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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.

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Dishing Democracy: Video Segment 1

This segment introduces the hosts of Kalam Nawaem -- Fawzia Salama, Rania Barghout, Muna AbuSulayman, and Farah Besiso -- and describes the program's history and impact.

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Dishing Democracy: Video Segment 2

Satellite TV reaches nearly 300 million Arabic speakers worldwide. Even though independent commercial media companies like MBC have bipassed direct government control and national borders, it still has to monitor what it broadcasts.

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Dishing Democracy: Video Segment 3

A gay man who was invited to be on Kalam Nawaem feared for his life and was interviewed by phone instead. While a gay man has still not appeared on the program, a famous actor who plays a gay character in the film The Yacoubian Building was a guest in 2007.

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Dishing Democracy: Video Segment 4

Muna AbuSulayman talks about her life as a Muslim feminist and what it's like for her to appear on Kalam Nawaem.

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Dishing Democracy: Issues to Consider

What subjects are too dangerous to talk about? Why? Can cultural diffusion have a direct impact on societies today through satellite television? How?

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Dishing Democracy: Vocabulary and Resources

glossary, suggested reading and Web sites

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The People’s Court: Video Segment 5

Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Alice Young, a partner at Kaye Scholer LLP.

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The People’s Court: Video Segment 4

Lawyers rely on local officials to renew their licenses from year to year. It's one of the reasons taking on cases against officials and state-linked companies can be a risky business. Ran Tong accepts the cases other lawyers won't touch. (4 minutes)

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The People’s Court: Video Segment 3

Judge Li and her colleagues regularly travel to the outlying hill villages around Gongxian with a mobile court. It's part of the government's effort to bring the emerging legal system to the farthest corners of the country.

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The People’s Court: Video Segment 2

Being involved in a lawsuit used to be considered a disgrace, but now central Chengdu's district court's busy docket is filled with employee disputes, road accidents, divorce petitions, and migrant labor cases.

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The People’s Court: Video Segment 1

In a practice court for law students at Sichuan University in the city of Chengdu, 1000 miles southwest of China's capital, Beijing, they're re-examining a real-life industrial injury case between a laborer and his employers.

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The People’s Court: Legitimacy through Law in China?

by Benjamin Liebman. Over the past decade, China's Communist Party leadership has embraced law to an unprecedented degree. China's leaders view creating a fair and effective legal system as crucial to their own legitimacy.

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The People’s Court: Vocabulary and Resources

glossary, suggested reading and Web sites

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