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Obama Boycott Criticized; Bangladeshi Goldman Prize Winner

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley Posted: Apr 24, 2009

Editor's Note: Odette Keeley, news anchor for "Stories From The Ethnic Media" in NAM's radio program, "New America Now" on 91.7 FM KALW, talks to ethnic media professionals on stories in their news outlets and their take on the news of the day.

This week: Pres. Obama is criticized for boycotting a racism conference; and a Bangladeshi environmental attorney is a Goldman Prize winner.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author and radio host of The Hutchinson Report heard weekly in Los Angeles on KTYM Radio 1460 AM and nationally on blogtalkradio.com, cites the reasons why Obama's boycott of the United Nations racism conference held in Geneva this week was a bad call. Also, The 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners announced this week, fight government and corporate interests in order to improve the environment in their communities. Executive editor Abu Taher, of Bangla Patrika newspaper in New York explains why the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh is causing serious environmental problems;and how the work of leading environmental attorney and Goldman Prize winner Rizwana Hasan is helping mitigate the impact of the industry.

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