A year after mass protests rattled Belarus and its dictator, pro-democracy activists are fleeing to Europe. With a crackdown against democracy in full swing, this could be the end of Belarus’ revolution.
Ethiopia - 2021
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have fled from conflict in the country's Tigray region. Many have fled to neighbouring Sudan, where displacement camps have been hit by severe weather conditions.
Witches: The New Feminism?
Switzerland - 2021
For millennia, witches held a powerful role in society with their nurturing and healing powers. Now, some women are turning back to ancient practices in a quest to find their inner power.
Majlinda: More Than An Olympic Champion
Kosovo - 2021
Double former world and reigning Olympic judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi is the only realistic hope for an Olympic gold in Tokyo for the previously war-torn nation of Kosovo in eastern Europe. This nation of fewer than 2 million people is taking part in the Olympics under its own flag for only the second time - a flag Majlinda will be carrying proudly into the stadium.
United States - 2021
In the US, it is common for people with dwindling savings to sell their life insurance policies to the highest bidder for an instant cash payment. This report reveals how the death business thrives on investing in individuals with low life expectancy. Perhaps it is time to ask some questions about the ethics of finance capitalism.
Going Off Grid
New Zealand - 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has driven many to rethink their lives and the climate crisis is pushing some towards more sustainable ways of living. But what happens when everyone wants a piece of utopia?
Iraq - 2021
Seven years ago an attack from the Islamic State forced 100,000 Yazidis to flee their homes in northern Iraq to Mount Sinjar, where they were trapped for days. What is life like for the survivors?
Ireland - 2021
Two decades after the Good Friday agreement, tensions are rising again in Northern Ireland. With unionists feeling betrayed by the Brexit sea border, people on all sides are bracing for a violent summer.
Winning the War on Drugs
Portugal - 2021
Once the ‘heroin capital of Europe’, Portugal decriminalised drugs twenty years ago. While local drug networks still operate, the country’s radical approach has made progress in the war on drugs.
Chocolate and Child Labour
Netherlands - 2021
Most of the world's cocoa beans come from farms in West Africa rife with illegal child labour and slavery. One small chocolate company in Europe is making a mark with its efforts to tackle the problem.