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South African legend Miriam Makeba dies

Posted by Zeeska Lee on November 10, 2008

Miriam Makeba, or ‘Mama Africa’, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice, has died at the age of 76, leaving a great legacy behind.

Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari looks back at her life of struggle and achievement.

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Beijing criticises US on human rights record

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 22, 2008

One of the big foreign policy challenges facing the next US president is how to handle China.

Trade has grown exponentially between the two nations but bilateral ties remain strained.

The US accuses Beijing of locking up political dissidents and brutally suppressing a separatist movement by Uighur Muslims.

But China has published its own reports on human rights abuses in the US, saying Washington has been incapable of lifting many African-Americans out of poverty.

In our second of a series of reports examing this fractious relationship, Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng has more

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Al Jazeera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2eKfd62BMY

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One on One with Spike Lee

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 19, 2008

One on One meets the outspoken, award-winning filmmaker.

Source: One on One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NePIS-R3Sgg

Source: One on One http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkTMqYKVFSY

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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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UAE invests in film production

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 14, 2008

The United Arab Emirates is known globally for its huge investments.

Now it has set its sights on the movie industry.

Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, has launched a new production company hoping to become a top producer of feature movies.

Source: Al Jazeera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dzW8DNRhA

Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

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Tragedy inspires hope for China’s orphans

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 6, 2008

China’s government estimates that 150,000 children are living on its streets, while aid agencies say the number is much higher and fear its still growing.

Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from China’s Sha’anxi Province where she talks with a Chinese native who draws from his experience to help the new generation of homeless kids.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WZpbSjHxRs

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Child abductions plague China

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 5, 2008

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports on how China’s one-child policy and foreign adoptions are prompting tens of thousands of abductions every year.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxvN1J9oQd0

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Obamania in Brazil elections

Posted by Zeeska Lee on October 5, 2008

Claudio Enrique Barack Obama has changed his name in honour of the US presidential candidate, Barack Obama, hoping to boost his electoral chances in Brazil’s provincial elections. Teresa Bo reports.

(Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y1_wkLBNlY)

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