Jun. 03, 2011
Earlier this week, embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad announced that he would offer amnesty to anti-government protesters, but his concessions are unlikely to quell growing unrest. Chicago lawyer Yaser Tabbara offers his analysis. Also, FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, reelected its president, Sepp Blatter, whose tenure has been marked by allegations of widespread corruption. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and Worldview’s soccer analyst Euan Hague discuss the state of world soccer. And at last month's Cannes Film Festival, director Lars Von Trier was booted for making jokes that appeared sympathetic to Nazis. Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic tells Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik that the same standard should've been applied to Serb director Emir Kusturica, an awards jury member who has made remarks supportive of Serbian war criminals.
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