links for 2010-11-22

  • "Initially, I dismissed this as one of those things that academics worry about that the rest of the world really doesn't think about: Africans probably didn't make these films because they don't watch them. Considering that most African homes don't have televisions – I can't imagine that hearing a lion eating a wildebeest over the radio has quite the same effect as seeing it on television – surely the dearth of African presenters is a reflection of the lack of market for African fronted wildlife shows? However, if this is the case, what does that say about the people who do watch such shows? Will they only watch them when there's person of a certain demographic fronting them?"
  • "The Migration Advisory Committee said number of professionals from India and other countries outside European Union needs to be cut by between 6,300 and 12,600 between April 2011 and April 2012, official sources said. This amounts to a reduction of 13% and 25% next year. The recommendation is part of the process to set annual cap on non-EU."
  • "Hester's portrait forms part of an exhibition depicting 200 of the hundreds of women who have been murdered or declared missing in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez since the early 1990s.

    "Over the past five years, Ciudad Juarez has been in the news for the violence and havoc caused by Mexico's drugs cartels.

    "But the murder of these women is largely unrelated and pre-dates the country's drugs war.

    "Because almost all the women are 'extremely poor' they are 'seen as inconsequential,' according to Tamsyn Challenger."