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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Airline Safety

July 1st, 2009
05:03 PM ET

The EU's transport chief has called for a worldwide blacklist of airlines deemed unsafe, as investigators probe the crash of a Yemeni airliner. Antonio Tajani is urging an expansion of the EU’s aviation blacklist.

Now, we know that Yemenia was not actually on the blacklist the EU uses to bar airlines from operating in its territory, but it had been slated for review, and Tajani said more meetings were planned. Yemenia had passed IATA’s operational safety audit (IOSA), which has become a safety standard for the airline industry.

According to Aviation Week, the EU blacklist was first published in 2006. The magazine said: “Setting up the list was not without controversy, in part because it was purely punitive and, some industry officials argue, did not do enough to help countries improve their safety performance.”

There are few details on how a blacklist works and whether we, as consumers, would get to check it before making a booking with an airline we’ve never heard of before.

Weigh in on this one. Have the latest air crashes/incidents made you more reticent about flying? Would a blacklist make you more or less confident? How does this story resonate with you whatever you do, wherever you live in the world.

Send your comments to me below or e-mail me at: connecttheworld@CNN.com – we'll read the best ones out on air tonight at 9pm London time. See you there!

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'Green Dam'

July 1st, 2009
03:50 PM ET

Businesses and Chinese computer users are up in arms about a Web filtering plan. What are the ramifications and consequences? I spoke with our regular panelist Nicholas Thompson about the story. Take a look.

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Writing on the Wall

July 1st, 2009
12:24 PM ET

On Monday's show CTW took a special look at graffiti around the world. Take a look below.

What are your thoughts? Is graffiti a big problem where you are? Tell us! Leave a comment below or write to us at ConnectTheWorld@CNN.com

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