World Stories [world Service]

Episodes

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20070525

1/10. Medellin Transformed by Luis Restrepo. Producers from the WS language services make a documentary for the English network.

20070526

1/10. Medellin Transformed by Luis Restrepo. Producers from the WS language services make a documentary for the English network.

20070601

2/10. Cutting through the vicious circle of the relationship between gypsies and locals in the Czech Republic.

20070602
20070608

3/10. Surviving the Century: How can a remote Chinese matriarchal society survive the impact of huge rises in tourism?

20070609
20070615

4/10. A House in Jerusalem by Khaled Ezzelarab: Two families affected by the partition of Israel and Palestine in 1947.

20070616
20070622

5/10. Muslim Army by Dima Hamdan.

20070623
20070629

6/10. In Prison without Hope: Undertrials in India leave many minor offenders in prison for years awaiting a court appearance.

20070630
20070706

7/10. Teenage Mums by Edwige Sorgho.

20070707
20070713

8/10. Marrying into Conflict: Two Ukrainian women have found husbands on different sides of the Middle Eastern political divide.

20070714
20070720

9/10. Fetish in Japan by Ilana Rehavia.

20070721
20070727

10/10. Letters from Partition: During Indian partition in 1947 a Muslim and a Hindu, complete strangers, help each other to survive.

20070728
01Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20110323

The story of the dancing boys of Afghanistan who are exposed to sexual abuse

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

"Bacha" is a term for a teenage boy who dresses up as a girl and dances for men at parties in Afghanistan.

In a society where the sexes are strictly segregated, it is common for boys to dance for men at weddings and traditional gatherings.

However, it is what happens after the party that is the most disturbing. Many of the boys, some as young as 12 years old, are taken to hotels and sexually abused - sometimes by several men.

This is a practice that is dramatically at odds with the kind of society that the country's Western partners hope to encourage but - according to some reports - it is also a phenomenon that is growing.

01Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20110324

The story of the dancing boys of Afghanistan who are exposed to sexual abuse

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

"Bacha" is a term for a teenage boy who dresses up as a girl and dances for men at parties in Afghanistan.

In a society where the sexes are strictly segregated, it is common for boys to dance for men at weddings and traditional gatherings.

However, it is what happens after the party that is the most disturbing. Many of the boys, some as young as 12 years old, are taken to hotels and sexually abused - sometimes by several men.

This is a practice that is dramatically at odds with the kind of society that the country's Western partners hope to encourage but - according to some reports - it is also a phenomenon that is growing.

01Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20110327

The story of the dancing boys of Afghanistan who are exposed to sexual abuse

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

"Bacha" is a term for a teenage boy who dresses up as a girl and dances for men at parties in Afghanistan.

In a society where the sexes are strictly segregated, it is common for boys to dance for men at weddings and traditional gatherings.

However, it is what happens after the party that is the most disturbing. Many of the boys, some as young as 12 years old, are taken to hotels and sexually abused - sometimes by several men.

This is a practice that is dramatically at odds with the kind of society that the country's Western partners hope to encourage but - according to some reports - it is also a phenomenon that is growing.

01Medellin Transformed2007052520070526

by Luis Restrepo.

Producers from the WS language services make a documentary for the English network.

01The Rollercoaster of Life in Kabul - The Documentary20100825

Meena Baktash on Kabul's beauty, vibrant culture and inspiring people.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In the last five decades the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul - has witnessed at least seven regime changes and the people there have endured harsh periods of civil war.

In that time neighbourhoods have been destroyed and thousands of lives have changed beyond recognition.

But what has that meant for the people who live there?

Meena Baktash, born and bred in Kabul, tells the story of the city she grew up in.

Her life became a rollercoaster ride of shifting rules and violence, but the environment she lived in was place of beauty with a vibrant culture and populated with inspiring people.

Against a backdrop of a city that is erupting into violence, Meena tells the age-old and intimate story of a family growing up and evolving, celebrating birthdays and weddings.

01The Rollercoaster of Life in Kabul - The Documentary20100826

Meena Baktash on Kabul's beauty, vibrant culture and inspiring people.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In the last five decades the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul - has witnessed at least seven regime changes and the people there have endured harsh periods of civil war.

In that time neighbourhoods have been destroyed and thousands of lives have changed beyond recognition.

But what has that meant for the people who live there?

Meena Baktash, born and bred in Kabul, tells the story of the city she grew up in.

Her life became a rollercoaster ride of shifting rules and violence, but the environment she lived in was place of beauty with a vibrant culture and populated with inspiring people.

Against a backdrop of a city that is erupting into violence, Meena tells the age-old and intimate story of a family growing up and evolving, celebrating birthdays and weddings.

01The Rollercoaster of Life in Kabul - The Documentary20100828

Meena Baktash on Kabul's beauty, vibrant culture and inspiring people.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In the last five decades the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul - has witnessed at least seven regime changes and the people there have endured harsh periods of civil war.

In that time neighbourhoods have been destroyed and thousands of lives have changed beyond recognition.

But what has that meant for the people who live there?

Meena Baktash, born and bred in Kabul, tells the story of the city she grew up in.

Her life became a rollercoaster ride of shifting rules and violence, but the environment she lived in was place of beauty with a vibrant culture and populated with inspiring people.

Against a backdrop of a city that is erupting into violence, Meena tells the age-old and intimate story of a family growing up and evolving, celebrating birthdays and weddings.

01The Rollercoaster of Life in Kabul - The Documentary20100829

Meena Baktash on Kabul's beauty, vibrant culture and inspiring people.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In the last five decades the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul - has witnessed at least seven regime changes and the people there have endured harsh periods of civil war.

In that time neighbourhoods have been destroyed and thousands of lives have changed beyond recognition.

But what has that meant for the people who live there?

Meena Baktash, born and bred in Kabul, tells the story of the city she grew up in.

Her life became a rollercoaster ride of shifting rules and violence, but the environment she lived in was place of beauty with a vibrant culture and populated with inspiring people.

Against a backdrop of a city that is erupting into violence, Meena tells the age-old and intimate story of a family growing up and evolving, celebrating birthdays and weddings.

022007060120070602

Cutting through the vicious circle of the relationship between gypsies and locals in the Czech Republic.

02World Stories - A Widow's Journey - The Documentary20100901

In 1989 Tamil leader Appapillai Amirthalingam was killed in Sri Lanka. His wife and son...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02World Stories - A Widow's Journey - The Documentary20100902

In 1989 Tamil leader Appapillai Amirthalingam was killed in Sri Lanka. His wife and son...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02World Stories - A Widow's Journey - The Documentary20100904

In 1989 Tamil leader Appapillai Amirthalingam was killed in Sri Lanka. His wife and son...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02World Stories - A Widow's Journey - The Documentary20100905

In 1989 Tamil leader Appapillai Amirthalingam was killed in Sri Lanka. His wife and son...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Surviving The Century2007060820070609

How can a remote Chinese matriarchal society survive the impact of huge rises in tourism?

03World Stories - Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20100908

A controversial practise in Afghanistan's heartland.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03World Stories - Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20100909

A controversial practise in Afghanistan's heartland.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03World Stories - Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20100911

A controversial practise in Afghanistan's heartland.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03World Stories - Afghanistan's Dancing Boys - The Documentary20100912

A controversial practise in Afghanistan's heartland.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04A House In Jerusalem2007061520070616

by Khaled Ezzelarab: Two families affected by the partition of Israel and Palestine in 1947.

04World Stories - The Children of Pedro Pan - The Documentary20100915

In the 1960's 14,000 Cuban children were sent to live in the USA, to seek a better life...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04World Stories - The Children of Pedro Pan - The Documentary20100916

In the 1960's 14,000 Cuban children were sent to live in the USA, to seek a better life...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04World Stories - The Children of Pedro Pan - The Documentary20100918

In the 1960's 14,000 Cuban children were sent to live in the USA, to seek a better life...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

04World Stories - The Children of Pedro Pan - The Documentary20100919

In the 1960's 14,000 Cuban children were sent to live in the USA, to seek a better life...

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

05Muslim Army2007062220070623

by Dima Hamdan.

05World Stories - Revolutions in Iran - The Documentary20100922

In Iran, how does the spread of ideas shape world opinion?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Iran is facing a media revolution through blogs, social networking sites and mobile phone technology.

Ideas and pictures are reaching people across the globe every day in a matter of seconds.

But Iran has faced a media revolution before.

Across the country in the late 1970s, families and friends would sit together to listen to, read and share subversive material.

Then, it was in the form of cassettes, pamphlets and whispers behind closed doors that spread the message of the Islamic Revolution quickly and effectively across the country and beyond.

Old and new revolutionaries explore how the two movements compare.

05World Stories - Revolutions in Iran - The Documentary20100923

In Iran, how does the spread of ideas shape world opinion?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Iran is facing a media revolution through blogs, social networking sites and mobile phone technology.

Ideas and pictures are reaching people across the globe every day in a matter of seconds.

But Iran has faced a media revolution before.

Across the country in the late 1970s, families and friends would sit together to listen to, read and share subversive material.

Then, it was in the form of cassettes, pamphlets and whispers behind closed doors that spread the message of the Islamic Revolution quickly and effectively across the country and beyond.

Old and new revolutionaries explore how the two movements compare.

05World Stories - Revolutions in Iran - The Documentary20100925

In Iran, how does the spread of ideas shape world opinion?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Iran is facing a media revolution through blogs, social networking sites and mobile phone technology.

Ideas and pictures are reaching people across the globe every day in a matter of seconds.

But Iran has faced a media revolution before.

Across the country in the late 1970s, families and friends would sit together to listen to, read and share subversive material.

Then, it was in the form of cassettes, pamphlets and whispers behind closed doors that spread the message of the Islamic Revolution quickly and effectively across the country and beyond.

Old and new revolutionaries explore how the two movements compare.

05World Stories - Revolutions in Iran - The Documentary20100926

In Iran, how does the spread of ideas shape world opinion?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Iran is facing a media revolution through blogs, social networking sites and mobile phone technology.

Ideas and pictures are reaching people across the globe every day in a matter of seconds.

But Iran has faced a media revolution before.

Across the country in the late 1970s, families and friends would sit together to listen to, read and share subversive material.

Then, it was in the form of cassettes, pamphlets and whispers behind closed doors that spread the message of the Islamic Revolution quickly and effectively across the country and beyond.

Old and new revolutionaries explore how the two movements compare.

06In Prison Without Hope2007062920070630

Undertrials in India leave many minor offenders in prison for years awaiting a court appearance.

07Teenage Mums2007070620070707

by Edwige Sorgho.

Teenage Mums by Edwige Sorgho.

08Marrying Into Conflict2007071320070714

8/10.

Marrying into Conflict: Two Ukrainian women have found husbands on different sides of the Middle Eastern political divide.

Two Ukrainian women have found husbands on different sides of the Middle Eastern political divide.

09Fetish In Japan2007072020070721

by Ilana Rehavia.

10 LASTLetters From Partition2007072720070728

During Indian partition in 1947 a Muslim and a Hindu, complete strangers, help each other to survive.