News Promo: March 2012 Archives
Friday March 30, 2012
A woman mourns among 613 coffins of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in July, 2011. The newly-identified remains were buried on the 16th anniversary of the massacre of at least 8,300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys who sought safety at the U.N.-protected enclave at Srebrenica, and were killed by members of the Republic of Serbia (Republika Srpska) army under the leadership of General Ratko Mladic. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
April 1 is the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian War. Rick MacInnes-Rae watched it coming, for CBC News. His recollections:
For me, the days leading up the formal start of the Bosnian War were a time of strange misdirection from the firestorm to come.
The political process was unravelling. Weapons were being broken out. I could see puffs of smoke as mortars spit their rounds into a distant neighbourhood near Mount Igman, a strategic vantage point the Serbs wouldn't relinquish for another three years.
Categories: Europe, News Promo, Past Episodes
Friday March 30, 2012
A few weeks ago, Anders Kelto told us about car guards in Cape Town
Lionel is a "Beach Buddy" in Muizenberg, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. They're licensed versions of the ubiquitous "car guards", who demand payment to watch over parked cars and (sometimes) guard against theft. (Photo: Anders Kelto)
Categories: Africa, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Friday March 30, 2012
Mae Azango is a journalist in Liberia. She's in hiding fearing for her safety after breaking a national taboo and writing a story about a secret sect that practices female genital mutilation. (Photo: New Narratives)
When you put it that way, it almost sounds noble. But what Ma remembers is four women holding her down while another took a knife and hacked at her genitals.
That was more than 30 years ago. But for writing her story this month, reporter Mae Azango received death threats. She's now in hiding in Liberia, where we've managed to reach her.
March 29th: More from a Liberian journalist in hiding
Last week on the program, we heard from Mae Azango, a Liberian journalist forced into hiding after receiving death threats for a story she wrote about the tradition of female genital mutiliation.
As she told us, some Liberians believe it deters adultery.
Since then, the Liberian government has cautioned journalists to be careful reporting the story but urged tolerance for her.
It also says it sent out letters to those who perform the procedure four months ago, asking them to end it.
For the record, this is the first time the Liberian government has said it wants to stop female genital mutilation.
But the Minister of Gender and Development - Julia Duncan Cassell - admits there's a big difference between asking traditional leaders to stop it, and getting them to actually stop it.
Categories: Africa, News Promo, The View from Here
Thursday March 29, 2012
A typical front page for one of Mexico's biggest Nota Roja tabloids. The term means 'red press', referring to the bloodshed it features. Mexico's drug war has provided them with plenty to write about. (Photo/El Manana)
But it took the Pope's visit to cause a temporary halt. One cartel hung out signs welcoming Benedict and pledging not to attack rival gangs while he's in the country.
With his departure, the killing that's claimed more than 47,000 lives has resumed. And with it, the debate over how best to treat it in the Mexican press -- that ranges from black-and-white, to red all over.
Canadian journalist Myles Estey has been watching it at work in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
Categories: Americas, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Thursday March 22, 2012
Twitter may be blocked in China, but the Chinese have Sina Weibo, which the government tries to police but may already have lost hold of. (Photo: Reuters)
Instead, the state permits the Chinese version -- something called Sina Weibo. The principles are similar to Twitter. The parameters, not so much.
Not when Big Brother has its algorithmic finger posed above delete, just waiting to wipe out any sign of dissent in those 140 characters on Weibo.
That hasn't stopped hundreds of millions of Chinese from signing up. It just means they have to find clever ways around it.
Author Rachel DeWoskin has been looking into it. She lived in China for five years in the 90s, writing and consulting and eventually becoming a TV star in a hugely-popular Chinese program similar to Sex and the City. Her findings appeared in a recent edition of Vanity Fair magazine. She joined Rick from Chicago.
Categories: Asia, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
Wednesday March 21, 2012
Vats of slow wine: ancient methods and a lots of patience make for vintages that only get better. (Photo: Luigi Fraboni)
You can even get Slow Fish.
And now, in these times of high-flying technology, Nancy Greenleese says there's increasingly a place for Slow Wine in the vineyards -- and on the tables -- of Italy.
Categories: News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
- May 2012
- Fri., 4 – What do China's twin crises mean?
- April 2012
- March 2012
- 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
- January 2012
- 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
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- 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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- CBC IN BEIJING Prayers in the kitchen: Why religious groups fear a loss of freedom in China
- China may officially be a secular state, but a new law that cites national security as an overriding priority is worrying Christian and other religious groups who fear they may become targets for the government, the CBC’s Saša Petricic writes from Beijing.
- Clinton ramps up pressure, Trump vows to go all out video
- Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses.
- 'We've been worn down': French police fed up with state-of-emergency working conditions
- In cities across the country including Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Lyon, hundreds of police officers have been gathering in the streets to protest their working conditions, which they say have deteriorated since a state of emergency was declared nearly a year ago.
- At least 55 killed in overloaded train derailment in Cameroon
- Fourteen people remained trapped on Friday under the wreckage of a packed passenger train that derailed en route between Cameroon's two largest cities, killing at least 55 and injuring 575, the government said in a release read on state television.
- European Space Agency says Mars probe crash-landed and may have exploded
- Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres, the European Space Agency said on Friday.