Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto works with heads
of state to institute reforms that give their nations
poorest citizens formal property rights for their real estate
holdings and businesses so they can use those assets to release
French Writers Frédéric
Beigbeder and Luc Lang
Two years after the attacks that plunged America into mourning,
two French writers have published novels about this historic
tragedy. Le Nouvel Observateur invited them to sit down
and discuss their contrasting viewpoints.
Editor Hu Shuli
Rong Jiaojiao and Xiong Lei interview
Hu Shuli, World Press Review's International Editor of
Sierra Leonean Editor Paul Kamara
World Press Review Sierra Leone correspondent Foday B.
Fofanah, interviews Paul Kamara, the award-winning editor of
the trailblazing Freetown daily For di People.
Leader Muammar Al-Qaddafi
Charles Lambroschini, a journalist for Paris'
conservative Le Figaro, interviews Libyan leader Muammar
Writer Oz Shelach
World Press Review associate editor Sarah Coleman interviews
Israeli writer Oz Shelach about his work, Israeli politics,
and his hopes for the future of the Middle East.
to Regional Security in Southeast Asia
Former Singaporean Ambassador Mark Hong Tat Soon speaks to
World Press Review about the North Korean crisis, Jemaah
Islamiyah, and the war in Iraq.
Zimbabwean Editor Iden Wetherell
Iden Wetherell speaks to World Press Review Web editor
Elijah Zarwan about the political dimensions of famine, Zimbabwean
President Robert Mugabe's crackdown on civil society and the
press, Zimbabwe's role in the Congo, and how the U.S. media
can do a better job of covering Zimbabwe.
Prize Laureate Imre Kertész
Die Zeit's Iris Radisch records an intimate and wide-ranging
coversation with Imre Kertész, the first Hungarian to win
the Nobel Prize in literature.
Muslim Leader Hasyim Muzadi
Jakarta Post's Soeryo Winoto interviews Hasyim Muzadi,
the leader of Indonesias largest Muslim organization,
about the terrorist attack in Bali and its aftermath.
Timorese President Xanana Gusmao
World Press Review associate editor Rachel S. Taylor
speaks with East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao about the
challenges facing the United Nations' newest member.
Broadcaster Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Television viewers in the United States may remember
Hunter-Gault as a national correspondent for Public Televisions
MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (now the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer),
where she spent 20 years. She left that position in 1997 to
move to South Africa, where in 1998 she became bureau chief
of CNN International in Johannesburg.
Opposition Leader Ernest Koroma
World Press Review Web editor Elijah Zarwan profiles
Sierra Leonean opposition leader Ernest Koroma about the challenges
of reconstructing Sierra Leone after years of grisly civil
Human-Rights Activist Gen. José Gallardo
Mexican Gen. José Gallardo was on the fast track to
the highest echelons of power before his outspoken criticism
of human-rights abuses in Mexico landed him in jail for nine
Director Abbas Kiarostami
try to disturb the viewer, tells Libération's
Didier Peron, in a conversation about film, modern Iranian
society, and the politics of gender.
Writer Amitav Ghosh
Sheela Reddy, writing for the independent New Delhi magazine
Outlook, interviews acclaimed Indian writer Amitav
Ghosh about the intersection of political violence and literature.
Eritrean Editor Milkias Mihreteab
When the Eritrean government shut down all of the country's
independent newspapers, the world's attention was elsewhere.
Meron Tesfa Michael interviews exiled Eritrean editor Milkias
Paramilitary Leader Carlos Castaño
Carlos Castañoleader of the brutal paramilitary
group Autodefensas Unidas por Colombia (AUC)speaks frankly
about the AUC's operations to reporters from Bogotá's
centrist newspaper, El Tiempo.
In Siberia Bound: Chasing the American Dream on Russia's
Wild Frontier, Alexander Blakely documents the ups and
downs of being a young American entrepreneur in post-communist
Siberia. World Press Review interviewed the author
about his experience.
Hamas Spokesman Hasan Yosef
Jerusalem's Palestine Report interviews Hamas spokesman
Sierra Leonean Journalist Philip
World Press Review Web editor Elijah Zarwan interviews
exiled Sierra Leonean journalist Philip Neville about recent
events in Sierra Leone.
Nigerian Human-Rights Activist
"Self-seeking politicians will continue to ride roughshod
over the nation," Olisa Agbakoba tell Lagos' Vanguard.
Six filmmakers from the Mediterranean basin whose films were
presented at this year’s Cannes Film Festival discuss the
impact Sept. 11, terrorism in Algeria, and the Israeli-Palestinian
war have had on their work.
Egyptian Human-Rights Activist
Saad Eddin Ibrahim Issandr El Amrany, writing for
Worldpress.org, was the first to speak with Ibrahim after
his release from prison.
Italian Publisher Inge Feltrinelli
World Press Review Italy correspondent Beatrice Cassina
interviews publisher Inge Feltrinelli on the state of Italy's
President Stjepan Mesic
Nina Bilandzic, writing for Worldpress.org, interviews
Stjepan Mesic, President of Croatia.
Authority Cabinet Secretary Ahmad Abdel Rahman
Abdel Rahman speaks about his reactions to the the Sept.
11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.