On the box


Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday at 8pm. Ph 9633 6976.

In Search of Palestine: Edward Said — Edward Said, a prominent member of the Palestinian parliament-in-exile for 14 years until 1991, is an outspoken critic of the Oslo "peace" process between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority. Fifty years after leaving Palestine, Said returns to his homeland and is confronted by a people still suffering under harsh political conditions. SBS, Friday, February 18, 8.30pm.

Remember the Ugandan Asians — In the 1890s, Britain brought south-Asian labourers to Uganda to build the Kenya-Uganda railway. Many became traders and businesspeople. In the decades to come, Britain exploited resentment at this better-off section of Ugandan society to keep the country divided and themselves in control. After Uganda's independence in 1962, London fostered an identification between the Asians and Britain but in 1972, when Uganda's dictatorship ordered all Asians out of the country, 30,000 arrived in England to be greeted by racism. SBS, Saturday, February 19, 7.30pm.

The Awful Truth: Joe Camel — Mike Moore tries to get the long-time mascot for Camel cigarettes, Joe Camel, his job back pushing tobacco to children. SBS, Tuesday, February 22, 8pm.