1. IPSTV NEWSCAST. October 22 2013. Presented by Preethi Nallu.

    HEADLINES

    While Fukushima continues to present an emergency with yet another radioactive spillover, UK’s David Cameron announces the first nuclear power plant in a generation.

    For our Slow News we explore LGBT rights in Africa.

    In Cameroon, the brutal murder of a gay rights activist earlier this year has been followed by homophobia in public spaces. What is like being openly gay in a society where homosexuality is illegal? (watch)

    In South Africa, Lesbians live in fear of corrective rape with an average of 10 attacks per week in Cape Town alone. Has legislation approving same sex marriage borne results? (watch)

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES

    Media Review: IPSTV News Director Luigi Spinola provides the IPSTV point of view on what is making the news:
    -National Security Agency (NSA)
    -Leonarda, Roma girl deported from France to Kosovo
    -Energy, Oil – Brazil
    -Nuclear power plant in UK

    Live discussion with: Nadira Tudor, IPSTV correspondent in the UK and Stephen Leahy, IPS environmental expert and correspondent in Canada.

    Topics discussed: #Nuclear Dilemmas: While #Fukushima continues to present an emergency with yet another radioactive leak, #UK’s David Cameron announces the first nuclear power plant in a generation.

    Contributions from: UK citizens giving their views on the plans for a nuclear power plant.

    SLOW NEWS

    LGBT rights in Africa.
    Contributions from: Johannesburg-based organisation Iranti-org.co.za

    Includes:

    Public places, but not for gays in Cameroon, IPSTV correspondent Anne-Mirelle Nzouankeu reports from Cameroon.

    Topics discussed: #Cameroon: What is it like being openly gay in a society where homosexuality is illegal?

    Contributions from: Bénoit Nkoumou (manager of establishment), Serge Douomong (human rights activist), Issa Tchiroma (Cameroon Minister of Communication).

    South African LGBT Community reels in anger after hate crime, IPSTV correspondent Davison Mudzingwa reports from South Africa.

    Topics discussed: #SouthAfrica: Has legislation approving same-sex marriages yielded results?

    Contributions from: Bianca Laben (LGBT activist).

    ON THE NEXT IPSTV NEWSCAST…

    Thursday 24 October: Guantanamo stories

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  2. IPSTV NEWSCAST. 24 October 2013. Presented by Preethi Nallu.

    HEADLINES

    A date for Syria peace Talks has just been set. But who will sit at the table?

    For our slow news we focus on Guantanamo.

    In Pakistan, we will meet Fawzia who awaits the return of her husband Ahmed, picked up more than a decade ago.

    Then to London where an American lawyer fights for the rights of detainees some of whom should have been discharged years ago.

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES

    Media Review: IPSTV News Director Luigi Spinola provides the IPSTV point of view on what is making the news:
    -Asia:
    Chinese Media widely covers Governments efforts to curb pollution.
    #Harbin city shut downs. Netizens provide alternative versions in social media service #SinaWeibo.

    #XuZhiyong request from jail for liberation of detainee goes viral. Guangzou New Express headline reads “Please release him”.

    -Europe:
    #Lampedusa tragedy calls the attention of Russian media, whereas EU media focuses on European Union summit opening on #NSA row German front.

    -Middle East:
    Washington and its traditional allies in the Middle East.
    Israel and Saudi concerns for new “soft” approach towards common enemies Iran and Syria.
    #Ryad threatens diplomacy with US.

    Saudi Arabia openly regrets cancellation of US military strikes in Syria.

    Live discussion with Dario Fabbri, International analyst.

    Contributions from: Naman Tarcha, Syrian journalist, and

    Topics discussed: #Syria

    SLOW NEWS

    #Guantanamo

    With contribution from Jim Lobe, IPS Bureau Chief in Washington.
    Graph: “Guantanamo Bay Facts”, by Human Rights Watch.

    Includes:

    - “I am still waiting for Ahmed to come back from Guantanamo” by Zofeen Ebrahim, IPSTV correspondent in Pakistan.

    Topics discussed: Ahmed Rabbani was arrested 11 years ago and silently brought to #Guantanamo.

    His wife Fawzia and his son Jawad are still waiting for his return to Karachi.

    Contributions from: Fawzia Rabbani (wife of Ahmed Rabbani).

    - Interview to “Reprieve” Strategic Director by Nadira Tudor, IPSTV correspondent in the United Kingdom.

    Topics discussed: Reprieve fights for the rights of detainees in Guantanamo.

    Contributions from: Cori Crider (Strategic Director Reprieve).

    ON THE NEXT IPSTV NEWSCAST…

    Thursday 29 October: Police violations in Americas.

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  3. 29 Oct 2013 by IPSTV

    HEADLINES

    In Saudi Arabia, the #Women2Drive movement challenges ban, despite pressure.
    In New York, ‘Stop and Frisk’ targets Black and Latino youth. But NY police contend that the policy has been effective.
    In Rio, people continue to disappear more than a decade after end of military rule. How is the government addressing accountability for police actions?

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES

    Topics discussed: #’Women2Drive campaign, Police violations in Americas.

    Live discussion with Hibaaq Osman, Karama Founder and CEO.

    Contributions from: Tamador Alyami, Saudi writer and blogger. Soundbites by Manal Al Sharif, Saudi #womensrights activist.

    Graph: #WomenToDrive campaign on social media.

    + Read related story: Saudi Arabia, Sans Human Rights, Seeks Council Seat, by Thalif Deen.

    MEDIA REVIEW

    IPSTV News Director Luigi Spinola provides the IPSTV point of view on what is making the news:

    Washington spying its allies.
    Abuses in South African jail, Wits justice project.
    Iraq, a forgotten crisis.
    Tian An Men square on Chinese media.
    #women2drive movement in Saudi Arabia.

    SLOW NEWS

    Includes:

    - #StopandFrisk targets Black and Latino Youth, by Kim Jenna-Jurriaans, IPSTV correspondent in New York.

    Graph: Stops by Race.

    - 50.000 Missing People in #RiodeJaneiro over the Last Decade, by Fabiola Ortiz, IPSTV correspondent in Brazil. #cadeoamarildo.

    With: NGO Rio de Paz.

    Topics discussed: Police violations in Americas.

    ON THE NEXT IPSTV NEWSCAST…

    Thursday 31 October: Hungry Europe.

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  4. 31 Oct 2013 by IPSTV

    HEADLINES

    A Pakistani family’s account to the US Congress challenges Obama’s Drones War.
    For our Slow News, we focus on Europe rediscovering hunger.
    In the UK, having a full time job might still mean relying on food banks. What is the government’s role in providing for the hungry?
    In crisis and austerity stricken Greece, malnutrition is a returning reality.

    MEDIA REVIEW

    IPSTV News Director Luigi Spinola provides the IPSTV point of view on what is making the news:

    National Security Agency (NSA) unfolding drama.
    Media Law in Argentina.
    Marmaray project in Turkey.
    Pakistany family challenges US Congress on CIA drone strikes.

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES
    Live discussion with Zofeen Ebrahim.

    Vox pop: Dawood Khan (guard, belongs to Bajaur tribal region), Mirza Khan (driver from Swat).
    Amnesty International video: U.S. Drones: Will I be next?
    Topics discussed: Pakistani family account of effect of CIA drone attacks on their community.

    SLOW NEWS
    #HungerinEurope

    Includes:

    How leftovers in Athens become a meal, by Apostolis Fotiadis.

    Contributions: Alexandros Theodoris (Boroume), George Bafanis (volunteer cook), Katia Lazaridi (researcher, food waste in Greece).

    Hunger in UK as a result of the financial crisis, by Nadira Tudor.

    Contributions: Patricia George (Local school supervisor), Christine Ridgwell (Director, Greenwich Food Bank), Mora Mclagen (Campaign and Communications Manager, Oxfam).

    Graph: Hunger in Europe.

    ON THE NEXT IPSTV NEWSCAST…
    Tuesday 5 November: Death Penalty in South Asia

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  5. 05 Nov 2013 by IPSTV

    HEADLINES

    A boatful of Rohingya fleeing communal violence in Myanmar sinks in the Bay of Bengal.

    In India, death sentence for the 4 convicted rapists leads to jubilant crowds. But is this addressing the rape epidemic?

    With the largest number of people on death row, Pakistan lifts moratorium on capital punishment.

    MEDIA REVIEW

    IPSTV News Director Luigi Spinola provides the IPSTV point of view on what is making the news:

    RFI Journalists murdered in Mali.

    Congo’s M23 rebels call off revolt.

    Trial to deposed Egyptian president captivates media.

    Kosovo remains an open wound in Europe.
    Another tragedy of Myanmar’s unwanted Rohyngyas.

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES
    Topics discussed: Dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma.

    Live discussion with Ali Fowle, IPSTV contributor from Myanmar.

    Local vox pops.
    Featured video: One billion rising campaign.
    Map: Rohingya refugees’ destination.

    SLOW NEWS
    #DeathPenalty. Hangmen open for business in South Asia. Includes:

    “Hangings will not stem violence against women in India” by Shai Venkatraman.

    “Death penalty revival will not bring security to Pakistan” by Zofeen Ebrahim.

    Infography: countries that have abolished capital punishment.

    Live discussion with Sarah Belal, Director of Lahore based Justice Project Pakistan.

    ON THE NEXT IPSTV NEWSCAST…
    Thursday 7 November: International Justice.

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