Tagged: democracy

Tunis - November 2012

ctrp436 A Young and Watchful Eye on Changes

MP3 Audio [30 MB]DownloadShow URL Youth has long been the buzz word connecting to the uprisings in North Africa and in the Middle East in the spring of 2011. A demographic shift, we’ve been told, combined with economic and social...
 

ctrp427 An African Political Safari

ctrp427 An African Political Safari

MP3 Audio [31 MB]DownloadShow URL An African Election is a film that documents the struggle and achievements of the 2008 Ghanian elections.  4 years later, with the death President Atta Mills, the country is preparing to go back to the...
 

Too Soon To Worry About Libya?

Too Soon To Worry About Libya?

A militia rolls into the airport and shuts down all air traffic, because they’re angry about something.  Another militia goes into the offices of the electoral commission and burns ballots, because they’re upset about something. Officials from the International Criminal...

They Felt Ignored

They Felt Ignored

Over the past weeks the stories have trickled in of events unfolding in Mali. In a rush to fill a knowledge void, many of us do quick research using sources from the past and present regarding this West African nation...

Global Disease Infects Portugal

Global Disease Infects Portugal

Thats how it feels when everywhere you turn there are victims of some rapidly spreading phenomenon that leaves dispair and suffering in its wake.  Here in Lisbon the headlines read “Nation Reduces Its Deficit By 22%” with a sort of pride;...

Casa do Passal

Guardian Piece on Sousa Mendes

Today my piece on visiting the Casa do Passal and the Legacy of Sousa Aristides de Sousa Mendes was published on the Guardian CiF. It looks at the failure to truly honor his memory as well as  how even today there...