In the Kurdish region of Northern Syria, a radical experiment in secular democracy and gender equality has risen out of the ashes of war. But the new government is surrounded by hostile forces.
Greta and the Snowman
Sweden - 2019
From Greta Thunberg to the man who's measured the weather every day for nearly half a century, it is private citizens leading the charge on climate change prevention. This report profiles these two extraordinary characters.
Japan's Disability Shame
Japan - 2019
After the Second World War, the Japanese government actively sought to cull its disabled population through a program of forced sterilisation. Disabilities have remained greatly stigmatised ever since.
Historians of the Ocean
United States - 2019
Using modern techniques to analyse centuries-old fossils, scientists in California are reconstructing a history of the world's oceans. Their aim is to better understand how our waters looked 200 years ago.
Letter to the Pope
Italy - 2019
As Pope Francis pledges to instate a "zero tolerance" approach to child abuse in the Catholic Church, generations of victims continue to come forward. They're asking why their allegations have not been taken seriously until now.
World's Largest Organism Under Threat
United States - 2019
Utah's Pando tree is the world's largest living organism; what appears to be an entire forest is in fact an intricately connected root system. But environmental changes are placing the species in peril.
Norway's Electric Cars
Norway - 2018
The Norwegian market for electric vehicles has exploded, accounting for over 50% of new vehicles. With over 1 billion fossil fuel vehicles worldwide, now other countries contemplate replicating Norway's progress.
Ireland - 2019
With Brexit fast approaching, a solution to the Irish border question remains elusive. Near the border, concern grows that without a solution, the sectarian violence of the Troubles could return.
Iran's Snapchat Revolution
Iraq - 2019
The murder of 22-year-old Iraqi model and Snapchat star Tara Fares in 2018 sparked shock and outrage worldwide. For the small and growing community of young Iraqis for whom Tara was a symbol of a freer Iraq, her life and death continue to reverberate.
The Chinese Dream
China - 2018
China's fast-growing middle class has sparked an industrial shift across the country. Increased spending habits have triggered a real estate frenzy, driving a greater rift between the rich and the poor.