Do you like your news with an added jolt? Perhaps you’d like watching “HARDtalk,” a program that’s part of the BBC News lineup of coverage, presented by Stephen Sackur. The program can be viewed via FilmOn’s BBC News’ live TV channel.

“HARDtalk” covers various news topics in more detail and with an investigative eye, complete with interviews from the news cycle’s biggest names. One of the episodes of “HARDtalk” covers the topic of Human Rights breaches and the people at the forefront of rule-making.

“Since the late seventies, Human Rights Watch has named and shamed governments and organisations for alleged breaches. But who sets those rules? And if you live in the Middle East or China are they different than if you live in America? Hardtalk speaks to the head of the organisation, Kenneth Roth. In treating all rights the same and all people the same, with no account for culture or context, has the organisation lost its power? And is there a danger it could become an enemy of the very rights it seeks to enforce?”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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