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Capitalism on Trial

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 20, 2008

Is capitalism taking a pounding as Western nations try to handle the global financial crisis?

On Thursday, Riz Khan speaks to economist Robert Shiller, the best-selling author of The Subprime Solution, in which he charts the origins of the ongoing crisis and calls for an aggressive solution.

Mark Bloomfield, the president and CEO of the American Council for Capital Formation, also joins the show.

Sources:

Al Jazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/insidestory/2008/10/200810161365822531.html

Riz Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W646OE1W1UM

Riz Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlf1mEp5i0o

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China’s media laws under scrutiny

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 18, 2008

China’s temporary media laws – designed to give greater, freedoms to foreign journalists during the Olympics, are due to expire on Friday.

The Chinese government has given no indication that it plans to renew the law.

That could see reporters once again having to seek permission every time they want to leave Beijing.

Melissa Chan reports.

Source: Al Jazeera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Fm6VdV-Dk

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Conflict in Congo – The Challenges of Visual Journalism

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 13, 2008

Widely published in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic magazines, photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale has been covering the brutal exploitation of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its natural resources for nearly a decade. He spoke at UC Santa Barbara to discuss the challenges of visual journalism. Series: Voices [11/2008] [Show ID: 14210]

Source: University of California Television http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XGmQJ82TU

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