Worldview 2.2.12

February 2, 2012

(AP/Tsering Topgyal)
In India, an exiled Tibetan marches in solidarity with the 17 Tibetans who immolated themselves in recent months.

As Syria's uprising grows more violent, doctors have resorted to treating those hurt in underground clinics. As a result, many have been detained, harassed, deported, and even killed. Worldview talks to Dr. Zahrer Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, about the situation. Also, Worldview sits down with Hussam Hadi, who directs an Arabic cartoon channel called Spacetoon Kids TV. It's been celebrated for engaging Iraqi kids who've grown up in war, exploring topics from education to healthcare to hygiene. And in recent months, a number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. Though these self-immolations aren't new, they're rising and spreading to more areas. We talk to local Tibetan Tanzim Jamyang about why a growing number of Tibetans have turned to self-immolation.

 

 

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