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Worldfocus

Worldfocus

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“Worldfocus” – the nightly newscast syndicated to television stations nationwide – delivers in-depth international news that American audiences would be hard-pressed to find on commercial broadcast networks. The 30 minute program moves beyond crisis reporting to explore the connections between issues unfolding abroad and developments in the U.S. Hosted by veteran news correspondent Martin Savidge and produced by Creative News Group for PBS flagship station Thirteen/WNET, “Worldfocus” was launched in October 2008. The newscast’s companion BlogTalkRadio series, “Worldfocus Radio,” launched January 13, 2008. Also hosted by Savidge, the live, weekly half-hour series goes even further in-depth into stories covered on “Worldfocus,” while opening up the conversation, via phone calls and text chats, to people throughout the globe.

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Political upheaval continues in Honduras, after liberal leader Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup in late June. Zelaya and his replacement, Roberto Micheletti, have now agreed to talks mediated by the president of Costa Rica,... more

At least 140 people were killed and more than 800 injured in China, where tensions between ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese turned deadly, according to state-run media. Rioters stoned police and set vehicles on fire. The government... more

While the conflict and bloodshed in Sudan’s Darfur region have received much attention from the international press and human rights groups, other conflicts in the country — in the north, the south and in the central Nuba Mountains — have... more

Imagine you have no birth certificate, no passport and no legal rights. You’re trapped in the country where you were born, but no document indicates that you even exist. The state doesn’t recognize you, so you can’t vote, you can’t access... more

The debate over agricultural policy in Argentina could pave the way for political transformation. The country was once the world’s biggest exporter of beef and was known as the “bread basket” of South America. But Argentina may... more

More than a decade after the war’s end, Bosnia and Herzegovina may once more be on the brink of conflict. The 1992-1995 war in Bosnia left approximately 100,000 dead and divided Muslim, Serb and Croat communities. Though the... more

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Hezbollah is pitted against the current anti-Syria majority. The robust... more

Once considered a frigid wasteland, the Arctic is melting faster than any other region on earth and revealing its hidden treasures in the process, from oil to new shipping routes. A race for control has broken out as the Arctic emerges as a... more

The year 2007 was a turning point for the world, marking the first time when the majority of the global population lived in cities rather than in the country. The world’s population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, and increasing... more

Environmentalists and others may balk at the world’s rapid population growth, as the global population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050 – but in Russia, the opposite is true. Facing dual threats of low birth rates and soaring mortality... more

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