January 2009

Rebel Black Activists Feted By British Leaders

Sandra CorbinBritish Cabinet minister Hazel Blears was among the guests at an important moment in Black British history deliberately held in the inauguration month of Barack Obama.The 25th anniversary of the Labour Party Black Sections was celebrated at a ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, China, provides a weekly digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese MediaThe municipal authorities in New York, US, are reportedly planning to reduce the number of non-emergency vehicles in their inventory by about 1 ...

Postcard from Madagascar

Katriona Lewis - in Tulear A thousand kilometres from the capital city of Antananarivo and we are beached. It is whispered that the great winds of Fanele and Eric are rallying to keep us locked in the town of Tulear where foundations sink lower than bam ...

Why don't they call Obama Mr President?

Margaret Busby - in Washington, America What a week!   I'm now at Dulles Airport waiting to take our plane back to Blighty, so to while away an hour I'm checking in with you one last time from DC.   You haven't heard from me in the pa ...

This is the charity film banned by BBC

British broadcasters the BBC and Sky News have hidden behind the coward's blanket of excuse and cited the protection of their 'impartiality' as the reason for their refusal to air the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) aid appeal on behalf of ...

URGENT ACTION: Help to free detained journalist

People in the UK are being urged to protest to Members of Parliament about the detention of an asylum-seeking Iraqi journalist who faces persecution, and even death, if he is deported.Sarwar Gareb, aged 35, from Leicester, is a member of the National Union ...

Scandinavian country could give refuge to freed Guantanámo inmates

Finnish Foreigh Minister Alexander Stubb has said that his country could take some of the Guantanámo detainees US President Barack Obama plans to release when he closes the notorious concentration camp.         But former Foreign Minis ...

Wossy's return is good for the Beeb

Matt Gardner - Online ColumnistSo, a British Tv chat show host is back in action, getting more than five million viewers for Friday Night With Jonathan Ross after his celebrated suspension. And you know what? His success is fully deserved. The end of this ...

The New 'White House'

China This Week

Chris Gelken - in Beijing, China, provides a digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese news media. China's National Bureau of Statistics recently revised the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate for 2007 to 13 percent, an increase of 1.1 per ...

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