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Blog Profile / World News Blog


URL :http://blogs.channel4.com/world-news-blog/
Filed Under:News
Posts on Regator:378
Posts / Week:2
Archived Since:March 3, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Forced to dig their own graves: the brutality of North Korean labour camps

11 months agoNews : World News Blog

The international community has called on the secretive state to close its gulags, but now it seems they are expanding them.

Thai protests: a very mild-mannered coup?

11 months agoNews : World News Blog

Traffic is at a standstill, buildings occupied and an arrest warrant has been issued for the protest leader. But no-one seems in any hurry to detain him writes John Sparks in Bangkok.

Grace, generosity and kindness in aftermath of typhoon horror

11 months agoNews : World News Blog

I am huddled under cover with Thelma and her friends, who are taking the opportunity to laugh and chat after the devastating week they have had in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Channel 4 News returns to Sri Lanka

11 months agoNews : World News Blog

A Channel 4 News team returns to Sri Lanka to cover the Commonwealth summit, having been prevented from entering the country for four years following a series of reports about alleged war crimes.

Aung San Suu Kyi: falling from grace

12 months agoNews : World News Blog

People are beginning to question the judgement of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's icon of democracy, and an interview she gave about the Rohingya will add to those doubts.

Australian bush fires – Blue Mountains avoid the worst

The aggressive tactics of the New South Wales fire department seemed to have contained the blazes in the Blue Mountains.

Trial starts of woman who faces jail for screening a Channel 4 film

Lena Hendry is charged with violating Malaysia's laws after showing an award-winning Channel 4 documentary about Sri Lanka at a film night in Kuala Lumpur.

Is Kim Jong-un facing a North Korean revolution?

From the outside, Kim Jong-un appears to have cemented his control - but tales from defectors suggest there is more dissent and revolt in North Korea than meets the eye.

Why the official version of North Korean life is a carefully constructed lie

Defectors’ tales of food shortages and fear expose the official story of life in North Korea, as handed out to the few journalists allowed to enter the country, as a carefully constructed lie.

‘I went on a 45-day holiday with the Washington shooter’

Om Suthamtewakul, a 30-year-old Thai woman, tells Asia Correspondent John Sparks about her experiences in Thailand with Washington shooter Aaron Alexis.

Thai officials under pressure over trafficking of Rohingya

Thailand's media is taking up the search for answers following an exclusive Channel 4 News report on the trafficking of Burmese refugees.

North Korea: Victory Day tours of the capital

North Korea is marking 60 years since the end of the Korean War. John Sparks is in Pyongyang, where he's being treated to mysterious city tours, chaperoned by ever-present government minders.

A few days in the life of Pyongyang

The showcase community of an outcast regime: Channel 4 News glimpses life in the opulence and eerie quiet of North Korea's capital Pyongyang.

North Korea: Victory Day tours of the capital

North Korea is marking 60 years since the end of the Korean War. John Sparks is in the capital Pyongyang, where he's being treated to mysterious city tours, chaperoned by ever-present government minders.

Burma’s Rohingyas: how journalism really can make a difference

Journalists are not universally admired, but as I found after making a film about the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims, what we do often pricks the consciences of the poweful.

The plight of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims in a Thai camp

As Thailand struggles with an influx of Rohingya Muslims from Burma, John Sparks visits a camp where conditions are desperately over-crowded, with barely room to sit.

Burma: Rohingya Muslims restricted to two children

Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent on the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims. With her criticism of "discrimination", is she now changing her tune?

Malaysia awaits election outcome

Malaysians vote in record numbers in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of the world's longest-ruling coalition. Asia Correspondent John Sparks gives his view.

Not on top of the world? Tensions behind Mount Everest fight

As frustrations between western climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest boil over, one climber gives his account of what happened to John Sparks.

South African surfer survives shark-infested waters for 28 hours

2 years agoNews : World News Blog

Sharks swirled and seagulls swooped - John Sparks reports on the remarkable survival of South African surfer Brett Archibald.

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