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BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world's headlines

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world's headlines
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BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world's headlines

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Episodes

Troubled Waters

10/13/2018
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The Azov Sea off Crimea has become increasingly militarised and seen tense exchanges between Russian and Ukrainian coastguards. Jonah Fisher joins the Ukrainian Navy in these troubled waters. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world. In Colombia, Simon Maybin meets a group of Venezuelan migrants who’ve turned to busking on the streets of Cucuta in the hope of raising enough money to feed their starving families back home. In Hungary, Nick Thorpe visits Mohacs where...

Duration:00:28:48

Life Inside Libya’s Migrant Detention Centres

10/11/2018
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Thousands of people have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard as they try to reach Europe and sent to detention centres in the capital Tripoli. Gaining access to them is difficult, but that doesn’t mean those inside them have given up on trying to get their stories out. Sally Hayden hears tales of abandonment, abuse, and slavery. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from journalists and correspondents around the world. Jatinder Sidhu hears from the pro-pot campaigners who won’t...

Duration:00:28:41

"This is war. This is what we have to do"

10/6/2018
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Home-made muskets that often fail to fire and little but lucky charms for protection – what it’s like going into battle for the rebels fighting for independence for English-speaking parts of Cameroon. Colin Freeman meets a former member of the Red Dragons. Caroline Wyatt introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world. Joanna Roberson hears why the people of Rome fear the historical heart of their city is being carved up by criminals as mafia seek out cafes and...

Duration:00:29:03

Secrets of the Peace Prize

10/4/2018
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Inside the room where the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is picked. A committee spends six months discussing hundreds of nominees before the latest Nobel Laureate is announced. In Norway, Matt Pickles meets one of the five people tasked with making that weighty decision. Caroline Wyatt introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world. Samira Shackle travels to the Pakistani city of Kasur which generated headlines around the world after a spate of child abuse cases....

Duration:00:28:35

The “Tropical Trump" topping the polls in Brazil

9/29/2018
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Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, is famously tough on crime and infamous for his unashamedly controversial comments. Katy Watson meets supporters of the man drawing comparisons to Donald Trump. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world. On the shores of Lake Prespa, Maria Margaronis visits Greece’s little-known Macedonian speaking population. In Tehran, Lois Pryce meets Issa Omidvar whose globetrotting adventures were documented in a...

Duration:00:28:43

Fighting Ebola in DR Congo

9/27/2018
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In parts of the country health workers rely on armoured vehicles and a military escort in order to deliver much-needed vaccines. Olivia Acland reports from Beni where this kind of fieldwork was briefly suspended following a rebel attack in the city. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from around the world. “Russia is a superpower” was the message Moscow wanted to convey when it deployed around a third of the country’s entire armed forces to a training exercise in Siberia. But...

Duration:00:29:30

From Our Home Correspondent 23/09/2018

9/23/2018
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. In the latest programme of the monthly series, Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from journalists and writers around the United Kingdom that reflect the range of contemporary life in the country. Gabriel Gatehouse offers a personal reflection on the strong feelings of antipathy recently directed at the BBC - and him - by supporters of Tommy Robinson - for many years associated with the far-right organisation, the English Defence League - and what this says about the changing media...

Duration:00:28:12

The Return of Jacob Zuma?

9/22/2018
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As investigators continue their trawl for evidence of corruption and state capture during Jacob Zuma’s time in office, others are said to be plotting his return to power. Politics in South Africa is never dull, says Andrew Harding. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world. In Israel, Tom Bateman is on the hunt for the finest falafel as he hears what Arab and Jewish Israelis think of the controversial new Nation State law. In Spain, Rachel McCormack...

Duration:00:29:45

A Syrian Radio Drama

9/15/2018
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Radio Alwan is an independent radio station that has been entertaining the people of Syria with dramas, phone-ins and their very own version of Woman's Hour since 2014 - as well as providing an independent source of news. Now, as Emma Jane Kirby reveals, its future is in doubt. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world. In Uganda, Sally Hayden meets a man who says he was forced to work as a babysitter by the child-soldier turned senior commander in the...

Duration:00:29:32

The Yazidis Still Missing In Iraq

9/8/2018
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Some are buried in mass graves; others are still in the hands of Islamic State militants. Kate Adie introduces stories from Iraq, Chile, India, Colombia, and Sweden: Four years since IS swept through northern Iraq and carried out what the UN called a genocidal attack on the Yazidi people who lived there, Lyse Doucet returns to see what remains. Linda Pressly meets a Chilean woman who posed as a young boy online in her quest to get her local priesthood investigated. Vivienne Nunis learns how...

Duration:00:28:41

Brainwashing, Legal Brothels and Hair Transplants

9/1/2018
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Is China trying to brainwash Muslim Uyhgurs? Kate Adie introduces stories and insights from correspondents around the world: John Sweeney meets two men who say they fled China after seeing inside a ’re-education camp' in the north-west province of Xinjiang. It’s claimed that up to a million Uyghur people may be incarcerated in similar camps. Lucy Ash meets the professional pimp running for office in Nevada. Dennis Hof runs a string of legal brothels in the state, but in one county people...

Duration:00:28:40

Leading The Change

8/25/2018
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The Rohingya village elder reduced to rags and the flash youngster who’s become kingpin. Kate Adie introduces stories, insight and analysis from correspondents around the world: Helen Nianias meets two men trying to bring peace to the chaos of Bangladesh’s refugee camps which are home to almost a million Rohingya people many of whom fled a violent crackdown by the Burmese military in neighbouring Myanmar. Guy De Launey reflects on a tale of identity that’s veered from absurd comedy to...

Duration:00:28:37

From Our Home Correspondent 19/08/2018

8/19/2018
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In the latest programme of the monthly series, Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from journalists and writers around the United Kingdom that reflect the range of contemporary life in the country. Garry Owen takes us to the west Wales coast and finds an Aberystwyth hotelier honing his plans to meet the competition from the hospitality chains. Sarah Oliver goes on an East Anglian road trip with an old friend she's not seen for years to discover how well their bonds have stood the test of...

Duration:00:28:17

Clean Up Your Act

8/18/2018
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Greece is poised to exit the terms of its third EU bailout as of August 20th. The Tsipras government has claimed this signals "the end of the drama" and greater freedom for Greeks to decide on their own fate and their own economy. Theopi Skarlatos talks to the Finance Ministry cleaners who became a symbol of the country's economic pain when they protested to keep their jobs - and hears what they make of the situation today. Meanwhile Dublin is preparing for its first papal visit since John...

Duration:00:28:45

Fighting for Life

8/11/2018
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A hostage and captor meet again in Syria, anger grows amid Assam's floodwaters and young people take to the barricades in Nicaragua. Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories from around the world. Quentin Sommerville was wary of interviewing two former members of the so-called Islamic State: he didn't want to give them any kind of platform. But in Syria he did get to talk to them - and witness their reactions when a man whom they'd once held captive got to ask the questions. As monsoon...

Duration:00:28:30

Zimbabwe - Where Fear is a Powerful Commodity

8/4/2018
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The election was supposed to be the moment it turned a corner leaving fear behind. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories from around the world: In Zimbabwe, Andrew Harding has followed the twists and turns of the past few days and reflects on the country’s struggle to shake off a repressive past. In Colombia, Frank Gardner meets a former FARC guerrilla commander now making friends with the police and goes in search of an illicit makeshift cocaine lab hidden in the jungle. In Holland...

Duration:00:29:29

Looking Back

7/28/2018
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Elections in Pakistan, religious divisions in the Balkans and an ode to an Ethiopian airport. Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories from around the world: Secunder Kermani looks back on the election campaign in Pakistan and assesses what it means for the country’s future. Anna Holligan travels around Bosnia - Herzegovina and finds that while the fighting may have ended more than twenty years ago, the country is even more religiously divided than it was before the war. Will Grant...

Duration:00:28:43

From Our Home Correspondent 22/07/2018

7/22/2018
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In the latest programme of the monthly series, Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from writers and journalists around the United Kingdom that reflect the range of contemporary life in the country. The BBC's Social Affairs Correspondent, Michael Buchanan, tells the story of a man, now in his fifties, who discovered only after the funeral of the woman he thought was his mother, that he was adopted and that his birth mother was seeking to find him. Sally Green, the children's and young adults...

Duration:00:28:25

Warfare - the Soundtrack of Their Lives

7/21/2018
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Children who are able to survive the ongoing civil war have to grow up fast in Yemen. Kate Adie introduces stories, insight, and analysis from correspondents around the world: According to The United Nations, one child under five dies every ten minutes from preventable causes in Yemen. Orla Guerin meets some of the families struggling on and speaks to the President Ab’d Rabbu Mansur Hadi about the conflict. In South Korea, Simon Maybin attends a lesson in the etiquette of dating, kissing and...

Duration:00:29:29

Taking on the 'Ndrangheta Mafia

7/19/2018
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One of the few people able to strike fear into the international organised crime syndicate. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories and insights from around the world: In Italy, Andrew Hosken meets Nicola Gratteri the single-minded judge who has put 6,000 Mafiosi behind bars. Today, he says, the biggest threat comes from the ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria whose power spreads far beyond their native Calabria. In Peru, Grace Livingstone meets some of the thousands of indigenous women who say...

Duration:00:27:58