Showing posts with label Country. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Country. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2012

101 East: Ageing Japan

How can the world's most elderly society overcome its demographic crisis?

Sakae Matsuzawa, Kesayo Shimizu, Hikariko Ono, benefit, burden, longevity, taxpayer, Mr. Kudo, shelter resident, Hidenori Hashi, Outreach worker, Miyoko Miyazawa, Eisei Hospital, touch, Keiko Muramatsu, Itsuo Kandatsu, elderly people, elderly people living alone (独居老人), 3.8 million living alone, partner robot, Koichi Kaneda, Hiramachi Shirakawa, Credit Suisse, social security, retire at 70, raising retire age, Nobuhiko Hasegawa

Friday, November 9, 2012

People & Power: How to Rob Africa

Why does the Western world feed Africa with one hand while taking from it with the other?

Stanley Kwenda, Anas Aremeyan Anas, Zimbabwe, Corporate service provider, Money laundering, Seychelles, offshore financial system, undercover journalist, offshore account, offshore company, distorted system, Anonymous entity, impoverishing, stolen money, consulting company

Witness: Kay Kay: The Girl from Guangzhou

Kay Kay is the face of modern-day China - a bright, educated and ambitious 20-year-old living in the booming southern city of Guangzhou.

She represents a new generation of middle class Chinese 'only' children, benefiting from China's economic growth as well as the single-minded dedication of her factory-worker parents.

This unique film has followed her for her whole life, filming her and her family every year since her birth in 1992.

It gives a rare, personal narrative to the decades of transformation that China has undergone. From her childhood and school days through to her university life where she struggles to get to grips with China's economic imperatives in the face of environmental issues.

Kay Kay is a charming, engaging guide to modern China, its people and the country's recent economic boom.

Bruno Sorrentino, Kay Kay, Guangzhou

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Stream : Swazis speak out against Africa's last absolute monarchy

Swaziland protesters call for reform amidst a financial crisis and cabinet reshuffle.

Absolute monarchy, Mark Leon Goldberg,, Without the King,, Mary Pais Da Silva, Michael Skolnik, South Africa, Swaziland

Switzerland's direct democracy

Together with neutrality and federalism, direct democracy is a part of the Swiss national identity and helps unite the various languages, religions and cultures in the country. This video gives you a short introduction to this unique political system. (Produced by on behalf of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad)