Producer Megan Thompson traveled to Greece last June for a Signature Story series. In order to find what gay Greeks were missing out on, she attended a celebrity wedding between a talk show host and member of parliament. See why Greek weddings are more exciting than invitation-only American receptions.
Archive for November, 2009
Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.
Watch the full show from Wednesday, November 11: on this Veterans Day, the world pays tribute to war veterans; female soldiers suffer from psychological maladies when they come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and an underground gay church in Jamaica allows gays to practice their faith.
Part 4 of 6 of our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about popular music, food and beer in the most isolated country on earth. Believe it or not, North Koreans know about Beyonce and Michael Jackson.
Jamaica is often said to hold the world record for the most churches per square mile. There's a public place of worship for almost everyone -- unless you’re gay. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the secret underground church that is welcoming gay men and women to practice their faith.
On this Veteran's Day, we look at the role of journalists and their coverage of America's conflicts. John Maxwell Hamilton, former foreign correspondent and currently the dean of journalism at Louisiana State University, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the role of journalists in recent war coverage.
The violent, separatist conflict in southeastern Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives over the last 15 years. Former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn answers questions about the roots of this under reported conflict and whether it could be the next Darfur.
Hsin-Yin Lee writes how a game-fixing scandal has rocked Taiwanese professional baseball. Unlike Phillies fans who vow for a comeback next season, fans in Taiwan wonder if there is a future for the island's beloved sport. Evidence says Taiwan's league is all mobbed up.
In the Middle East, Palestinians marked the fifth anniversary of the death of PLO leader Yasser Arafat today, as deep uncertainty hovers over the future of the peace process with Israel. Five years after Arafat's death, why isn't there peace in the Middle East?
French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel commemorated soldiers who died in World War I. And a UN report is claiming that the decision by the Sudanese government to expel aid agencies working in Darfur has left many rape victims without key support.