News Promo: March 2011 Archives
Thursday March 31, 2011
A U.S. Predator-B unmanned drone like the one now deployed by the Americans to look across the Canadian border. Photo/Reuters
The U.S. is stepping up its unmanned air patrols along the Canadian border.
It's flying the same Predator plane that's firing rockets at Taliban strongholds in Pakistan's mountains.
It has cameras that can look into windows 60 kilometres away.
The Canadian flights are to some extent the product of fear and pork barrel politics.
CBC Security Correspondent Bill Gillespie visited Grand Forks Air Force base in North Dakota, where the patrols are based. He found great, but misinformed, support there for keeping a closer watch over what was once the world's longest undefended border.
Go to the March 31 Dispatches program page
Categories: Americas, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Wednesday March 30, 2011
Zamazi Messaoud Ladaissi says relatives of the ousted president beat and jailed him to force him to hand over his shop to them. Photo/Megan Williams.
Tunisia's democratic rebellion seems to be working. Everybody's complaining.
Only now, somebody's listening.
Especially, Canadian Megan Williams found out, when it comes to getting back what the rulers of the former kleptocracy stole.
Categories: News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Thursday March 24, 2011
Putting some oom-pah-pah into a rock classic. But the "why " behind it is a tale in itself.
As Dispatches host Rick MacInnes-Rae says: "Stories like this are why I come into work in the morning."
The link to the video is on the Dispatches webpage for the March 24 program
Categories: News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Tuesday March 22, 2011
Dispatches host Rick MacInnes-Rae remembers a Saudi man in flowing robes approaching him in the street and said the house across the square is headquarters to the notorious Abu Nidal, at the time a wanted terrorist:
"Then he asked if I had any whisky. Screwy moments like that are, frankly, one of the perqs of being a correspondent."
Laura Lynch, at her home base in Britain.
And for a female correspondent working Saudi Arabia, the stories can be considerably weirder, especially in a time of unrest, like now, as we hear in this week's guest essay from the CBC's Laura Lynch.
Categories: Middle East, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Thursday March 17, 2011
Next week, after ten years of preparation, Afghanistan assumes responsibility for securing several parts of the country now patrolled by NATO.
Longer term, the date Afghans really focus on is 2014 -- when most NATO forces begin to withdraw completely, and Afghanistan has to police itself.
Meantime the spring fighting season's about to rear up. The violence is expected to be worse than last year, according to the general in charge of American and NATO forces.
The CBC's newest foreign correspondent is Susan Ormiston, newsgathering now in Kabul.
Categories: Asia, News Promo, Promo Box
Monday March 14, 2011
News junkies in Addis Ababa, get their fix by renting newspapers in the city centre (Photo/Maggie Downs)
Poor, and hungry for news
Dispatches contributor Kaj Hasselriis reports from a part of Africa where they rent their information rather than buy it.
How they follow the news from Libya -- in Liberia
News junkies (left) in Monrovia, get their fix by reading a blackboard in the city centre. (photo/Prue Clarke)
Categories: Africa, Middle East, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
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- Fri., 30 – 20 years ago, Bosnia war like bad dream
- Fri., 30 – Cape Town "car guards" offer "protection"
- Thu., 22 – The trials of Tweeting in China
- Wed., 21 – In Italy, a long drink of yesterday's wine
- Thu., 15 – China's painful healing, with bee-stings
- Thu., 15 – Rwandans find new uses for malaria nets
- Fri., 9 – Italy's crisis endangers its guilds
- Thu., 8 – Mexico's vigilante mayor
- Wed., 7 – Lanse kòd animate Jacmel Carnival
- Fri., 2 – Plus ça change, in Change Square
- February 2012
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- December 2011
- Thu., 29 – Deadly larceny over land in Haiti
- Sun., 18 – Fast food in the land of slow cooking
- Thu., 15 – Rio's Maracana makeover
- Wed., 14 – Mass marriage and divorce, Peruvian style
- Tue., 13 – The concrete issue of carbon emissions
- Thu., 8 – The road from Damascus -- to Libya
- Thu., 1 – Amsterdam "Santa's" helpers in blackface
- November 2011
- Wed., 30 – Guyana: jungle tourism and Jonestown
- Mon., 28 – Colombia Kidnap Radio hostage killed
- Fri., 25 – Santa, Peru buries death-squad victims
- Thu., 24 – Twins, a train and art in Brazil
- Mon., 21 – Kudos for correspondents
- Thu., 17 – Surviving is winning in Afghan politics
- Mon., 7 – Congo DIY: do it yourself or do without
- Fri., 4 – Rebel town overrun in Sudan's Blue Nile
- Thu., 3 – Chinese rebel writer tells his own story
- October 2011
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- May 2011
- Mon., 2 – War brides return to Britain on QM2
- April 2011
- March 2011
- Thu., 31 – Grand Forks, ND: misinformation on the menu
- Tue., 22 – The screwy Saudi security syndrome
- Thu., 17 – Kabul... Ormiston on Afghanistanization
- Mon., 14 – Addis Ababa...renting the news of revolution
- Fri., 11 – Margaret Evans' Mideast overview
- Thu., 10 – China rolls back reforms
- Wed., 2 – Tunisians demand democracy now!
- February 2011
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- Migrants cleared from Idomeni camp take to fields to avoid state-run facilities
- Some aid groups are expressing concern that migrants and refugees have been moved to several sites with "sub-standard conditions" after being evacuated from a makeshift camp near Greece's border town of Idomeni.
- Paris lightning strike leaves several injured at child's party
- Eight children and three adults in Paris were struck by lightning Saturday after a sudden spring storm sent bolts crashing down upon a children's birthday party in a city park.
- 8 Russians at London Olympics tested positive for doping: Russian Olympic Committee
- The Russian Olympic Committee said on Saturday that re-tests of A samples from eight Russian sports people at the 2012 Olympics in London had tested positive for doping.
- Johnny Depp performs in Portugal; no reference to wife's abuse allegations
- Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock-star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations.
- Donald Trump stop in busy border city of San Diego sparks protest video
- Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America's busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him.