Martin Savidge, staffers and contributors offer their final thoughts on the end of Worldfocus. The nightly international affairs show, which aired news and global perspectives, was broadcast from October 6, 2008, to April 2, 2010.
Archive for April, 2010
Watch the full show: The nation has reduced its dependence on fossil fuels and created jobs; Denmark is a leader in wind power; one community has drastically reduced home energy costs; and, one island is carbon-neutral.
Watch the full show: From the Congo, the story of a wife who yearns for the past; in Liberia, women battle sexual abuse; why women are the majority in Rwanda's parliament; and, an Indian woman helps Untouchables.
Watch the full show: Joe rescues street kids in the Philippines; Miss Gene devotes her life to fighting AIDS in Jamaica; a woman protects single moms in Morocco; and, a man and donkey deliver books to Colombian kids.
Watch the full show: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, you'll hear how that remarkable day unfolded. Meet the unheralded German border guard who issued the critical order to let the East Germans out.
Watch the full show: Chinese is one of the hottest subjects in Kenyan schools; many upwardly mobile people are realizing the African dream; cell phones have revolutionized African life; and Rwandan students with laptops.
Worldfocus has covered nearly 200 stories from virtually every country on earth. Watch our original reporting, including the Emmy-nominated series on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo and, in a strikingly different side of Africa, Kenya's rising middle class.
Our website offers original videos and multimedia from our producers and correspondents. Explore smoking rates around the globe and gay marriage legislation in our maps; take a virtual tour of the Roman underground; and watch a clip of an Iranian comedy about Siamese twins.
Worldfocus producers and correspondents offer unique insights into getting stories on the air for our broadcast, including battling the elements and adopting an animal found on assignment. They also tackle the issues and events that matter to them, from Turkish drama to climate change in Africa.
Our Perspectives section offers commentary and analysis from writers across the globe. We bring you the view from Morocco on threats to press freedom; a peek inside the shadowy world of North Korean informants; and thoughts on the new E.U. leader's penchant for haiku.