THE RUNDOWN BLOG | May 21, 2013
Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter helps users mobilize around a common cause. But what if their message is one of hate? The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a group working against global racism, has compiled a list of hundreds of websites it deems hateful and is pushing their host sites to remove them.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | May 20, 2013
REPORT | May 17, 2013
ANALYSIS | May 16, 2013
President Barack Obama hosted Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan at the White House where talk centered on Syria. Margaret Warner talks with Henri Barkey of Lehigh University and Steve Heydemann of the U.S. Institute for Peace about how the international community could collaborate on ending the Syrian civil war and the violence.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | May 16, 2013
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey will keep ramping up pressure to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, with his country's civil war having "wracked the region." Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke today in a news conference from the White House Rose Garden.
ANALYSIS | May 15, 2013
Two members of the military responsible for preventing sexual assaults and protecting victims are facing allegations that they committed sex crimes. A recent Pentagon survey found that 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012. For more, Margaret Warner talks with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post.
REPORT | May 15, 2013
ANALYSIS | May 14, 2013
Sounding like something out of a spy movie, Russian authorities detained an American diplomat overnight on claims he is actually a CIA agent. Margaret Warner talks with Will Englund of The Washington Post for more details of the story and what kind of information American intelligence agencies might want to collect in Russia.
REPORT | May 14, 2013
REPORT | May 14, 2013
In India, an educational group called Pratham aims to change the perception of school as a solemn enterprise and to offer instead a love of learning to the youngest -- and poorest -- students. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on what is possibly the world's largest campaign to improve remedial education.
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May 9, 2013
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the West African nation of Senegal, where some advocates are working to discourage the widespread and painful traditional practice of female circumcision (or genital mutilation) through education and compassionate discussion.