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WorldLink is a one-hour weekly program presenting personal stories from behind the headlines.

WorldLink is a one-hour weekly program presenting personal stories from behind the headlines.
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DW Germany

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WorldLink is a one-hour weekly program presenting personal stories from behind the headlines.

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English


Episodes

WorldLink: Standing up

4/21/2018
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This week on WorldLink: Weapons smugglers in Syria talk about the future, the widows of Budhpura fight for their rights, dealing with witchcraft in Togo and an interview with Kalpona Akter, a well-known trade unionist and activist in Bangladesh. Plus, Tamsin Walker has a cautionary tale about Germany's increasing birthrate.

Duration:00:58:43

WorldLink: Mightier than the sword

4/13/2018
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On this week’s show: Jewish Israeli author David Ranan talks about his book on Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany and the surprising findings within. We meet the German bookstore owner who, with a little help from his customers, has successfully stopped far-right marches through Berlin’s Jewish quarter. Plus, how the Chinese authorities are tightening their grip on Hong Kong and its booksellers.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Mightier than the sword

4/13/2018
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On this week’s show: Jewish Israeli author David Ranan talks about his book on Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany and the surprising findings within. We meet the German bookstore owner who, with a little help from his customers, has successfully stopped far-right marches through Berlin’s Jewish quarter. Plus, how the Chinese authorities are tightening their grip on Hong Kong and its booksellers.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The anti-Semitism threat

4/13/2018
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Anti-Semitism among Muslims – it’s a topic that’s prompted debate in Germany particularly with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East. But are Muslims really more prone to anti-Semitism than the rest of the population? Israeli author David Ranan talks about his book “Muslim Anti-Semitism: A Threat to Societal Peace in Germany?” and his surprising findings

Duration:00:04:47

WorldLink: Challenges

4/6/2018
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On this week's show: We'll find out first-hand about the challenges and potential rewards facing female refugees on the German job market. What's happening with Detroit's abandoned homes now that the city has lost half its population? And finally we'll pay a visit to the biggest beach clean-up on Mother Earth.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Helping hands

3/29/2018
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On this week's show: Meet the Colombian woman and former refugee who's now helping Venezuelans who are fleeing the dire conditions in their country. We also find out how a unique food project in Beirut is using cuisine to bring rival factions together to let off steam in what is the pressure cooker of Lebanese politics and religion.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: A way out

3/23/2018
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We meet a mother in the US, whose cry for help sparked a national anti-drug campaign, opioid addicts in Togo who are battling to kick their habit, and the American army photographer who documented the notorious My Lai massacre. Plus, a slum initiative in Bangalore that's helping widows to stave off loneliness.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Fighting the mob

3/16/2018
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On this week's show: The Slovakian journalist who, by being murdered, has just about brought down his government. We'll hear from his colleagues what he was working on. In South Korea, as the Paralympics wind down, we look at how attitudes have changed with regard to the disabled. We also have an in-depth feature on the 'Ndrangheta, one of the world's most dangerous crime networks.

Duration:00:58:51

Women of the world

3/9/2018
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On this week's show, women in Kobane talk about life in the city they helped to liberate from IS in 2015, the role of women in conflict prevention, and a member of Australia's "stolen generations" reflects. Plus #metoo in Germany and suffragettes in the UK.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Bridgeheads and Barriers

3/2/2018
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On this week's show, we take you on an epic hike through a very historic part of Germany, investigate the national debate surrounding a German food bank's decision to stop accepting foreigners and we delve into the Afrofuturistic world of Marvel's latest superhero film, Black Panther, which is putting a spotlight on a part of culture often ignored by Hollywood.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Stories of social justice

2/23/2018
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On this week's show, meet a homeless man in California fighting for his way of life, hear an astounding story of poverty from the United Kingdom and find out how hard it is to find genuine acts of kindness in Berlin. Plus, hear a story of hope from the Zaatari refugee camp, meet two al-Shabaab defectors who are speaking out and learn how Honduran women are joining the #MeToo movement.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Rebuilding lives

2/16/2018
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We head to Puerto Rico to hear how inhabitants are faring five months after hurricane Maria. We'll also head north to Miami to meet a Puerto Rican singer who is pushing for independence for the US territory. We'll also meet African refugees in Israel who are being given the option of cash or custody and take a personal look back at the life of Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s champion of human rights.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Division and unity

2/10/2018
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On this week's WorldLink: a look back at the deadly 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a violinist dreaming of unifying North and South Korea with music, a Zimbabwean migrant worker in South Africa pining for change at home and retracing the route of the Berlin Wall.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Explosive legacy

2/2/2018
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As Turkey pushes deeper into Syria to seize Kurdish-held territory we find out how Kurds and Turks in Germany are dealing with the rising tensions. We also look into the deadly legacy terror organization 'Islamic State' is leaving behind in Syria. Journalist Fil Warwick who's just returned from the former IS capital of Raqqa will share his experience with us.

Duration:00:58:50

WorldLink: Power and prejudice

1/26/2018
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This week on the show, we rub shoulders with billionaires at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and learn about America's "other" anthem — a hymn that became a symbol of the African-American struggle for civil rights. Plus, the South African soccer coach who's battled prejudice and gender stereotypes to show that women can succeed in a men's game.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: War and order

1/19/2018
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On this week's show, a look inside the war-torn Central African Republic, the repatriation of Nigerian migrants enslaved in Libya and the healing power of song in Indonesia. Plus how chess has replaced alcohol addiction in an Indian village, and the anarchy of Germany's tipping culture.

Duration:00:59:00

WorldLink: Blast from the past

1/12/2018
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That history is all around us, is… well, old news. As old as history itself, in fact. Arguably there are few places where that is closer to the truth than in contemporary Germany. But even here, there are some occasions when the past raises its head with an unexpected jolt, as columnist Tamsin Walker found out in the wilds of the countryside outside Berlin.

Duration:00:05:14

WorldLink: the good, the bad and the comic

1/4/2018
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In this week's show, we meet the French firefighters who have more to contend with than flames, Christian migrants in Israel and the Colombian midwives working in difficult social conditions to deliver babies safely. Plus the growing gulf between Cuba and Florida and the booming Japanese comic industry.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Retrospective 2017

12/22/2017
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A look back at the stories that moved us in 2017, including the #metoo movement that brought sexism to light, Germany’s historic general election, Brexit, North Korean cartoons and many others.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Christmas spirit

12/22/2017
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On this special Christmas edition of the show: We'll meet the volunteer elves bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of disadvantaged children across the United States. Plus, an Australian train announcer with a passion for performance. And Christmas traditions in Barbados and Berlin.

Duration:00:58:52

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