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International Affairs

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. For more information on NAM's coverage on these issues, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Haiti Through the Lens of Arab Television

Mosaic Intelligence Report, Video, Jamal Dajani, Jan 25, 2010

Middle Eastern satellite television often offers a steady stream of death and destruction. But now these images are not of Gaza, but of Haiti.

New America Now: Field Poll Results, MLK in Memphis, Returning to India

New America Now, Audio, Jan 22, 2010

An extensive field poll on the Obama presidency yields surprising results, Taylor and Bessie Rogers of StoryCorps discuss seeing Martin Luther King in Memphis, and Betty Kamath is returning to a home for the elderly in India.

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U.S. Drone Missile Kills Filipino Bomber in Pakistan

Inquirer.net, News Report, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan 22, 2010

Filipino Abdul Basit Usman, an alleged demolition expert for the Abu Sayyaf, and wanted by the U.S. for $1M is believed killed in a drone strike in Pakistan.

Temporary Protection for Haitians: A First Step

New America Media, Opinion, Shaina Aber & Christian Fuchs, Jan 21, 2010

The decision to grant Haitians currently in the United States permission to stay, work and send remittances home under a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is welcome news. But it's only the first step.

Could Pakistan's NorthWest Frontier Province Become Afghania?

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Dr. Mohammad Taqi , Jan 18, 2010

The North-West Frontier Province along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan has been considering a name change. But agreeing on a name is tough in an area with fierce tribal loyalties.

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Filipino Rescued From Collapsed Haiti Building

Inquirer.net, News Report, Katherine Evangelista & Cynthia Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan 14, 2010

One of the four members of the Philippine delegation to the United Nations in earthquake-hit Haiti has been rescued, the Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed today.

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US Residents Mount Humanitarian Aid to Haiti

Haitiantimes.com, News report, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Jan 13, 2010

The earthquake was the strongest to rock Haiti in more than 200 years, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings. An aid official described "total disaster and chaos."

Obama Takes Step Backward on Cuba

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Jan 12, 2010

An editorial in New York's El Diario/La Prensa calls on the Obama administration to reconsider its move to include Cuba on a terrorist list.

Anti-Gay Sentiment in Uganda

Why Ugandans Embrace U.S. Christian Rights Anti-Gay Agenda

New America Media, Commentary, Edwin Okong'o, Jan 12, 2010

American religious right-wingers are flocking to Africa and are having more success in passing new legislation criminalizing homosexuality there than they are having in the United States. The most vicious of those laws is in Uganda, where Parliament is now considering a bill that would make some homosexual acts punishable by death.

Immigration Enforcement Gets Nuanced Under Obama

New America Now, Audio, Edward Aleden and Sandip Roy, Jan 11, 2010

Edward Alden discusses the new Obama immigration policy and his new book, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11.

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