Trafficking Romanian women
In 2016, roughly 800 Romanians were trafficked in Western Europe. Most of them were women. Most of them were forced into prostitution and violently abused. Today on the Debrief - a woman who was trafficked, a woman who saved her, and a trafficker who’s trying to redeem himself. Our reporter and host is Laurentiu Colintineanu.
Resisting Rodrigo Duterte
This week on The Debrief: our correspondent Ted Regencia on the opposition to Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, the rise of vigilantism, and its human cost. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist @tedregencia. Our host is @mohsin.
Rape, peacekeeping and the UN
A couple of weeks ago we took you on a harrowing journey to the Central African Republic. Al Jazeera journalist Azad Essa told you about the effects of rape and exploitation at the hands of UN peacekeepers, and about how victims are often left defenceless. After that story went out, the United Nations got in touch and they wanted to talk. So our editor Yasir Khan called up the person who oversees what happens when a peacekeeper is accused of sexual abuse - Atul Khare,...
Poop, radio & inspiration in a Nairobi slum
This week on The Debrief, Al Jazeera’s Hassan Ghani goes to Kibera to find stories that take us beyond the miserable stats and hardship of life in poverty - a young man bringing toilets to the slum, a mother going to school to ensure a better life for her kids, and a radio DJ who gives a voice to Kibera’s voiceless. While you’re listening, check out this satellite view of Kibera to see how densely populated it is. https://goo.gl/maps/7qW7XCYmMmG2 On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hassan...
Manal Tamimi wears many hats: mother, activist and a Palestinian resisting occupation, alongside her children. For her, these roles are inseparable because she’s part of a family that has become known for their protests in the village of Nabi Saleh. How does she find normalcy for herself and her children amidst the chaos? On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Hyojin Park, who visited Manal in Nabi Saleh. Our host is Jasmin Bauomy. Follow them on Twitter: @HyojinParkh and @jasminbauomy The...
India's motorcycle ambulance
When Karimul Haque's mother died because she couldn't get to a hospital, he swore no one else in his village of Dhalabari, in India's West bengal state, would suffer the same fate. For the last 20 years, he's used his motorcycle as an ambulance and has saved more than 4,000 lives. People call him 'Ambulance Dada'. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Priyanka Gupta, who visited Dhalabari. Our host is Mohsin Ali. Follow them on Twitter: @PriyankagIND and @mohsin. Ambulance Dada is part of AJ...
Greek gym mixes Muay Thai and anti-fascism
At the White Tiger Muay Thai Camp in Athens, they believe that your politics should be a part of every aspect of your life. You don’t just learn martial arts here. If you’re an anarchist and an anti-fascist, the camp is a place where your beliefs are welcomed and fostered. This week we take you to Athens’ staunchly leftist neighbourhood of Exarchia, where we’ll meet people who spend their days training to physically confront fascism in the streets. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist...
Rape and peacekeeping in a forgotten corner of Africa
UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace. But some soldiers stand accused of committing crimes against the very people they are supposed to protect. We take you on a harrowing journey to the Central African Republic, where you’ll learn about the effects rape and exploitation at the hands of UN peacekeepers, and about how victims are often left defenseless. On the show: Al Jazeera journalist Azad Essa, who authored an...
Reporting the Rohingya refugee crisis
Myanmar's military crackdown on the country's Rohingya has resulted in the killing of more than 400 men, women and children and has driven hundreds of thousands out of the country. More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladeshi refugee camps. Of them, more than half are in unregistered camps, where food, shelter, drinking water and sanitation are a luxury. Their stories are dark enough to break down even the most seasoned journalists. “No pictures, no videos, no writings can...