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  • World in Progress: Locked up

    World in Progress: Locked up

    21/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    How can prisons help prepare inmates for the outside world once they are released? In Germany one big concern is that inmates don't lose touch with their kids. We also hear about how inmates are being taught basic skills at prisons in Cambodia.

  • World in Progress: Global human rights under threat

    World in Progress: Global human rights under threat

    15/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    Human Rights Watch says decades of progress on human rights are at stake because of China — we hear from the NGO's executive director who was barred from entering Hong Kong. Critical voices are silenced in Morocco where 15 journalists, bloggers, rappers and social media users have been arrested. And unwanted immigrants in Japan who have been denied asylum end up in prolonged detention.

  • World in Progress: From good and bad machines

    World in Progress: From good and bad machines

    08/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    What does automation mean for Bangladesh's textile workers? A young Syrian has invented a heater that runs on pistachio shells to stave off the cold — could it help those in refugee camps survive the winter? And: ever heard of human Google?

  • World in Progress: Farmers agains cement factories in Indonesia

    World in Progress: Farmers agains cement factories in Indonesia

    02/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java fight for their livelihoods as an increasing number of cement factories threatens water resources and protected areas. Resistance against those in power has a long tradition, since this region is home to the oldest social movement in the country. Thomas Kruchem met up with some of the modern leaders of this movement for this in-depth documentary.

  • World in Progress: Living in times of chaos in Libya

    World in Progress: Living in times of chaos in Libya

    20/12/2019 Duration: 29min

    A rare glimpse of life inside Libya, where chaos and violence reign since the government in Tripoli hasn't been able to establish stability // An increasing number of illegal migrants is arriving ashore the Greek island of Samos, putting the already overcrowded reception facilities as well as local people under increasing pressure//

  • World in Progress: Work — and no play?

    World in Progress: Work — and no play?

    18/12/2019 Duration: 29min

    As today's fast-paced world spins faster and faster, the pressure is taking a toll on people's mental health. In South Korea, societal expectations have pressured employees into coming along to office outings they'd rather not take part in. Young Nigerian women have been forced into prostitution after being promised lucrative jobs in Europe.

  • World in Progress: Cities vs. climate change

    World in Progress: Cities vs. climate change

    11/12/2019 Duration: 29min

    As the UN's climate change conference COP 25 wraps up in Madrid, we take a look at how cities are dealing with the impact of climate change. How are African megacities adapting to the climate crisis? Air pollution has a tight grip on Serbia's capital Belgrade. And the Italian city of Venice is dealing with the aftermath of the worst flooding in decades.

  • World in Progress: Coal versus Corals

    World in Progress: Coal versus Corals

    04/12/2019 Duration: 29min

    We visit two very different parts of the world where mining is raising big concerns among local communities: In Australia, protesters are calling for an end to the country's heavy reliance on coal mining as the Great Barrier Reef suffers the effects of warming, while in Chile, residents are raising the alarm over the environmental impact of lithium mining.

  • World in Progress: Bitter Sugar and facing the drought

    World in Progress: Bitter Sugar and facing the drought

    28/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    + Bitter lives and little hope: meeting sugarcane workers and their families in Guatemala +/ how a woman is making the best of living with HIV in a rural community in southern Africa.

  • World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

    World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

    27/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

  • World in Progress: Changing Spaces

    World in Progress: Changing Spaces

    20/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    Topics: How internet access is changing rural lives in Tanzania// Egypt's new capital might not solve all the problems // Running out of space: Graves are becoming more expensive than real estate in China // Not just for the money - why expats like working in the Gulf countries

  • World in Progress: Keeping endangered languages alive 

    World in Progress: Keeping endangered languages alive 

    13/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    Protecting the world's languages // Scots Gaelic in decline // The last valley of Aranese speakers in the Pyrenees // The heritage of ancient Babylon

  • World in Progress: Whats at stake in the Alabama abortion battle

    World in Progress: What's at stake in the Alabama abortion battle

    06/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    In Alabama in the Untited States, the legal battle about abortion rights continues. The strictest abortion law in the USA banning abortions even in cases of incest of rape was set to take effect this month. But a preliminary injuction, temporarily blocking Alabama from enforcing the law, was issued by a federal judge last week. This report looks at what's at stake for women

  • World in Progress: Fighting for basic rights

    World in Progress: Fighting for basic rights

    30/10/2019 Duration: 29min

    Women's activists in one of Colombia's most violent cities are starting to make a difference ++ Militant Rohyinga group continues activities in Bangladesh ++ What's changed for LGBTQ people in India, where since last year, homosexuality is not criminalized any more.

  • World in Progress: On track

    World in Progress: On track

    23/10/2019 Duration: 29min

    We jump on board a health train that's bringing key medical services to remote parts of South Africa, and hear about a new screening test that could revolutionize the diagnosis of dyslexia. Plus, the Mexican coding boot camp giving returnees a fresh start.

  • World in Progress: How to feed the world in times of Climate Change

    World in Progress: How to feed the world in times of Climate Change

    16/10/2019 Duration: 29min

    How wheat Farmers and scientists in Canada are dealing with changing climate // IFPRI director talks about future food policies //  Cricket farming changes livelihoods in Western Kenya 

  • World in Progress: Enemies of the state?

    World in Progress: Enemies of the state?

    09/10/2019 Duration: 29min

    Tanzania's President John Magufuli has turned pregnant teenagers into enemies of the state, claiming that allowing young mothers back to school would spell disaster for the country. Little is being done to tackle the root causes of these unwanted pregnancies: Rape, poverty and lack of sex education. Linda Staude went to investigate and her in-depth feature is presented by Natalie Muller.

  • World in Progress: Under attack

    World in Progress: Under attack

    02/10/2019 Duration: 29min
  • World in Progress: Trees to the rescue!

    World in Progress: Trees to the rescue!

    25/09/2019 Duration: 29min
  • World in Progress: Feeling the heat

    World in Progress: Feeling the heat

    18/09/2019 Duration: 29min

    As the world gears up for a global climate strike to demand urgent action on climate change, we hear from people who are already feeling the heat.

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