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All Posts Tagged With: "democracy"

Democracy in the Rough: Introduction

(September 12, 2006) WIDE ANGLE is on the ground as the Democratic Republic of Congo holds its first elections in 45 years -- an election supported by more than $450 million from the United Nations. "Democracy in the Rough" immerses us in a nation haunted by war, threatened by corruption, and torn over how to move toward a democratic and more promising future.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Dishing Democracy: Satellite TV Spurs Evolutionary Democracy in the Arab World

by Marda Dunsky. The right of citizens to freely elect representative governments is the hallmark of democratic societies. While this right is not widely enjoyed in the Arab world, democratization in Arab societies has nevertheless taken root -- bolstered by media technologies that bypass government control and put the potential for change in the hands of the people.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Dishing Democracy: Themes and Video Segments

This is a list of important themes and video segments that can be used in classroom discussions of Dishing Democracy.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

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Dishing Democracy: Full Episode

WIDE ANGLE goes behind the scenes at Arab television channel MBC in Cairo for an inside look at the hit all-female talk show, KALAM NAWAEM, whose hosts are using the power of transnational satellite TV to push social reform.

Jul 31st, 2007 | Comments

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The Sand Castle: Video: Full Episode

His Highness Sheikh Saud of Ras al-Khaimah has a grandiose dream — a brand new capital for the United Arab Emirates.

Jun 24th, 2007 | Comments

Democracy in the Rough: Photo Essay: The Troubled Heart of Africa

Explore the history of the DRC from Belgian King Leopold II to Joseph Kabila in this photo essay.

Sep 12th, 2006 | Comments

Democracy in the Rough: Essay: Building a Congolese State Where There Was None

Ruling through peace after years of relying on violence doesn’t come easy. This point was proved by three days of fighting that broke after the first round results of the presidential elections in the Congo were announced on 20 August.

Sep 12th, 2006 | Comments

Democracy in the Rough: Resources

Links to information on the history of the Congo and the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission (MONUC) there.

Sep 12th, 2006 | Comments

Unfinished Country: Essay: Haiti’s Authoritarian Tradition

To understand Haiti's history -- only ten of its 48 presidents have served out their terms and there have been only two peaceful electoral transitions since the beginning of the republic over 200 years ago -- it is critical to look at the material and historical circumstances of the colonial period.

Sep 6th, 2005 | Comments

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Unfinished Country: Video: Full Episode

WIDE ANGLE reveals Haiti’s struggle to fashion a true representative government out of a volatile failed state.

Sep 6th, 2005 | Comments

Hell of a Nation: Introduction

(September 9, 2004) As Afghanistan struggled to adopt a new constitution, WIDE ANGLE filmed behind the scenes at the December 2003 loya jirga. The documentary profiles two aspiring Afghan delegates who face political opposition and physical intimidation as they literally risk their lives to participate in the future of their country.

Sep 9th, 2004 | Comments

Hell of a Nation: Fast Facts: Building a Democracy

See historical facts about the government in Afghanistan, as it attempts to hold its first ever democratic elections under its new constitution.

Sep 9th, 2004 | Comments

Hell of a Nation: Photo Essay: A Ravaged Country

Photo Essay: A Ravaged Country - See the effects of two decades of war

Sep 9th, 2004 | Comments

Hell of a Nation: Interview: Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid discusses nation building in Afghanistan with host Mishal Husain.

Sep 9th, 2004 | Comments
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