The View from Here: 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
Curt Petrovich was one of the CBC's reporters making way through the rubble of Japan's disaster zone. Their blog reports and pictures are on cbc.ca/news. These are two of Curt's photos, of Yosuke Oda -- who was finding family photos in the ruins and displaying them for families still able to reclaim their memories.
Categories: 2010 Season, Asia, Promote, 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, The View from Here
- May 2012
- April 2012
- Thu., 12 – Peace without justice in Liberia
- March 2012
- 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
- Fri., 9 – Italy's crisis endangers its guilds
- Thu., 8 – Mexico's vigilante mayor
- Wed., 7 – Lanse kòd animate Jacmel Carnival
- February 2012
- Wed., 29 – A box full of light saves lives
- Tue., 28 – They die so we might know
- Fri., 24 – Kennedy's very bad day in South Sudan
- Thu., 23 – Young Senegalese "fed up" with regime
- 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
- January 2012
- Fri., 27 – Surfing with the crocs in a Borneo river
- Fri., 20 – India's surprise link to the heyday of jazz
- Fri., 20 – Why was it Kandahar for Canada's troops?
- Thu., 12 – Dispatches on the web
- Wed., 11 – Dutch pot cafes take heat
- Fri., 6 – Romania outreach for Roma kids a bust
- Tue., 3 – Kampala, 2011: some hope from a gay bar
- 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
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- Thu., 31 – Grand Forks, ND: misinformation on the menu
- Mon., 28 – Mexico: fear of narco-censorship here
- Tue., 22 – Noda, Japan...pictures, pieces of lives
- Tue., 22 – The screwy Saudi security syndrome
- Thu., 17 – Beijing...ice swimming and loving it
- Tue., 15 – Mendoza, Argentina...a witness to brutality
- 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
- January 2011
- Thu., 27 – Ladino: The Jewish music of Spain sung here
- Wed., 26 – Yak manure: from poo to petrol
- Wed., 26 – South Sudan...a new national anthem here
- Fri., 21 – Our man from China assesses India
- Thu., 20 – Haiti...just another death by cholera
- Wed., 19 – Goma, Congo...Clever Boys here
- Tue., 11 – Spain - no more matadors on TV here
- Thu., 6 – Juba...boatloads of celebration here
- December 2010
- November 2010
- Wed., 24 – Afghanistan...Embedded with the Taliban here
- Tue., 23 – Kampala..The Secret Reach Of "The Family"
- Sat., 20 – Thanks for finding your way to a new feature
- Wed., 17 – Shatila refugee camp...guns are common here
- Tue., 16 – Kampala...battling homosexuality here
- Mon., 15 – Zimbabwe...Waiting For The Rain here
- Mon., 1 – China in Africa...no Chinatowns here
- Mon., 1 – Nicaragua...the remains of a DC-3 here
- October 2010
- Fri., 29 – Washington...Franzen, Freedom and Obama here
- Thu., 28 – London...the tale of MI-5 from here
- Mon., 25 – NYC 9/11...What's Going On here?
- Fri., 22 – Manila..."offending religious feelings" here
- Thu., 21 – Havana...sticking like crazy glue here
- Wed., 20 – Haiti...Rumours Of Glory here
- Wed., 20 – Who do you pay to be in the news here?
- Tue., 19 – New York City...living in tunnels here
- Fri., 15 – Falkland Islands...music of the long march
- Fri., 15 – Lusaka, SA...Tracy Chapman echoes here
- Tue., 12 – Khao Lak, Thailand...song from the Tsunami
- June 2010
- Thu., 17 – Assam, India...childbirth can be deadly here
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