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World in Progress

2013-06-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Attacks on homosexuals on the rise in African countries --- No country for homosexuals - US Evangelicals in Uganda --- Brazilians continue to voice their anger at the government --- A granola producer is employing refugees in the US…

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World in Progress: Can economic progress be "green"?

2013-06-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A group of praying women heats up the debate on Jewish identities in Israel -- Indonesian metal musicians want to spread a religious message -- Millions miss out on primary education in Nigeria --Can economic progress be "green"?…

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World in Progress: Africa makes progress on Millenium Goals

2013-06-12 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Irish travelers strive to be recognized as an ethnic group -- Why polio eradication can be dangerous for health workers in Pakistan -- Cheap Rotavirus vaccine in India -- Africa's progress on MDGs…

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World in Progress: Innovative solar solutions for the poor

2013-06-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

New renewable ideas for developing countries -- The European Union's expansion, while widely celebrated, is casting a long shadow on farmers in neighboring Bosnia -- Drug trials in developing nations -- Discussing the UN post-2015 agenda…

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World in Progress: Taking stock of human rights worldwide

2013-05-29 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Following the recent release of their annual report, we speak to Amnesty International about the plight of refugees and migrants around the globe. Also in the show: Germany celebrates its first national development day, Chinese migrants are looking for a change of scene in Italy and we meet a young man in Mozambique who is promoting the use of the female condom.…

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World in Progress: Legalizing Migrant Workers in Thailand

2013-05-22 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Legalizing Migrant workers in Thailand -- Young people and global ideas on sustainability -- Innovation and change with German foundations -- An increasing number of women face taboo of filing for divorce in Pakistan…

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World in Progress: Markets erode moral values, study finds

2013-05-15 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A new study finds that market interaction can erode people's moral values -- Kashmir residents put a stop to corruption -- Swim safety classes are keeping children from drowning in impoverished countries -- A new project gives adult school drop-outs in Pakistan a chance to graduate…

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World in Progress: Elders helping to find solutions for the future

2013-05-08 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The Elders help to shape the future with experience and charisma -- Afro-Colombians still face discrimination -- And: keeping ancient storytelling alive in India…

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World in Progress

2013-05-01 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The Boston marathon bombing affects US immigration policy reform -- A blind Israeli woman empowers people with disabilities -- Taliban in Pakistan continue trying to deny women an education…

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World in Progress

2013-04-24 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Guatemalans fight Canadian mining project -- Rio de Janeiro tackles transportation problems -- A giant wind-powered device clears landmines…

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World in Progress: Villagers' rights clashing with economic interests in Myanmar

2013-04-17 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Controversial new law to restrict indigenous landrights in Argentina -- Rescuing Lake Chad -- Economic development versus villager's right to self determination in Myanmar -- Speculation on foodstuffs…

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World in Progress

2013-04-10 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Children in Bolivia fight for their right to work -- 20 years on, a brave woman continues to help survivors of sexual violence -- Hawaiian ancient culture makes a comeback…

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World in Progress: Curbing corruption across the world

2013-04-03 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Corruption, a global problem -- Fighting corruption in Indonesia with creative campaigns -- Attitudes towards corruption changing in Brazil, but a lot remains to be done -- New measures to impove transparency in development aid and disaster relief…

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World in Progress: Young Yemenis take active role as agents of change

2013-03-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Young people in Yemen hope for change and democracy -- Ending racism in football stadiums -- Zimbabwe forces foreign ex-convicts to stay behind bars because it can't afford to send them home -- Helping young African football talents make it big in Europe…

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World in Progress: Success or failure: Two decades of war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia

2013-03-20 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Conflict between Myanmar government and Kachin ethnic minority - Finding solutions for millions of displaced people across the world - How people in Bosnia perceive the War Crimes Tribunal - Women's activist in Iraq…

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World in Progress: Despite church protests, Philippines introduce free access to contraceptives

2013-03-13 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The plight of Syrian refugees in Greece -- Introducing free contraceptives in the Philippines -- Mining in Sierra Leone -- the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Albert Schweizer…

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World in Progress: Curbing violence against women across the world

2013-03-06 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Equal rights: Improving protection against violence for women in Bolivia -- Karate in a sari: Many women in India now take self defense classes -- Fending for themselves: Women farmers in Mexico face ongoing drought -- Speaking out: Help for rape victims in Turkey…

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World in Progress

2013-02-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Nine out of ten global disasters completely go unnoticed --- Berlin-based fashion label Abury revives old traditional Berber handcrafts --- Couples without children turn to Indian surrogate moms…

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World in Progress: How vegetables can help curb hunger and poverty

2013-02-20 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Moto Medics in Vietnam -- more rights for individuals under the UN social pact protocol -- Ancient Japanese Music -- Home gardens can ease malnutrition…

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World in Progress

2013-02-13 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The power of photographs --- Syrian refugee kids and their families are trying to get by in Turkey --- Ethiopian beekeepers learn new tricks from their colleagues in Italy…

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World in Progress: Fighting female genital mutilation

2013-02-06 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Countering piracy in the Gulf of Guinea -- Raising awareness to stop FGM -- Senior experts passing on knowledge to youth -- Improving the lives of the mentally ill in Argentina…

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World in Progress: Ongoing fighting in Syrian's Latakia region takes heavy toll on religious diversity

2013-01-30 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Two years after the evolution, a rocky path forward for democracy and economy in Egypt -- Religious diversity becomes collateral damage in the Syrian civil war -- Why women play a crucial role in the Kurdish movement…

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World in Progress: Jewish minority dwindling rapidly in Tunisia after centuries of peaceful coexistence

2013-01-23 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Mali's diaspora in Paris is worried about the ongoing conflict back home -- How Investments in Agriculture can help ensure food security -- After many centuries of Jewish history in Tunisia, only few remain…

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World in Progress: Mali's musicians fight militants with creativity

2013-01-16 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Domestic workers in the US hope a report on their dire working conditions will improve legal support -- Middle class in Lebanon shrinking -- handicapped couple in Rwanda makes a difference -- Mali musicians fight militants with cultural offensive…

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World in Progress: Struggling for land rights

2013-01-09 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Brazilian indigenous group struggles for ancestral lands -- Campesinos in Colombia fight for land rights -- Supporting Syrian Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq -- Countering exploitation in India's textile industry…

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World in Progress

2013-01-02 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Wheelchairs suited for the developing world give people a new sense of independence -- Brazil's government tries to cope with crack addicts -- A young Palestinian flutist lives her musical dream in Karlsruhe…

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World in Progress: People in Mali face major economic crisis

2012-12-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

How Egypt's Film industry reflects political upheaval -- Iwan Falls, Indonesia's Bob Dylan -- Lack of funding for landmine victims -- Tourists and businesses avoid troubled Mali  …

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World in Progress: Two years after the start of the Arab spring, mixed feelings about changes

2012-12-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Tunisa two years after the Arab revolution -- Opposition in still struggling Bahrein -- Helping asylum seekers in Australia -- Jamaican Christmas Trees…

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World in Progress: Refugees and Human Rights in Europe

2012-12-12 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Human Rights in Europe and the situation of refugees -- Improving access to water for people in Lima -- Faith-based organizations working in Africa -- How artists in Haiti cope with difficult conditions…

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World in Progress: Looking to developing countries for climate solutions

2012-12-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

What industrialized nations can learn from countries like Bangladesh when it comes to climate change -- What's being done to make sure private companies comply with human rights standards -- Increasing urbanization is causing the loss of arable land and soil across the globe…

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World in Progress: Road project sparks conflict between Indigenous and Coca Farmers in Bolivia

2012-11-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A new UNCTAD study highlihts how remittances help families and benefit national economies -- Why a controversial road project through ancient lands in Bolivia sparks conflict -- Uranium mining in Nambia gets a new boost  …

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World in Progress

2012-11-21 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

DW's women's special: An underground network tries to help North Korean women escape from prostitution -- Tunisian women fight for their rights -- Malaysian housewives push for conservation efforts in the Setiu wetlands…

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World in Progress: A closer look at Asia

2012-11-07 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Landgrabbing accusations surround the recent ASEM 9 conference in Laos -- Human rights apparently improving in Myanmar -- Tough times in India, as the country's aging population struggle without state support -- Child trafficking on the rise in Cameroon…

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World in Progress: Feeding the World while curbing greenhouse gas emissions

2012-10-31 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Changing agriculture and diets to feed the world while mitigating greenhouse gases -- How water scarcity affects lifes in rural China -- Landgrabbing in Papua New Guina -- Quinoa from Bolivia enriches global diets…

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World in Progress: Goal of eradicating polio almost achieved

2012-10-24 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Only three countries worldwide still endemic to Polio -- Conflict over ancient Christian monastery in Turkey -- Dangerous work for teachers in Pakistan -- Coca cultivation in Bolivia torn between illegal drug trade and traditional culture…

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World in Progress: Giving young girls a chance

2012-10-17 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A special school in Paraguay gives underprivileged girls a chance at an education, while training them up for the workforce -- Ghanaian emigrants head north to Libya – Young volunteers see Africa with open eyes -- Egyptian scholar, controversial novelist, Yousseff Ziedan…

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Brazil's poor hope for land titles

2012-10-17 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A pilot project gives land titles to people in a Rio favelas - Acid attacks leave victims scarred for life - Plans to make Africa wheat sufficient - North Korea's government expands its reach to Cambodian restaurants…

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World in Progress: Brazil's poor hope for land titles

2012-10-10 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A pilot project in Brazil gives legal land titles to residents living in one of the Rio's poorest favelas -- Acid attacks leave victims scarred for life – Plans to make Africa wheat sufficient -- North Korea's government is expands its reach to the Cambodian restaurant trade.Brazil's poor hope for land titlesWhile Rio de Janeiro is getting ready to showcase the city to millions of international visitors when it stages the 2014 World Cup and then the Olympic Games in 2016, many of the city's residents still live in precarious housing situations – that is, they have no legal right to the properties in which they live. One organisation though is trying to change that. Report: Sam Cowie, Rio de Janeiro Making Africa wheat sufficientWheat is one of the key staples with fast growing demand in Africa. The increase in consumption is driven by income growth, urbanisation and dietary changes. But, sub-Saharan countries - and Africa as a whole - only produce about forty percent of their own domestic requirements. But, researchers at Mexico's International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center [CIMMYT] have come up with a solution. Interview: Anke Rasper speaking with Hans-Joachim Braun, head of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement center. Acid victim for lifeAcid throwing is becoming an increasing problem in many countries around the world. Horrific attacks maim and disfigure their victims and physical and emotional scars last a lifetime. Many survivors spend years waiting for their attackers to face justice, some never get their day in court. Cambodia is one such country struggling to deal with these vicious attacks. Report: Irwin Loy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia North Korea's government expands to restaurant tradeCut off from much of the world by a secretive military regime, North Korea is perhaps the most isolated country in the world. But, even dictatorships need an income, and at a North Korean government-run restaurant in Cambodia, diners are greetd with a music and dance performance as well as some interesting cusine. Be wary though, North Korea's strict rules are on display at all times. Report: Jarad Ferrie, Phnom Penh, Cambodia…

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World in Progress: Brazil's poor hope for land titles

2012-10-10 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A pilot project in Brazil gives legal land titles to residents living in one of the Rio's poorest favelas -- Acid attacks leave victims scarred for life – Plans to make Africa wheat sufficient -- North Korea's government is expands its reach to the Cambodian restaurant trade.…

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World in Progress: Sexual health bill divides Philippines

2012-10-03 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A sexual health bill divides the Philippines -- Why South Koreans overseas adoptees return home -- How young people in Cameroon cope wit h high unemployment rates -- Everyday life for Palestinians remains a challenge Producer: Anke Rasper Renewed debate about family planning in the PhilippinesThe bill, which has been in limbo for years, is backed by the president but strenuously opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church, would oblige the government to fund mass contraception programmes. While many want to improve pre- and post-natal care, introduce mandatory sex education and improve access to contraceptives, the Catholic Church fiercly opposes these measures.Insecure jobs worry Cameroonians despite decreasing unemployementWhile official unemployment figures in Cameroon are decreasing, most people in Cameroon try to make a living in the informal sector, which means their jobs are often precarious and not very secure. Many only can get part-time occupations, or they get odd jobs despite having some formal education. That's particularly frustrating for young people.Overseas adoptees return to South KoreaSouth Korea is confronting a dark part of its modern history. Before Samsung or Hyundai emerged as global brands, the nation’s top export was said to be its babies. That’s because during the past six decades at least 150,000 Korean children have been adopted overseas. What was never expected, though, was that someday these children would come back as adults.Everyday life in Ramallah remains challengingPalestinians would like their country to be upgraded to a sovereign country and are applying for a non-membership status for Palestinians in the United Nations. But while the issue of Palestine's status is on people's minds back in Gaza and the West Bank, most Palestininas have other worries to cope with in everyday life, as Tania Krämer reports from Ramallah.…

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World in Progress: Sexual health bill divides Philippines

2012-10-03 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A sexual health bill divides the Philippines -- Why South Koreans overseas adoptees return home -- How young people in Cameroon cope wit h high unemployment rates -- Everyday life for Palestinians remains a challenge…

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World in Progress

2012-09-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Turkish parents are concerned as secular schools are being turned into religious Imam Hatips -- Canadians protest against cuts to social and environmental programs -- 'Call me Kuchu' sheds light on the plight of gays in Uganda -- The fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases Producer: Sarah Steffen Turkey turns schools into religious Imam HatipsWith the start of the new school year in Turkey, many parents were surprised to find their children's school had been turned into a religious school. Imam Hatips as they are called were originally created to teach future Imams. But now, under controversial education reforms, even secular schools are being converted. Report: Dorian Jones, Istanbul Canadians protest against social cutsMany Canadians are taking to the streets, voicing their anger against Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his conservative policies - policies they say are changing the face of Canada at home and abroad. Since Harper came to power in 2006, he has imposed hefty cuts on social and environmental programs. Report: Tanya Castle, Ottawa Eliminating Neglected Tropical DiseasesA group of debilitating and sometimes deadly infections like Rabies, Leprosy and Trachoma are affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide - mainly those living in remote rural areas, urban slums or conflict zones. DW spoke to Ghana's former President John Kufuor, Special Envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases - the network aims to eradicate 7 of these 17 NTDs by 2020. Interview: Sarah Steffen Telling the story of LGBT activists in UgandaGay men and women in Uganda frequently face harassment and violence. Shocking headlines about the persecution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Africa are not new. A documentary about Ugandan LGBT activists, one of whom was murdered last year, tries to give insight into their lives. Report: Chiponda Chimbelu, Bonn…

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2012-09-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Turkish parents are concerned as secular schools are being turned into religious Imam Hatips -- Canadians protest against cuts to social and environmental programs -- 'Call me Kuchu' sheds light on the plight of gays in Uganda -- The fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases…

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World in Progress: Turkey demands return of historical artifacts

2012-09-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Turkey wants international musems to return archaeological artifacts -- Gay opposition activist in Syria -- Jordan river multinatinational clean-up effort -- Radijojo project links kids and youth around the world via Skype Production: Anke Rasper Syria Gay ActivistIn Syria, where homosexuality is illegal, the uprising has raised hopes that homosexual people's rights will be recognized. One Syrian gay man has been trying to raise awareness among the gay community with an online magazine. But it's a challenging task: not only does he face opposition from the regime and conservative Islamists, but also from some secular opposition activist.Jordan River clean-up needs multilateral cooperationJordan River today is a polluted wasteland of brackish contaminated water. Its banks and tributaries are shared by Israel, Jordan, Syria and the West Bank, but the failure of these governments to cooperate multilaterally has seen efforts to rehabilitate the Jordan River dry up, along with the river itself. Now the international community is turning to an independent NGO to turn back the clock.Turkey demands artifacts to be returnedTurkey is home to countless civilizations dating back thousands of years and remains a favorite location for international archaeologists, with some 30,000 archaelogical sites. But now the Turkish government has launched an aggressive policy of seeking the return of artifacts from around the world that it claims were looted from its country.International kids internet radio-project Radijojo links continentsRadijojo, an international radio project by and for children, has been linking kids all over the world for ten years. Young people aged 3 to 18 from all over the world discuss various issues via Skype connections connecting schools and kindergardens. The project has won awards and was named an official project of the United Nations' Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.…

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World in Progress: Turkey demands return of historical artifacts

2012-09-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Turkey wants international musems to return archaeological artifacts -- Gay opposition activist in Syria -- Jordan river multinatinational clean-up effort -- Radijojo project links kids and youth around the world via Skype…

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World in Progress

2012-09-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Syria's internally displaced are trying to escape the raging violence -- Syrian Kurds participate in the uprising against Assad -- Argentines want to legalize abortions -- Bolivia's booming town of El Alto struggles with polluted waterways Producer: Sarah Steffen Syrians move from town to town to escape the fightingIn addition to the hundreds of thousands of refugees that have fled to neighboring countries, there are also those who have left their homes, but are still inside Syria. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent says there are over 1.5 million internally displaced people now. That means about one in every 15 Syrians is on the run. Report: Marine Olivesi, Idlib region Kurdish participation in the uprising worries TurkeySyrian Kurds have seized control of some Syrian villages in recent weeks as they participate in the uprising against Bashar Assad. Even though the West supports the Free Syrian Army, it's wary of Kurdish armed resistance. Especially Turkey is afraid Kurdish rebels might use Syrian villages to launch cross-border attacks on Turkey. Report: Reese Erlich, Antakya, Turkey, near the Syrian border Argentines fight for safe and legal abortionsAbortions are illegal in Argentina, unless the woman was raped or her health is in danger. Still, every year some 500,000 Argentines have abortions. It's estimated that more than 100 of them die each year. Many women fear they would be imprisoned if they were to seek medical help. Report: Eilis O'Neill, Buenos Aires Population boom endangers Lake TiticacaEl Alto is one of several growing cities in the Lake Titicaca watershed. Numerous Bolivians move there in the hope to find better education and employment opportunities. But as the area sees a boom in population numbers, pollution increases and affects urban residents - and endangers the lake and the people who depend on it. Report: Sara Shahriari, El Alto…

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2012-09-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Syria's internally displaced are trying to escape the raging violence -- Syrian Kurds participate in the uprising against Assad -- Argentines want to legalize abortions -- Bolivia's booming town of El Alto struggles with polluted waterways…

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World in Progress: Searching for an identity

2012-08-29 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Pashtun women in Pakistan try to gain an identity -- Two women, world's apart, help children in Africa's largest slum who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS -- Three Palastinian brothers use music to capture their lives beyond their troubled homeland -- Small-scale irrigation schemes needed to assist world's poor Producer: Jessie Wingard Identity crisisWhile Pakistan's most populous city, Karachi, is a hub of modern technology, art and a more liberal lifestyle, Pashtun women still face discrimination and lack opportunities afforded to men. One of the challenges faced by Pashtun women is obtaining an identity card – having an ID card would enable women to vote and register for government benefits. Report: Mudassar Shar, Karachi / Presented by: Chuck Penfold Small-scale irrigation schemes to assist world's poorSmall-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia from food insecurity and climate risks, say experts in a report released this week. Expanding the use of smallholder water management techniques, they say, could increase yields by up to 300 percent, adding tens of billions of dollars in household revenue to some of the world's poorest people. Interview: Jessie Wingard, Dr. Tim Williams, Director for Africa at the International Water Management Institute Living in hope, world's apartOn the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, in Kibera, stands what is Africa's largest slum. It's thought hundreds of thousands of people are cramped into an area of around 2.5 square kilometers. One young woman has the tough task of running a center for around 40 children orphaned by HIV and AIDS. Perhaps surprisingly, she's getting help from a 16-year-old girl thousands of kilometers away. Report: Nik Martin, with thanks to the Kibera News Network Palestinian hearts and musicThree Palestinian brothers, Samir, Wissam and Adnan Joubran, born in Galilee in Nazareth, were always expected to become oud players. It was a given, with their great grand father, grand father and father all oud makers. Playing the oud was their destiny. Now living in Paris, their music also serves as a diary on their own personal voyage beyond their troubled homeland. Report: Maria Bakkalapulo, Malaysian Borneo…

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World in Progress: Searching for an identity

2012-08-29 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Pashtun women in Pakistan try to gain an identity -- Two women, world's apart, help children in Africa's largest slum who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS -- Three Palastinian brothers use music to capture their lives beyond their troubled homeland -- Small-scale irrigation schemes needed to assist world's poor…

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World in Progress

2012-08-22 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The Turkish border town of Antakya faces economic depression as trade with Syria dries up -- Women who seek asylum in the UK get denied twice as often as men -- People in Pakistan try to find ways around the Taliban's ban on music Producer: Sarah Steffen Economic depression as trade with Syria dries upThe continuing fighting in Aleppo and other cities has devastated Syria. Until now, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled their country. In addition to the humanitarian catastrophe, Syria’s civil war has also caused serious economic problems in parts of Turkey that relied heavily on cross-border trade. Report: Reese Erlich, Antakya, Turkey Humanitarian aid workers increasingly under threatAccording to the Aid Worker Security Database, 308 aid workers were severely wounded, kidnapped or killed last year. Figures have more than tripled over the last decade. DW spoke to Michael Reich, World Vision Germany’s Country Program Coordinator in the Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Department. Interview: Sarah Steffen Tough times for female asylum seekers in the UKChances of asylum being denied are twice as high for female asylum seekers in the UK than for males. Research by the NGO "Women for Refugee Women" found that they may feel too ashamed and traumatized to speak about what has happened to them. Their experiences often include details of sexual violence. When they do discuss the details, officials are quick to dismiss the women’s stories. Report: Jeanny Gering, London Pakistanis defy Taliban's ban on musicPeople still find ways around the Taliban’s crackdown on music, and even have private parties with music blasting from their mobile phones. Recently, several shops in the town of Landi Kotal in West Pakistan have been bombed, because that’s where people were going to get new music for their cell phones. Report: Mudassar Shah, Landi Kotal, Pakistan…

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2012-08-22 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The Turkish border town of Antakya faces economic depression as trade with Syria dries up -- Women who seek asylum in the UK get denied twice as often as men -- People in Pakistan try to find ways around the Taliban's ban on music…

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World in Progress

2012-08-15 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Women in Zimbabwe protest against arbitrary police arrests -- NGO Doctors Without Borders tries to eradicate cholera in Guinea -- Malaysian singer Zee Avi becomes famous after posting a video on YouTube Producer: Sarah Steffen Harare women protest against arbitrary police arrestsIn Zimbabwe's capital Harare, women are more afraid of the police than criminal attacks. Women out by themselves at night run the risk of being arrested if police spots them - accusing them of being prostitutes. Hundreds of women end up in jail every night across Harare. The women have taken to the streets to protest. Report: Columbus Mavhunga, Harare Vaccination campaign to curb cholera in GuineaA cholera outbreak in the West African country Guinea has killed 60 people since February, according to Guinea's health ministry. Officials said they've registered more than 2,000 cases. The capital Conakry is among the most affected regions. The NGO "Doctors Without Borders" set out to stop cholera by providing a two-dose oral vaccine. Report: Gudrun Heise / Jessie Wingard Malaysian gets record deal after posting songs online26-year-old Zee Avi from Malaysia rose from obscurity to fame when she posted a video on youtube in 2007. Initially, she just wanted to share her song with a friend, but other people liked her music, too. Now living in New York City, she recently performed at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo which was homecoming for her. Report: Maria Bakkalapulo, Sarawak, Borneo Land grabbing - development or colonialism?International acquisitions of agricultural land in developing countries has spiked since the global food price crisis in 2008. While investors and some developing countries claim it's a new form of development, critics argue that the practice has negative effects on local communities - some even compare it to colonialism. Report: Julian Bohne, Hamburg…

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2012-08-15 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Women in Zimbabwe protest against arbitrary police arrests -- NGO Doctors Without Borders tries to eradicate cholera in Guinea -- Malaysian singer Zee Avi becomes famous after posting a video on YouTube…

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World in Progress: Tribal groups and their ancestral lands threatened by economic interests

2012-08-08 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

This week - Indigenous tribal groups around the world increasingly under threat -- Farmers in Cameroon face water shortage -- Teenage Girls dropping out of school in India -- Teaching ancient melodies in Cambodia Producer: Anke Rasper Tribal people around the world fight to maintain rights to their ancestral land and way of lifeSurvival International's Fiona Watson explains how tribal groups defend their ancestral lands against economic interests. In Brazil, a mining company is trying to expand a railroad line that already cuts through the rainforest that's home to the Awa people, one of the world's most endangered tribes. A judge last week stopped this railroad project, but the mining company is planning to appeal. Interview: Anke Rasper Farmers coping with water shortage in CameroonFarmers in Santa, a farming commune in Cameroon’s North West Region are having mixed fortunes as rainfall becomes unreliable. Some have abandoned their farms, turning to motor-bike taxi riding as an alternative means of earning an income to feed their families. But others are adopting new methods of irrigating their crops to cope with the changing weather patterns. Report: Ngala Killian Chimtom Taboos and lack of knowlege about menstruation force Indian girls out of schoolsFor many girls in India, puberty can mean long periods of absence from school - sometimes they drop out completely. In many regions, menstruation is culturally considered impure, and is surrounded by many false beliefs. There is often a lack of awareness about basic hygiene, an many girls can't afford sanitary napkins, which forces them to stay home. Report: Pia Chandavarkar Teaching traditional music in CambodiaAn estimated 90 percent of artist were killed during the regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 1970s. Although the Khmer Rouge were driven from power in 1979, their brutal attack on the arts can be felt to this day. Because master artists were killed, some traditional art forms were lost or are on the verge of extinction. A group in Pnom Penhi is trying to revive ancient traditions. Report: Kyle James…

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2012-08-08 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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This week - Indigenous tribal groups around the world increasingly under threat -- Farmers in Cameroon face water shortage -- Teenage Girls dropping out of school in India -- Teaching ancient melodies in Cambodia…

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World in Progress: Syrian refugees put strain on Lebanese health system

2012-08-01 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Wounded Syrians flock to Lebanon for treatment -- African Fashion in London -- Cash Nut Crops empowering women in Northern Namibia Producer: Anke Rasper Refugees from Syria need treatment in LebanonEvery week, hundreds of wounded Syrians are fleeing the conflict at home, crossing the border to the relative safety of neighboring Lebanon. Many of them come seeking medical attention they are too scared to look for at home. And now that the conflict is escalating, particularly in Damascus and Aleppo, the numbers are rising. Don Duncan has more from the border area of northern Lebanon.Africa Fashion weekAfrica Fashion Week in London takes place later this week, starting on the 3rd of August. It's the second one after last year's event brought together 54 designers and 4,700 visitors. Our Reporter, Chiponda Chimbelu, explores the current trends in the fashion industry and what they mean for designers on the African continent.Women coop cashing in on Marula nuts in NamibiaThe oil extracted from the kernels of the Marula tree in northern Namibia is both a top-grade cooking oil and also used in cosmetics. With its roughly 4,500 members, the Eudafano women’s cooperative runs a unique project in Owamboland that converts the Marula tree’s nuts into cash. The country’s only Marula oil factory is in nearby Ondangwa,…

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2012-08-01 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Wounded Syrians flock to Lebanon for treatment -- African Fashion in London -- Cash Nut Crops empowering women in Northern Namibia…

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World in Progress: Hopeful runners in Kenya's town of Iten train for success

2012-07-25 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Kenya's long-distance runners try to make it to the top of their game -- Skateboarders in Cambodia reach out to poor children -- Young nation South Sudan still struggles with violence and a lack of infrastructure -- A Kurdish therapist in Berlin helps people learn to deal with the aftermath of torture Producer: Sarah Steffen Young athletes train in the Kenyan town of ItenKenya's long-distance runners seem to be unbeatable at the moment. They won the world's five top marathons last year, and are also expected to win several medals in the upcoming Olympics. But what’s all the more remarkable is that most of the country's top runners come from Kenya’s Rift Valley - and in particular from the areas surrounding the town of Iten. Report: Victoria Averill, Iten, Kenya Skateboarding lessons for poor Cambodian kidsEven though new construction projects in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh are rising into the skyline, many poor families are being left behind. The children of the poorest of these families have to work on the streets and it's hard for social workers to reach them. One group is hoping to use the sport of skateboarding to engage some of these kids. Report: Irwin Loy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tinega Ong'ondi on the situation in South SudanSouth Sudan gained independence just over a year ago and is still struggling with violence and a lack of infrastructure. As many refugees and internally displaced people return home, the need for basic services like access to water, land, medical assistance and education is increasing. DW spoke to Tinega Ong'ondi who works for "Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany" (VSF Germany) in South Sudan. Interview: Sarah Steffen Helping victims of torture dealing with their painHuman Rights Watch recently published a new report exposing as many as 27 detention facilities in Syria where men, women and children have been tortured. Torture victims are often traumatized for life - and their experience can also be devastating for their families. A center in Berlin run by a Kurdish therapist specializes in helping these victims. Report: Ulrich Leidholdt / Charlotta Lomas…

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2012-07-25 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Kenya's long-distance runners try to make it to the top of their game -- Skateboarders in Cambodia reach out to poor children -- Young nation South Sudan still struggles with violence and a lack of infrastructure -- A Kurdish therapist in Berlin helps people learn to deal with the aftermath of torture…

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World in Progress: Israeli Arabs and Orthodox Jews protest new Israeli draft law

2012-07-18 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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A new universal conscription law in Israel is changing politics in Israel -- a local politician in his parliamentary election campaign in Papua New Guinea -- the plight of the Roma minority in Serbia Producer: Anke Rasper Bitter schisms over new conscription law in IsraelBitter schisms are emerging in Israel as political parties wrangle over rewriting the Tal Law, which dictates who is conscripted and who is exempt from military service at the age of 18. As the clock ticks down to the 25th of July deadline for a new law to be passed, Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs are sticking to their figurative guns and resisting the draft. Report: Vanessa O'Brien Serbia evicts large settlements of Roma peopleIn Belgrade, large settlements of Roma people are being evicted from their homes with very little warning, no recourse and at times, no alternative accommodation. This presents a particularly acute problem for tens of thousands of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons from Kosovo, who can become essentially legally invisible. Report: Daniel Bishton On the road with a local politician in Papua New GuineaA season of elections wrapped up last week in the democratic nation of Papua New Guinea. Just 37 years into its independent history it's a nation still very much sorting through what that newfound freedom means. For six weeks, Emily Richmond hit the campaign trail with East New Britain regional candidate Levi Orong. What follows is a story of democracy unlike any other place in the world. Report: Emily Richmond  …

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World in Progress: Israeli Arabs and Orthodox Jews protest new Israeli draft law

2012-07-18 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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A new universal conscription law in Israel is changing politics in Israel -- a local politician in his parliamentary election campaign in Papua New Guinea -- the plight of the Roma minority in Serbia…

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World in Progress: Indigenous Baka people in Cameroon threatened by economic development

2012-07-11 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Cameroon's indigenous Baka people are caught in the struggle between forest protection and economic change -- Journalists often risk their lives -- Improving media quality in Bolivia -- South African activist supports immigrants and refugees Producer: Anke Rasper UN wants more protection for Journalists across the worldSo far, 25 journalists have been killed this year, most of them in Syria and Somalia, and the number is likely to rise. The United Nations reports an alarming number of journalists around the world are killed every year and very few of the perpetrators are ever brought to justice. That's why UN human rights experts are calling for greater protection of journalists and an end to impunity. Report: Lisa Schlein Improving journalism in BoliviaDecades of military juntas have hampered a healthy development of the media in Bolivia. Since Bolivia has returned to democracy, the press has been enjoying relative media freedom. There are several hundred radio and TV stations and dozens of newspapers around the country. But a lack of formal education for journalists keeps the quality from rising. Peter Teffer reports from La Paz. Report: Peter Teffer, La Paz Indigenous Baka pygmies caught in the struggle between protection of the rainforest and miningThe Baka pygmies have been living in the forests of Southern Cameroon as hunters and gatherers for thousands of years. But logging and mining companies are rushing to exploit the wealth of the forests. The ancient culture of the Baka has come under threat, and they have become fearful for their future as original inhabitants of the forest. Report: Ngala Killian Chimtom South African immigrant activist Braam Hanekom helps refugeesBraam Hanekom was born in Zimbabwe to South African parents who moved there to escape Apartheid violence in the 1980s. Now the tables have turned, and Braam is using his experiences of exile as the head of an NGO for immigrants. Back in South Africa he has made it his mission to help people who have fled Zimbabwe and other African countries get their feet on the ground in South Africa. Report: Faatimah Hendricks, Cape Town, South Africa…

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2012-07-11 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Cameroon's indigenous Baka people are caught in the struggle between forest protection and economic change -- Journalists often risk their lives -- Improving media quality in Bolivia -- South African activist supports immigrants and refugees…

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World in Progress: Coping with conflict in Palestine

2012-07-04 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Villages in the West Bank on the verge of demolition -- Promoting non-violence in Palestine -- How pop culture is changing perceptions of the African continent -- UN conference on arms control has started in New York City Producer: Anke Rasper African Pop culture changing through increasing exchangeYou are more likely to read about African fashion, design, and music in western media than say ten years ago. And the Internet is also playing a role in increasing access to what is happening on the continent. This is not having only an impact on how Africans are seen, but also on how they see - and present - themselves. World in Progress examines current trends and their meaning. Report: Chiponda Chimbelu UN meeting to regulate global arms trading underwayNegotiations on a UN treaty to regulate global trade on conventional arms started in New York on Monday. Germany wants the regulations to include the trade of small weapons and ammunition. But it's likely the negotiations will take weeks. Mirjam Gerke has this report, which is presented by Nina Haase. Report: Mirjam Gerke/ Nina Haase West Bank Village Susya a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflictThe Village of Susya is a collection of tent dwellings located in "Area C" of the occupied West Bank. But like with many villages in the West Bank, Palestinians and Israelis conflict on who is entitled to live in the area. The Israeli Civil Administration has now issued demolition orders for the village.This week, a temporary injunction runs out and the village becomes subject to demolition. Report: Kate Laycock Lucy Nusseibeh talks about the non-violence movement in PalestineWhile media images continue to concentrate on the conflict, there has also been a growing non-violent movement within Palestine. British-born Lucy Nusseibeh has been living and working in East Jerusalem for several decades. She is the founder of MEND, which stands for middle East Non Violence and Democracy. The group works with communities affected by conflict. Interview: Anke Rasper…

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2012-07-04 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Villages in the West Bank on the verge of demolition -- Promoting non-violence in Palestine -- How pop culture is changing perceptions of the African continent -- UN conference on arms control has started in New York City…

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World in Progress: German boom of foundations fosters change in society

2012-06-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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How foundations can make a sustainable change in society -- New food sharing could reduce tons of food waste -- Some islamic schools in India are opening up to modern curricula and non-Muslim students Editor: Anke Rasper Making a sustainable impact on societyGermany has more than 19,000 foundations, 9,000 of these have been set up in the past ten years alone by people dedicating their wealth to a variety of causes ranging from culture to social or environmental issues. Dr. Wilhelm Krull, chairman of the board of the association of German foundations and head of the Volkswagen foundation talks about the role foundations play in society. Interview: Anke Rasper Food sharing app could help prevent food wasteIn Germany alone, people throw away enough food to feed 15 million people a year. Filmmaker Valentin Thurn has helped to raise awareness about this problem over the past year through his documentary on food waste. He is now heading a project to develop a smartphone app called “food sharing”.The app provides an avenue for people to give away their unwanted food to others for free. Report: Kathleen Schuster Modern Madrasahs in India teach up to date curriculum and attract non-muslim pupilsAfter 9/11, many in the non-Islamic world began to think of South Asia’s thousands of Islamic religous schools or madrasahs as potential breeding ground for radical Islam. But in the Indian state of West Bengal, many of the more than five hundred state-run madrasahs teach a modern curriculum, and an increasing number of the students are non-Muslims. Report: Shaikh Azizur Rahman…

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2012-06-27 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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How foundations can make a sustainable change in society -- New food sharing could reduce tons of food waste -- Some islamic schools in India are opening up to modern curricula and non-Muslim students…

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World in Progress: Brazilian indigenous community evicted for sport

2012-06-20 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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With Rio+20 getting underway, we look at an indigenous community in Brazil being evicted, so preparations can be made for the 2014 soccer world cup - The UNHCR releases a damning report about the needs of refugees around the world - Extracting methane for energy in Rwanda – More than a year after NATO forces attacked Libya, oil production has become big agian, but its trade is not transparent. Producer: Jessie Wingard Evicted for a soccer stadiumAs Rio+20 kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, another major event is set to get underway in Brazil in 2014. All eyes will be on the country when they host the soccer world cup, but what will happen to those threatened by world cup development? One group of indigenous Indians in Rio de Janeiro are being threatened with eviction. But, they claim the space is sacred, and will resist eviction at all cost. Report: Sam Cowie, Brazil Refugee numbers rising, says UNWorld Refugee Day is being held this week and the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR has issued its 'Global Trends' report, revealing that 2011 saw the highest number of newly created refugees since 2000. DW spoke with Volker Turk, Director of Protection at the UNHCR and began by asking him what the current situation was like globally for refugees. Interview: Jessie Wingard Extracting methane for energy productionThere is a treasure deep down in the waters of East Africa's Lake Kivu – methane. For a country like Rwanda, the gas has the potential to be as valuable as oil. But it could also be a terrible hazard. Report: Antje Diekhans / Presented by Chiponda Chimbelu Is oil really Libya's success story?Fifteen months ago NATO planes attacked the armed forces of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, toppling the reign he had on the country for so many years. Today, the country has a weak central government and is challenged by a chaotic assortment of armed militias. But oil production has almost returned to pre-war levels. We travel to Libya to look at the role of oil in the post-war era. Report: Reece Erlich…

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2012-06-20 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

With Rio+20 getting underway, we look at an indigenous community in Brazil being evicted, so preparations can be made for the 2014 soccer world cup - The UNHCR releases a damning report about the needs of refugees around the world - Extracting methane for energy in Rwanda – More than a year after NATO forces attacked Libya, oil production has become big agian, but its trade is not transparent.…

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World in Progress: "Vivir Bien" in Bolivia inspired by indigenous way of life

2012-06-13 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Alternative ways of dealing with nature and its resources in Bolivia -- The "clean mobile phones" campaign -- how fair trade has helped coffee growers in Mexico Producer: Anke Rasper A better way to live in BoliviaIs the culture of capitalism the only option in the modern world? Some Bolivians say no, and are putting forward the philosophy of vivir bien as an alternative. Vivir bien in Spanish, or Suma Quamaña in the Aymara indigenous language, means "to live well," or "the good life." The concept is derived from lifestyles of indigenous peoples in Bolivia. Report: Sara Shahriari Campaign for clean mobile phones wants to improve human rights in the production chainAcquiring rare metals needed in the production of mobiles often lead to human rights violations and forced labour, for instance in the Democractic Republic of Congo. A German Catholic aid organization is trying to open consumers’ eyes to cell phone production and human rights violations. World in Progress spoke with Father Justin Nkunzi Baciyunjuze who supports the campaign. Report: Rebecca Hillauer/ Kathleen Schuster Fair trade helps coffee farmers in MexicoFair trade has improved the lives of thousands of small Mexican coffee growers in Sierra Norte. Report: Enrique Lopez/ Antonio Guerrero…

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World in Progress: "Vivir Bien" in Bolivia inspired by indigenous way of life

2012-06-13 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Alternative ways of dealing with nature and its resources in Bolivia -- The "clean mobile phones" campaign -- how fair trade has helped coffee growers in Mexico…

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World in Progress: Despite new law, activists fear backlash on women's rights in Turkey

2012-06-06 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

The concept of Green Economy is heating up discussions -- Despite a new anti-violence law, Women activists fear that women's rights in Turkey are under threat -- Refugees from Myanmar in Indian exile wary of recent political changes at home Producer: Anke Rasper Ahead of Rio+20 summit, debate on how to anchor a green economy continuesGreen Economy has been the buzzword at talks leading up to Rio+20 conference. But it's not clear what exactly Green Economy means, and this is likely to become a major issue at the UN conference later this month: What do industrial, emerging and developing countries have to do in order to build green economies? Report: Richard Fuchs/ Sarah Steffen Violence against women still an issue in TurkeyMore than a third of all women in Turkey have experienced sexual and physical violence. But a new law addressing violence against women, passed in March, was considerably watered down by Prime Minister Erdogan. He has recently enraged activists and lawyers with negative comments on women's roles and rights in society. They fear that these comments may severely harm the new law’s implementation. Report: Naomi Conrad Turkish Abortion law under threatSo far, Turkey has had one of the most liberal abortion laws in Europe. But that has now also come under question with the Prime Minister declaring abortion murder. The comments have provoked an angry backlash from women's rights groups and the very future of abortion is now in question in Turkey. Dorian Jones has more. Report: Dorian Jones Refugees from Myanmar don't trust recent political changes at homeAung Sang Suu Ki, Myanmar's opposition leader, is set to give her first international speech in Geneva after 24 years. Many see this as positive sign of the new political changes in Myanmar, which was up until recently isolated and ruled by a dictatorial junta. But many exiled refugees from minority groups regard the recent changes with scepticism, including Burmese refugees in India. Report: Pracheta Sharma…

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World in Progress: Despite new law, activists fear backlash on women's rights in Turkey

2012-06-06 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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The concept of Green Economy is heating up discussions -- Despite a new anti-violence law, Women activists fear that women's rights in Turkey are under threat -- Refugees from Myanmar in Indian exile wary of recent political changes at home…

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World in Progress: Mali refugees caught in increasing Sahel food crisis

2012-05-30 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Refugees from Mali now fear hunger more than war -- EU plans to tighten border surveillance -- After the revolution in Tunisia, economic problems remain-- Uphill struggle for domestic workers' rights Producer: Anke Rasper Mali refugees fear hunger more than fightingA prolonged drought across the Sahel region is being aggravated by the political turmoil in Mali. After Tuareg rebellion in northern Mali has lead to the displacement of more than 300,000 people. Some 60,000 refugees now live in camps in Norther Burkina Faso. Many of them lost their camels and sheep. They told DW how how large-scale displacement is feeding into the developing food crisis. Reporter: Marine Olivesi Proposed surveillance systems for EU border controls ineffective and too costly, study findsSome European politicians have warned of a flood of refugees from North Africa coming to Europe, calling for stricter border controls. Yet ih 2011 only some 50,000 migrants came from the region to Europe. However, the EU parliament is discussing new border surveillance initiatives. Critics say the proposed measures are unnecessary and breach the EU's human rights responsibilities. Report: Cinnamon Nippard Domestic workers still struggeling for their rights despite new conventionIn June 2011, the member states of the International Labour Organisation signed a Convention on Domestic Workers’ Rights: A breakthrough in the protection of domestic workers. The new Convention guarantees the same basic rights as those available to other workers, including weekly days off, minimum wages and social security. But it’s a long, uphill struggle. Report: Naomi Conrad Tunisians not content with lack of economic improvement after the revolutionTunisia was the first country to overthrow its dictatorship, helping spark uprisings throughout the Arab world. But today demonstrators are back in the streets, saying the new government hasn’t met their economic needs. Reese Erlich reports from the town where the uprising began, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. Report: Reese Erlich…

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2012-05-30 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Refugees from Mali now fear hunger more than war -- EU plans to tighten border surveillance -- After the revolution in Tunisia, economic problems remain-- Uphill struggle for domestic workers' rights…

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World in Progress: Lured by false promises, Africans stuck in Georgia face many challenges

2012-05-23 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Mali singer Fatou has a message of hope and change -- Africans stuck in Georgia -- Making cities resilient to climate change -- African seed alliance Producer: Anke Rasper Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara wants to make a positive change through her musicFrom her base in Paris, Fatoumata Diawara writes lyrics wrapped in rhythms from her African home in an effort to shake societies free of old traditions such as early marriage, and female circumcision. Diawara’s first album, Fatou, topped Europe’s world music charts in 2011, and she was recently named best newcomer in the Songlines Music Awards. Report: Alexa Dvorson Africans stuck in GeorgiaIn the midst of a rapidly changing global community, Georgia's role as a bridge from east to west is now expanding south, as migrants from the African continent are beginning to arrive. Whether they intend to continue west to seek better lives or try their luck in Georgia, these new emigrants are faced with a myriad of challenges in a country not quite prepared to receive them. Report: Paul Rimple Making cities more resilient to face climate changeCities around the world are among the first to deal with the impacts of climate change - economic centers are often located on the sea, and thus prone to increased flooding, hurricances and other adverse weather events which have become more frequent in recent years. Mayors from around the world met with experts on climate adaptation in Bonn to find out how they can better protect their cities. Report: Helle Jeppesen/ Sarah Steffen Africa Seed Alliance launchedAgriculture experts say that the African countries are still failing to produce enough food to feed their growing population because farmers plant poor quality seeds and yields are too low. Now a regional Seed Industry Alliance has been launched in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, to ensure that in the future, farmers have access to an affordable, reliable supply of high quality seeds. Report: James Shimanyula…

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World in Progress: Lured by false promises, Africans stuck in Georgia face many challenges

2012-05-23 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Mali singer Fatou has a message of hope and change -- Africans stuck in Georgia -- Making cities resilient to climate change -- African seed alliance…

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World in Progress: Voluntary guidelines on Landgrabbing adopted by UN countries

2012-05-16 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Landgrabbing: We take a look at the situation in Cambodia, and examine new UN guidelines intended to address the issue -- Aging populations :The World Health Organization has released its first-ever global report on dementia, including a special warning for developing countries --A woman on a mission for Adevasi people: In Kerala, Narayani Nanu Kolpara is the first female leader of her tribe Presenter: Anke Rasper 128 countries agree on voluntary guidelines to protect local populations from land grabbingWhen big investors buy up land, small farmers are often driven off the land that feeds them. After three years of negotiations and discussions between government representatives, NGOs and the private sector - 128 countries in the UN Committee on World Food Security adopted voluntary guidelines to protect local populations from land grabbing. Report: Sarah Steffen Landgrabbing in CambodiaWhether for agriculture or industry, or for raw materials - most often, it's regular people and small farmers affected by the large-scale transfer of land. While langrabbing is most prevalent on the African continent, the issue also concerns people in many Asian countries. Cambodia is one example, as Helle Jeppesen found out. Dagmar Breitenbach has her report. Report: Helle Jeppesen/ Dagmar Breitenbach WHO issues first report about dementia and concerns for developing nationsThe first ever global report on dementia warns that the number of people living with dementia worldwide will triple by 2050, from nearly 36 million to more than 115 million. More than 70 percent of these cases will be in developing countries. The agencies are urging nations to face up to this looming problem by strengthening their public health systems now, Report: Lisa Schlein Female tribal leader has hopes to improve her peopleIndia’s indigenous tribal communities – or Adevasi – were long marginalised. Many remain impoverished – without access to basic services or education. Many disaffected youths turn to alcoholism or violence. But increasingly, members of these indigenous groups are taking their future into their own hands, like Narayani Nanu Kolpara, the first ever female leader of her indigenous tribe in Kerala. Report: Naomi Conrad…

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World in Progress: Voluntary guidelines on Landgrabbing adopted by UN countries

2012-05-16 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Landgrabbing: We take a look at the situation in Cambodia, and examine new UN guidelines intended to address the issue -- Aging populations :The World Health Organization has released its first-ever global report on dementia, including a special warning for developing countries --A woman on a mission for Adevasi people: In Kerala, Narayani Nanu Kolpara is the first female leader of her tribe…

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World in Progress: How the revolution in Libya has brought turmoil to Mali

2012-05-09 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

While many in Mali suffer from current turmoil, others benefit -- women across India continue to do do a job that's frowned upon -- How soy farmers in Paraguay struggle from conflict with Brazilian agro industry Presenter: Anke Rasper How the revolution in Libya has brought turmoil to MaliA separatist movement led by Tuareg and Islamist groups declared the independence of the State of Azawad in Northern Mali. The turmoil in the region has direct links to the conflict in Libya last year, which prompted many migrants from Mali to return home -Tuareg fighters, many of whom joined the Northern separatists, as well as civilians, who are now suffering. Reporter: Marine Olivesi Despite progress, Indian scavengers still forced to handle human wasteSome jobs are just so disgusting that most governments around the world have banned people from doing them. In India there's one profession that just won’t go away. It's called manual scavenging. Reporter Lakshmi Narayan visited a remote village in north India to find out what life’s like for the people, mostly women, who do this work. Report: Lakshmi Narayan Raising Resistance against big soy farmers in ParaguayGlobal large-scale soy production is increasingly threatening the existence of local inhabitants and farmers, particularly in parts of South America. The documentary 'Raising Resistance' examines the international issue at a local level, observing the conflict between small scale farmers in Paraguay and the Brazilian soy farmers taking up land in Paraguay, a conflict which has many facets. Report: Charlotta Lomas…

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World in Progress: How the revolution in Libya has brought turmoil to Mali

2012-05-09 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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While many in Mali suffer from current turmoil, others benefit -- women across India continue to do do a job that's frowned upon -- How soy farmers in Paraguay struggle from conflict with Brazilian agro industry…

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World in Progress: Peace activists hope to improve communication between Israel and Iran via facebook

2012-05-02 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Campaigners promote peace between Iran and Israel amid of nuclear threats -- Four decades after the military rule in Brazil, a truth commission investigates human rights violations -- Press Freedom still under threat in many parts of the world -- Meet the only Scottish Punk band singing in Gaelic Presenter: Anke Rasper Without freedom of expression, governments can't be made accountable2011 was the worst year for cyber activists, with more bloggers and online journalists killed than ever before. Eritrea, North Korea, Syria and China are just some of the many countries where governments suppress press freedom. World in Progress talks to Widney Brown, Amnesty International's Senior Director for International Law on the implications of press freedom to other human rights. Interview: Anke Rasper 'Israel loves Iran' facebook campaign tries to promote peaceIran’s nuclear programme is seen as a great risk to international security, with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu threatening military action to against Iran as Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad frequently threatens to destroy Israel. Meanwhile, some Israelis are counting on communication with people in Iran to spread peace instead of contributing to more conflict. Report: Vanessa O’Brien Brazil Truth Commission to look at human rights violationsWhile hippies and counter culture, and Woodstock music influenced a whole generation of people in the United States and Western Europe in the 1960s and 70s, Brazil was in the grip of a military dictatorship. Thousands were imprisoned and hundreds killed by the state between 1964 and 1986. Four decades later, Brazil prepares to confront the human rights violations commited back then. Report: Milton Bragatti Gaelic Punk band keeps ancient language alive on stageOi Polloi is the sole Scottish Gaelic punk band. All their songs are in Gaelic, a language spoken by only around 60,000 people today. Once spoken across the entire country, Gaelic was later suppressed, looked down upon, and finally usurped by standardized English. Oi Polloi have just brought out their second album in Gaelic and are touring Europe now. Report: Maria Bakkalapulo…

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World in Progress: Peace activists hope to improve communication between Israel and Iran via facebook

2012-05-02 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Campaigners promote peace between Iran and Israel amid of nuclear threats -- Four decades after the military rule in Brazil, a truth commission investigates human rights violations -- Press Freedom still under threat in many parts of the world -- Meet the only Scottish Punk band singing in Gaelic…

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World in Progress: Kurdish Basketball club helps youth fight prejudice

2012-04-25 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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The fight against Malaria continues -- A Kurdish Basketball club fights stereotypes and offers hope to young players -- We learn how a determined Egyptian woman has become a successful potter and businesswoman despite being illiterate Producer: Anke Rasper Fighting Malaria: avoiding bites is the best preventionAlthough humankind has managed to fight viruses like smallpox, malaria on the other hand has been much harder to battle - the tiny parasite continues to kill about a million people each year in tropical regions around the world. In order to create greater awareness of this problem, the World Health Organization has declared May 25th to be World Malaria Day. Report: Fabian Schmidt/ Sonya Diehn Basketball offers hope to Kurdish youthPeople in southeastern Turkey know the meaning of conflict all too well. Government forces have been fighting Kurdish rebels for the past 27 years, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced as a result. Poverty and unemployment are high, and there are few opportunities, particularly for young people. But a Kurdish Basketball club offers an alternative for local youths. Report: Gayathri Vaidyanathan/ Adi Narayan Egyptian woman shapes her family's future and livelihoodRawya Adb El Kader from Egypt can neither read, nor write. Nevertheless, she is a successful businesswoman. She produces and markets her own crafts using fair trade, which enables her to provide for her whole family. In Egypt this is not commonplace, especially for a woman in a small town like her hometown Fayoum. Report: Anne Allmeling/ Rasha Farrag/ Sue Cox…

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World in Progress: Kurdish Basketball club helps youth fight prejudice

2012-04-25 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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The fight against Malaria continues -- A Kurdish Basketball club fights stereotypes and offers hope to young players -- We learn how a determined Egyptian woman has become a successful potter and businesswoman despite being illiterate…

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World in Progress: Thai law increasingly used to crack down on critical voices

2012-04-18 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Law protecting the king increasingly used to curb freedom of expression in Thailand -- NGOs criticize German development cooperation policy -- San Francisco minorities speak up against unemployment and poverty -- Inspiring farmers in Nigeria Producer: Anke Rasper Thai law protecting the king increasingly used to censor journalistsJournalist Chiranuch Premchaiporn is accused of not having removed commentaries allegedly slandering the Thai king from her paper's internet forum in 2009. She could now face up to 50 years in prison. Thai law prohibits any form of lese majesty, but since the coup of 2006 the government has increasingly used the rules to crack down on critical voices. Report: Sarah Magwood/ Rina Goldenberg NGOS criticize German development cooperation policyGerman development policy lacks a sound concept to cope with new global challenges - that's the opinion of two non government organizations, "Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and "Terre des Hommes". They point out that the gap between rich and poor countries is increasing, despite billions being put into development cooperation. But German development minister, Dirk Niebel, rejects the criticism. Report: Marcel Fürstenau / Gabriel Borrud Nigerian Farmer teaches new methods to cope with climate changeFailing rains have left millions hungry in East and Central Africa last year. Many people blame climate change, agricultural mismanagement and lack of proper food storage facilities. But in Nigeria, one man is searching for new answers to the continent's food shortages. Olatunji Akomolafe has spent 25 years teaching farmers about sustainable agriculture. Report: J. Sani/ A.I. Dabo/ S. Duckstein San Francisco miniorites speak up against poverty and unemploymentSan Francisco is an attractive destination for tourists, high tech firms and workers. However, the city’s popularity does have a down side. The cost of living has become so high that it’s chasing away middle and low-income immigrants and minorities who, up until now, have had a huge part in the city’s success. Report: Max Pringle…

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World in Progress: Thai law increasingly used to crack down on critical voices

2012-04-18 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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Law protecting the king increasingly used to curb freedom of expression in Thailand -- NGOs criticize German development cooperation policy -- San Francisco minorities speak up against unemployment and poverty -- Inspiring farmers in Nigeria…

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World in Progress: Banning the burqa in France – one year on

2012-04-11 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

A culture of impunity is seeing rape cases continue at an alarming rate in Liberia -- A displaced indigenous community in Paraguay is a step closer to being able to return to their traditional lands -- How encouraging people not to talk about war experiences is hampering Sierra Leoneans – And, we look at how life has changed for French-Muslim women one year after the burqa ban was introduced.…

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World in Progress: Clandestine clinics for Syrian Protesters in Lebanon

2012-04-04 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Medical care for injured Syrians in Northern Lebanon/ Reducing maternal mortality rates in Brazil/ The plight of Eritrean Hostages in Sinai/ Making Europeans more productive by increasing the retirement age/…

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World in Progress: Tough times in Kathmandu challenge the Nepalis' good attitude

2012-02-01 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 29s

Making do in Nepal - Gap between rich and poor widens - One Spaniard's unemployment experience - Pineapple farmers go Fair Trade in Costa RicaMaking do in NepalNepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and it's seen quite a bit of political turmoil in the past decade. Add to that power outages and price hikes for food and life isn't easy in the capital Kathmandu. But despite the difficult circumstances, the "ki Garné" attitude of the Nepali people seems to help them cope with these everyday problems. Report: Peter Shevlin Gap between rich and poor widensIn the past 20 years, the gap between rich and poor countries and people has widened significantly. According to a study by the United Nations's Development Programme, one quarter of the world's population owns 80 percent of the world's wealth. Even within industrialized nations, the difference is increasing. Report: E. Segueda / J. Wingard One Spaniard's unemployment experienceIn recent months, Spain has been battling a number of economic challenges and has even had to ward off rumors of an EU bailout. But the problem that most worries Spaniards, especially young people, is unemployment. A closer look at the life of Adriana, a highly-qualified Spaniard who is looking for work, shows how desperate the situation is for many. Report: Guy Hedgecoe Pineapple farmers go Fair Trade in Costa RicaCosta Rica is the world's biggest pineapple exporter. It supplies more than half of global demand every year. Massive companies that only produce pineapples have made big money. Small Costa Rican farmers too have found a niche for their promise of good working conditions and organic farming practices. But these farmers who work under the Fair Trade label don't have it easy. Report: E. Usi, D. Chavarria Hernandez / A. Illmer…

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World in Progress: Development in a globalized world

2011-12-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
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In this editition: Syrian army defectors - Climate Change and the developing world - Forceful relocation of Chinese villagers - Mexico's drug war You can listen to World in Progress online or download individual reports. Syrian army defectors regroup to challenge AssadSyria is edging ever closer to civil war. Although the regime has finally bowed to international pressure and allowed Arab League monitors into the country, the protests continue and the uprising is turning ever more violent and militarized.The so-called Free Syrian Army is getting more organized as soldiers continue to desert the regular army and join rebel forces. But the insurgent group says its goal is to protect civilians, not to trigger civil war. Report: Marine Olivesi, LebanonDid the Durban climate talks bridge the divide between rich and poor?The UN climate conference in Durban in November/December was both hailed as a breakthrough and condemned as a failure. Essentially, all the world's nations managed to agree on is that they'll try to agree on a new deal later – by 2020. 'Much too late' is what critics and scientists say.DW spoke with Dirk Messner, director of the German Development Institute about whether - breakthrough or not - the climate talks did bring about a change in the great divide between rich and developing countries. Interview: Andreas IllmerChinese fishermen fight against forced relocationChina is the fastest developing nation in the world. As the economy grows, so do social tensions, as millions of people across the country are forced out of their homes to make way for new city constructions. Tensions between locals and developers have led to riots in some parts of the country.Tropical Hainan Island in the South China Sea, was recently selected a ‘test case in developing an internationally competitive tourist destination’. Hainan has become a symbol of China’s growing affluence, and the increasing wealth gap - many locals, who have lived in Hainan for generations, say they are being priced out, and in some cases forcefully pushed out of their communities. Report: Jennifer Dunn, HainanVictims of Mexico's drug war pin their hopes on WashingtonMexico is preparing to elect a new president, and the key campaign platform is to put an end to the violence gripping the country.Victims of the local drug war that has so far claimed 45,000 lives, say it won’t end until the United States changes its drug policies and stops guns from being smuggled into Mexico. For that to happen they say Americans must put pressure on their government. Report: Jonah Engle, Los Angeles…

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World in Progress: Ending child labor in Ivory Coast's cocoa industry

2011-12-21 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

Global food giant Nestlé tries to tackle child labor in Ivory Coast's cocoa industry - a Rwandan genocide survivor is helping widows and orphans find their place in society - "Radio Humanity" is sending out messages of hope to political prisoners around the worldProducer: Sarah Steffen Nestlé tries to tackle child labor in Ivory CoastNestlé has announced what it says is a major new initiative to end child labor in the cocoa industry. The global food giant has engaged the Fair Labor Association to monitor its supply chains throughout Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest exporter of cocoa. The announcement comes 10 years after the world’s major chocolate producers signed an international agreement aimed at ending child labor.Report: Imogen FoulkesILO's Patrick Quinn says education is key to keeping children out of labor forceChild labor is not only an issue in Ivory Coast and within the cocoa industry. DW spoke with Patrick Quinn from the International Labor Organization's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor about the current situation and how many children are affected world wide.Interview: Sarah SteffenRwandan genocide survivor helps widows and orphansSeventeen years after Rwanda's genocide, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is about to complete its work. But adjudication is only one part of this very complex reconciliation process. In 1994, about one million people died and at least 250,000 women were raped. Rwandan social worker Godeliève Mukasarasi works with widows and orphans and tries to help improve their role in society.Report: Philipp Sandner/Jessie WingardRadio Humanity sends out messages to political prisonersRadio Humanity was founded in 2009 by 79-year-old human rights activist Peter Müller. During the Cold War, there was a radio broadcast over the Iron Curtain from the West German radio station Deutschland Funk. Müller drew inspiration from these broadcasts and came up with the idea to ask former political prisoners to record their own messages to send a "ray of hope" to current political prisoners.Report: Cinnamon Nippard…

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World in Progress: Disarming civilians in post Gadhafi Libya

2011-12-14 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

More criticisim for microcredits - The challenge of disarming the population in Libya after the war - Human Rights situation in Syria - Improving working conditions for undocumented farm workers in California Producer: Anke Rasper Gun control in Libya remains major challengeWhile former Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi has been killed, many other problems are revealing themselves. The opposition is splintering with militias they once fought side by side with, but are now sparring against. After a civil war that saw arms being places in many citizens’ hands, the challenge for the new Libyan government is to disarm the population.Report: Don Duncan Syria Human rights violations continueMore than 5000 people have been killed since the demonstrations opposing the government and its brutal suppression started in March. Utilising economic sanctions, the international community is attempting to counteract violations, but many feel these attempts are half-hearted. It's hard to get verified information from within Syria, as journalists are not permitted to enter the country.Report: Victoria Kleber/ Breandáin O’Shea More criticism for microcreditsFor decades, micro credits were seen as an effective tool to help poor people escape misery. German development agencies alone spend some 120 million Euros on microfinance projects every year. Yet increasingly, researchers have begun to question whether microcredits are really a solution for everyone. Many microlenders have ended up in debt, unable to pay back their loans.Report: Naomi Conrad Imroving working conditions for illegal fruit pickers in CaliforniaIn California, immigrant farm workers pick most of the state’s fruits and vegetables whilst struggling to achieve better working conditions. The United Farm Workers Union estimates that about 90 percent of the roughly 30,000 farm workers in California are foreign born, mostly from Mexico and about 70 percent of those are undocumented immigrants.Report: Max Pringle…

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World in Progress: Durban summit unlikely to help developing nations

2011-12-07 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

Little progress for developing countries at Durban Climate summit/ Red Cross calls for greater protection of medical personnel in conflict zones/ Residential developments threaten wildlife park near Nairobi/ Brazil's successful HIV/AIDS strategy a role model for other countries Producer: Anke Rasper Even a good deal in Durban could come too late to curb global warming in poor nationsDW correspondent Johannes Beck talks to World in Progress about the different climate policies of developing nations and emerging economies. While big CO2 emitters like China want to increase their economic growth without curbing their green house gas emissions, poor nations like Bangladesh fear that lack of commitment to binding rules for all will cause even more harm to them.Interview: Anke Rasper ICRC says better protection needed for medical staff in conflictThe International Red Cross - which was once formed as a neutral oganization to help all victims of conflict - has recently started a campaign for greater security of clinics and health personnel in war zones. Aid workers, hospitals and patients in conflict zones such as Afghanistan increasingly become targets of attacks.Report: Claudia Witte/Breandain O'SheaRapid development threatens wildlife park near NairobiNairobi National Park is Kenya’s flagship safari park; the first to open in the East African nation. But with the rapid development of the city, only a 6 km strip remains open to allow wildlife to move freely. As the land south of this corridor is sold off for illegal farming or residential developments, the park's crucial role as a migration corridor is becoming increasingly under threat.Report: Victoria Averill Brazil a model country to cope with HIV/AIDSIn Brazil, attitudes and policies towards HIV and AIDS have changed a lot in the last two decades. Most persons in the country living with HIV are getting access to antiretroviral drugs. Thanks to improved education programs, medical care and the promotion of condoms, the portion of Brazil’s population affected by HIV or AIDS is stagnating. And Brazil helps other countries cope with the pandemic.Report: Mariana Santos/Laura Schweiger…

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World in Progress: Homeland calling for South Sudanese

2011-11-30 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

In this edition: South Sudanese migrants return in droves to their homeland - Protestors say discrimination is continuing in New York City as police officers stop, question and frisk locals – With HIV/AIDS on the rise, Ugandan officials begin a new campaign to educate people about the topic - and we'll find out what has the people of Pakistan singing again.Producer: Jessie WingardAnti-racist protestors demand change in New YorkProtestors say discrimination exists in New York City through police stopping and questioning locals. The vast majority of those stopped are black or Latino. It’s a controversial practice and critics argue police are engaging in racial profiling. Small groups of protesters have begun sit-ins at police stations throughout the city - drawing inspiration and tactics from the civil rights movement.Report: Jonah Engle, BrooklynUganda fighting HIV by encouraging faithfulnessIn the 1980s, Uganda was one of the first African countries admitting some of its people were affected by HIV/AIDS. Openly dealing with the pandemic, combined with good AIDS education campaigns has helped reduce infection rates in the country. Recently, infection rates have been rising again. The Ugandan government has started a new campaign to counter attitudes of taking the virus less seriously.Report: Juliet Nalwooga, Alpha FM, Uganda / Friedel Taube, Deutsche Welle Presented by Anke RasperTribal music being heard again on the streets of PakistanFor four years music was banned in the Bajaur province in tribal Pakistan near the Afghan border. When Taliban militants took control of the area they declared music in all forms un-Islamic and all music was strictly banned. A Pakistani military operation ousted the rebels from the area in March this year. Now, musicians are free to perform in public again - and the locals are happy.Report: Mudassar Shah, PakistanSouth Sudanese migrants return in droves to their homelandsThe world's newest nation, South Sudan and its independence earlier this year has seen more than 350,000 southerner's returning to their homeland. 3,000 of the latest arrivals came by barge, arriving in Juba on Monday after almost two weeks spent on the Nile. Arrivals are often emotional, as family members greet relatives they have not seen in decades.Report: Jared Ferrie, South SudanWorking one by one to eradicate obstetric fistulaAny mother will tell you the pains of giving birth cannot be compared to anything. But soon after the infant is placed in their hands, the pain suddenly turns to joy. Not so for those women who suffer from obstetric fistula, a severe medical condition that affects women after giving birth. Kenyan, Sarah Omega works to break the taboos surrounding the condition.Report: Jessie Wingard, Mozambique…

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World in Progress: London schools educating students about FGM

2011-11-23 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

In this edition: London schools educating students about the brutal practice of female genital mutilation that's not only happening in African countries - A new Zimbabwean policy is making it mandatory for all foreign owned companies to hand over a 51% share to blacks - Debate for an international protocol prohibiting the use of cluster munitions heats up & migrant workers supporting family abroadProducer: Jessie Wingard Teaching students about female genital mutilation in LondonAlthough female genital mutilation is most commonly performed in Africa, the issue is a lot closer to home than many people living in the western world might expect. Due to their immigrant communities, countries like the UK, France and Germany are also dealing with FGM. London schools are taking a bold and controversial step in the fight against FGM by introducing the topic into secondary schools.Report: Laura Schweiger Zimbabwe Indigenization PolicyZimbabwe's government is implementing a policy which will see businesses, including mines, redistributed to blacks. What Harare terms the 'indigenisation' policy came into force last year. Under the new law, all foreign companies operating in Zimbabwe have five years to hand over a controlling share to the indigenous community.Report: Colombus Mahvunga Debate for an international protocol prohibiting the use of cluster munitions heats upNegotiations have been under way at the UN in Geneva on a new protocol designed to limit the use of cluster bombs. A convention to ban the production, transfer and use of cluster munitions already exists: the Oslo convention came into force last year and has been signed by 111 countries. It does not have the support of nations producing cluster weapons – The United States, Russia and China.Report: Imogen FolkesSupporting families abroadMigrants living in the European Union send around 300 euros home per year to support their families. That's not much if you look at the individual amount, but it adds up given the fact there are 214 million people world wide living and working abroad. The total amount of money sent back to families has become a huge economic factor.Report: Helle Jeppsen / Sarah Steffan…

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World in Progress: Weapons turned instruments give Angola's children a voice of hope

2011-11-16 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

Kurds politically divided in Syria - Educators in Libya try to rid curriculum of dictator's ideology - How weapons from Angola's wars create new harmonies - Profile of journalist Fatima BhuttoProducer: Anke Rasper Kurds politically divided in SyriaThe uprising against Bashar al Assad in Syria has now lasted over seven months, with neither the government nor opposition able to defeat the other. Syria's Kurdish minority will play an important role in the country's political future. But as Reese Erlich reports from Damascus and northern Iraq, Kurds are politically divided.Report: Reese Erlich Libya education reform to purge curriculum after the end of GadhafiSince the death of former Libyan president Muammer Gadhafi, change is the watchword in Libya. Over his more than four decades of dictatorship, Gadhafi used the country's schools to get his ideology into the minds of his citizens. Now the National transitional Council has the mammoth task of purging all subjects, from primary to university level, of the dictator's influence.Report: Don Duncan'Pakistan is a survivors' country' says Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto is an outspoken member of the Bhutto clan in Pakistan: she is the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the niece of Benazir Bhutto. Her father Murtaza Bhutto was assassinated in 1996. As a writer and journalist, Fatima Bhutto she is an outspoken critic of Pakistan’s political elite, to which she herself belongs. Naomi Conrad met Fatima Bhutto in Zurich.Report: Naomi ConradCreating new harmonies with music made on scrap weapons of Angola's civil warTurning guns into drums -Angolan musician and composer Victor Gama is performing with instruments made by children during the civil war in his country - out of old weapons. Victor Gama just premiered with his new composition for the unusual weapons-turned-instruments and a classical string quartet in Amsterdam's famous Concertgebouw auditorium.Report: Cintia Taylor…

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World in Progress: Making the oil industry more transparent

2011-11-09 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

The future of Afghanistan beyond conflict - New European focus on South America to boost economic development - Elderly Africans face increasing problems - Legal and civil society pressure for improved transparency of the oil industry Transparency needed within global oil industryPolitical changes brought about by the Arab spring have provided the opportunity to improve governance, curb corruption and bring transparency in the region's national economies. Making the oil industry accountable, could be one step towards making a post-Gadhaffi Libya an example for a transparent oil industry within the region.Interview: Anke Rasper German focus on helping South American economic developmentThe new European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC) aims to strengthen relations between the region as well as foster cultural, political and economic co-operation. However, critics are arguing the relationship between South America and the EU based solely on business interests.Report: Julian Bohne Fight, talk and build strategy for AfghanistanInternational combat troops are set to withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of 2014 – but, as world leader's envision a stable and secure country, the reality on the ground seems to be far from that at the moment An international conference, held recently in Berlin looked at the impact of the 'fight, talk and build' strategy and its long term efficiency in the country.Report: Hardy Graupner More elderly Africans facing problemsAfrica's population is growing. But, it isn't only down to the number of children being born; the numbers of older people are increasing as well. Traditionally, extended families have taken care of elderly members but that's now changing, meaning aging Africans are faced with new problems.Report: Chiponda Chimbelu…

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World in Progress: Calls for democracy paying off for Egyptian expats

2011-11-02 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

In this programme: Expatriate Egyptians rally for the right to vote - Teaching young Cambodians about Khmer Rouge atrocities – A need for transparency in the trade of raw materials – Gay rights activists acknowledged in UgandaTeaching Khmer Rouge HistoryWhen ultra-communist party, the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975, leader Pol Pot started a brutal war against his own people. One of the first groups targeted for execution were the educated - doctors, engineers, teachers. But now, more than three decades on, modern Cambodia has begun to rely on its educators, to teach the country about that tumultuous period.Report: Irwin Loy Transparency needed for raw materials tradeNatural resources are becoming rarer and more expensive. Precious metals and stones, like gold and diamonds cost a lot more than that charged on the world market - mining these materials damages the environment, often leads to a destruction of livelihoods for local people, and also enhances exploitation and conflict.Report: Matilda Jordanova-Duda & Gabriel Borrud Gay rights in UgandaA group supporting homosexuals in Uganda, Sexual Minorities Uganda, will be awarded the annual Rafto Prize for its work fighting for homosexual rights in the country. Homosexuals, who go public in Uganda, risk being discriminated against, beaten up and raped. Lillian is a Ugandan journalist and homosexual, who was has been granted asylum in Germany.Report: Naomi ConradNon resident Egyptians rally for the right to voteTahrir Square in Egypt fascinated the world in January with passionate calls for democracy. Nine months after Mubarak's ouster, Egyptian expatriates are still wondering if they will be permitted to vote in this month's elections. Egyptian papesr reported this Wednesday that Cairo's justice ministry agreed to a constitutional amendment allowing Egyptians abroad to vote–a timeframe has not been set.Report: Zoe Sullivan…

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World in Progress: Challenges increasing for rapidly growing world population

2011-10-26 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

In this program: World Population increases to seven billion people - Insurance for drought-affected cattle herders in rural Kenya - Lack of press freedom in Gambia threatens journalists -Somali diaspora in the Netherlands helping relatives back home Producer: Anke Rasper Lack of Press Freedom in Gambia worries journalistsGambian journalists are asking Commonwealth leaders to put pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to get rid of his country's draconian press laws. Jammeh's policy to suppress freedom of expression has turned radio stations into government mouthpieces, closed down popular newspapers, threatened outspoken editors with prison, and even torture, and sent many a top quality reporters into exile.Report: Trevor Grundy Livestock insurance in Kenya compensates herders for drought lossesIn Kenya's Marsabit district, up to one third of the cattle died due to drought. But hundreds of herders now benefit from an innovative livestock insurance scheme, set up by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya. Payouts are triggered if satellite images predict that herders will lose more than 15 percent of their cattle, as ILRI's Andrew Mude explains.Interview: Anke Rasper Somali diaspora keen on helping their homelandExpat Somalis have formed NGOs in many nations to help their country from abroad. Apart from helping in fields like medicine, food and education, they also try to help pacify the war-torn country. The Netherlands is home to some 32,000 Somalis. Cintia Taylor met a few in Amsterdam who agree that they bear some of the responsibility for the future of their native country.Report: Cintia Taylor Challenges and opportunities in a world of 7 billion peopleBy the end of october, the 7 billionth human being will be born - most likely somewhere in Asia. Rapid population growth is causing huge challenges for the global community. Billions of people already face hunger, poverty and water scarcity. Yet the current UNFPA report focuses not only on the challenges, but also on the opportunities of a world of 7 billion people.Report: Steffen Marquardt…

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World in Progress: Preparing for the first democratic elections in Tunisia

2011-10-19 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

The wave of uprisings across Arab begins to yield democratic elections - Why cows are the true wealth of South Sudan - Food for all needs better policies - Mamek Khadem using traditional songs from Iran to make a stand for female performers Producer: Anke Rasper Rethinking agriculture - food for allOne billion people on our planet don't get enough to eat. By the middle of this century, predictions suggest there will be 9 billion people inhabiting earth. Current agricultural practices remain one of the biggest threats to the environment, and if more sustainable approaches aren't implemented soon, the planet will be less able to feed its growing population.Report: Nina Haase/Helle JeppesenSouth Sudan cattle vaccination planCows in South Sudan nearly outnumber the people living in the region. About 8 million nomadic herders own approximately 11 million head of cattle. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation warns that an outbreak of disease could decimate these herds and has initiated a vaccination campaign to stop the outbreak of disease.Report: Jared Ferrie Women in music: Mamak KhadamThis year's Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo spotlighted some of the world's best talent. The festival was a celebration of women in music. Breaking gender rules, Mamak Khadem is one of few Iranian women singing publically. Back in her home country, she would not be allowed to go on stage, but Mamak feels she has an important role to play in keeping Persian music alive.Report: Maria BakkalapuloDemocratic elections in TunisiaThe wave of uprisings and revolutions across the Arab world this year is beginning to yield democratic elections. Tunisian's will go to the polls on October 23 and the new assembly charged with writing a new constitution and defining the country's political outlook.In a country with no tradition of democracy, thousands of NGOs are working together to ensure a fair democratic election.Report: Don Duncan…

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World in Progress: How much does Liberia rely on Sirleaf for change?

2011-10-12 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

Liberian voters are divided over Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf - Prosperity gap is widening worldwide - Companies boycot cotton from Uzbekistan - Morocco wants to boost its saffron productionProducer: Nina HaaseHow much does Liberia rely on Sirleaf for changeAfter Tuesday's elections, Africa’s only female President is waiting to hear her fate. She's been in office since 2006. Until then, Liberia was most known for its brutal civil war that showcased child soldiers and left 250,000 people dead. Her recent Nobel Peace Prize did not win over her critics. Her election victory isn’t a sure thing, in a country that is impatient for change.Report: Bonnie Allen The gap between rich and poor is wideningIn the past 20 years, the global prosperity gap has been growing alarmingly. According to a United Nations Development Program study, about 25 percent of the world population own about 80 percent of the total assets. It's not only the developing countries that are struggling with an increasing gap between the rich and the poor, as the gap is widening in developed countries as well.Report: Eric Segueda/ Sarah Steffen Company boycot on cotton aims to stop child labor in UzbekistanUzbekistan is one of the world's largest cotton producers. It produces big amounts with the help of children, some as young as eight. Uzbekistan has signed a convention to not employ children in the cotton fields. But the practice continues. Now, 60 international companies have signed a boycot on cotton from Uzbekistan - among them big clothes traders like Adidas and Puma.Nina Haase talks to Niyazova Umida, the Director of the Uzbek-German Forum on Human Rights.New scheme aims to boost Moroccan saffron farmers' incomeSaffron, one of the most expensive spices, has been cultivated in some areas in Morocco for centuries. But so far, farmers have earned only little of the huge profits made by sellers on the world market. The authorities are trying to convince farmes to plant more saffron crocuses - to boost the local economy. In the highlands of Taliouine, almost everyone depends on saffron for their livelihoods.Report: Sylvia Smith…

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World in Progress: Modern day slavery in the UK

2011-10-05 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

Homeless fall prey to people traffickers in Britain - Increasing aid transparency - Corporate sponsors fort the UN - Germany returns stolen skulls to Namibia without official apology Producer: Anke Rasper Modern day slavery in the UKIn Britain the recent discovery of 24 victims of alleged modern-day slavery shocked many. While the UK is known as a major destination for people trafficking, what came as a surprise was many of the alleged victims, were British. In addition, many foreigners, laid off during the economic downturn, have also found themselves falling prey to criminal gangs.Report: Nik Martin UN organizations need more private and corporate sponsorsWhether it's coping with hunger on the Horn of Africa, helping flood victims in Pakistan or striving to reach the Millennium Development Goals, UN organizations are increasingly struggling to get funding to do their work. With a shortfall in funds, the UN is looking for private and corporate sponsors, including foundations set up by furniture company IKEA or Microsoft founder Bill Gates.Report: Claudia Witte/Naomi Conrad. Namibia disappointed at Germany's lacking apology for stolen skullsSkulls of fallen Namibian Heros have returned home after more than a 100 years in Germany. They belonged to people being killed during a brutal colonial war of Colonial German troups against Namibian Hereo and other ethnic groups in the early 1900's. Heads were take to Berlin for scientific research. World in Progress talked to the Namibian Minister for Culture, Kazenambo Kazenambo.Interview: Peter Zimmermann Aid transparencyMore than a hundred billion Euros in donations are being given to aid organizations every year, but the money is not always reaching the people and projects it's intended for. Last year the UN Somalia Monitoring Group found up to half the food aid being sent to Somalia never reached the hungry. Instead it was diverted into a web of corrupt contractors, Islamist militants and local UN staff.Report: Cinnamon Nippard…

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World in Progress: Lasting values and integrity needed for today's global leaders

2011-09-28 :: DW.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

in this show: Children from war zones as victims and perpetrators - Dag Hammarskjoeld's legacy to inspire 21st century politicians - A tribute to Wangari Maathai, Kenya's 'mother of trees' - Creole Choir de Cuba sing about breaking free from repressionProducer: Anke RasperImproving protection for children in armed conflictsMillions of children are both victims and perpetrators of armed conflict. Child soldiers are often forced to commit atrocities, while millions of others are maimed, killed or traumatized. A UN report examines how children caught in wars can seek justice for the grave violations they have suffered and examines the extent to which they children should be held accountable for their actions.Report: Lisa Schlein Promoting peace and dialogue in times of conflictThe UN is commemorating World Peace Day on October 2, highlighting the contribution to peace of people around the world. Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Secretary General from 1953-1961, is still seen as the most important UN leader and an inspiring example of global leadership based on ethics, says the director of the Dag Hammarskjoeld foundation, in Uppsala, Sweden, Henning Melber.Interview: Anke Rasper Creole Choir de Cuba inspire with musicThe Creole Choir of Cuba has been a recent hit on the international circuit with their unique compination of Cuban rhythms with tunes from Haiti, where their African ancestors were taken as slaves. The band`s songs recall the struggles of the slaves and their resistance, transcending the lyrical content and any language barrier with an incredibly rhythmic and energetic vocal style. Report: Maria Bakkalapulo A tribute to Wangari Maathai, Mother of TreesKenyan Wangaari Maathai inspired many. She was the first African Woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and she died on Sunday, aged 71, after a long battle with cancer. Maathai founded the famous "Green Belt Movement" in 1977 to plant trees and save the environment.Report: Lina Hoffman/ Dagmar Breitenbach…

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World in Progress: Tunisian families open homes and hearts to refugees from Libya

2011-06-22
Length: 30m 19s

In this edition: Tens of thousands of Libyans find shelter in private homes in neighboring Tunisia - Water scarcity continues to fuel conflict in Darfur - Despite horrific experiences, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women work abroad - Media should d…

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World in Progress: East Greenland Inuits face a vanishing way of life

2011-06-15
Length: 30m 18s

On this week's program: East Greenland's Inuits face a future without the lucrative seal fur trade – Indian shipyard conditions give rise to potential human rights abuses – Problems at home for Nigerian female football in the lead up to the World Cup – Bl…

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World in Progress: Foreign doctors braving Libyan conflict to care for patients in Nalut

2011-06-08
Length: 30m 19s

In this program: Religious conflicts deepening ahead of the upcoming Turkish elections - Foreign medical staff stay to help Libyans in Nalut - Improving hygene and Health through mobile phones in Tanzanina - How high food prices are affecting people in Se…

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World in Progress: As South Sudan independence nears, threat of death is constant

2011-06-01
Length: 30m 18s

On today’s program: Fear of more conflict ahead of South Sudan's independence, gay Muslims in Indonesia, Persian-Swedish band Abjeez speak up against political and social problems in IranProducer: Anke Rasper New violence and insecurity threatens thousand…

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World in Progress: Working towards conflict management in the Democratic Republic of Congo

2011-05-25
Length: 30m 18s

On this program: How German scientists are making drinking water safer in Bangladesh - Afghanistan struggles to contain the increase in drug addictions and HIV infections - Finding common ground in a country of conflict - Reaching out to young women abou…

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World in Progress: Carrying the Civil Rights spirit into the 21st century

2011-05-18
Length: 30m 19s

In this program: Where has the recent revolution left Egyptian women? - 50 years after the Civil rights movement in the USA, new inequalities need to be adressed - Online Site strives to make the world a better place - Childcare centers helping kids of lo…

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World in Progress: Refugees from Libya facing a dangerous journey to reach Europe

2011-05-11
Length: 30m 19s

In this show: Refugees from Libya and their dangerous dream of reaching Europe - The challenge of managing dwindling water resources in North Africa and the Middle East - Victims of the conflict in Uganda left to fend for themselves in Uganda - Sectariani…

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World in Progress: World Population to breach seven billion this year

2011-05-04
Length: 30m 18s

Growing world population poses increasing challenges - Burkina Faso joins fight against controversial herbicide - Fighting counterfeit drugs in developing countries - How Musicians in the West Sahara mix the sounds of the sand dunes with urban riffs while…

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World in Progress: Reducing use of explosive weapons in urban areas

2011-04-27
Length: 30m 19s

In this program: A new organization is working towards a ban on explosive weapons in cities and densely populated regions - How Rock music helps young people find a way beyond violence and drugs in Colombia - Improving agriculture through a new education …

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World in Progress: Coping with humanitarian crises in Haiti, Pakistan despite new disasters taking attention and funds

2011-04-20
Length: 30m 19s

In this show: Why Nigerian farmers are taking the Shell oil company to court - The challenge of keeping relief work going in Haiti - Child malnutrition in Pakistan at alarming levels - Primary school students in Kenya lack teachers Producer: Anke Rasper …

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World in Progress: Excessive regulation in Cambodia threatens civil society

2011-04-13
Length: 30m 19s

In this edition: The evolution of a revolution - how will Cubans cope with economic reforms? - Aid groups in Cambodia warn a new law may hinder development work - Femi Kuti, a Nigerian musician with a political messageHost: Sarah SteffenCubans have mixed …

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World in Progress: German renewable energy companies investing in African development

2011-04-06
Length: 30m 18s

In this program: Boosting development and business with renewables in Africa - Illegal sand poaching in Zimbabwe - Looking at the lives of deported people - East Congo after the minerals embargo Editor: Anke RasperThe German-African Energy Forum wants to …

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World in Progress: Teaching Democracy in Yemen

2011-03-30
Length: 30m 18s

In this program: How schools in Yemen teach democracy - Increasing Human Rights violations in Ivory Coast - Movies that Matter in a Human Rights festival in The Hague - As competition rises, microcredits don't always help the poor the way they shouldEdito…

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World in Progress: Widening gaps between rich and poor in Jordan

2011-03-23
Length: 30m 18s

In this program: Economic discrepancies fuel unrest in Amman - Taraf de Haiduks keeps the vibrant Roma culture alive - Digging for gold in the Central African Republic - Coming to terms with the hushed up violence during Bangladesh's struggle for indepen…

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World in Progress: Disarming women guerilla in Colombia

2011-03-16
Length: 30m 19s

In this edition: Campaign to disarm female FARC fighters - Egypt and Tunisia eager for tourists to return -plantation owners are still struggling in former cocoa export giant Sao TomeListen to the program and individual reports or download the audios. Co…

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World in Progress: World in progress

2011-03-09
Length: 30m 19s

In this program: 'Virginity surgery' is on the rise in Europe - UN fund to help victims of sexual violence in the DRC - Gay Muslims struggle to find their identity in France - Street art in South Africa is gaining international attention.You can download …

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World in Progress: African dictator's son has luxury yacht designed in Germany

2011-03-02
Length: 30m 19s

In this program - Should dictators be allowed to spend money on luxury items abroad - Will Ghana's oilfields help to alleviate poverty - ending the vicious cycle of prostitution in Rajasthan - Why biofuels in Mozambique is less exciting than experts hope…

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World in Progress: Disarming Brazil's Civilians

2011-02-23
Length: 30m 18s

In this program: Reducing violence in Brazil - Anti-war film from Iran receives German award - Connecting the pleasure of eating with respect for food - healing the needy in a clinic in war-ravaged Mogadishu You can listen to World in Progress online or …

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2011-02-16
Length: 30m 19s

In this edition: Unrest in the Middle East: What's at the root of protests in Jordan -A new report criticizes that Western donors increasingly favour strategic and military interests over humanitarian needs - Helping kids go to school in Mogadishu - Why s…

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2011-02-09
Length: 30m 18s

In this program: Taking a peek at the world Social Forum in Dakar - Transparency in Cash Flows to boost poverty reduction in developing countries - Women's rights activist wants to put South Sudan on the international Map - And: Why Calle 13 believe in v…

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World in Progress: World in Progress

2011-02-02
Length: 30m 19s

In this program: Pinar Selek and the threat to freedom of expression in Turkey - Despite government suspicion, the number of nongovernmenal organizations in China is increasing - How a German funded Millenium project brings hope and help to villagers in …

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2011-01-26
Length: 30m 19s

In this show: Anxiety in North Sudan is growing over increased political restrictions once the South breaks away - Ethical investment : many people now want to put their money in to sustainable funds -The red Cross has been putting a price on volunteers -…

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2011-01-19
Length: 30m 19s

Mines threatening indigenous tribes in the Philippines - Why financial speculations in staple commodities lead to more hunger - Why not everyone's in favour of a new hydro power plant in Uganda - Offside Rules: A Berlin-South Africa dance project on tour …

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2011-01-12
Length: 30m 19s

In this edition: Improving Global Health - Why the Global fund is not sufficient/ How the floods in Australia impact on global food prices/ Why Mozambique's Mega projects don't benefit the poor/ Finding solutions for Lebanon's Transport Problems Listen to…

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2011-01-05
Length: 30m 17s

In this edition: Integration through sports at the Al Hilal international sports club in Bonn and an inspiring neighborhood project improving community life in one of Cologne's most notorious districts You can listen to World in Progress online or downloa…

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World in Progress: Development in a Globalized World

2010-12-29
Length: 30m 18s

This week: Human rights: 2010 in review -- Check into the ghost hotel offering young Palestinians a brighter future -- Former child soldiers march to the beat of their own drumsHuman rights 2010: in reviewIt's our last show for 2010 this week and with tha…

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World in Progress: 'Hate Destroyer' employs nail polish remover and paint against prejudice

0000-00-00 :: DW-WORLD.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

In the show: Hardships for people in Gaza due to restrictions on the transport of commercial goods - The plight of children working in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Raising awareness for the struggle for an independent state in Western Sahar…

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World in Progress: Illegal fishing in Sierra Leone endangers fishermen and fish populations

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Length: 30s

In this week's edition: Better rights for domestic workers to help protect them from slave-like conditions - Illegal fishing in Sierra Leone endangers fish populations and the people making a living from legal fishing - More and more refugees avoid Europe…

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World in Progress: Famine on the Horn of Africa drives massive migration from Somalia

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Length: 30s

The refugee camp in Dadaab in Kenya is the world's largest with the influx of people still increasing - Debate on the death penalty in Taiwan heats up after erroneous execution - Hard life for civilians in Libya - Kenyan woman tells her story of escaping …

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World in Progress: 60th anniversary of UN Refugee Convention highlights plight of the displaced around the globe

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Length: 30s

At more than 43 million, refugee number at its highest this decade - Protecting children in crises - Triggering South Asia's potential for development. Producer: Anke Rasper Millions of people across the world are uprooted by war, conflict and droughtAll …

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World in Progress: Disabled People facing increasing number of hate crimes in Britain

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Length: 30s

Fighting World Hunger - Hate crimes against disabled people on the rise in the UK -Inclusive farm project for disabled people in Italy - challenges to rights of call center workers in Germany Producer: Anke RasperReducing world hunger while decreasing the…

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World in Progress: Health workers and patients in the line of fire

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Millions of patients are suffering due to a lack of medical care because conflicts and violence threaten health workers - Youth in Taiwan torn between economic opportunities and the struggle for Taiwanese Identity - Blind Cricket players in India defying …

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World in Progress: International hackers support Syrian citizens

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Length: 30s

Controversy about adhoc courts to improve the situation in overcrowded Prisons in Liberia - how computer hackers from abroad are helping citizens in Syria - Indigenous people in Indonesia protesting to preserve their forests - Should Arab countries do mor…

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World in Progress: Brazilian women demand more equality

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Length: 30s

Experts call for better water access in the booming cities of developing nations - A new school in India encourages the blind to become social entrepreneurs - Women in Brazil are finding their voices in the workplace, on the political stage and at homePro…

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World in Progress: Victims of genital mutilation demand healthcare

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Length: 30s

A young man triumphs over prejudice and opens an institute for the blind in Nepal - Colombia's 60 thousand missing people are remembered - German insurance companies come under pressure to extend coverage for victims of genital mutilation Producer: Saroja…

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World in Progress: Calls for democracy paying off for Egyptian expats

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Length: 30s

In this programme: Expatriate Egyptians rally for the right to vote - Teaching young Cambodians about Khmer Rouge atrocities – A need for transparency in the trade of raw materials – Gay rights activists acknowledged in UgandaTeaching Khmer Rouge His…

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World in Progress: Challenges increasing for rapidly growing world population

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In this program: World Population increases to seven billion people - Insurance for drought-affected cattle herders in rural Kenya - Lack of press freedom in Gambia threatens journalists -Somali diaspora in the Netherlands helping relatives back home Prod…

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World in Progress: Preparing for the first democratic elections in Tunisia

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The wave of uprisings across Arab begins to yield democratic elections - Why cows are the true wealth of South Sudan - Food for all needs better policies - Mamek Khadem using traditional songs from Iran to make a stand for female performers Producer: An…

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World in Progress: How much does Liberia rely on Sirleaf for change?

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Length: 30s

Liberian voters are divided over Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf - Prosperity gap is widening worldwide - Companies boycot cotton from Uzbekistan - Morocco wants to boost its saffron productionProducer: Nina HaaseHow much does Liberia rely on Sirleaf for changeAfte…

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World in Progress: Modern day slavery in the UK

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Length: 30s

Homeless fall prey to people traffickers in Britain - Increasing aid transparency - Corporate sponsors fort the UN - Germany returns stolen skulls to Namibia without official apology Producer: Anke Rasper Modern day slavery in the UKIn Britain the recent …

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World in Progress: Lasting values and integrity needed for today's global leaders

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Length: 30s

in this show: Children from war zones as victims and perpetrators - Dag Hammarskjoeld's legacy to inspire 21st century politicians - A tribute to Wangari Maathai, Kenya's 'mother of trees' - Creole Choir de Cuba sing about breaking free from repressionPro…

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World in Progress: UK Bank stops credits for cluster bomb production

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Length: 30s

Charging indigenous activists with terrorism in Ecuador - Women standing up for their rights in Yemen - British bank helps Curbing of Cluster ammunition production Producer: Anke Rasper Progress in implementing curb on Cluster BombCampaigners say that the…

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World in Progress: Smart health solutions for India's poor

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Length: 30s

A special in-depth report on a new insurance scheme providing better health care for India's poor - the plight of Sub-Saharan Africans still stuck in Libya as the turmoil continues.Producer: Anke RasperBlack Africans targeted by Libyan rebelsIn Libya, ove…

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World in Progress: Making the oil industry more transparent

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Length: 30s

The future of Afghanistan beyond conflict - New European focus on South America to boost economic development - Elderly Africans face increasing problems - Legal and civil society pressure for improved transparency of the oil industry Transparency needed …

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World in Progress: Weapons turned instruments give Angola's children a voice of hope

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Length: 30s

Kurds politically divided in Syria - Educators in Libya try to rid curriculum of dictator's ideology - How weapons from Angola's wars create new harmonies - Profile of journalist Fatima BhuttoProducer: Anke Rasper Kurds politically divided in SyriaThe up…

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World in Progress: London schools educating students about FGM

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In this edition: London schools educating students about the brutal practice of female genital mutilation that's not only happening in African countries - A new Zimbabwean policy is making it mandatory for all foreign owned companies to hand over a 51% sh…

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World in Progress: Disarming civilians in post Gadhafi Libya

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More criticisim for microcredits - The challenge of disarming the population in Libya after the war - Human Rights situation in Syria - Improving working conditions for undocumented farm workers in California Producer: Anke Rasper Gun control in Libya r…

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World in Progress: Durban summit unlikely to help developing nations

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Little progress for developing countries at Durban Climate summit/ Red Cross calls for greater protection of medical personnel in conflict zones/ Residential developments threaten wildlife park near Nairobi/ Brazil's successful HIV/AIDS strategy a role m…

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World in Progress: Homeland calling for South Sudanese

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Length: 30s

In this edition: South Sudanese migrants return in droves to their homeland - Protestors say discrimination is continuing in New York City as police officers stop, question and frisk locals – With HIV/AIDS on the rise, Ugandan officials begin a new camp…

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World in Progress: Ending child labor in Ivory Coast's cocoa industry

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Global food giant Nestlé tries to tackle child labor in Ivory Coast's cocoa industry - a Rwandan genocide survivor is helping widows and orphans find their place in society - "Radio Humanity" is sending out messages of hope to political prisoners around …

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World in Progress: Development in a globalized world

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In this editition: Syrian army defectors - Climate Change and the developing world - Forceful relocation of Chinese villagers - Mexico's drug war You can listen to World in Progress online or download individual reports. Syrian army defectors regroup to c…

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World in Progress: Tough times in Kathmandu challenge the Nepalis' good attitude

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Length: 29s

Making do in Nepal - Gap between rich and poor widens - One Spaniard's unemployment experience - Pineapple farmers go Fair Trade in Costa RicaMaking do in NepalNepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and it's seen quite a bit of political turmo…

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World in Progress: UK Bank stops credits for cluster bomb production

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Length: 30s

Charging indigenous activists with terrorism in Ecuador - Women standing up for their rights in Yemen - British bank helps Curbing of Cluster ammunition production Producer: Anke Rasper Progress in implementing curb on Cluster BombCampaigners say that the…

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World in Progress: Smart health solutions for India's poor

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Length: 30s

A special in-depth report on a new insurance scheme providing better health care for India's poor - the plight of Sub-Saharan Africans still stuck in Libya as the turmoil continues.Producer: Anke RasperBlack Africans targeted by Libyan rebelsIn Libya, ove…

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World in Progress: Victims of genital mutilation demand healthcare

0000-00-00 :: DW-WORLD.DE | Deutsche Welle
Length: 30s

A young man triumphs over prejudice and opens an institute for the blind in Nepal - Colombia's 60 thousand missing people are remembered - German insurance companies come under pressure to extend coverage for victims of genital mutilation Producer: Saroja…

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World in Progress: Brazilian women demand more equality

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Length: 30s

Experts call for better water access in the booming cities of developing nations - A new school in India encourages the blind to become social entrepreneurs - Women in Brazil are finding their voices in the workplace, on the political stage and at homePro…

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