After the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya earlier this week, Google took down the YouTube video said to have sparked the violence — but only in Libya and in Egypt, where anti-American protests also flared up.
It's an example of the challenges of balancing U.S. free speech concerns and of something known as the "heckler's veto."
The Innocence of Muslims isn't the only YouTube video that can be seen in the U.S. but not elsewhere. Nazi propaganda is banned in Germany, for example, and slurs against Turkey's founder don't appear in that country.
Fri. 9/14 10a: The New Mexico Philharmonic opens its 2012-2013 Classical Concert series with Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the Resurrection Symphony. The Albuquerque concerts are September 15 at Popejoy Hall and September 16 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Host Spencer Beckwith talks with the conductor of the program, Maestro Uriel Segal.
Sat 9/15 2.30p: Five women of TEATRO CHICANA will perform one of their scripts of "Teatro Chicana: the Collective memoirs", and play live music with us.
They began in San Diego State University as a group of Chicana women participating in a political theatre group during the seventies. Their plays addressed social, gender, and political issues of the working class and the Chicano Movement. We´ll talk with them about the power of theater to provoke social and personal change.
A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows more than half of the state's voters back expanding the state's Medicaid rolls to cover 170,000 low-income residents.
The Journal poll found that 53 percent of likely voters surveyed back boosting eligibility to allow low-income children, seniors, pregnant women and the disabled sign up for the federal-state health insurance program.
Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:45 pm
Twice in all of history, humans have managed to eradicate a devastating disease. You've heard of the first one, I suspect: smallpox. But rinderpest?
That's a German word for "cattle plague" a feared companion of cattle throughout history. When outbreaks occurred, as in Europe of the 1700s or Africa in the 1880s, entire herds were wiped out and communities went hungry. Now the disease is gone, eliminated from the face of the earth.
We're used to putting the blame for climate change on industrial plants and gas-guzzling cars and trucks. But Santa Fe architect Edward Mazria says it's actually the buildings we live in that are the worst offenders.
Mazria is the author of the Passive Solar Energy Book used by builders worldwide. He'll be speaking tonight in Albuquerque. KUNM's Conservation Beat reporter Megan Kamerick caught up with Mazria for a sneak preview of his talk.
Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 8:36 am
The Obama administration has stepped back from remarks by the president earlier this week in which he suggested that Egypt was something less than a firm ally.
Following unrest in Egypt and the killing of four Americans in Libya that was sparked at least in part by a film seemingly aimed at stoking Muslim anger, Obama, referring to Egypt, told the Spanish-language Telemundo: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy."
Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 4:33 pm
Anti-American protests — some peaceful, some not — have been seen in many parts of the Islamic world today, as Friday prayers became an opportunity for many to express anger over a film produced in the U.S. that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.
The Atlantic Wire has a good map that shows where the protests are happening.