Some in India are mourning the passing of Savita Bhabhi, a curvaceous and promiscuous cartoon porn star whose sexual adventures were recently banned by the country's Ministry of Telecommunications. Worldfocus blogger Ben Piven describes how India's people and press have reacted to the ban.
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Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores failed states -- countries without stability, a functioning government or rule of law. Pauline Baker, Christopher Boucek and Georgette Gagnon join the conversation. Listen now.
Political upheaval continues in Honduras, after liberal leader Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup in late June. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the coup and how Latin America's media have become a political battleground. Sandra Cuffe, Daniel Duquenal and Silvio Waisbord join the conversation.
Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the recent violence involving China's ethnic minority Uighur population. The show also looks at Uighur aspirations of secession, Han Chinese immigration and Chinese nationalism. Enze Han, Andrew James Nathan and Alim Seytoff join the conversation. Listen now.
Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explores rising tensions in South Sudan, the site of a two-decade civil war between the Muslim north and mostly Christian south. As post-war violence mounts and threatens the region's fragile peace, South Sudan may become more deadly than Darfur. Jen Marlowe, Eric Reeves and Sunday Taabu join the conversation.
Across the globe, between 12 and 15 million people live in various stages of statelessness, which means they lack citizenship in any country. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the common themes that surface among stateless people -- economic discrimination, social exclusion, identity and the feeling of invisibility. Bill Berkeley and Dawn Calabia joined the conversation. Listen now.
Angry with government restrictions on exports and desperate amid drought and the economic crisis, some farmers in Argentina are running for office in the country's upcoming congressional election. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the firestorm over agricultural policy. Cristian Harris, Marcelo Regunaga and Marie Trigona joined the conversation. Listen now.
More than a decade after the war in Bosnia came to an end, tensions are high and officials warn that the country's peace deal is on the brink of collapse. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the roots of conflict and Bosnia's fragile peace. Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal joined the conversation. Listen now.
Multimedia reporter Ben Piven spent nine months documenting the caste system in Mumbai on a Fulbright grant. He recalls his field research and the questions surrounding caste and Indian nationalism in the slums of Mumbai.