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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Six months after floods devastated Pakistan, the situation remains desperate.

Seems to have been forgotten by the world, OIC included

unicef | January 28, 2011 - UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on the desperate situation still facing children and women in Pakistan, six months after floods inundated one-fifth of its land mass.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Manipulated TV: 'Good news - bad business'

RussiaToday | January 29, 2011 - Disappointment and lack of trust in the media has some Americans turning to alternative sources for news. They claim big corporations are pushing their interests on to the public rather than facts. RT's Anastasia Churkina went to find out who's behind the information being broadcast in the US.

Because of this doubt in the media, more Americans are turning to the Internet and other alternative news sources to find out the truth. But radio host Alex Jones says the world wide web is in danger of becoming manipulated by big business.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pakistan floods: Six months on in Sindh

ukdfid | January 26, 2011 - how the UK government is helping Pakistan? Has the promise by others reached Pakistan?

The scale of the flooding in Pakistan was unprecedented. Ten years of rain fell in one week, 20 million people were affected, 14 million needed immediate humanitarian assistance. At the height of the crisis the water spanned an area the size of England.

Six months on, the vast majority of people who were forced to flee from the floods have returned home. But many families have lost everything and the humanitarian challenge is shifting as people rejoin their communities.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Listening Post - Why the revolution was not televised in the West? & Media freedom across the world.

AlJazeeraEnglish | January 22, 2011 - Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter got the story of the Tunisian uprising out, with pictures of the protests spreading like wildfire across the Arab world and binding audiences to the ever changing story. Western news outlets on the other hand, at least initially, failed to give the story the coverage it deserved. On this episode of Listening Post, we look at the role media - new and old - played in the Tunisian revolution.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Environmental Events to Impact Economics, Politics in 2011

VOAvideo | January 12, 2011 - As 2011 gets underway, experts are looking at the growing influence of environmental events on both economics and politics. Policies on food safety, energy and transportation, among other issues, are being shaped by environmental developments.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Unrest in Tunisia

NorthAfricaJournal | January 12, 2011 - A brief interview of Arezki Daoud on the ongoing unrest in Tunisia.