Bolivian journalist Fernando Vidal set alight on air

A Bolivian radio journalist has been attacked while he was conducting a radio show in the southern city of Yacuiba. Staff at Radio Popular said four masked men broke into the studio, poured petrol over presenter Fernando Vidal and set him alight.   Mr Vidal, 78, and another staff member are being treated for burns. […]

Celebrated Somali poet killed by gunmen

Popular Somali poet, playwright and songwriter Warsame Shire Awale has been killed in the capital, Mogadishu. He was shot by unknown gunmen near his home on Monday evening. Mr. Awale wrote and acted in radio plays critical of the militant group, al-Shabab, who he accused of misleading people in the name of Islam. According to […]


MUSIC, TOLERANCE & DEFIANCE: An evening with Shahin Najafi & Mohsen Namjoo Shahin Najafi and Mohsen Namjoo are among the leading Iranian musical artists working today. Najafi is visiting the U.S. for the first time since the fatwa and death threats against him in May 2012 resulting from the release of his satirical rap, “Naghi.” […]

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