In May 2007 filmmaker Jen Marlowe and journalist David Morse accompanied several southern Sudanese 'lost boys' back to their homes. The 'lost boys' were children who were forced to flee attacks on their villages in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Jen Marlowe, the award winning director of Darfur Diaries, speaks with Jerry Fowler about the current political landscape of southern Sudan and the connections to the crisis in Darfur.
David Morse and Gabriel Bol Deng speak on Where We Live on WNPR. August 8, 2007. Is the situation today in Darfur repeating a conflict that ripped apart the South of Sudan almost 20 years ago? David and Gabriel speak about their trip with Jen Marlowe to South Sudan and the story of the "Lost Boys" from the summer of 2007.
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Southern Iraq is home to Basra, the third largest city in the country, and one of the centers of the nation's oil wealth. Once hailed as a success story, the situation has deteriorated into militia violence after the 2005 elections. David Enders has more on the deep decline of Southern Iraq as British troops prepare to leave.
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The opposition of Iraq's southern oil worker's union to that country's proposed oil law has earned it the ire of Iraq's oil minister. David Enders reports from Iraq, where the oil minister invoked a Saddam Hussein era law and declared the union illegal last week.
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On the next Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, Rupert Murdoch's bid for the Wall Street Journal was accepted, the House passed ethics reform, and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld testified at a hearing about the death of Pat Tillman. Joining us to discuss the news of the week is Robert Hodierne of Army Times, David Enders, independent reporter in Iraq, and Pratap Chatterjee of CorpWatch. What was your story of the week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar.
As the months wear on since the invasion of Iraq, many of the more than one million displaced persons inside the country are virtually receiving no help from the Iraqi government.
13 people were killed in the second day of fighting between Jeish al-Mehdi and U.S. and Iraqi troops. The U.S. military says it has targeted Iraqi militants linked to Iran in East Baghdad during the last two days, sparking firefights that have left at least twenty-seven people dead, including a Reuters photographer. Today, U.S. troops fought and killed at least six Iraqi police in the neighborhood of Fadhilia. Click the image below to download the RealPlayer radio report.
Seventy percent of Iran is under 30, and this new generation has a different outlook on life than their parents did during the revolution. Jessie Graham for The World presents a view into the life of a secular young woman living in Iran.
Iran is cracking down on people it suspects of being dissidents. For the past few months, authorities have rounded up students, activists and women who dress immodestly. Observers say the government is trying to divert attention from Iran's most pressing concern, its growing economic crisis.
The World's Jessie Graham reports from Tehran.
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