The BBC documentary, "India's Daughter" was banned from India for showing an interview with an accused rapist. We also discuss the culture around silence in Muslim society when it comes to sexual abuse, and the recent overruling of a law in South Korea which made adultery illegal.
A US ambassador was attacked with a machete in South Korea. The recent drills by the American Navy in the region has some nationalists concerned. Bruce Cummings gives us a rundown on the United States relationship with the Koreas. Milos Stehlik is in the studio to tell us about David Cronenberg's new film and Rohina Malik talks about her new play 'The Mecca Tales.'
Before Kim Jong-il's death the United States offered to provide food aid to North Korea if it halted its uranium enrichment program. North Korea has indicated it may be open to negotiations on such a deal. And, the Obama administration says it plans to shift its military policy toward Asia.
North Korea’s government-run Central News Agency announced yesterday that the body of Kim Jong-il will be embalmed and laid in state next to Kim Jong-un, his father and founder of the communist state. The regime also alleges it will build “smiling portraits” of Kim and “towers to his immortali
In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the time, proponents of the landmark agreement said NAFTA would create hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs in the U.S.
While South Korea ranks as one of Asia’s wealthiest, most developed countries, traditional values persist. Single parenting remains a major taboo. Unwed pregnant women in South Korea face social disgrace and, in some cases, are shunned by their families.