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Pakistan at the Polls: Filmmaker Notes: Petr Lom

A Pakistani friend told me the story of Ihsan Ulaan Khan, and I was immediately intrigued. There was certainly enough material for a film here.

Mar 3rd, 2009 | Comments

Pakistan at the Polls: Filmmaker Notes: Abigail Spindel

After consulting Nighat Saeed Khan, a leading Pakistani activist and friend of Abida Hussain's, we jumped at the opportunity to follow her on election day.

Mar 3rd, 2009 | Comments

Chinese Man Sabotages Christie’s Auction

The Chinese government says that the bronze artifacts were stolen, and it appears that a fake buyer disrupted their sale in a crafty bit of auction sabotage.

Mar 2nd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Guinea Bissau President Assassinated; British PM Visits Washington

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Mar 2nd, 2009 | Comments

Buzzwords: Swat Valley

While Swat Valley may sound like the training grounds for an elite tactical unit of hot-shot cops that bust up crack houses and neutralize high-risk hostage situations, it's actually quite a lovely region in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.

Feb 27th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: US pull out of Iraq by 2010; 42 Bodies Found in Bangladesh

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Feb 27th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Mutiny Ends in Bangladesh; Serb Leader Acquitted in The Hague

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Feb 26th, 2009 | Comments

Slideshow: Mutiny in Bangladesh

Dhaka-based photographer Jessica Lim sent these photos of the scene unfolding just outside her door.

Feb 25th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Mutiny in Bangladesh; Nuclear Tests in Iran

A roundup of links to local stories of global importance from around the world.

Feb 25th, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Aid to Gaza; Clashes in Somalia

A round-up of today's global news headlines.

Feb 24th, 2009 | Comments

Hard Times, Hate Crimes in Hungary

Racism against Roma intensifies with economic downturn.

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Comments

World Links: Bombing in Cairo; Celebrations in Mubai

A round-up of today's global news headlines.

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Comments

Buzzwords: Swiss Banks

The Swiss media is in an uproar over the future of bank secrecy - a practice in Switzerland that has been protected in private law for over 300 years.

Feb 20th, 2009 | Comments

Haiti’s Poor Eat Dirt

This video from Worldfocus shows what some people in Haiti are doing to fill their empty stomachs.

Feb 20th, 2009 | Comments

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