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Global & Human Rights Issues

Human Rights & Wrongs: Haiti

First segment: What can be done to restore human rights and democracy to Haiti? Begins with an overview of the political situation in Haiti, followed by an interview with exiled Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Second segment: Presents highlights from David Korb's film, "This other Haiti," about grass roots democratic movements and concludes with music of the Haitian peasant democracy movement. Broadcast June 4, 1994. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Health & Human Rights

First segment: An interview with Dr. Jonathan Mann, Harvard professor and architect of the World Health Organization's program on AIDS, in which he explores the connection between health and human rights. Second segment: An Interview with Harlan Dalton of Yale Law School and Karen Porter, who teaches law and medicine at Washington University on their views of public health as a human rights issue. Broadcast June 14, 1995. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Heroes

Excerpts from the film "At the edge of conflict," features Chief Wai-Wai of the Waiapi people, who fought for and won land rights for indigenous people in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. Profiles Guatemalan Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, an advocate for indigenous and women's rights. Examines the contributions of journalist Roy Gutman and documentary filmmaker Ademir Kenovic, who have chronicled the war in the former Yugoslavia. Presents a memorial to Veronica Guerin, a journalist killed while covering the war in Ireland.

Human Rights & Wrongs: Indigenous People

Contents: [Pt. 1] Lost in paradise: native Hawaiians -- [Pt. 2] After the gold rush: Philippines. In the first segment "homesteads" and their impact on native Hawaiian culture and heritage, and the struggle to preserve what land remains are examined through segments from the film Papakolea: a story of Hawaiian land. The second segment looks at the discovery of gold and mining methods which threaten the lives and culture of the T'boli people of the Philippines. Segment from the television program Rights & wrongs broadcast August 18, 1993. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Islam

First segment: Examines human rights abuses inside the Algerian conflict between an authoritarian government and an insurgent Islamist movement. Second segment: Independent film producer Susan Mazur, goes behind the lines in Kashmir to report on the conflict's mounting death tool and its human rights implications. Third segment: Children's impressions of the war in Sarajevo are presented in the film "War in children," produced by Ademir Kenovic and the SAGA film company. Fourth segment: Report on women under Islamic law speaking out againt the veil. Broadcast May 24, 1995. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Kosovo (Kosovo: The Next Bosnia?)

Contents: [Pt 1]. Kosovo: Balkan crisis -- [Pt. 2. Chinese illegal Segment one examines reistance by ethnic Albanians against Serbian occupation. The second segment is a discussion of U.S. immigration policy with Arthur Helton of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights concerning U.S. policy on Chinese illegal immigrants seeking asylum. Broadcast June 16, 1993. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Media & Human Rights. [Part 1]

First segment: Reports on the lack of media independence in post-communist Hungary where broadcast media are under attack by the government for its "liberal bias." Second segment: A story on the growing number of journalists who are killed while on assignment throughout the world. Third segment: A profile of the world's most unusual radio station--Belgrade's B-92-- which mixes music with anti-war activism in Serbia's capital. Broadcast May 28, 1994. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Media & Human Rights. [Part 2]

Contents: [Pt. 1] A right to know? -- [Pt. 2] Noam Chomsky and the media. First segment: This segment examines the question is there a "right to know?" through an indepth look at the media's shrinking coverage of international news and its impact on human rights. Concludes with a discussion with controversial media analyst Noam Chomsky. Second segment: A look at the role of new tools and technologies -- low-cost video cameras, computers and the Internet -- in human rights activism, a phenomenon which some have termed "weapons of mass communication." Broadcast May 14, 1996. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Middle East (Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)

First segment: Examines human rights violations as the transition to Palestinian self-rule takes hold in the Israeli-occupied territories. Includes an interview with Hanan Ashrawi, one time Palestinian peace negotiator and head of a Palestinian group. Second segment: Allen Ginsberg reads his newest poem, Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Third segment: Presents a music video produced by Yothu Yindi, an aboriginal band of musicians from Australia. Broadcast May 21, 1994. 27 mins

Human Rights & Wrongs: Nigeria

First segment: A report on the human rights situation in Nigeria, focusing on the military dictatorship in Nigeria and its efforts to prevent the imposition of U.S. sactions in response to its repressive regime. Second segment: Investigates lobbying efforts concerning Nigeria in the U.S. by various American corporations, non-profit organizations and Nigerian nationals.