Public canings for "immoral acts" have been on the rise in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia allowed to implement Islamic sharia law. Nurdin Hasan offers a first-hand account of one such caning in the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
Showcase: The Bang Bang Club (Part 2 of 2) – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com:
In the second of a two-part series on the Bang Bang Club — a group of four young photographers who unblinkingly chronicled the upheaval in South Africa in the 1990s — Greg Marinovich recalls the torment of watching deadly violence unfold before him. In an instant, he had to decide whether he could do more good by intervening personally or by chronicling the moment to let the world know what was happening. His pictures of a man being burned alive won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991. Readers are cautioned that this scene and several others in the audio slide show are quite disturbing.
To bring Sky News viewers HD pictures from inside Burma for the release of Aung Sang Suu Kyi was a serious challenge. Foreign journalists and their broadcasting equipment are not welcome. Dodging the authorities was not our only problem. We were also filming rebel militias in the jungle, capturing gun battles – and fighting off the wildlife, like the army of black ants that overran my Macbook Pro as I was frantically editing a video one night.