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Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world

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Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world

  • 15 and Learning to Speak

    Unreported World follows the inspirational work of the sign language teachers transforming the lives of deaf children and adults in Uganda who have never been able to communicate until now

  • Tripoli Burning

    Libya is so dangerous most foreigners have left. Embedded in Tripoli's fire station, reporters Seyi Rhodes and Laura Warner gained a vivid snapshot of life in a disintegrating country.

  • The Kids of Murder High

    Ade Adepitan meets the inspirational head teacher in Honduras who's battling to give his pupils the best chance of survival in one of the most dangerous places on Earth

  • India's Electric Dreams

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy examines the Indian government's drive to provide electricity for every village in the country, and how it will affect the country's environment

  • Siberia's Next Supermodels

    Unreported World meets some of the thousands of young Russian women moving to China to become models, but finding the work and conditions a lot harder than they had expected

  • The Invisible People

    Unreported World visits Lebanon to reveal the plight of some of the most vulnerable refugees fleeing the war in Syria: disabled people, many of whom are children

  • Vietnam's Dog-Snatchers

    Unreported World investigates how dog thieves are stealing thousands of pet dogs from family homes in Vietnam to meet the demand for dog meat

  • Surviving Ebola

    Unreported World provides a unique view of what life is like for the health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and the families affected by the virus

  • Africa's Drugs Scandal

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy visits Senegal to reveal how cancer patients across Africa are being deprived of pain-relieving drug morphine, although governments have the funds to purchase supplies

  • Jamaica's Underground Gays

    Ade Adepitan investigates the growth of homophobic attacks in Jamaica and meets a gay and transgender group who've ended up living in a storm drain and suffer shocking violence and attacks

  • Neighbours at War

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy presents an episode filmed on both sides of the lines in Lebanon, as Sunni Muslim fighters besiege an Alawite neighbourhood in a conflict mirroring the one in Syria

  • The Cursed Twins

    In a remote area of Madagascar, behaviour is controlled by taboos handed down from long-dead ancestors, which are leading to twins being abandoned and their mothers becoming outcasts

  • Carjack City

    At least 30 vehicles are carjacked every day in South Africa. Marcel Theroux joins Andries Hlongwane, who works for a private security firm, as he chases gunmen and recovers stolen cars.

  • Kickboxing Kids

    This powerful episode documents the lives of Thai children as young as seven who fight in the brutal sport of Muay Thai, knocking out their opponents with elbows, knees, feet and fists

  • Dancing in the Danger Zone

    Unreported World meets the extraordinary dancers and musicians at Iraq's only music and ballet school, battling to keep their art alive against the rising tide of violence in Baghdad

  • The World's Dirtiest River

    The world affairs series returns for a new run, starting in Indonesia, home to the planet's most polluted river and a textile industry supplying some of the world's biggest fashion brands

  • Nepal: The Orphan Business

    Unreported World goes undercover in orphanages in Nepal, where they discover that many children have been taken from impoverished parents, and used by orphanage owners to attract donations

  • The Jungle Midwife

    Reporter Seyi Rhodes travels with a local midwife into the jungles of the Central African Republic to save mothers and babies in one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth

  • Egypt's Tomb Raiders

    Unreported World investigates the shocking effects Egypt's political unrest is having on the country's tourism industry and its unique archaeological heritage

  • India: Slumkid Reporters

    Reporter Mary-Ann Ochota and director Suzie Samant travel to Delhi to meet the remarkable children who run the only newspaper in India campaigning on the problems that street children face

  • Mexico: The Abandoned

    Ade Adepitan, Daniel Bogado and former hospital patients gain access to Mexico's psychiatric institutions to secretly film the horrific and inhumane conditions endured by thousands of men and women

  • China's Lonely Hearts

    China is predicted to have 24 million single men looking for love by 2020. Reporter Marcel Theroux meets two people who represent inequality in love in modern China.

  • Venezuela's Kidnap Cops

    Caracas is the kidnap capital of the world. Unreported World follows the Venezuelan police's elite Anti-Kidnap Squad as they fight the kidnap gangs with brute force and technical ingenuity.

  • Afghanistan's Hunted Women

    Unreported World gains rare access to secret houses sheltering women hiding from violent husbands or from families who have tried to kill them for refusing arranged marriages

  • Making Brazil Beautiful

    Seyi Rhodes reports on the huge growth in cosmetic surgery in Brazil, where the pursuit of beauty means more subsidised or free surgery; does Brazil risk losing what's so special about its own people?

  • Yemen: Death Row Teenagers

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy travels to Yemen to reveal the scores of young men locked up in prisons and awaiting execution for crimes they are accused of committing while they were children

  • Bangladesh Women's Driving School

    Unreported World meets the young women in Bangladesh who are learning to be professional drivers but who face extraordinary odds, both on the dangerous roads and from social taboos

  • Hong Kong's Tiger Tutors

    Marcel Theroux meets the students in Hong Kong aiming for success in one of the most competitive exam environments in the world, and meets the millionaire tutor seen as a key to success

  • Syria's Rebel Doctor

    Reporter Evan Williams meets Dr Rami Habib, the NHS doctor who is risking his life by providing frontline medical care to the victims of the worsening conflict in Syria

  • Gaza's Property Ladder

    In war-torn Gaza, 'Location, Location, Location' means finding an apartment in one of the highly sought-after areas that are usually not shelled or hit by missiles

  • Saving Kenya's Street Kids

    Aidan Hartley reports from his home town in Kenya on an extraordinary project to rescue the children who live on its streets

  • Cuba, Basketball and Betrayal

    Ade Adepitan meets some of Cuba's top basketball players and finds out why some of them are defecting when the country seems to be opening up

  • Burma: The Village that Took on the Generals

    After 50 years of dictatorship, Burma is re-emerging from isolation as a pariah state. But development is leading to social unrest as tensions build between big business and locals.

  • Russia's Radical Chic

    Unreported World meets Ksenia Sobchak, the glamorous young Russian socialite who has swapped high-profile TV stardom for a life leading political protests against President Putin

  • Egypt: Sex, Mobs and Revolution

    Unreported World examines the increase in sexual assaults and harassment in Egypt, revealing claims that young men are being paid to attack women, but the new generation are fighting back

  • Mumbai's Party Police

    Young clubbers in Mumbai are being arrested and assaulted in a police crackdown on the city's nightlife. The film examines how East meets West and where generations clash as India changes.

  • The Master Chef of Mogadishu

    Unreported World meets the British Somali man who has set up a chain of restaurants in Mogadishu as one of the world's most dangerous cities tries to rebuild itself.

  • Dominican Republic: Baseball Dreams

    Unreported World visits the Dominican Republic, where baseball is one of the few routes out of poverty for young men. But the cost of failure at the age of 18 can be devastating.

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    Indonesia's Tobacco Children

    Indonesia is the world's fastest growing tobacco market, with a dramatic number of child smokers. Unreported World reveals how children are harvesting and producing tobacco for the UK.

  • USA: Talk Radio Nation

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy meets the American talk-radio hosts broadcasting to a country more polarised than ever before, who say journalistic neutrality is a form of bias and censorship

  • Honduras: The Lost Girls

    Ramita Navai and Talya Tibbon investigate the disappearance of hundreds of young Honduran women who have been enticed over the Mexican border and forced into the sex trade.

  • Libya: My Week with Gunmen

    Reporter Peter Oborne and director Richard Cookson travel to Libya and reveal a country freed from Gadaffi's dictatorship but still riven by factionalism, militias and violence.

  • Cameroon

    Unreported World visits Cameroon where there are fears that the practice of eating bushmeat - including endangered gorillas and chimpanzees - could trigger a new global pandemic of viruses.

  • Ukraine: The Teenagers Who Live Underground

    UNICEF estimates that there may be as many as 100,000 street children in Ukraine. Marcel Theroux and Suemay Oram go underground in Kiev to meet them.

  • Congo: Magic, Gangs & Wrestlers

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Seyi Rhodes and Wael Dabbous uncover allegations that many professional wrestlers are involved in gang violence and political intimidation.

  • Afghanistan: Lights, Camera, Death Threats

    Cinema was outlawed in Afghanistan under the Taliban and a decade later, despite their overthrow, death threats remain a fact of life for Afghan filmmakers. Unreported World investigates.

  • Baghdad Bomb Squad

    With unprecedented and exclusive access to the Baghdad Bomb Squad, reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy follows a band of brave Iraqi officers trying to prevent further murderous attacks.

  • Terror in Sudan

    As George Clooney campaigns against the atrocities being committed in Sudan, Unreported World has filmed extensive documentary footage from the war zone

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    Australia's Hidden Valley

    Unreported World investigates the effect of emergency legislation on Australia's Aboriginal population, which some critics believe has increased poverty, dependency and racism.

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    Honduras: Diving into Danger

    Unreported World visits Honduras, where indigenous people are risking their lives diving to dangerous depths for lobsters destined for North American and European diners

  • Unreported World: Seyi Rhodes in Trinidad

    Trinidad: Guns, Drugs and Secrets

    Seyi Rhodes and Will West reveal how drug smuggling and corruption have turned Trinidad into the Caribbean's murder capital, with gang violence leading to a murder on average every 17 hours.

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    India's Child Savers

    Unreported World examines the dark side of India's booming economy, where thousands of children are being kidnapped into domestic slavery for the growing middle class and businesses.

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    Going for Gold in Gaza

    Unreported World travels to Gaza to meet members of the Palestinian Paralympic team hoping to qualify for London 2012. They find athletes struggling to train in the conflict zone.

  • Unreported World: Peter Oborne

    Russia: Vlad's Army

    Peter Oborne and James Jones follow the extraordinary actions of Nashi: the mass youth movement dedicated to protecting the interests of the Russian Prime Minister and Russia.

  • Seyi Rhode & Dr Fireman

    Nigeria's Millionaire Preachers

    Miracles, expensive cars, exorcisms and bodyguards: religion is big business in Nigeria. Seyi Rhodes and Matt Haan travel to Lagos to reveal the world of the millionaire preachers.

  • Jenny Kleeman with 9 month old Kasimiri at the CURE hospital

    Uganda's Miracle Babies

    Jenny Kleeman and Suemay Oram travel to Uganda to investigate hydrocephalus: a preventable yet misunderstood condition that affects a quarter of a million babies a year in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Ramita Navai

    Undercover Syria

    Ramita Navai spends two weeks undercover in some of the most dangerous parts of Syria with members of the opposition movement determined to overthrow President Assad's brutal dictatorship

  • Unreported World: Krishnan Guru-Murthy in South Africa

    South Africa: Trouble in the Townships

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy investigates corruption, betrayal and violent protest in South Africa

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    Indonesia's Wildlife Warriors

    Unreported World visits Indonesia, where young environmental activists are battling to save endangered species such as orang-utans and sea turtles, in the face of corruption and harassment

  • Ramita Navai

    South Sudan: How to Fuel a Famine

    A 2009 report from Sudan, where escalating violence had claimed more lives that year than the conflict in Darfur, with a disturbing trend of women and children being directly targeted.

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    Breaking Into Israel

    In Israel, Unreported World meets the migrants who are risking being shot by border guards and held ransom by people smugglers, to flee conscription, torture and conflict in East Africa

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    Inside the Battle for Ivory Coast

    Unreported World visits Abidjan, the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast in West Africa, to report on the escalating political crisis and finds a city torn apart by terrifying violence

  • Jenny Kleeman with some Afghan migrants

    Greece: The Unwanted

    A report from 2009 which travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos, one of the illicit crossing points for the hundreds of thousands of Afghans who were making their way into the EU.

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    Mexico: Living with Hitmen

    Unreported World visits Ciudad Juarez, on Mexico's border with the United States, to experience the daily life of a journalist who's been called one of the most courageous women in Mexico

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    Burundi: Boys Behind Bars

    Unreported World visits Burundi to expose the plight of hundreds of children locked up for years without trial in adult prisons, among some of the most dangerous criminals in the country

  • Yemi Ipaye meets a Nepalese widow and her child

    Nepal: The Living Dead

    Nepal: The Living Dead: Report from 2009 on the plight of Nepal's child widows, some of whom are as young as 13, and many of whom face abuse and servitude for the rest of their lives.

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    China's Lost Sons

    Unreported World reveals an untold story behind China's economic boom: how thousands of young men with mental impairments have been kidnapped and forced to work in brick factories

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    Pakistan: Defenders of Karachi

    Unreported World visits Karachi, where in 2010 more civilians were killed in political, ethnic and criminal violence than died across the whole of Pakistan in terrorist attacks

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    Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic

    Unreported World travels from Italy to Africa to reveal how human traffickers are using black magic to coerce and trap Nigerian women into a life of prostitution in Europe

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    Congo: The Children Who Came Back from the Dead

    Unreported World travels to Eastern Congo to witness the remarkable work of a man who liberates child soldiers who've been forced to fight in one of the world's longest-running conflicts

  • India's Leprosy Heroes

    India's Leprosy Heroes

    Unreported World meets remarkable people fighting back against leprosy in India, where millions affected by the disease are pushed to the margins of society, ostracised by their friends and families

  • Aidan Hartley

    Thailand's Red Fever

    While the world's news crews have moved on, millions of ordinary people are still fighting for their political future in Thailand

  • Annie Kelly in India

    India: Love on the Run

    As more young couples reject arranged marriages in modern India, Unreported World investigates a wave of honour killings that's left hundreds dead across the country's northwest states

  • Seyi Rhodes in the Central African Republic

    Witches on Trial

    Unreported World visits the Central African Republic, where witchcraft is used to explain every misfortune, and nearly half the prison population are convicted witches.

  • Peter Oborne examines the consequences of the Pakistan flood

    Pakistan: After the Floods

    Pakistan's floods' catastrophic consequences continue. Unreported World discovers that incompetence and alleged corruption have caused poor areas to be flooded and rich ones protected.

  • Ramita Navai in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds

    This episode examines claims that Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party are using gems from one of the world's biggest diamond fields to entrench their hold on power by buying the army's loyalty

  • Evan Williams in Mexico

    Mexico's Indian Rebellion

    Unreported World visits southeastern Mexico's mountains, where an indigenous community fighting for independence are holed up in bullet-ridden homes, surrounded by the militia

  • Jenny Kleeman in Manila

    Philippines: The City with Too Many People

    Unreported World visits Manila, one of the world's most crowded cities, and finds mothers sleeping four to a bed in maternity wards, and primary schools with 1000 children in each year

  • Ramita Navai with children in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan's Child Drug Addicts

    With the world's focus on the fight against the Taliban, Unreported World reveals how the Afghanistan conflict has led to a huge rise in the number of children addicted to opium and heroin.

  • Oliver Steeds in Uganda

    Malaria Town

    Unreported World visits the 'malaria capital of the world' in northern Uganda to investigate why this preventable and treatable disease still kills so many people in Africa

  • Colombia's Dying Tribes

    Colombia's Dying Tribes

    Unreported World investigates how Colombia's indigenous people have been targeted in a string of massacres perpetrated by guerrillas, paramilitary groups and the security forces

  • USA: Down and Out

    USA: Down and Out

    Unreported World meets the USA's new middle-class homeless: families struggling to hold down jobs that pay so little they're forced to live in tent cities or their cars

  • Ramita Navai in El Salvador

    El Salvador: The Child Assassins

    El Salvador is in the grip of its worst gang violence in a decade. Many of the gangs' hitmen are children, who kill and die with appalling frequency but accept it as part of normal life.

  • Unreported World, Bolivia's Child Miners: Seyi Rhodes with a child miner

    Bolivia's Child Miners

    Unreported World descends deep underground into Bolivia's silver mines to find boys as young as 13 working long hours in deadly conditions amongst thick dust and poisonous gases.

  • Unreported World, Iraq's Next Battlefield, Evan Williams in Iraq

    Iraq's Next Battlefield

    As the US prepares to leave Iraq, Unreported World finds increasing religious, ethnic and political violence threatening to spill into civil war in the most dangerous part of the country

  • Unreported World, Inside Burma's Secret State, Seyi Rhodes with Burmese Karen soldiers

    Inside Burma's Secret State

    Unreported World treks through the forests of the Karen region of Burma to get a rare glimpse of the devastation the Burmese army is inflicting on the Karen people

  • Unreported World, Tobacco's Child Workers, Jenny Kleeman

    Tobacco's Child Workers

    Unreported World reveals that children as young as three are being illegally employed to produce tobacco in Malawi, giving them health problems. Some of them are trapped in bonded labour.

  • Unreported World, Pakistan - Evan Williams

    Pakistan's Terror Central

    Unreported World is granted rare access to the Pakistan headquarters of what the US and UN say is a front organisation for one of the world's biggest terrorist networks.

  • Peter Oborne in Nigeria

    Nigeria's Killing Fields

    Unreported World uncovers the truth about the convulsion of sectarian violence rapidly spiraling out of control in Nigeria

  • Unreported World - Aidan Hartley investigates elephant poaching in East Africa

    End of the Elephant?

    Channel 4's foreign affairs series examines how the increased Chinese presence in East Africa has lead to a huge increase in elephant poaching.

  • Orthodox Jews praying

    Israel: The Battle for Israel's Soul

    A report on how the rapid growth of Jewish 'fundamentalists' is creating tension within Israeli society and endangering any negotiations on a peace deal with the Palestinians.

  • Aidan Hartley

    Malaysia: Refugees for Sale

    An edition from 2009 revealing shocking evidence that Burmese refugees were being detained and then allegedly sold by Malaysian immigration officials to Thai human traffickers.

  • Seyi Rhodes

    Guatemala: Riding with the Devil

    A 2009 report from Guatemala City, where bus drivers were being murdered at a rate of one every other day as part of an extortion campaign that threatened to bring the city to its knees.

  • Jenny Kleeman

    Liberia: Stolen Childhood

    An edition from 2009. After a civil war in which rape was frequently used as a weapon, Liberia's hospitals were overwhelmed with child rape victims, a quarter of them under four years old.

  • Peru: Blood and Oil

    Peru: Blood and Oil

    A report from 2009 investigating how the Peruvian government's auction of vast tracts of the Amazon rainforest to global corporations caused violent clashes with indigenous people.

  • Peter Oborne

    Philippines: Holy Warriors

    An edition from 2009 which uncovered a deepening sectarian conflict between Muslims and Christians on the southern Filipino island of Mindanao, which claimed 100,000 lives.

  • Ingushetia

    Ingushetia: Russia's Dirty War

    This edition, from 2009, examined allegations that many innocent civilians were disappearing and being tortured and murdered by security forces in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia.

  • Evan Williams

    Brazil: The Killables

    A report from 2009 from the resort of Recife in Brazil which uncovers allegations that the police are involved in death squads that are murdering thousands of 'undesirables'.

  • Ramita Navai

    Papua New Guinea: Bush Knives and Black Magic

    In this edition from 2009, Ramita Navai reports from Papa New Guinea, where fifty women accused of witchcraft had been murdered the previous year alone.

  • Peter Obourne

    Afghanistan: Waiting for the Taliban

    In a report from 2009, Peter Oborne and Alex Nott travel to the Afghan capital of Kabul to find a city under siege, with suicide bombings, shootings and kidnappings on the increase.

  • India

    India: Children of the Inferno

    A 2009 dispatch from north-east India, where the coal mines fuelling India's growth resulted in vast, subterranean coal fires burning out of control beneath towns and villages.

  • Oliver Steeds

    China/North Korea: The Great Escape

    First show in 2009. Thousands of North Korean women have been forced into prostitution or sold as brides after fleeing to China from one of the world's most repressive regimes.

  • Haiti

    Haiti: The Island That Ate Itself

    A 2009 report from Haiti, which had been hit by a major hurricane the previous year, investigating the country's reliance on international aid.

  • Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone: Insanity of War

    A 2009 report from Sierra Leone where, ten years after one of the most brutal conflicts in recent history, thousands had been left severely traumatised.

  • Ramita Navai

    Turkey: Killing for Honour

    Unreported World travels to Turkey to investigate honour killings, which have now reached record levels with more than 200 girls and women killed in the past year alone.

  • Cambodia

    Cambodia: Selling the Killing Fields

    Thirty years on from the fall of the Khmer Rouge, and while Pol Pot's accomplices are on trial for war crimes, Cambodia's people are again being driven from their land. Report from 2009.

  • Congo

    Congo: Forest of the Dead

    Another chance to see the shocking report from 2009 on the jungles of North East Congo, where evidence emerged that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) had begun a new campaign of terror.

  • Nigeria

    Nigeria: Child Brides, Stolen Lives

    A report on the devastating effects of child marriage and pregnancy in Nigeria, where nearly half of all girls in the country's northern states are wed by the age of 15 to much older men.

  • Mexico

    Mexico: Seven Days in Hell

    Mexico: Seven Days in Hell: This report comes from Mexico where international demand for cocaine is causing brutal wars between the gangs fighting for control of trafficking routes.

  • Yemen

    Yemen: Exodus

    Yemen: Sea of Tears: Unreported World reveals an unseen human catastrophe unfolding in Yemen as thousands of desperate refugees flee the chaos and carnage in the Horn of Africa.

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    Thailand: Lessons in Terror

    Thailand: Lessons in Terror: Just a few hours away from tourist hotspot Phuket, ethnic cleansing is rife with Islamic extremists waging a murderous campaign against Buddhist teachers.

  • Venezuela

    Venezuela: Cult of the Thugs

    Venezuela: A report on how some Venezuelans are turning to a mystical cult that worships the spirits of dead gangsters as they seek supernatural protection from a violent crime wave.

  • Philippines

    Philippines' Dirty War

    Philippines' Dirty War: Investigating the war that's raging over control of the country's resources between a group of rich families and an impoverished band of armed rebels.

  • Paraguay

    Paraguay's Painful Harvest

    Paraguay's Painful Harvest: How Paraguay has become the world's biggest supplier of genetically modified soya, much of it destined to feed cattle that ends up on European plates.

  • Abkhazia

    Abkhazia: Valley of the Lost

    Abkhazia: Valley of the Lost: Fighting in Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia grabbed the headlines earlier, but it's clear that the bitter ethnic conflict continues in Abkhazia.

  • India

    India: God's Own Country

    God's Own Country: An investigation into the popular South Indian tourist destination Kerala where spirituality is big business, but many of the so called 'godmen' are open to corruption.

  • South Africa

    South Africa: Body Parts for Sale

    South Africa: Body Parts for Sale: The first in a new series begins with an horrifying investigation into "Muti Murder" in South Africa where people are being killed for body parts.

  • Kenya

    Kenya's Human Time Bomb

    Kenya's Human Time Bomb: A disturbing report from Kenya on the exploding population problem, one of the root causes of the recent violence and a crisis that could spiral out of control.

  • Brazil

    Brazil: The Amazon's Golden Curse

    In the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the indigenous Yanomami people are being dramatically affected by illegal gold mining, itself caused by the rising price of the precious metal.

  • Benin

    Benin: Voodoo Children

    Benin: Voodoo Children: A report from the West African state on how the ancient animist belief system is trapping thousands in poverty, causing families to sell their children into slavery.

  • Gaza

    Gaza

    Unreported World travels across Israel, Gaza and the West Bank to discover whether Hamas's strategy is working despite Israeli assaults, a siege on Gaza and international isolation

  • Sudan

    Sudan: Meet the Janjaweed

    This report comes from Darfur, where the team secured unprecedented access to a key Arab armed group accused of being part of the infamous Janjaweed militia

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh: The Drowning Country

    A look at how flooding caused by climate change has made ten million homeless in Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest and most densely populated countries.

  • Russia

    Russia: Railway of Bones

    As Vladimir Putin prepares to hand Russia's presidency to his successor, reporter Sam Kiley travels deep into the country's Arctic north to examine his legacy.

  • Nicaragua

    Nicaragua

    In 2006 Nicaragua's government banned abortions in all cases. Unreported World reveals how this has led to an increase in dangerous backstreet abortions.

  • USA

    USA - The Devil's Highway

    The Sonora desert in Northern Mexico, one of the most hostile places on earth, is where thousands of migrants die a lonely death as they try to reach the USA

  • Egypt

    Egypt's Rubbish People

    A startling film exposing a dark side to Egypt: that of a secretive society of 40,000 people literally living in rubbish in a Cairo ghetto

  • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan: Never Mind the Taliban

    Afghanistan: Never Mind the Taliban: Five years after the fall of the Taliban, Unreported World finds that western intervention has produced a mafia-style state in northern Afghanistan.

  • Bolivia

    Bolivia: Anarchy in the Andes

    A report on Bolivia's indigenous peoples who are exercising political power for the first time since the Spanish conquest and it's now threatening to escalate into armed ethnic conflict.

  • Central Africa

    Central Africa: Genocide's Children

    Unreported World travels to Central Africa's Great Lakes region to reveal that extremist Hutu groups behind the murder of a million people in Rwanda now hold bloody control over a large area.

  • China

    China's Olympic Lie

    China's Olympic Lie: When it won the Olympic bid, China promised to improve its human rights' record. But, as this report from one of Beijing's 'black jails' reveals, things have got worse.

  • China

    Chongqing: Invisible City

    Chongqing in China is the fastest growing city in the world, set to become home to 20 million by 2020, but at an enormous cost to millions of workers and dispossessed farmers

  • Colombia

    Colombia: Cocaine City

    In this week's Unreported World, reporter Hamida Ghafour and producer James Brabazon travel to one of the strangest, wildest cities on earth: Buenaventura, on Colombia's Pacific coast.

  • East Timor

    East Timor: Birth of a Nation

    Eight years on from its bloody split from Indonesia, East Timor is being ravaged by widespread gang violence and disorder as an Australian-led UN force tries desperately to keep the peace.

  • Gang members posing for the camera

    Guatemala: City of the Dead

    A shocking examination of how areas of Guatemala City have degenerated into violent lawlessness in a battle between gangs, vigilante groups and the police.

  • Guinea Bissau

    Guinea Bissau: Cocaine Country

    Guinea Bissau: Cocaine Country: Colombian drugs traffickers have taken advantage of one of the world's poorest countries and turned it into the main transit point for drugs into Europe.

  • Jamaica

    Guns, Votes and Money

    Guns, Votes and Money: Unreported World returns for a new series with a shocking report from Jamaica, where 30 per cent of the population are trapped in crime ridden slums.

  • Haiti

    Haiti: Showdown in Sun City

    A shocking report from Haiti, where the Unreported World team is given exclusive access to accompany UN troops as they face a daily battle with the heavily armed local gangs.

  • Honduras

    Honduras: War on Children

    Honduras is one of the world's most dangerous countries to grow up in. This report looks at shocking allegations that death squads are 'cleaning up' its streets by executing homeless children.

  • India

    India's Hidden War

    India's Hidden War: Unreported World travels deep into the Indian jungle to expose how India's aspirations for a superpower economy are resulting in an increasingly bloody civil war.

  • India

    India: The Broken People

    Reporter Ramita Navai travels through India exposing the horrific plight of the country's 170 million Dalits, previously called 'untouchables', who are at the bottom of the caste system.

  • Iraq

    Iraq: The Battle for Oil

    Unreported World travels to northern Iraq, where Kurds are quietly consolidating their hold on 40% of Iraq's oil reserves and sectarian violence is fuelling a break-up of the country.

  • Israel

    Israel's Wild West

    Israel's Wild West: Reporter Sandra Jordan examines how Israel's government is in disarray after its failed Lebanon expedition, causing huge tensions to emerge across the West Bank.

  • Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast: Blood and Chocolate

    Blood diamonds may get all the media attention, but there's a far cheaper commodity, bought by millions of Britons every week, fuelling a violent conflict in West Africa - chocolate.

  • Japan

    Japan: Red Sun Rising

    Japan: Red Sun Rising: This week's Unreported World travels to Japan to reveal the rise of an increasingly influential extreme right-wing nationalist movement.

  • Kosovo

    Kosovo: State of Denial

    The UN is planning to grant Kosovo independence from Serbia. But only eight years after a bloody ethnic conflict between its Serb and Albanian people, can the two communities forget the past?

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon: Living with Hezbollah

    Lebanon on the Brink: As Lebanon tries to rebuild in the wake of this summer's devastating Israeli bombardment, its political future seems more uncertain than ever.

  • Mexico

    Mexico: The Longest Journey

    A report on the harrowing 3,000km, three-month journey undertaken every year by thousands of Central American migrants who are desperate to cross from Mexico into the USA.

  • Mongolia

    Mongolia: Ninja Nation

    Deep inside the Gobi desert, one of the most remote places on Earth, a nomadic Mongol horde known as the Ninjas are busy changing the landscape in the biggest gold rush of modern times.

  • Nigeria

    Nigeria: Fire in the Delta

    Nigeria: Fire in the Delta: A report from one of Africa's most unstable regions. It's home to one of the richest oil fields in the world, but its people are living in extreme poverty.

  • Seyi Rhodes in Senegal

    Senegal: School for Beggars

    Unreported World investigates Senegal's Islamic schools, revealing how many young boys are subjected to abuse and forced to beg on the streets.

  • Somalia

    Somalia: Hearts, Minds and Holy War

    Somalia: Hearts, Minds and Holy War: From Mogadishu, militants known as the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) have seized the capital and are extending their power through force and religion

  • South Africa

    South Africa: Children of the Lost Generation

    Behind Cape Town's ultra-glamorous image, it's now South Africa's murder capital, gripped by the devastating effects of a highly-addictive drug that is tearing the city apart.

  • South Africa

    South Africa: The New Apartheid

    A report from South Africa, where a huge rise in illegal immigration from Zimbabwe and other African states is behind an increase in racism and xenophobic violence.

  • Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka: Killing for Peace

    Sri Lanka: Killing for Peace: Thanks to a clampdown on the international media, few realise that away from its famous beaches, a new chapter in Sri Lanka's 30-year civil war has opened.

  • West Papua

    West Papua: Rainforest Warriors

    A report from West Papua, one of the remotest places on earth, where a bloody conflict between government forces and locals is rarely glimpsed by the outside world.

  • Congo

    Zambia and Congo: China's African Takeover

    A report from Central Africa, where the demand for Chinese-made goods such as mobile phones, MP3 players and laptops has spawned a huge growth in international trade at a terrible human cost.

  • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Reign of Terror

    An undercover report from Zimbabwe revealing startling claims that the Mugabe Government is using the supply of AIDS drugs and food aid to gerrymander the elections.

Unreported World synopsis

Critically acclaimed series on the lives of people in some of the fastest-changing areas of the world

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