Alex Gallafent

Conflict & Justice

Al Jazeera's impact on Libya

The World's Alex Gallafent reports on Al Jazeera's impact on events in Libya. The TV network's Arabic language news coverage is watched via satellite by many Libyans hungry for something other than the official coverage on Libya's state-run broadcasters.

World in Words - poet Sergei Mikhalkov

He was best known for writing lyrics for this tune. It's the national anthem of Russia. It was also the anthem of the old Soviet Union. Mikhalkov wrote different lyrics for each. The World's Alex Gallafent has more.

Politics

Ute Lemper and The Bukowski Project

Ute Lemper is perhaps most famous for interpreting the music of Kurt Weill. Now Lemper's drawing on the sounds of Weimar Germany to portray the bitter, lonely Los Angeles of American poet Charles Bukowski. From PRI's The World.