Today’s Woman features, on this human rights week marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Day, Iranian human rights activist Ashram Parsy will address various trends in human rights violations in Iran.

News and Views reports on comments by a US General in Iraq who states that Iran’s role in the insurgency in Iraq is diminishing. Our reporter in Iraq will provide background.
There’s also coverage of criticism from Iranian officials for President Elect Obama’s foreign policy stances. We’ll have an interview from inside Iran on the issues.
NaV will continue its coverage of The Iranian foreign ministry summoning the French ambassador to Tehran over remarks this week by French President Nicolas Sarkozy about his Iranian counterpart.
The broadcast interviews Dr. Ali Geranmayeh, Professor of International Relations at the Middle East Institute, University of London, to discuss Mr. Mottaki's visit to Belarus on Thursday to discuss bilateral cooperation and oil exploration with Belarus.

Roundtable hosts Mr. Mehdi Falahti of PNN who will join to discuss the new series on Censorship in Iran and its implications.

Late Edition updates on the crisis on Somalia. There’s also a report on Barack Obama’s influence on global politicians who are members of ethnic minorities. Our guest Saeed Shafa will talk about Iranians in American cinema, and we’ll have a report on Afsoon--Amir Ebrahimi Hayley--who is an upcoming Iranian artist living in London.

Newstalk will discuss the week in US foreign policy.