Friday, January 14, 2011

Sterilizing HIV Patients, Genetic Modified Mosquitoes, Amazon Jungle, Drone Attacks, Israel+Cananda and Theme Parks - Al Jazeera (Dec 2010)

Sterilised in Chile for having HIV
Published 01 December 2010
HIV-positive women in Chile are coming forward to say they were sterilised against their will after giving birth. A new report says legal loopholes and biased doctors are to blame. Women living with HIV in Chile, maintain that the government must take concrete actions to stop the abuse and humanise the treatment. These women hope that by speaking out they'll spark a wider national conversation and change the general public's attitudes. Al Jazeera's Pablo Fernandez reports from Chile.

China probes tainted blood scandal
Published 01 December 2010
A former Chinese government health official is calling for an investigation into a tainted blood scandal, which he says infected more than 100 thousand people and killed at least 10 thousand. For years, hundreds of people have protested over the tainted blood scandal and official attempts to cover it up. China's HIV and AIDS epidemic of the 1990s which is believed to have been caused by medical workers who had collected blood from poor villagers using dirty needles. Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports.

101 East - Malaysia: Killer bite
Published 14 October 2010
We look at Malaysia's controversial plan to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever.

Dry spell casts pall over fate of Brazil's Amazon jungle
Published 27 November 201
Months of drought in Brazil's Amazon region is raising serious concerns about the future of the world's biggest rainforest. The prolonged dry spell has left the Rio Negro river at its lowest level in more than a century. Dead fish have begun to contaminate the drinking water and about 60,000 people are running short on food. Al Jazeera's Anand Naidoo reports. (Nov 27, 2010)

Drone attacks stepped up in Pakistan
Published 01 December 2010
The US has stepped up a campaign of alleged drone strikes in Pakistan, despite the Pakistani military refusing calls for an operation in the North Waziristan region.

But the US Defense Department says Pakistan is not acting swiftly enough against armed groups in the region, and officials say it's hurting US efforts to reverse the Taliban's momentum in the Afghan War.Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr filed this report from Islamabad.

Fault Lines - Canada-Israel: The other special relationship
Published December 02, 2010
Seen as an honest-broker in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Canada has become one of Israel's most fervent supporters. Avi Lewis investigates.

Controversial desert water park
Published 01 December 2010
World leaders at UN talks in Mexico are struggling to reach an agreement on climate change that is aimed at finding ways to help reduce the world's carbon emissions. European Union officials at the Mexican resort of Cancun said that they have earmarked almost $3bn to fight global warming this year. Dan Nolan reports from Ras al-Khai-mah in the United Arab Emirates, where climate change has been spun into a fun way to make money.

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