We get the Chinese perspective on the escape of blind dissident Chen Guagcheng, who is believed to be under US protection in Beijing. The US Army joins the hunt for Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army in the Central African Republic. And the street children of Nairobi inspire the music of Kenyan singer Nina Ogot.
Bob Fu is an American-based China rights activist who’s been advocating on the behalf of Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer who reportedly sought refugee in the US Embassy in Beijing last week. Bob Fu says Washington must protect Chen, or do major damage to its credibility among Chinese human rights advocates.
US and Chinese officials are reportedly close to a deal allowing dissident Chen Guangcheng asylum in the United States. Chen is believed to be under the protection of US diplomats in Beijing, and could be at the Embassy.
The British Defense Ministry is considering placing surface-to-air missiles on residential buildings during the Olympic games. An east London housing project has received leaflets saying a “Higher Velocity Missile system” could be placed on a water tower. Marco Werman talks with one of the residents.
When he was 21, the musician John Forté earned a Grammy nomination for his work with hip hop group The Fugees. Now 37, he’s the subject of a new documentary, called ‘The Russian Winter’. It chronicles a recent 9-week, 5-city tour he and his band took across Russia.
For more than 25 years Joseph Kony has forced thousands of kidnapped children to serve in his Lords Resistance Army. Now, the US military has joined the hunt for Joseph Kony.
Italy’s government wants to create jobs by liberalizing the job market, but that would diminish the power of professional guilds that currently control who can and who cannot practice certain types of jobs.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to reporter Franc Contreras who says the latest killing has put all Mexican journalists on the edge and fearful for their lives.
Hundreds of dead dolphins washed up on the beaches in northern part of Peru’s vast coastline and now in the past few days, dead pelicans have been found in the very same area.
Kenyan singer Nina Ogot tells reporter Mary Stucky about her new musical inspiration: working with young people who live on the streets of Nairobi.