Highlights / peace

International, Longform, Politics

Unravelling the Nagorno-Karabakh knot

A rude awakening On Nov. 10, at 3 a.m., Raffi Elliott was roused from sleep by a huge commotion on the street outside his apartment building in downtown Yerevan. Looking out of the window, Elliott, a Canadian-Armenian journalist and entrepreneur »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 5: Between war and peace

The crushing defeat suffered by the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh at the hands of the Azerbaijani military backed by Turkey and an assortment of Syrian and Libyan mercenaries has caused a cascade of political, diplomatic, security and humanitarian crises in »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 4: A prelude to peace?

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has left deep scars and festering wounds in Armenia and Azerbaijan, affecting every aspect of social, economic and political life in both South Caucasus countries. Radio Canada International spoke with Azerbaijani author and journalist Arzu Geybullayeva »

International, Politics

Canada History: Apr. 7. 1973 – Death in Vietnam, peace accord farce

It was on this day in 1973 that a Canadian military officer was killed by North Vietnamese forces. The Vietnam war is a well-known, well documented, and well mythologised period in modern history. During the course of the war about »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International

Forest therapy: a relaxing break from urban stress

We’ve heard of therapy dogs and other pets,  horse therapy, and other methods to help people cope with stress, but now a perhaps ancient therapy is coming into its own.  It’s called ‘forest therapy’. Carolynne Crawley, is a trainer and forest »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Video documentary series: The wonders of gardens and gardening

It seems gardening does something to people who do it…something …nice. A new five-part documentary series is called Ageless Gardens Ian Toews of the award-winning 291 Film Company is the director and producer. He is based in Victoria British Columbia The »

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Canada funds citizen journalism program to promote peace in Middle East and North Africa

The federal government is contributing over $168,000 for an innovative program to promote peace by training Israeli, Palestinian and other Middle Eastern and North African young leaders to tell their own stories. The funding was announced in Tel Aviv last »

International, Society

International Women’s Day: Education for women is the future

Dr Abuelaish, refused to be a victim. He refused to drown in self-pity; he also refused to hate. In January of 2009, an Israeli tank shell struck his home in the Gaza strip killing three of his daughters and a »