What’s New March 2005

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From the artificial boundaries carved out by Imperial Europe at the end of the 1800s, to the economic and social upheavals that colonial administration brought to Africa, the challenge to rebuild has been immense. Some additional information on colonialism's legacy has been added.

1.9 billion out of the world's 2.2 billion children live in the developing countries. 1 billion live in poverty. 640 million children are without adequate shelter, for example. 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5. This is the same number as the number of children in France, Germany, Greece and Italy. These and other statistics related to children have been added.

British media, often highly regarded for providing diverse and high quality coverage of world affairs, has also seen its international coverage recently decline and narrow in scope. Increasingly, when there is international coverage, the programming focuses on British people in foreign locations. In addition, factual programming is being replaced by entertainment programming. Updated information on this has been added.

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