IPSTV NEWSCAST. 24 October 2013. Presented by Preethi Nallu.
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:
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”.
#Lampedusa tragedy calls the attention of Russian media, whereas EU media focuses on European Union summit opening on #NSA row German front.
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
With contribution from Jim Lobe, IPS Bureau Chief in Washington.
Graph: “Guantanamo Bay Facts”, by Human Rights Watch.
- “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).
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