North Korea draws international condemnation with its rocket launch. Also, why Russia plans to launch a state-run Islamic TV channel. Plus, the legacy of the renowned sitar master, the late Ravi Shankar.
The US and the international community are condemning North Korea’s rocket launch as a thinly-disguised ballistic missile test. Former Ambassador Christopher Hill says though we often hear reports about North Korea going against the will of the international community, this latest launch is pretty significant.
North Korea limits its citizens access to mobile phones and a government-sponsored intranet, but it can’t shield its population entirely from the widening reach of global technology, says Scott Thomas Bruce with the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability.
China has a long history of propaganda. And one man who lived through much of it has opened a propaganda poster museum in Shanghai. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad visited the museum.
Former US Women’s Soccer Coach Pia Sundhage reflects on her coaching philosophy, what’s ahead for her as coach of Sweden’s national women’s team, and what she expects when her new team competes against the US in international play early next year.
The New York Times reports that Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi captured, detained and beat dozens of his political opponents last week.
The first Russian-language Islamic channel seeks to foster dialogue among Russia’s many Islamic ethnic groups and encourage “moderate” Islam.
For Wednesday’s Geo Quiz, we’re looking for the African city that’s just gotten its own version of the popular Monopoly board game. One clue — in this version, Boardwalk has been replaced by a place called Banana Island.
Ravi Shankar single-handedly brought the sounds of the sitar to people outside India and had an impact on many musicians.
George Harrison famously called Ravi Shankar the “Godfather of World Music.” For children of the multicultural age, the late Shankar was something of a father figure.