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Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Q & A

Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Worldfocus interviews the director of Amnesty International's Greek division on the situation of gays in Greece. Georgia Trismpioti says that attitudes towards homosexuality in Greece are among the most conservative in Europe.

Posted: November 12, 2009 15:58   Comments: 1
Fighting fire with fire in America’s Afghan quagmire

How You See It

Fighting fire with fire in America’s Afghan quagmire

As President Obama considers his options in Afghanistan, a voice of dissent has emerged, challenging the American commander in Afghanistan's call for another 40,000 troops. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan says that no more than 15,000 more forces should be committed. Should the United States commit any more troops to the war in Afghanistan?

Posted: November 12, 2009 11:15   Comments: 53
The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

Sights & Sounds (video)

The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

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.

Posted: November 12, 2009 10:12   Comments: 1
Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

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.

Posted: November 11, 2009 20:28   Comments: 5
Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

Signature Video

Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

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.

Posted: November 11, 2009 13:56   Comments: 54
Taiwanese baseball fans outraged by game-fixing charges

Perspectives

Taiwanese baseball fans outraged by game-fixing charges

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.

Posted: November 11, 2009 11:33   Comments: 0
Remembering the legacy of late PLO Chairman Arafat

How You See It

Remembering the legacy of late PLO Chairman Arafat

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?

Posted: November 11, 2009 11:08   Comments: 53
China steps into a new role on the world stage

Nina Hachigian

China steps into a new role on the world stage

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.

Posted: November 10, 2009 18:51   Comments: 1
At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

Blog and Video

At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

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.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:22   Comments: 2
Protecting our gay Jamaican sources and their confessions

In the Newsroom

Protecting our gay Jamaican sources and their confessions

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.

Posted: November 10, 2009 15:01   Comments: 3

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