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Worldview: Cambodia's crackdown on protesters

The Cambodian government has defended its recent crackdown on striking garment workers. Several protesters were killed last week and the government has now banned protests, which have been occurring regularly since the summer. We'll get an update on the situation.

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  1. Anti-government protests banned in Cambodia
  2. Anti-government demonstrations have been banned indefinitely in Cambodia. The ban comes after several striking garment workers were shot dead by police and many others were injured.  Hun Sen, who has ruled the country for nearly 30 years, has faced increasing opposition since elections were held last summer.  Members of the opposition have called for a new election, alleging fraud,  but the government has refused. Elizabeth Becker, a former senior foreign editor at National Public Radio and author of  When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution,  explains what’s behind the country’s rising political unrest.
  3. Documentary explores the lives of women in China
  4. The documentary Spilled Water explores how "the economic transformation of China is changing the roles, rights, and social status of its women." Chicago filmmaker May May Tchao returned to her native China to make the film, which tells the stories of four Chinese women-  a teacher, a Beijing-based lawyer, a singer and an electronic mechanic.  May May Tchao joins us to discuss the film and the changing role of women in Chinese society.


    Playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center January 10, 8pm and January 11, 3pm

  5. Korla Pandit - Miserlou
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