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China’s Great Firewall falls briefly, allowing YouTube & porn

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China’s Great Firewall falls briefly, allowing YouTube & porn

In an effort to curb exposure to unsavory web material, China has massively strengthened its Great Firewall. Internet censorship in China targets perceived threats to the government: political sites, social networks and more. But during brief periods in the past few days, internet users have been able to access forbidden sites -- even without going through a proxy.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:11   Comments: 2
Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Blogwatch Features of 2009

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.

Posted: December 31, 2009 14:42   Comments: 0
Pashtunistan faces huge escalation of U.S. anti-terror war

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Pashtunistan faces huge escalation of U.S. anti-terror war

Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the U.S. war in Pashtunistan, a misunderstood place not found on any world map. The knee-jerk American reaction after September 11th was to strike at the Taliban-ruled nation that harbored a huge al-Qaeda contingent: Afghanistan. But the U.S. has widened its campaign to the region of Pashtunistan.

Posted: December 31, 2009 12:31   Comments: 5
The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

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The Top 10 Innovative Global Solutions of the Decade

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.

Posted: December 30, 2009 19:20   Comments: 0
Top 10 Worldfocus Perspectives of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Perspectives of 2009

Worldfocus presents the year's highlights from our online "Perspectives" section, which features the work of regular contributors to the broadcast and website. Read their most compelling personal accounts and commentary from 2009, touching on subjects ranging from the seemingly-endless war in eastern Congo to pop culture in North Korea.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:07   Comments: 0
Top 10 Worldfocus Radio Shows of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Radio Shows of 2009

Worldfocus presents highlights from our weekly radio show, which covers underreported stories. From entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka's bloody civil war to reverse brain drain in China and Baha'is in modern Iran, listen to the shows that were most popular with listeners in 2009.

Posted: December 23, 2009 15:44   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

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Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Martin Savidge hosts William Fierman and Nikolay Petrov to discuss the Central Asian "stans" (Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). We examine emerging language policies, cultural identity and geopolitical relationships with Russia, China and the United States.

Posted: December 17, 2009 17:52   Comments: 1
In pursuit of 8% growth, China wields double-edged sword

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In pursuit of 8% growth, China wields double-edged sword

Although political leaders in China have not reached a consensus about emissions caps, the international community would like to see more concessions. With multimedia content from the Green China project at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, Worldfocus takes a deeper look at both sides of China's role in the climate change debate.

Posted: December 16, 2009 14:12   Comments: 2
Human rights group condemns UN eastern Congo mission

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Human rights group condemns UN eastern Congo mission

A new 183-page report by Human Rights Watch faults the U.N.'s largest and most expensive peacekeeping operation for supporting the Congolese Army's murderous tactics. The report calls for the embattled U.N. mission -- whose mandate is set to expire in two weeks -- to cease backing the Congolese military, which is accused of serious human rights violations.

Posted: December 15, 2009 10:41   Comments: 1
Teddy bear, bumble bee indoctrinate youth on Hamas TV

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Teddy bear, bumble bee indoctrinate youth on Hamas TV

Since 2007, a propaganda show called Tomorrow's Pioneers has taught young Palestinians about the alleged sins of Israel and the West. This week, a Washington D.C.-based NGO released a dispatch on this children's TV program produced by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Watch videos with the show's 4 costumed co-hosts, including Farfour, a Mickey Mouse look-alike.

Posted: December 11, 2009 09:36   Comments: 16

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