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Reporters Uncensored (RUTV) is a weekly independent news program hosted by journalist, Tala Dowlatshahi featuring a team of international reporters covering global issues and social innovators.
Dr. Maung, a general practitioner, prefers to see action on the ground to help the refugee and migrant communities living on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Tala Dowlatshahi sits down with Jesse Jackson.
President Hugo Chavez interview on press freedom in Venezuela.
On May 15, 2011 an event to raise awareness on the imprisonment of James Foley, Clare Gillis and Manu Brabo was held in NYC at the Half King, owned by Sebastian Junger. Guest panel and moderator included: Tyler Hicks (NY Times Photographer held prisoner in Afghansitan), David Rohde (NY Times Journalist who was imprisoned by and escaped from the Taliban) and Tala Dowlatshahi from Reporters without Borders. Family and friends gathered and shared favorite stories, writings about and their experiences with James Foley and Clare Gillis.
Tala Dowlatshahi speaks with Michael Foley, the brother of detained journalist James Foley. James Foley has been held by the Libyan government since April 5 along with two other reporters, freelancer Clare Gillis and Spanish photographer Manu Brabo. To sign the petition for Jamesís release and to get involved please go to www.freefoley.org.
European Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton is questioned on Europe's position on the Libyan conflict and current EU economic sanctions and humanitarian interventions.
The Reverend Richard Cizik is on a mission. To talk to him is to encounter an energy and intensity that seem to spring from a divine source, and indeed, he sees his current efforts to put climate change back on the agenda of evangelicals during the 2012 U.S. presidential elections as part of his Christian duty.
The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Myanmar dissident, in winning a seat in Parliament has indicated a rapid shift toward democratic reform in the country. But Zoya Phan, a longstanding advocate for the Karen ethnic group in Myanmar, is cautious about the developments.
We all know the Iranian government does not support free expression. Iran remains the largest prison for journalists -- over 40 behind bars. But just where does the government currently stand in terms of censorship and surveillance of its people?
Aung San Suu Kyi's victory in the last election has indeed indicated a rapid shift in Myanmar's leadership. President Thein Sein's new policy toward democratic reform may be a fresh beginning. But women like Zoya Phan are not so optimistic. She believes the global community must stay vigilant even in the face of the government's recent actions.
The recent call by Secretary of State Clinton to sanction eight of the highest ranking Iranian officials ranging from the Interior Minister to the head of the Revolutionary Guards has received widespread praise. And rightly so. For decades, a triangular system within government--the judiciary, military and the internal oversight committees--has imposed a reign of terror on human rights defenders inside Iran.
I have been living in neutral Switzerland for a few months now. I must say I am fairly pleased that I am far away from the current media mayhem in the United States and the endlessly repeated claims that war with my country is imminent[...]Year after year, I have been asked the same questions by my fellow Americans: "Will there be war? Do you think Israel will attack first?"
While many pundits and politicians are hoping that the Iranian election will bring about that elusive and alluring phenomenon, change, thus implicitly or explicitly comparing it to the recent U.S. presidential election, it's worth pausing for a moment to remember the vast differences between the ways the two countries select their leaders.
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