For the second part of our series on disability around the world, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson reports on a university in Greece using new technology to help blind people negotiate their surroundings.
It's been 20 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, guaranteeing disabled Americans protection under the law. That is not always the case in other countries. During a trip to Greece last summer, producer Megan Thompson met a young woman who showed her how challenging Athens life is in a wheelchair.
This week, Worldfocus is airing two Signature stories about handicapped issues in Greece. Tonight, we look at the challenges of being wheelchair-bound in Athens. And tomorrow night, we'll look at a new high-tech device being tested in Greece that helps visually disabled people be more mobile. Do you think enough is being done to help the disabled?
In the 16 countries that use the euro as their currency, the jobless rate has hit 10 percent for the first time since the single currency was introduced ten years ago. Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg's BusinessWeek, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the gloomy economic news.
An estimated 100,000 people were killed and another 2 million displaced during Bosnia's civil war 14 years ago. Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting recently traveled to central Bosnia to report on how one ethnically-partitioned school mirrors the country's struggles with identity today.
Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.
After the failed Christmas Day bombing of Northwest flight 253, Europe weighs new security measures to guarantee passenger safety. Some experts argue that transit airports should implement much stricter security screening for passengers coming from developing countries with poor security. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Patrick Smith.
Worldfocus presents highlights from our Blogwatch section, as well as other web feature articles. This year saw many significant events -- ranging from great recession to the post-presidential election protests in Iran. Read our top 10 web articles from 2009, about Dubai, cartoon porn and Ogadeni militants.
With the New Year's holiday at hand, we've convened our panel for the last Worldfocus roundtable of 2009. We depart from our usual pattern. Instead we look at a broad issue that was a subtext for much news in 2009 -- what Fareed Zakaria terms the "rise of the rest." To discuss America's changing role, Martin Savidge is joined by Garrick Utley and Rana Foroohar.
The Worldfocus newsroom celebrates the end of the decade with a look at some of the smartest ideas worldwide. We produced an eclectic list of ten innovative solutions to social and political problems. View a slideshow of the winners -- from Bangladesh and Bhutan to Guyana and Rwanda.