Today’s Woman will begin with coverage of current events, focusing on issues related to women. The next segment will discuss cultural stereotypes in arts and media. The following segment will discuss viewer e-mails regarding what they fear. The last segment will discuss societies attitude toward AIDS.
News and Views will report that Malaysia's deputy prime minister says Iran has been ordered to leave an international defense show in Kuala Lumpur. Iranian firms have exhibited missile systems at the Defense Services Asia show that were "offensive" and contravened U.N. resolutions. We are efforting an interview with Tony Cordesman on this story. The Russian state company building Iran's first nuclear power plant accused Azerbaijan on Tuesday of intentionally obstructing a shipment of cargo for the plant. Woodrow Wilson Center Scholar and Azerbaijan/Iran expert Chingiz Mammadov will join us to discuss tomorrow. Iran has hanged five convicted murderers. Ten men were taken to the gallows in Tehran's Evin prison on Wednesday morning, but five of them were returned to their cells after the families of those they killed agreed to accept "blood money" to spare their lives. We will have an interview from inside Iran on this story. Robert Babayi of the Venable Law Firm joins us to discuss Intellectual Property Rights. April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, and he will focus on the challenges in various countries about the use of technology and how to stop piracy.
On Roundtable today Dr. Hadi Zamani, Iranian economic consultant and author of several books, will discuss the International food crises.
Late Edition has a story about the politics of the Olympic torch. Kambiz Hosseini will talk about what’s hot at the Cannes film festival.
Newstalk features its PNN journalist’s news round-up. Ali Javanmardi will join us live via remote from Irbil, Iraq. Siamak Deghanpour and Guita Mirsaeedi join Mr. Charlangi in the studio. Topics include the Iraq Neighbor’s Conference, the US presidential primaries, US Def. Sec Robert Gates and Brit Foreign minister David Miliband in Iraq today, Swiss/Iranian asset freeze, etc.