syria http://kbia.org en How are human rights violations investigated? http://kbia.org/post/how-are-human-rights-violations-investigated <p></p><p>Such investigations are the work of groups like Human Rights Watch's emergencies team, commonly shortened to "e-team." On this week's show, we talk to the directors of the documentary E-TEAM, who followed four investigators as they carried out their work. We also talk to one member of the e-team about his work in Syria.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:13:01 +0000 Casey Morell & Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 49873 at http://kbia.org Editorial cartoonists resist censorship [rebroadcast] http://kbia.org/post/editorial-cartoonists-resist-censorship-rebroadcast <p></p><p></p><p>This week, we'll revisit two of our favorite interviews from the past year. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 44458 at http://kbia.org Editorial cartoonists resist censorship [rebroadcast] Conflict in Syria a hot topic for Midwestern GOPs http://kbia.org/post/conflict-syria-hot-topic-midwestern-gops <p>Republicans gathering at a Midwestern conference appear divided about whether the U.S. should get involved in a conflict in Syria.</p><p>Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the hundreds of Republicans meeting in Kansas City on Saturday that the U.S. has "an obligation to engage" in Syria. But Santorum didn't outline a specific action that should be taken in response to the August 21st chemical weapons attack in Syria.</p><p>President Barack Obama initially threatened a military strike but has held off after encountering opposition in Congress.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:21:58 +0000 Associated Press 40611 at http://kbia.org Conflict in Syria a hot topic for Midwestern GOPs 9/11 gathering calls for peace, “No more victims” http://kbia.org/post/911-gathering-calls-peace-no-more-victims-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.96527862548828px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.96527862548828px;">Columbia residents marked the twelfth&nbsp;anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a gathering for peace Wednesday night. The event doubled as a demonstration against possible military action in Syria.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:34:38 +0000 Kellie Moore 40374 at http://kbia.org 9/11 gathering calls for peace, “No more victims” Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-speak-out-syria-situation <p>Discussion over the situation in Syria continues as more Missouri officials are speaking out.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., announced he will not support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria, worried about the message it sends.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:14:52 +0000 Courtney Kiley 40287 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation Kidnapped photojournalist says abductions becoming more common in Syria http://kbia.org/post/kidnapped-photojournalist-says-abductions-becoming-more-common-syria <p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">As the United States considers military action in Syria,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/08/26/another-casualty-of-war-in-syria-citizen-journalists/" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(18, 90, 167); text-decoration: underline; outline: none;">the country remains</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the most lethal place in the world for journalists.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cpj.org/" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(18, 90, 167); text-decoration: underline; outline: none;">The Committee to Protect Journalists (<span class="caps" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">CPJ</span>) reported</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that 15 journalists are currently missing in Syria. Charles Lister, an analyst at&nbsp;</span><span class="caps" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">HIS</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.vice.com/read/its-getting-much-harder-to-report-on-the-war-in-syria" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(18, 90, 167); text-decoration: underline; outline: none;">told Vice</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Saturday that in recent weeks there has been a discernible spike in reported kidnappings in northern Syria.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:34:59 +0000 Kari Paul 40057 at http://kbia.org Kidnapped photojournalist says abductions becoming more common in Syria Foreign journalists face risk of kidnapping, death in Syria http://kbia.org/post/foreign-journalists-face-risk-kidnapping-death-syria <div>Syria has been an extremely dangerous place for reporters and photographers to work. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad regime has banned foreign journalists. Now, they face dangers from all sides, including desperate rebels and hostile Islamist militants.</div><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:38:28 +0000 David Reed 40055 at http://kbia.org Foreign journalists face risk of kidnapping, death in Syria On Syria, Sen. Blunt says US has already failed http://kbia.org/post/syria-sen-blunt-says-us-has-already-failed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amidst reports that the White House is considering military action in Syria, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says the United States already missed the point to have a real impact at the early stages of that country's conflict.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:29:07 +0000 Jacob McCleland 39705 at http://kbia.org On Syria, Sen. Blunt says US has already failed Curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions http://kbia.org/post/curbing-irans-nuclear-ambitions <p>Hundreds of Iranian men took to the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to demonstrate their anger over Iran’s collapsing currency and deteriorating economic conditions. The chanting protesters marched to a major market area, where riot police had attacked suspected black-market currency traders. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:40:55 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 22303 at http://kbia.org Curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions Reporting in war torn Syria http://kbia.org/post/reporting-war-torn-syria <p>The trick to a war photographer’s success is being in the right place at the right time -- and, of course, not getting wounded, captured or killed.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:41:26 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19941 at http://kbia.org Reporting in war torn Syria Getting information out of Syria http://kbia.org/post/getting-information-out-syria <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; ">Syrian President Bashar </span>al-Assad&#39;s<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; "> crackdown on opposition forces is escalating. Six straight days of heavy bombardment has left hundreds dead in </span>Homs<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; ">. </span></p><div style="background-color: transparent; "><b> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 8533 at http://kbia.org Getting information out of Syria