Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian and the Center for American Progress recently released a report on how China is engaging with the world on major transnational threats, including global warming, the gloabl economic crisis, pandemics, and nuclear proliferation.
Archive for November, 2009
Watch the full show from Tuesday, November 10: two American outposts are overrun by the Taliban in Afghanistan; a new terrorist bombing in Pakistan raises security questions; a grieving British mother takes on the Prime Minister; violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide; and, Sesame Street turns 40.
In Jamaica, anti-sodomy laws are still punishable for up to 12 years in prison. And society is not ready to tolerate openly gay lifestyles. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the dark side of Jamaica's anti-gay violence and attitudes and explore the ideological beliefs that perpetuate a culture of homophobia.
The influential children's program Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim writes about his memories of the Arabic-language version, Open Sesame. Al Jazeera English reports on the show's lessons from Jordan to South Africa.
Pakistan has 80-100 nuclear warheads, making it the world's 6th or 7th leading nuclear power. In this week's New Yorker, Seymour Hersh writes about a secret plan by the Obama administration to use American troops to protect Pakistan's nuclear assets. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to Hersh about why the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the greatest concern.
Producer Micah Fink writes about the decision to keep our sources anonymous in order to protect them from harm. It is widely believed that being openly gay in Jamaica is essentially a death sentence. That eventually, if you admit you're gay on camera, you or your family could be at risk.
Worldfocus contributor Samuel Loewenberg describes the scene at the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was marked by music, pageantry and exuberant crowds.
Contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan, a former Pakistani diplomat, writes about the current impasse in the Middle East peace process. He argues that the Obama administration should be tougher on both sides to break through the current stalemate.
Stories brought to you from the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: continuing clashes on the Saudi-Yemen border; an environmental group says the Australian koala population is dropping precipitously; and Japan increases humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
The U.S. State Department has deplored several recent assaults on bloggers who have been critical of Cuba's government. A notable case was Yoani Sanchez, who has won acclaim for her blog Generation Y. As the Obama administration begins talking to repressive countries like Cuba, is the administration doing enough to hold them accountable on human rights?