Gizem Yarbil is an associate producer at Worldfocus who grew up in Turkey. She argues that Turkish immigrants may cling even more strongly to their customs-- including honor killings-- when faced with the difficulties of life in the West.
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Tesfaye Negussie is an American journalist whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia. Last month, Tesfaye traveled to Ethiopia to visit family and friends. He writes how the desire to emigrate to America is common in the Ethiopian psyche -- along with an equally strong desire to return to the homeland.
Germany has plan for an "integration contracts" that new immigrants must sign, laying out services available to immigrant communities and detailing the expectations of new arrivals. Martin Seemungal reported late last year on the rising Christian-Muslim tensions in the city of Cologne.
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.
In light of the highly-publicized murder of a pregnant Egyptian woman in Germany, Daljit Dhaliwal discusses Muslim immigration in France, Germany and the United Kingdom with Delancey Gustin of the German Marshall Fund in the United States.
Tonight's show takes a broader look at relations between Muslims and other groups in Europe, where the Muslim community makes up five percent of the population - 38 million people. Yet xenophobia is on the rise. Nadim Baba of Al Jazeera English reports from Dresden, Germany.
As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.
A report by French newspaper Le Monde revealed that just 367 women wear the full Islamic veil in France. Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven explains the tension surrounding the French government's attempts to restrict Islamic dress.
In South Africa on Thursday, unhappiness about persistent poverty and shoddy public services led to unrest in some of the townships near Johannesburg. Yaw Nyarko of New York University says that many blame immigrants for taking jobs that might lead to a better life.