Don't Log Off [The Documentary] [World Service]

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Don't log off2020040420200407 (WS)
20200405 (WS)

Across every continent, people are trying to make sense of a new world – one that happens mostly behind closed doors and often alone. Alan Dein connects with seven individuals whose lives have shifted under the coronavirus pandemic as they nervously anticipate what will come next in an uncertain future.

In Tehran, Golnar, an Iranian who describes herself as ‘constant traveller’ is inside her apartment – all future trips postponed. Across the town is the hostel she set up with a friend. Forced to close in the city’s lockdown it is now serving a crucial role.

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated city’s on earth. As the pandemic takes hold, entrepreneur Fahad worries for the successful delivery business he has spent years building up and the future for his parents he shares a home with.

Not everyone is inside. In Greece, Ibrahim is homeless, sheltering in an abandoned building. His friend Mikki is self-isolating and cannot help him.

Plus stories from Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Sudan of isolation and expectation.

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Don't Log Off20200508

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Don't Log Off - Part Eight2020053020200604 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with people experiencing sleepless nights during the pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Don't Log Off - Part Five2020050820200509 (WS)
20200514 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals trying to find space from those around them.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Don't Log Off - Part Seven2020052320200528 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Don't Log Off - Part Six2020051620200521 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with people who are anxious about their family businesses

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01Don't Log Off - Part One2020021920200220 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world via social media, exploring the things that unite people across cultures and borders. He speaks to a young gay man in China troubled by homophobia and an Egyptian woman determined to resist the religious extremism she witnesses in her small city.
He also reaches out to an Iranian man struggling to pursue his passion for foreign languages against the odds and a jobless Nigerian distressed by his inability to provide for his family.

Using social media, Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world seeking fulfilment

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01Don't log off: Part one2020021920200220 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world via social media, exploring the things that unite people across cultures and borders. He speaks to a young gay man in China troubled by homophobia, and an Egyptian woman determined to resist the religious extremism she witnesses in her small city.
He also reaches out to an Iranian man struggling to pursue his passion for foreign languages against the odds, and a jobless Nigerian distressed by his inability to provide for his family.

Using social media, Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world seeking fulfilment

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02Don't log off - part two2020022620200227 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world via social media, exploring the things that unite people across cultures and borders. He connects with people who are all seeking fulfilment in their lives.

This week Alan reaches out to people in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and beyond - exploring what it means to belong. He hears people yearning for a better life elsewhere - and those determined to make a go of it where they are.

People in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and beyond explore what unites them

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02Don't Log Off - Part Two2020022620200227 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world via social media, exploring the things that unite people across cultures and borders. He connects with people who are all seeking fulfilment in their lives.

This week Alan reaches out to people in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and beyond - exploring what it means to belong. He hears people yearning for a better life elsewhere - and those determined to make a go of it where they are.

People in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and beyond explore what unites them

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world via social media, exploring the things that unite people across cultures and borders.

Today, he connects with people around the world who are all seeking fulfilment in their lives.

Alan speaks to a young gay man in China troubled by homophobia and an Egyptian woman determined to resist the religious extremism she witnesses in her small city.
He also reaches out to an Iranian man struggling to pursue his passion for foreign languages against the odds and a jobless Nigerian distressed by his inability to provide for his family.

Using social media, Alan Dein connects with strangers across the world seeking fulfilment.

02Don't log off - part two2020041120200414 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02Don't Log Off - Part Two2020041120200412 (WS)
20200414 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with people around the world trying to find moments of calm during the coronavirus pandemic.
He speaks to Jens, the captain of a container ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean who is unsure when he may be able to get his crew back home, and Sujatha, an 85 year old in India who is philosophical about being confined to her home in Delhi.
1000 miles south of Delhi, Alan reaches out to Chinu who is feeding Mumbai's urban poor as the Indian government imposes a lockdown. And he speak to Benedetta, who is eight months pregnant in an anxious and eerily quiet Rome.

Alan also catches up with 16-year-old Ibrahim who was homeless on the streets of Athens when they last spoke - but now has some good news to share.

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Don't log off - part three2020041820200421 (WS)
20200419 (WS)

Across every continent, lives have been put on hold, and people are looking to the day when they can pick up and restart after lockdown – often with hope and at times trepidation.

Alan Dein connects to people around the world looking forward to the things most important to them.

In Mexico, Lucia has spent the past seven years searching for her kidnapped son – one of thousands of disappeared children in the country. For the first time, she has been forced to put that on hold.
Captain Jens aboard a vast container ship has not been on land for three months – and does not know when he will next see his family, but he is finding solace in the logs of his ancestors.

In Nigeria, student Babatunde Ismail Bale is sheltering in a mosque after his college closed its doors – but is still finding ways to study.
And in the Philippine’s capital Manila, armed soldiers on the streets are bringing back fearful memories of martial law in the 1970s.

Plus stories from Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Sudan of isolation and expectation.

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Across every continent, people are trying to make sense of a new world – one that happens mostly behind closed doors and often alone. Alan Dein connects with seven individuals whose lives have shifted under the coronavirus pandemic as they nervously anticipate what will come next in an uncertain future.

In Tehran, Golnar, an Iranian who describes herself as ‘constant traveller’ is inside her apartment – all future trips postponed. Across the town is the hostel she set up with a friend. Forced to close in the city’s lockdown it is now serving a crucial role.

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated city’s on earth. As the pandemic takes hold, entrepreneur Fahad worries for the successful delivery business he has spent years building up and the future for his parents he shares a home with.

Not everyone is inside. In Greece, Ibrahim is homeless, sheltering in an abandoned building. His friend Mikki is self-isolating and cannot help him.

03Don't log off - part three20200418

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Don't log off - part three2020041820200419 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Don't log off - part three2020041820200421 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

042020042520200426 (WS)

Across every continent, people are trying to make sense of a new world – one that happens mostly behind closed doors and often alone. Alan Dein connects with seven individuals whose lives have shifted under the coronavirus pandemic as they nervously anticipate what will come next in an uncertain future.

In Tehran, Golnar, an Iranian who describes herself as ‘constant traveller’ is inside her apartment – all future trips postponed. Across the town is the hostel she set up with a friend. Forced to close in the city’s lockdown it is now serving a crucial role.

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated city’s on earth. As the pandemic takes hold, entrepreneur Fahad worries for the successful delivery business he has spent years building up and the future for his parents he shares a home with.

Not everyone is inside. In Greece, Ibrahim is homeless, sheltering in an abandoned building. His friend Mikki is self-isolating and cannot help him.

Plus stories from Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Sudan of isolation and expectation.

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04Don't log off - part four20200425
04Don't log off - part four2020042520200426 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04Don't log off - part four2020042520200428 (WS)

Alan Dein connects with individuals whose lives have shifted in the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.