All Posts Tagged With: "Kristen Gillespie"

Jordanian advocate fights against puppy mills

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Jordanian advocate fights against puppy mills

In a Worldfocus signature story, we turn to the issue of animal rights. While such protections are well-established in the U.S., in many parts of the world, they are all but nonexistent. Special correspondent Kristen Gillespie looks at an unusual effort in Jordan, where an unlikely champion of animal rights is trying to end widespread abuse and help her canine friends.

Posted: March 9, 2010 18:00   Comments: 18
A mistreated dog gets a new home in Amman

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A mistreated dog gets a new home in Amman

Worldfocus special correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about a furry friend that she acquired while doing a Signature video on puppy mills in Amman, Jordan. Her dog "Faith" got her name shortly after her rescue from a notorious puppy mill in rural north Jordan.

Posted: March 9, 2010 17:45   Comments: 9
Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
From streets to clubs, sexual attitudes shift in Lebanon

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From streets to clubs, sexual attitudes shift in Lebanon

From the Arab world's first gay rights demonstration to wild parties to a new graphic magazine, sexual attitudes are changing in Beirut.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:33   Comments: 9
Beirut’s underground gay community congregates discreetly

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Beirut’s underground gay community congregates discreetly

While Beirut is the most gay-friendly city in the Arab world, it is still a conservative atmosphere in which gay couples are not socially accepted. Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about her experience reporting on the underground gay community from a small bar in Gemayze.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:20   Comments: 8
Winemakers thrive in the hills of eastern Lebanon

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Winemakers thrive in the hills of eastern Lebanon

The mountainous region of eastern Lebanon has a rich history spanning thousands of years -- and equally rich land that makes it a fertile location for some of the country's top vineyards. Lebanon produces rich red wines, crisp whites and smooth, fruity ros├ęs.

Posted: April 29, 2009 16:58   Comments: 18
Lebanese youth debate secularism and sectarianism

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Lebanese youth debate secularism and sectarianism

Students at the American University of Beirut explain what it means to be secular in a country divided by sectarianism.

Posted: April 28, 2009 19:13   Comments: 4
Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

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Beirut’s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Posted: April 28, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
Shiite identity sustains Hezbollah power in Lebanon

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Shiite identity sustains Hezbollah power in Lebanon

Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie interviews a former United Nations advisor in Lebanon and discusses the development of Hezbollah and its place in Shiite Lebanese society.

Posted: April 28, 2009 09:19   Comments: 0
Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

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Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

Some call it a state within a state; a movement that is all too willing to fill any gaps it perceives left open by the government. Hezbollah, with its close ties to Iran, has become very influential in Lebanon -- and though the U.S. government considers them terrorists, they are heroes to their many followers.

Posted: April 27, 2009 15:56   Comments: 16
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