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Fear and Loathing in South Africa - BBC Africa Eye documentary
BBC Africa Eye investigates the rise of xenophobia in South Africa and the violent targeting of migrants. Click here to subscribe to our channel 👉🏽 http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica A network of anti-migrant groups is emerging across South Africa, spreading anti-migrant rhetoric and even attacking migrant communities. The groups blame illegal migrants for the state of the country’s economy, lack of housing and an explosion of drug abuse. But their critics accuse them of being violent vigilantes, who target some of the country’s most vulnerable people. #BBCAfricaEye reporter Ayanda Charlie gains rare access to Operation Dudula, South Africa’s most notorious anti-migrant group. Dudula say they are standing up for ordinary South Africans who have been let down by the government and deny allegations that they are a vigilante group who preach a doctrine of violence. As she takes to the street with Dudula members, Charlie not only hears xenophobic rhetoric but also witnesses small business owners from neighbouring countries being physically threatened, forced to hand over their business, and hears how Dudula intend to establish a political party to contest South Africa’s upcoming general election. *** Africa Eye brings you original, investigative journalism revealing secrets and rooting out injustice in the world’s most complex and exciting continent. Nothing stays hidden forever. You can check out all #BBCAfricaEye investigations here: https://bit.ly/bbcafricaeye #SouthAfrica #OperationDudula #Xenophobia #Migrants CREDITS: Reporter - Ayanda Charlie Filmed and directed by Nick Blakemore Africa Eye Editor - Tom Watson Head of Longform - Liz Gibbons Executive Producer - Peter Murimi Film Editor - Amanda Gunn Producer - Jane Lipman Location Producer - Golden Mtika Production Manager - Simon Frost Online Editor - Chris Stott Dubbing Mixer - Jez Spencer Colourist - Boyd Nagle Reversioning Producer - Anna Payton Social Media Producer - Anusha Kumar Impact Producer - Adelle Kalakouti Digital Producer - Tamasin Ford Production Coordinator - Izzy Fleming, Abigail Knight Translator - Fezokuhle Mthonti *** Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetoafrica Website: https://www.bbc.com/africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsafrica/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bbcafrica/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcafrica/
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.
Venezuela's children flee the country's worsening crisis | Unreported World
As Venezuela's economic and political crisis worsens, more and more children and teenagers are crossing the border into Colombia and neighbouring countries to seek a better future. Two million people have fled the country so far, half of the migrants are thought to be children - many of whom are leaving on their own and face few options once they cross the border. 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.
Iraq's War on Meth
Iraq's oil-rich southern province, Basra, is in the grip of a crystal meth epidemic. High levels of unemployment, poverty and despair are fuelling the crisis, along with plentiful, cheap supplies of the highly addictive drug. Yalda Hakim has gained exclusive access to Basra's police SWAT team, and the prison where dealers and addicts are kept in the same cell. She reports on the authorities’ tough approach to drug related crime. BBC Our World, May 2018
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
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
Royally Homeless in Windsor: Sleeping rough amid royal wedding preparation
A formal dress rehearsal of the Royal wedding did take place today in Windsor and thousands were on the streets to enjoy the sunshine and watch proceedings. The couple have said they wanted a People's Wedding, but are all people being treated equally? The Council here received some criticism over how they've gone about trying to get homeless people of the streets in the run up to the wedding. (Click to subscribe for more Channel 4 News videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel4news?sub_confirmation=1)
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 Poverty Frontline
For the last four years, BBC Newsnight has been following the progress of small charity in Accrington, Northwest England, that provides hot lunches for people in need, food parcels, welfare advice, counselling and outreach. Many of those who use its services are in desperate need.
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
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