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Sep 19, 2014

Sri Lankan journalist aboard the Ocean Lady jailed before given refugee status

Maran Nagarasa started getting death threats shortly after one of his mentors was murdered. On April 28, 2005, leading Tamil journalist Taraki Sivaram was kidnapped by four men just outside a police station in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo. His body... #Canada #Sri Lanka #Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Sep 15, 2014

Irish documentarian visits USM and shares success story

When he was in college, Maurice Fitzpatrick decided he wanted to be a documentarian and fought to reach his goals despite naysayers. Now, Fitzpatrick has a documentary co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, a book under his belt and sai... #Canada #Sri Lanka #Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Sep 17, 2014

If Scotland divorces Britain, who will get the TV?

A victory for the yes campaign may cut the nation adrift from the BBC, which would be bad news for the future of Scottish TV production. Though viewers north of the border have been promised that EastEnders will remain on the schedule Amid the bigger... #Australia #United Kingdom #Alex Salmond #Scotland

Sep 14, 2014

Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens

Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. Separatis... #Scotland #United Kingdom #Glasgow #Europe #Alex Salmond #Alistair Darling #Queen Elizabeth II #National Party

Aug 25, 2014

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies

Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday, citing his son. Attenborough was 90... #Scotland #United Kingdom #Glasgow #Europe #Alex Salmond #Alistair Darling #Queen Elizabeth II #National Party

Aug 24, 2014

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies

Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday, citing his son. Attenborough was 90. Attenborough is perhaps best-known for his work on the 1982 film "Gandhi," which won eight Academy Awar... #Scotland #United Kingdom #Glasgow #Europe #Alex Salmond #Alistair Darling #Queen Elizabeth II #National Party