Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Worldview: Syria's war up close, China's rail system, blogging the War on Drugs, and the Human Rights Film Festival April 9, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "Worldview: Syria's war up close, China's rail system, blogging the War on Drugs, and the Human Rights Film Festival" on Storify]Worldview: Syria's war up close, China's rail system, blogging the War on Drugs, and the Human Rights Film FestivalA filmmaker on his harrowing new documentary from inside Syria. What is special about China's high speed rail system? A blogger's bold fight against the drug trade and The Human Rights Watch Film Festival comes to Chicago.Storified by · Tue, Apr 09 2013 08:19:13FRONTLINE | Preview "Syria Behind the Lines"| PBSpbsA bombing in #Syria, from @frontlinepbs journalist Olly Lambert's perspective. No words to explain this footage. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/foreign-affairs-defense/syria-behind-the-lines/the-bombing-of-al-bara/#bmb1Michelle ZilioA filmmaker documents both sides of Syria's civil warFilmmaker Olly Lambert recently spent time in Syria, livingand filming with both the regime and the rebels. The result is his new Frontline documentary, Syria Behind the Lines. Watch it here. He tells Worldview about his experience. Syria Behind the Lines - FRONTLINEFRONTLINE's Olly Lambert is the first Western filmmaker to spend an extended period living on both sides of Syria's war-and to document, ...China's rail system speeds aheadChina has become a global leader in high speed rail, but there have been some bumps along the way. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, joins Worldview to explain what makes China’s rail systems unique and how they came to be.High-speed rail a highlight of Brown's China trip - The Sacramento BeeGov. Jerry Brown will be eyeing China's massive high-speed rail system as he tries to lure billions of dollars in investments to Californ...A new front in Mexico's drug warThe author of Blog del Narco, a blog that chronicles the violence of Mexico’s drug wars, has just given her first interview to the Western media. This is the first time that "Lucy," (she goes by a pseudonym) has spoken out about why she runs a blog that could put her life at risk. She spoke with Rory Carroll, U.S. West Coast correspondent for The Guardian. He joins Worldview to talk about the blog and the state of Mexico’s drug wars. Why Blog del Narco has become the most important website in MexicoIn 2010, the birth year of the popular and controversial website Blog del Narco, Mexico's tumultuous drug war reached a turning point. Mo...Human Rights Watch Film FestivalThe Human Rights Watch Film Festival showcases activists and survivors confronting human rights issues globally. Jobi Cates from Human Rights Watch-Chicago and local filmmaker Danny Alpert stop by Worldview to talk about this year’s offerings at the festival, just underway in Chicago. Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens tonightWhen I looked up the touring Human Rights Watch Film Festival in the Reader's online archive, I was reminded that, a mere seven years ago... Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories Roger Ebert, Previous post in Worldview Margaret Thatcher, the Keystone pipeline and crowd-sourcing the theater Next post in Worldview A Day in the Sun View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?