Vietnam sentences dissidents to long prison terms
Over the past few weeks, Vietnamese courts have convicted several dissidents of subversion, sentencing them to prison terms of up to 16 years. For more insight into what's happening, Elaine Pearson of Human Rights Watch joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the political situation in Vietnam.
Posted: February 1, 2010 11:59 Comments: 3
Worldfocus Best of 2009
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
For cleaner air, Vietnamese must change cooking habits
Cooking with wood stoves is a huge contributor to greenhouse gasses in the developing world. Matt Steinglass of Global Post reports from Vietnam on how simply swapping out wood-burning stoves yields cleaner cooking.
Posted: October 15, 2009 16:52 Comments: 5
Russian journalists’ murders go largely unpunished
The Committee to Protect Journalists -- in a report out on Tuesday -- says 17 editors, reporters, photographers, columnists and a publisher have been killed in Russia since 2000. Joel Simon of CPJ discusses how the murders have impacted Russian journalism.
Posted: September 15, 2009 10:47 Comments: 0
Web Original Video
Vietnam and U.S. outshine shared history of war
U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Michalak comments on the country's challenges and successes.
Posted: January 19, 2009 11:35 Comments: 0
In the Newsroom
Scenes from “Roman Holiday” play out in Vietnam
Producer Ara Ayer reported on the Worldfocus signature series on Vietnam's economy, perception of Americans and legacies of war. Ara explains why Vietnam represents so much more than a bygone war today.
Posted: January 16, 2009 16:12 Comments: 4
Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam. Generations of civilians have suffered the consequences.
Posted: January 15, 2009 16:33 Comments: 32
Unexploded bombs leave a deadly legacy in Vietnam
All across Vietnam, thousands of unexploded bombs and grenades are still buried in the ground. At least 38,000 people have been killed by leftover explosives since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.
Posted: January 14, 2009 08:09 Comments: 4
Vietnam on a bumpy road to economic power
In the U.S., Vietnam has been largely out of public view in the three decades since the war. But during that time, Vietnam has gone through remarkable changes, and is now on the road to becoming an economic powerhouse.
Posted: January 13, 2009 20:50 Comments: 5
Vietnamese embrace the U.S. decades after war
In the years since the Vietnam War, Vietnam has undergone radical changes, as have attitudes among many of its 86 million people toward the United States.
Posted: January 12, 2009 12:38 Comments: 4