Promo Box: 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
Monday March 28, 2011
Mexican journalists protesting violence against the media. (photo Guillermo Arias/AP)
For journalists in Mexico, covering the escalating drug wars in that country has long been a deadly pursuit.
At least 64 journalists have been killed since 2000, according to the Mexican National Human Rights Commission. Many of them are never investigated, and very few charges have been laid.
Now, the Mexican media are trying to take steps to protect reporters and prevent drug cartels from controlling coverage.
Last week they signed a 100-point accord, guidelines for how to cover the violence.Read more »
Categories: 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
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- Fri., 30 – Cape Town "car guards" offer "protection"
- Thu., 22 – The trials of Tweeting in China
- Thu., 22 – Help for kids of India sex workers
- 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
- Thu., 15 – Verbal autopsies shed light on death
- Thu., 8 – Mexico's vigilante mayor
- Wed., 7 – Lanse kòd animate Jacmel Carnival
- Fri., 2 – Plus ça change, in Change Square
- February 2012
- Wed., 29 – A box full of light saves lives
- Tue., 28 – They die so we might know
- Mon., 27 – Oscar winner on Dispatches
- Fri., 24 – Kennedy's very bad day in South Sudan
- Wed., 22 – A special court for post-trauma vets
- Fri., 17 – Baad justice haunts Afghanistan
- Fri., 17 – Inside Egyptian military's business web
- Tue., 14 – Justice served in Haiti
- Mon., 13 – Syrian refugees' defiance and division
- Thu., 9 – Sri Lanka tourism vs. the fisherfolk
- Tue., 7 – Colombia's no-name dead
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- Mon., 13 – Jerusalem...covering the never-ending story
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- If Russian President Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, he's likely less interested in shaking up the outcome of the race than in proving a point about American democracy, experts say.
- Nigerians forced to flee Boko Haram now face another risk — starvation
- After being forced to flee their homes, witnessing brutal violence and the destruction of their communities, many in northeastern Nigeria are now facing another pressing risk — severe malnutrition and starvation.
- Updated ISIS abducts families near Mosul, attacks Kirkuk
- ISIS militants have taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and are holding them close to Islamic State locations in the Iraqi city, probably as human shields, the UN says. The militants have also launched deadly attacks in Kirkuk in a bid to divert Iraqi forces away from the Mosul fight.
- British American Tobacco offers to buy Reynolds in $47B deal
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- Still no aid for Aleppo's sick, hungry and wounded despite Russian pause in bombing
- The United Nations said medical evacuations from eastern Aleppo had not begun on Friday as it had hoped, as a lack of security guarantees and "facilitation" prevent aid workers taking advantage of a pause in the bombing announced by Russia.