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12
Sep

Neighbors

This month on War News Radio, “Neighbors.” We collect a wide variety of voices on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. First we hear from Aladdin Attari, a 25-year old Palestinian-Jordanian engineer residing in Saudi Arabia, on his perspective on the recent Gaza violence. Next, we explore how the exclusion of women on both sides from cease-fire negotiations reveals a broader obstacle to post-conflict society. Then, we hear from a young fiction writer from Palestine who grew up witness to the vicious cycle of violence in Gaza. After, we present our editorial segment “Filibusted.” Finally, we look to the Swarthmore community to explore the ability to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All that and so much more - but first, a roundup of this week’s news. Keep listening and stay tuned for more stories on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a future show.

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31
May

Remembrance

This week on War News Radio, “Remembrance.” April 7, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. For this month’s show, we examine numerous perspectives on the Rwandan genocide two decades after it first took place. We hear from a diverse range of voices about the genocide’s causes and consequences and assess the long-ranging impacts of the massacre on the history and identity of the country. First, we discuss the role of justice in the peace and reconciliation process. Next, we interview a student who studied abroad in Rwanda about her experiences living in the country. Finally, we talk to experts about the role of the media in inflaming the genocide. But first, a round-up of this week's news.

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3
May

Reclaiming Identities

This week on War News Radio, “Reclaiming Identities.” First, we hear from Swarthmore Alumnus, David Kennedy, about the impact of the criminal justice system on social norms. Next, we present our editorial segment, "Fillabusted." Finally, we explore the recent evolution of Iraqi art and culture with New York University Professor Sinan Antoon. Stay with us.

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4
Apr

Changing Perspectives

This week on War News Radio, “Changing Perspectives.” First, we learn how the mainstream American media has sensationalized mass shootings and normalized urban gun violence. Next, we hear a satirical report of the news from our "Fillabusted" segment. Finally, we hear from Ukrainian citizens and expats about the upcoming elections, internal tensions, and uneasy relationship with the Russian Federation. Stay with us.


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9
Mar

Hearing a Voice: Reframing the Issue of Sex Trafficking in the Iraqi Legal System and Society

Sex trafficking is a widespread problem for women and girls in Iraq. For sex trafficking victims, currently their voice is silenced under the law, society typically views them as prostitutes, and limited social resources exist once they are free. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold spoke to Sherizaan Minwala, an expert on the sex trafficking of women and girls in Iraq about how honor codes predispose women to become victims of sex-trafficking, why combatting sex-trafficking is not a priority in Iraq, and what could be done to change sex trafficking in the Iraqi legal system and in society. 

WARNING: this piece contains discussions of rape.

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7
Mar

Control and Conflict

This week on War News Radio, “Control and Conflict.” First, we learn more about the origins of the conflicts in Ukraine and Venezuela. Next, we interview two anti-war activists about their role in the 1971 FBI break-in in Media, Pennsylvania. Then, we hear from a Swarthmore student about her experiences studying abroad in the Middle East. Finally, we talk to an expert about the problem of sex trafficking in Iraq. Stay with us.

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28
Feb

Weekly Newscast - February 28, 2014

This week on War News Radio, missiles fired by North Korea, rebels killed by Syrian armed forces, anti-government protests in Ukraine, an attack on a medical facility in South Sudan, anti-government protests in Venezuela, and more. 

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11
Feb

Tremors

This week on War News Radio, "Tremors." First, we learn more about the growing conflict in South Sudan. Next, we present our editorial segment, “Filibusted." Then, we take a look at the media’s speculation about the possibility of a terrorist attack at the Olympic Games. Finally, we hear from two prominent figures about the roots of genocide in the modern era. Stay with us.

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30
Jan

Weekly Newscast - January 30, 2014

This week on War News Radio, government military offensive against rebel groups in the Philippines, updates on anti-government protests in Ukraine, journalists charged with conspiracy in Egypt, a zone of peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, tensions over Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and more.

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23
Jan

Weekly Newscast – January 23, 2014

This week on War News Radio, anti-government protests in Ukraine and Bangkok, a ceasefire in South Sudan, the militant targeting of health care workers in Pakistan, the inauguration of the new Central African Republic president, and more.

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