget human rights

In addition to holding the Iranian government accountable for its nuclear ambitions, writes Worldfocus contributor Dwight Bashir, the P5+1 should use its new platform to raise substantive human rights issues -- and not just behind closed doors.

Posted: October 5, 2009 10:42   Comments: 4
Hundreds of thousands remain displaced in Sri Lanka

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Hundreds of thousands remain displaced in Sri Lanka

Months after Sri Lanka’s government declared victory over the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, nearly 300,000 people remain displaced by the civil war that lasted 26 years. Worldfocus contributing bloggers describe the predicament.

Posted: September 25, 2009 11:16   Comments: 6
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