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Arts, Culture & Media

Soundtrack for human rights

Anchor Marco Werman tells us the story behind the song "The Price of Silence." It was produced for today's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights. But some artists didn't feel free to participate.

Conflict & Justice

Roadblocks in Buenos Aires

Ian Mount reports on the popularity of one particular form of protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The roadblock is used by everyone from the unemployed to war veterans to highlight their demands � whatever they may be.

Global Politics

Confucius versus Avatar

?Avatar' is hugely popular in China, but the government has been pulling it out of theaters to replace it with the epic about the life of Confucius, starring Chow Yun-fat. Mary Kay Magistad went to the movies to find out what people in China make of this.

Global Politics

Kim Jong Il, 'fashion icon'

A North Korean website says the ?Dear Leader? began a global fashion trend with his zippered jumpsuits. Many North Koreans believe it. North Korea watcher and author Barbara Demick explains how authorities there have mastered the art of propaganda.

Conflict & Justice

Banned Saudi novel

A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."

Conflict & Justice

Tibet's uncharted future

Tibetan exiles worldwide long to see a free Tibet. The Dalai Lama has led their struggle for decades. Now he's thinking about retirement. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the latest on the Dalai Lama, and Tibet's uncharted future.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Laura Lynch profiles pop singer Henry Olonga. He's a former cricket star from Zimbabwe, but a single act of defiance against the government there ended his career and sent him into exile in London. Now he's fighting back with music.