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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.