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Thursday, November 04, 2010

IN NOVEMBER - DEV.TV ON BBC WORLD NEWS

IN HARM’S WAY

Is Humanitarian Aid being hijacked by the “war on terror” and other armed conflicts around the world? Is the “humanitarian space” – defined in the mid 1990s by the then President of MSF Rony Brauman - shrinking? Can the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality and impartiality
still serve as blueprints in an increasingly hostile environment of internal conflicts, natural disasters and diminishing access to natural resources?
Since 2006, attacks against aid workers have increased sharply, as they are caught in the crossfire of protracted conflicts or complex political environments, where they are no longer considered “neutral”.

“In Harm’s Way?” - a 47 minute documentary produced by dev.tv travels to Afghanistan, Colombia and DRC to examine today’s humanitarian aid and whether it is becoming a casualty of the current political and economic context.

BROADCAST ON BBC WORLD NEWS

06/11/2010 at 04:30 and 18:30 GMT
07/11/2010 at 10:30 and 18:30 GMT

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WORLD CHALLENGE - Last days to vote for your favorite project/business.

“BBC World challenge” voting will close at midnight (GMT) on 12th November 2010.

Now in its sixth year, World Challenge is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots level. World Challenge is brought to you by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell and is about championing and rewarding projects and businesses which really make a difference.

To watch and vote, please go to : http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/index.php