Global Village

Global Village takes us to the far corners of the globe where we will discover that the world really is an amazing place. Weekdays 6.00pm

Thalassa (meaning 'sea' in Greek) brings you stories of the seas of the world and their effect on people and places from the four corners of the globe. Sundays 6.00pm


E2 ENERGY

03 December 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

No it's not a variation on E=MC2 but may nonetheless be the equation that will help us survive life after petroleum. Does anyone believe there are alternative energy sources out there apart from oil?

E2 ENERGY is also the name of a series that will replace both THALASSA and GLOBAL VILLAGE for the week starting this coming Sunday to mark the start of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen.


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Catholic AND Communist?

05 November 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

While the Roman Catholic Church is still debating whether to allow the ordination of women as priests, one quasi religious group has already embraced them such, La Santeria in Cuba.


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2001 - A Global Village Odyssey

25 September 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

No sooner do we reach a milestone than it is almost over. Thus tonight we mark the 2000th episode of Global Village and tomorrow (Friday) we start with episode 2001. Will we make it to episode 3000? Watch this space. In the meantime you can see two new stories in the series next Tuesday.


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This Time Next Week…

17 September 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

One strand of programming in Global Village could very much be classified as, Current Affairs. It usually deals with minorities suffering at the hands of the state. Two such minorities are connected with reindeer for their livelihood.


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Two Thousand and Counting …

10 September 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

Another aspect that made me choose the 20 episodes for you to choose from for the 2000th Episode Special was the humanity and sense of identity inherent in Global Village.


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Happy 2000th… Nearly There

03 September 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

Another facet that inspired me to choose the 20 stories was the colourful traditions and sometimes quirky festivals that made up this series. For example if a criminal were to be given a state pardon you'd think he'd just like to slip back into society as quietly as possible, without drawing any attention to himself. Right?


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Happy 2000th…and Counting

27 August 2009 | 13:00 - By Silvio Rivier

When Global Village started on 30 November 1998 it was scheduled alongside news programs on other channels and U.S. sitcoms. And, 10 years later I guess we can say Global Village continues to hold its own. Why?


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Happy 2000th!

20 August 2009 | 0:00 - By Silvio Rivier

On September 24 this year Global Village will screen its 2000th episode. As you may be aware we are giving viewers a chance to vote for their favourite episodes that we'll screen in the week of the 2000th episode.


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About this Blog

Join Silvio Rivier as he spotlights one of the episodes each week relating to cultures, traditions and lifestyles of people around the world.

Silvio Rivier has been an integral part of SBS since the station first went to air. He is currently the presenter, narrator and producer of the series Global Village.

 
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