Fentanyl’s deadly grip on St. Louis | Unreported World
Unreported World is on the streets of St Louis inside a fentanyl epidemic which has killed more people than Covid, and is disproportionately affecting black people. Across the United States for the first time ever over 100,000 people have died from drug overdoses in a 12 month period, the vast majority from Fentanyl, an opioid painkiller fifty times more potent than heroin, and much cheaper to buy. It’s a grim reality which is only getting worse with its devastating effects being felt everywhere. Not least in rust belt middle-America towns like St Louis, which not only has one of the highest murder rates in the US, but last year also saw 436 overdose deaths. WARNING - this film contains images of drugs being prepared and discussions around drug use. Producer/Director: Nick Blakemore Series Producer: Andy Lee Executive Producer: Ed Fraser Production Company: Channel 4 News Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld.
Wartime sex slaves fight for justice in Japan | Unreported World
Unreported World follows one of the last survivors of the so-called "comfort stations" in wartime Asia, where hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery and exploitation by the Japanese military. Now the 92-year-old campaigner wants justice before it’s too late. In 1943, Yong-soo Lee was just 14 years old when she was taken from her home and family in Korea by Japanese soldiers to become a "comfort woman", a euphemistic term often used to describe Japan's military sex slaves. Having lived in shame for decades, Lee has broken her silence and made it her mission to relentlessly fight for justice. Krishnan Guru-Murthy follows the campaigner, known affectionately as Grandma Lee, as she makes her way from her home in Daegu, to South Korea’s capital in Seoul. On their journey Lee recounts how she was kidnapped and beaten by her captors. She meets some of the few surviving South Korean women, who now number only 13, and vows to get an official apology from the Japanese government, which denies it has any legal responsibility towards the survivors. Producer / Director: Nancy Roberts Series Producer: Andy Lee Executive Producer: Ed Fraser Production Company: Channel 4 News Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld.
Mexico’s deadly Coca-Cola addiction | Unreported World
Unreported World is in Chiapas, Mexico, the town that drinks the most sugary drinks in the world. Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld. Here in Chiapas, one of the poorest states in Mexico, people drink two litres of sugary drinks a day, and Coca-Cola is king. As health officials declare a diabetes emergency, we meet the families in the thick of a diabetes crisis, a deadly mix of Covid and sugar sending people to early graves. Reporter: Guillermo Galdos Director: Nick Blakemore Series Producer: Andy Lee Executive Producer: Ed Fraser Production Company: Channel 4 News
New York's Homeless Epidemic | Unreported World
There’s a homelessness epidemic in New York’s shelter system that is made even worse by the Coronavirus crisis. With one epidemic feeding another, there is now more homelessness in New York City than at any time since the Great Depression, and it's disproportionately affecting black and brown people. More than 3000 people live on the street, and at least another 60,000 in shelters, including 21,000 children. Reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy witnesses the harsh reality of addiction, fear, violence, and intimidation in a system meant to be helping the city’s most vulnerable men, women and children. He also meets the activists fighting to eradicate alleged inequalities in the shelter system. Producer/Director: Nick Blakemore Executive Producer: Nevine Mabro Series Producer: Andy Lee Production Company: Channel 4 News/ITN Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld.
Britain's Care Homes Scandal
What's gone on in Britain's care sector has already been described as one of the worst scandals in this country's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is a film about one home in Lancashire which puts the deaths of 11 of its residents down to the policy of releasing patients from hospital without any testing. These are the stories of just some of the families who lost their parents during that time.
Covid-19 in England: How are people coping? - BBC Newsnight
As a new three-tier system is introduced in England to help control the spread of Covid-19, many parts of the country are still coming to terms with the economic after effects of tighter restrictions from earlier on in the summer. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Newsnight has been following the stories of people in Bolton in Greater Manchester. In July 2020, with cases of coronavirus rising, the town was placed under further lockdown restrictions. Filmmaker Nick Blakemore has been to Bolton to find out how people are getting by. #BBC #BBCNews #Newsnight Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight
Risking their lives to reach Britain - the Calais migrants planning to cross the Channel
It is the very visible arrival of desperate people in small boats across the Channel that has made the question of asylum more politically urgent. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Most of them set off from Calais, determined to seek refuge in Britain - seen by many as a less racist and fairer place than the countries they've passed through on their dangerous journey to the west. Yousra Elbagir has been speaking to one group of young Sudanese men in Calais who are planning to cross the Channel - and are willing to risk their lives time and again to get to the UK. ----------------------- Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/Channel4News
Bahamas: Hurricane Hell | Unreported World
Unreported World is in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian's rampage through the Islands which took the lives of at least 61 people and left hundreds more missing. In its aftermath, reporter Seyi Rhodes uncovers the dark story of how Haitian migrants have been left homeless and now, prohibited from rebuilding, are being deported by the government. The team finds hundreds of Haitian families living in a shanty town in the tropical forest, who are worried that if they go to an official shelter they will be deported. Because although locals rely on Haitians for cheap labour, the hurricane has become an excuse to force them to leave. Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld.
Child sexual abuse scandal: Who is most likely to offend? - BBC Newsnight
A warning: you may find some of the interviews in this report distressing. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The Home Office commissioned research looking into street groomers and their motivations. So why is it not publishing its findings? When it comes to sex offences, British Asian men are no more likely to be prosecuted than men in the population generally, but, as Sajid Javid pointed out when he was Home Secretary, a high proportion of the men convicted in high profiles cases of this type are of Pakistani heritage. Katie Razzall reports. You can find details of organisations offering information and support with sexual abuse and violence at bbc.co.uk/actionline You can also call for free, at any time, to hear recorded information on 0800 077 077. The Home Office told us in a statement that those who abuse children will face the full force of the law and that they're working to understand the characteristics of group-based offending and the contexts in which it occurs. This will inform future policies on child sexual abuse. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight
Italy's Mafia Showdown | Unreported World
Unreported World meets the celebrity cyclist taking on Italy’s mafia. The adrenaline junkie is not afraid to risk his life, as he and his team go undercover to try and expose a world of drug dealing and gangsterism - armed with nothing more than a mountain bike and microphone. Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes https://www.youtube.com/unreportedworld.
Interview: Captured ISIS members speak out about terror group
Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson interviews some of the Islamic State prisoners in Mosul and has access to Iraqi special forces trying to find the fighters who've gone to ground. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) ------- Watch more of our explainer series here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Get more news at our site - https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Channel4News
Knife Crime and the Impact on Families
It’s been a bloody start to the New Year in the capital. Two people stabbed to death and four others hurt in separate attacks across London. But many of the deaths in the last year have been gang related – often involving young people and children caught up in turf wars and rivalries. Channel 4 News has been talking to families in south London about the concerns they have for the safety of their children, and the impact knife crime is having on wider society.