May 10, 2012 | 9:40Dispatches Will Syria descend into civil war? - May 10/12 Audio
Dispatches Will Syria descend into civil war? - May 10/12 May 10, 2012 | 9:40Reporter Laura Lynch is in Syria, where the ongoing conflict between armed opposition factions and the Syrian government has produced a a country full of rabbitholes, all of them full. Outside of the capital Damascus, gunfire's replacing artillery fire in cities like Homs as the nature of the conflict starts to shift.
Jul 20, 2012 | 4:12Dispatches Connie Watson buys a burka - Oct 15, 2003 Audio
Dispatches Connie Watson buys a burka - Oct 15, 2003 Jul 20, 2012 | 4:12In Afghanistan, one of the stated goals of the coalition invasion was to liberate women from the repression of the Taliban. But if you took that to mean they'd be throwing off those head-to-toe burkas the Taliban forced them to wear, think again. Now, even among female reporters like the CBC's Connie Watson, the burka belongs in the travel pack right next to the flak vest and medical kit.
Mar 22, 2012 | 11:05Dispatches From Liberia: Female genital mutilation - Mar. 22, 2012 Audio
Dispatches From Liberia: Female genital mutilation - Mar. 22, 2012 Mar 22, 2012 | 11:05At age thirteen, Ma Sabah was taken into the African bush and circumcised according to the tradition of her people. 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 over thirty years ago. But for writing her story this month, reporter Mae Azango received death threats and she's now in hiding in Liberia where we've managed to reach her.