Monday’s Geo Quiz takes us to the capital of the Russian republic of Sakha, the starting point for an expedition led by Swede Mikael Strandberg. He’s trekking across Siberia to document the traditional ways of life of the reindeer people of Siberia.
Later this year, Myanmar plays host to the South East Asian Games. Myanmar officials want to include a sport called chinlone in the line-up. We find out more from Canadian filmmaker and chinlone expert Greg Hamilton.
Landlocked Hungary gets surf music of its own. Summer Schatzies put a dark Central European spin on Southern California genre.
We hear from a protester out in Tahrir Square on the second anniversary of the start of Egypt’s revolution. Also, men in India talk about the problem of violence against women there. And two Canadian provinces fight over lobsters.
Egyptians marked Friday’s second anniversary of their revolution with new anti-government protests. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to one of the protesters who were out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, activist Nahla Samaha.
Friday marks the second anniversary of the start of Egypt’s revolution, which began as a series of mass demonstrations and ended with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Many young Egyptians were eager to help their country transition to democracy. Two years later, they are realizing how difficult that transition can be.
Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz has found inspiration in the Cairo’s Tahrir Square uprising. On the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, he talks about his piece “For Egypt,” a violin solo composed for Rachel Barton Pine to the memory of people who lost their lives in the uprising.
A recent uptick in fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin Independence Army has brought long-simmering tensions back to the surface, and highlights how much work remains to be done as the country tries to shed its militarized past.
English soccer authorities have charged Chelsea player Eden Hazard with violent conduct for his altercation with a ball boy during a recent match against Swansea.
The gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi last month has people in India talking about sexual violence and harassment. And it’s not just women who are talking about it.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 25, 2013. Artists featured are: Proem, Korazon, Staff Benda Bilili, Toubab Krewe, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Tania Maria.
Earlier this week, Rhitu Chaterjee filed a story about a taxi service in New Delhi where female drivers provide rides for women only. Her story has generated more than 1,100 online comments.
A recent article in Harper’s highlights the huge distortions in the economy of Afghanistan. Scenes of crass conspicuous consumption, alongside highly inflated prices for land and goods and services are unsustainable, the article argues.
Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are at odds over the size of lobsters that fishermen are allowed to catch in the Northumberland Strait.
It can be tricky navigating your way around Brazil’s poorest neighborhoods called favelas. But recent efforts to assign street names and addresses are putting favelas on the maps. Some favelas, despite their notorious reputation for being crowded and crime ridden, are becoming cool and trendy destinations says Brazilian favela tour guide Marcelo Armstrong.