(Al Jazeera English: 0408 PT, May 12, 2011) Al Jazeera's exclusive report on Bahrain looks at the abuse of medical workers as part of the government's crackdown on dissent.
'Bahrain Has Placed Healthcare at the Center of a System of Oppression'
(Al Jazeera English: 0408 PT, May 12, 2011) AJE interviews Christopher Stokes of Doctors Without Borders on the subject of the abuse of medical workers as part of the government's crackdown on dissent.
(Al Jazeera English: 0826 PST, March 8, 2011) Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi appear to have pushed Libya's rebels back from key towns. The Libyan leader's battalions have repelled groups trying to oust him from his coastal strongholds, hitting rebels hard.
In the West, close to the capital Tripoli, Gaddafi's forces have taken back Az Zawiyah. The rebels still hold Misurata, their only significant foothold in the west, but there has been intense fighting there. It lies halfway between the capital Tripoli to Sirte, Gaddafi's birthplace and major support base. Sources told Al Jazeera that Gaddafi has been sending reinforcements there.
Further east, rebel positions have been pounded on Tuesday in Ras Lanuf and the day before in the nearby town of Bin Jawad. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from there.
(Al Jazeera English: 0826 PST, March 7, 2011) Libyan troops troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counteroffensive attacks against a number of rebel-held towns yesterday as the uprising intensified into open warfare.
In Libya's Ras Lanuf, which is home to an important oil refinery, the fighting has been particularly heavy, rebels there say the town remains in their hands. Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland is there and has been talking to the rebels.
Battles Continue in Libya
(Al Jazeera English: 0619 PST, March 7, 2011) Libyan state television has broadcast an appearance by leader Muammar Gaddafi before crowds in Tripoli's Green Square. Pro-government supporters also rallied in the capital on Sunday.
Pictures have also emerged of fighting in the Libyan town of Misurata. Opposition fighters also say they have repelled an attack by government forces, including tanks and artillery. At least 18 people were killed. Al Jazeera Charles Stratford reports on the fighting seen across the country.
Our friends at explore.org have teamed up with HATCH to champion the selfless acts of others through a film competition at this year’s HATCHfest Bozeman.
The explore/HATCH award presented by explore.org will be given to a filmmaker who best tells the story of a remarkable individual’s actions in response to a devastating environmental event. From a woman who adopted orphaned children after the tsunami to a captain and his crew that saved the 115 survivors of Deepwater Horizon, explore.org wants to see how you define heroism in the face of catastrophe while inspiring others.
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Winner of the first explore/HATCH award presented by explore.org will receive an all-expense-paid trip to HATCHfest Bozeman September 22-25 and be presented with a Canon HD SLR camera package from explore.org’s founder and documentary filmmaker, Charles Annenberg Weingarten, and HATCH. If you or someone you know has made a film highlighting a cause that inspires others to make a difference, submissions are now open!
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Submit a short documentary that has been completed in the last 5 years
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Submission length for explore/HATCH award is 20 minutes or less
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Deadline is August 25, 2010, no exceptions will be made
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The explore/HATCH award panel will announce the winner September 1, 2010