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Conflict & Justice

Burmese youth speak

Burmese youth have launched their first television current affairs program. The program, called Youth Speak, is produced by an exile station, and broadcast via satellite from Thailand.

Global Politics

American journalist on trial in Iran

Iranian officials say the espionage trial of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi could produce a verdict within two weeks. Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib tells host Marco Werman that hardliners in Iran may be using Saberi's case to show Washington they can still play hardball.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Oumou Sangare

Today's Global Hit shines a spotlight on Malian singer Oumou Sangare, currently on a North American tour promoting her latest album, ?Seya.? Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that Sangare is a superstar back home and a champion of women's rights.

Global Politics

Twitter campaign

In an historic case of internet people power, Twitter users were able to bypass lawyers' attempts in Britain to stop the Guardian newspaper's coverage of a major scandal. We talk with writer and fundraiser Richard Wilson who started the Twitter thread.