Breaking Ground: Your Invitation
On May 15, 2011 an event to raise awareness on the imprisonment of James Foley, Clare Gillis and Manu Brabo was held in NYC at the Half King, owned by Sebastian Junger. Guest panel and moderator included: Tyler Hicks (NY Times Photographer held prisoner in Afghansitan), David Rohde (NY Times Journalist who was imprisoned by and escaped from the Taliban) and Tala Dowlatshahi from Reporters without Borders. Family and friends gathered and shared favorite stories, writings about and their experiences with James Foley and Clare Gillis.
Tala Dowlatshahi speaks with Michael Foley, the brother of detained journalist James Foley. James Foley has been held by the Libyan government since April 5 along with two other reporters, freelancer Clare Gillis and Spanish photographer Manu Brabo. To sign the petition for James’s release and to get involved please go to www.freefoley.org.
European Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton is questioned on Europe's position on the Libyan conflict and current EU economic sanctions and humanitarian interventions.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pledges assistance for Libya. UN Head says Tripoli siege shows Libyan people's determination
Jesse Jackson interview.
President Hugo Chavez interview on press freedom in Venezuela.
RUTV's Tala Dowlatshahi interviews Aasif Mandvi from the Daily Show on Comedy Central, Palestinian-American Dean Obeidallah and Iranian-American Negin Farsad on the Big Brown Comedy tour. The sold-out tour brings together America's top Arab, Indian, Iranian and Pakistani comedians to discuss Muslim stereotypes and the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
TRNS interviews world renowned spiritual author Deepak Chopra and his son Gotham on their latest book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World.
RUTV interview with Mohamed Elmenshawy, a native Egyptian who works for the Middle East Institute, a think tank based in Washington DC. Elmeshawy talks about the protests in Egypt, President Mubarak's resignation and the economic and social turmoil that has plagued the country for over 30 years.
Congress takes on the Department of Defense in the first oversight hearing held this year by the subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs on sexual assault in the military. Some House members are accusing the DOD of a cover up.
How solidly Republican will Christian evangelicals be in 2008? As the country enters the next phase in this historic election season, concern about the state of God's earth may be the issue that draws many believers into the Democratic camp.
For years, Wal-Mart has been plagued by bad press. Now it has to fend off a Wall Street Journal report that it's been politically bullying its employees. ANP headed over to a Wal-Mart in Virginia to ask shoppers what they think.
RUTV speaks with Adam Horowitz, Co-Editor of the new book: The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict. The book chronicles the investigation by Richard Goldstone, a South African Judge who set out on a mission to the Gaza Strip to investigate possible war crimes committed by both Israel and Hamas during “Operation Cast Lead” in 2009.
US Ambassador Susan Rice responds to RUTV on Wikileaks and attack on Iranian nuclear scientists
Interview with Reza Kahlili, the author of A Time to Betray, The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran. A Time to Betray chronicles the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government. It is a human story, of family and friendships torn apart by a rigid Islamic regime. Kahlili (not his real name) is in hiding and uses an audio changer to disguise his voice for protection against death threats from the Iranian government.
Dr. Francis Deng, the United Nation’s Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, discusses the roots of genocides and says the abhorrent practice can be prevented by managing diversity within countries effectively and granting equality to the disenfranchised.
RUTV's Tala Dowlatshahi speaks to Bolivian President Evo Morales about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s comments at the UN General Assembly
WUST 1120 AM broadcast from Washington DC featuring interview with filmmaker Chris Flaherty and journalist David Calleja of the Foreign Policy Journal.. They discuss Flaherty's upcoming documentary film, Migration of Beauty and the current political situation in Ethiopia.
An Ethiopian rebel group has warned international oil companies against exploring in a region of the nation where the rebels attacked a Chinese-run field in 2007 killing 74 people. The Ogaden National Liberation Front -- whose hundreds of fighters seek autonomy for the ethnically Somali Ogaden region -- say oil firms have cleared some 1,600 square kilometers, displacing locals and destroying vegetation.
A historic vote is set to take place on Sunday in Sudan. It will be a landmark decision which may split Africa’s largest country into two. Should the nearly four million voters agree to a secession, Southern Sudan will become an independent country. This will be Africa’s first new country since Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
The head of the UN mission in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, criticized reporters today for their unfair coverage of recent UN earthquake recovery operations. At a live teleconference, he told reporters that media coverage of the quake has focused too much on the relatively few looting incidents on the streets of Port-Au-Prince.
In June and November 2005 Ethiopian security forces called Agazi militia gunned down peaceful protesters in the street of Addis Ababa killing nearly 200 civilians. This clip is in honoring and remembering of these victims and all political prisoners languishing in Kaliti, Ethiopia.
Self Help Africa is an international development agency involved in promoting and implementing projects which enable African people to produce enough food, and earn an income. The organisation works in nine African countries.
An account of Self Help Africa's programme work in Uganda, where the lives of thousands or rural families have been transformed by the application of simple, sustainable solutions to combat poverty and improve household incomes.
Musician Dudu Manhenga grew up in a violent family. For years after she married, Dudu wouldn't let her husband touch her neck because it brought back nightmares of her father choking her. Today, as singer in popular band Color Blu, she sings about violence and bad relationships, and how women can overcome them.
In 2008, political violence erupted throughout Zimbabwe as a result of highly contested national elections. Between May and July alone, local organizations estimate that state-sanctioned groups abducted, raped, tortured, and beat over 2,000 women and girls due to their political affiliations.
2008 was marked by violence and instability in Zimbabwe as highly-contested elections between longtime president Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ignited a wave of political violence and collapsed the country's economy and public services. Particularly affected by the violence were thousands of Zimbabwean women, who were raped, tortured, and beaten without consequence.
Hope and change are happening. The girls of Mudzini Kwetu and One Home Many Hopes want to let you know.
Breaking Ground: Your Invitation
Higher Education In Kenya
Projecting Hope and Changing Lives www.filmaid.org
A Participatory Video Program compilation from Dadaab & Kakuma.
Media Focus on Africa Foundation and FilmAid International have teamed up in Kenya to host a series of media workshops and public screenings to quell the residual anger, fear and mistrust after the violence that erupted in the country post 2007 presidential election.
Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and gave the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship its name. He explains what it means to be a social entrepreneur; he describes how social entrepreneurs are transforming how almost everything works in modern society, and identifies ways in which everyone can be a changemaker.
Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship Initiative is collaborating with Ashoka Fellows and leading tile manufacturing company Colceramica to expand access to affordable home improvement products in Colombia.
A preview of Muhammad Yunus: Banker to the Poor - one of a series of 16 DVDs created by Ashoka's Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship. Dr. Yunus, who was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, describes his three-decade-long effort to extend micro-credit.
Rita Henley Jensen describes why Womens's eNews matters.
RUTV profiles Rita Henley Jensen and Women's E News on reproductive health and Uganda in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Tala Dowlatshahi reports on maternal health care programmes in Uganda.
RUTV Interviews New Yorkers about the Crisis in North Korea.
Tove Gerhardsen covers the European perspective on North Korea's recent missile launches.
Video presented at the Cato Institute's forum Venezuela's Assault on Freedom of the Press and Other Liberties on July 30th, 2009.
Actor and filmmaker Sean Penn talks with Raul Castro about Obama, Guantanamo and the Pentagon; and with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on human rights in his country and the next US administration.
Climate Week NYC featuring Tony Blair and Hugh Jackman.
Clinton Global Initiative Opening Ceremony featuring President Clinton, President Obama, and Matt Damon.
President Obama joins forces at UN Global Climate Summit.
RUTV partner LINK TV documents recent North Korean missile launches.
RUTV partner LINK (Liberty in North Korea) GLOBAL gives us an inside look at at Joseph, a North Korean who dives into the game of soccer as an escape from a life of confinement and poverty.
RUTV Europe Correspondent interviews with Danish filmmaker Mads Brugger on his comedy troupe's recent visit to the country.
Current Television's Christof Putzel investigates the increased number of attacks by Neo-Nazi groups on Africans and immigrants inside Moscow.
RUTV partners the Bureau for International Reporting (BIR) and the Pulitzer Center look into life in Russia from a Muslim perspective.
Human Rights Watch investigates abuses of migrant construction workers inside Russia.
The BIR travels to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to examine the United Nations' biggest peacekeeping operation in the world, MONUC.
Produced by the Pulitzer Center, Congo's Bloody Coltan is a quick glimpse at coltan's role in Congo's civil war. It was featured on Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria.
Produced in association with HBO Documentary Films and the Fledgling Fund, features interviews with activists, peace keepers, physicians, and even -- chillingly --the indifferent rapists who are soldiers of the Congolese Army. A profoundly disturbing portrayal of the ways that violence against women is used as a weapon of war, this powerful film also provides inspiring examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace. Courtesy of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com.
Journalist Brad Will murdered on the streets of Oaxaca as he films teacher strikes.
Drug violence has reemerged in Tijuana, along Mexico's northern border with the United States, as authorities discovered three beheaded victims, some 500 meters from the fence that separates Mexico from the U.S.
Mexican drug war is a de facto turf war between rival drug cartels and government forces. As cartels get dismantled or left without leaders violent power struggles erupt over who takes their place. At present, these powerfully organized crime syndicates have aligned themselves into 2 blocks led by Gulf Cartel and Sinaloa Cartel. These two blocks are involved in massive, violent turf wars currently being carried out throughout Mexico with the help of their own private army, for eg. Los Zetas.
BBC Four's Storyville looks at the plight of ordinary women in the Islamic Republic of Iran - those who are prostitutes, drug addicts, become 'Sighe' for wealthy men, those who are forced to sell their children - and how such activities are reconciled with, and often exacerbated by, Iran's strict Islamic law and image.
A huge amount of human trafficking that is taking place from Iran to foreign countries.
As chaos gripped central Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday, journalists covering the scene on the ground found themselves the targets of violence and intimidation by demonstrators chanting slogans in favor of President Hosni Mubarak. One prominent American television correspondent, Anderson Cooper of CNN, was struck in the head repeatedly.
Of the 44 journalists who were killed worldwide while working in 2010, 8 died in Pakistan, making it for the first time the deadliest country for reporters, according to a study released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Tala Dowlatshahi of Reporters Without Borders talks about the imprisonment of journalists in 2009.
When the struggle for democracy recharged itself in Iran a few weeks ago, after 30 years of repression, many Iranians living abroad flew to their computer screens to get a taste of what was going on inside...Mobile platforms have already influenced the aftermath of the presidential election and may have forever changed the tide of Iranian politics. But still, the government isn't standing idly by.
Iranian judiciary confirmed on 30 December the detention of an Iranian-Canadian blogger. His charges are related to insulting Islams religious figures.
Five Minutes of Heaven, a film that tracks the lives of two men from the same town but different sides of the Irish political divide, is unlike any other on this subject. One man, Alistair, is a killer; the other, Joe, is the brother of the man he killed. One feels he dare not ask for forgiveness; the other feels incapable of giving it.
Love Music Hate Racism gets local musicians to talk about Nazism in schools and the dangers of the British National Party (BNP).
Couscous Global visits Cityvarsity school in Johannesburg, South Africa to ask students to define racism in their daily lives
RUTV partner DNR Films presents In These Sour Times which chronicles religious racism after 9/11 and 7/7 in the United Kingdom.
Peruvian Indigenous Community expresses outrage at government violation of land rights
Highlighting two companies doing socially responsible work in developing area.
RUTV Africa correspondent Mwenya Mukuka interviews opposition leader Guy Scott on government corruption in his country.
RUTV's Omoyele Sowore heads to Ghana for Sahara Television and picks up some street reactions on the eve of Obama's visit.
Women for Women International is working with Afghan women to turn them from victim to survivor.
RUTV Middle East Correspondent Marzieh Vafamehr on the Afghan border with Iran to highlight thoughts on new Afghan marriage laws
Tove Gerdhardsen addresses social policy on the new rigid marriage law imposed in Afghanistan by President Hamid Karzai.
The Afghan refugee experience inside Iran. Produced by RUTV partners Couscous Global.
United4Iran.org organizes global solidarity event on July 25th to condemn the government's recent actions. Rallies will be worldwide — from New York to Lahore, Vienna to Toronto.
Ghana and the exploitation of oil resources. RUTV Africa/Political Analyst Omoyele Sowore gives us the civil society perpective.
Dozens of supporters gather in front of the United Nations in New York to condemn attacks on civilian protesters following the Presidential elections in Iran.
What do citizens in your country think about the international criminal court's decision to issue a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Al-Bashir?
Asia Director for Human Rights Watch says not enough is being done to combat human rights violations on the population in the previously Tamil held areas.
Nicolas Landi, Youth Correspondent, shares interviews from NAPA TV in Peru, where students talk about recent attacks on natives.
Tala Dowlatshahi interviews Steve Leeper, Chairman of the HPCF at the United Nations in New York.
An interview with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) manager in Zambia underscores a need for stronger climate change initiatives.
RUTV correspondents ask comedians and students their thoughts on who's to blame for the collapsed global economy.
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