Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

Cost, Language Barrier Still Keeping Tourists Away

Cash is king for tourism in Japan
Kaho Shimizu
April 20, 2004

Explaining The Passion

Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike, flocked to view Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ
Gihan Shahine
April 16, 2004

The Trouble with Civilian Casualty Stories

Poor media access, not irresponsible journalism, is behind varying reports of civilian deaths in Fallujah
Jefferson Morley
April 15, 2004

Olympics Insured Against Terrorism

The Olympics Games, a venue for athletes from across the world, addresses its vulnerability to terrorist attacks
Philip Hersh
April 28, 2004

Bavaria Hopping Mad Over World Cup Ban

FIFA keeps German beer out of stadiums
Elizabeth Goetze
April 30, 2004

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