Unreported World

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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  • Afghanistan's Hunted Women

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

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Jungle Midwife

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

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    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

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    The World's Dirtiest River

    Indonesia is home to the planet's most polluted river and a textile industry supplying some of the world's biggest fashion brands

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Tripoli Burning

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

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    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

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    The City That Beat Isis

    A unique, devastating insight into the last days in the battle between Kurdish fighters and Isis for the Syrian town of Kobani

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    America's Cowboy Kids

    This action-packed, eye-opening episode visits Texas to meet the young children participating in what has been described as the world's most dangerous organised sport: bull-riding

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    Standing Up to Mugabe

    Unreported World meets the brave - and very funny - comics risking their security by satirising Zimbabwe's politicians online

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    Vaccination Wars

    Unreported World meets the health workers risking their lives to vaccinate children against polio in Pakistan, where the Taliban have issued a decree against vaccination

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    40 Years to Find My Family

    In Cambodia, Krishnan Guru-Murthy meets families torn apart by the Khmer Rouge genocide, who are now being reunited by reality TV

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    Generation Football

    Ade Adepitan investigates unscrupulous agents preying on young footballers in Cameroon who are desperate to make a career playing for teams in Europe or the Middle East

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    The Black Mambas: Saving the Rhino

    In South Africa, reporter Evan Williams and director Laura Warner meet the Black Mambas: the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, who are battling to save the rhino from extinction

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    Miss Crimea

    In the disputed territory of Crimea, Marcel Theroux meets Tatar families worried about what Russian rule might bring and a young woman who hopes to become the first Tatar winner of Miss Crimea

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    China's Gay Shock Therapy

    Unreported World reveals how some Chinese hospitals use nausea-inducing drugs and electric shock therapy to 'cure' gay people, while gay rights activists are closely monitored by the police

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    The Fight for Sight

    In this uplifting episode, reporter Ade Adepitan meets medics in Malawi who perform 15-minute operations that allow blind people to see

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    The Girl Who Lost Her Face

    Reporter Giles Duley visits a remarkable clinic for victims of acid attacks in Bangladesh, and follows one young victim as she rebuilds her life, and the inspirational team helping her

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    Frontline Family Reunions

    Reporter Morland Sanders meets the aid workers trying to reunite children and parents who are trapped on different sides of the frontline in the brutal civil war in South Sudan

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  • Mafia Hunter

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy meets the television journalist in Sicily who's risking his life to expose the Mafia bosses whose tentacles still reach far into almost every aspect of life

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    Mexico's Baby Business

    Reporter Kiki King investigates Mexico's fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar surrogacy industry

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    30 Years a Slave

    Marcel Theroux investigates the growing national scandal in South Korea of modern-day slaves, many of whom have learning difficulties and worked for years on a remote island chain

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    Brazil's Child Preachers

    Child preachers in Brazil are attracting large crowds and becoming celebrities, as the country's fast-growing evangelical movement gains religious and political power

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    Muslim, Trans and Banned

    Marcel Theroux visits Malaysia, where the government has declared transgender people to be enemies of Islam

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    Find My Kid Drugs

    Thousands of families in Venezuela have been hit by severe shortages of drugs and medical equipment. Krishnan Guru-Murthy joins a family as they try to get medicine for their desperately ill daughter.

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    The City with No Water

    Unreported World reveals how thousands of families in Karachi are suffering from chronic water shortages because of climate change, mismanagement, corrupt officials and criminal gangs

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    Mission Critical: Afghanistan

    Abigail Austen has unique, extraordinary access to the battle against Isis and the Taliban in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are threatening to take everything Britain helped fight for

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    How to Stop a Murder

    In America's murder capital - Chicago - Seyi Rhodes meets volunteer ex-gang members who risk their lives to try to halt cycles of revenge killings, in the face of budget cuts

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    The Forgotten Holocaust Survivors

    Krishan Guru-Murthy reveals how tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors in Israel are spending their final days living in poverty despite billions of dollars of reparation payments

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    The Betrayal of Kenya's Athletes

    In four years, more than 40 Kenyan athletes have failed doping tests. Ade Adepitan visits Kenya as it faces a World Anti-Doping Agency deadline to put its house in order.

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    Iran's Dating Revolution

    Many young Iranians are shunning marriage and enjoying new ways to meet people, like Instagram. But it's hard to balance this modern approach to life with the older generation's traditional values.

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    Yemen: Britain's Unseen War

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy reveals the catastrophic effect of a Saudi-led coalition's bombing campaign in Yemen - which uses British-supplied weapons - with millions of people consequently facing starvation

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    India's Blind Daters

    Marcel Theroux reports from India on matchmaking schemes for people with disabilities to find husbands and wives, while also navigating the complexities of caste, religion and parents' expectations

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    Exiled: Europe's Gay Refugees

    Unreported World meets gay refugees who have fled to Germany from the Middle East but are still subject to violent attacks and abuse, from fellow refugees and migrants

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    Vietnam's Toxic Legacy

    Ade Adepitan investigates the legacy of a toxic herbicide dropped by US forces during the Vietnam War, which some doctors believe is causing health problems in a new generation of children

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    The Fish Bombers

    Malaysian Borneo's beautiful coral reefs face environmental disaster as local fishermen resort to drastic, destructive fishing methods in order to survive, including using explosives or sodium cyanide

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    The Prison from Hell

    Seyi Rhodes gains access to one of the most notorious prisons on Earth: Haiti's National Penitentiary, where 80% of inmates have been locked up without being convicted of any crime

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    South Africa's Skin Bleaching Scandal

    Unreported World investigates why one in three women in South Africa reportedly use potentially dangerous skin-bleaching products, in spite of strict laws

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    Sex for Grades

    In Mozambique, Unreported World investigates the disturbing phenomenon of teachers forcing schoolgirls to have sex with them in return for good grades, or for their deserved grades

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    Peru's Monkey Business

    Ade Adepitan goes undercover in Peru to reveal the shocking scale and the brazen nature of the illegal trade in protected wildlife in the Amazon jungle

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    Putin's Family Values

    Marcel Theroux meets one of Russia's biggest families as he investigates the Russian Orthodox Church's resurgence alongside a movement that promotes family, God and country, but that has a darker side

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    Making America Read

    The USA's in the grip of an illiteracy crisis, with nearly one in five adults now unable to read. Unreported World visits Detroit, where two thirds of high school students struggle with basic reading.

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    Dying to Come to Britain

    In Lebanon, Syrian refugee children with serious medical conditions are suffering and dying while they wait for help that the international community offered them

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    Burma's Broken Dream

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy investigates whether the fledgling democracy in Myanmar (formerly Burma) is already under attack as Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of not bringing real freedom to many in the country

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    North Korea's Reality TV Stars

    Seyi Rhodes reports from the set of a hit South Korean TV show that's made defectors from North Korea into TV stars, revealing what life's like under Kim Jong-un

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    Obesity in Paradise

    Samoa and American Samoa have the world's worst obesity rates. Unreported World reveals how they're flooded with unhealthy food and fatty offcuts considered unfit for human consumption elsewhere.

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    Africa's Superstar Gladiators

    Seyi Rhodes is in Senegal exploring the national obsession with wrestling. It's one of the fastest growing sports, offering young men the chance to earn big money in a poor nation.

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    China's Pop Idols

    Marcel Theroux explores the extraordinary world of China's music stars, inspired by hip-hop, punk and K-pop but working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government

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    Ireland's Big Decision

    As the Irish public prepare to vote on whether to alter legislation that makes abortion illegal in almost all circumstances, Unreported World meets women and families on each side of the debate

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    Africa's Perfect Storm

    Seyi Rhodes meets people whose families and homes were torn apart by a huge mudslide in Sierra Leone in August that killed hundreds of people and destroyed the small town of Regent

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    India's Cow Vigilantes

    Across India, gangs of Hindu vigilantes have been lynching Muslims who they accuse of killing cows or eating beef. Unreported World meets vigilantes, and families who've lost loved ones to the mobs.

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    The Witch Hunters

    More than 400 women died in witch-hunts in Tanzania in 2016. But some people think that there's more behind these attacks than a fear of the supernatural. Ade Adepitan investigates.

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    Mexico's Beach Wars

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy investigates growing violent crime in Cancún, the jewel of Mexico's tourism industry

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    Rebuilding Generation War

    Yousra Elbagir visits the Mowasah hospital in Jordan where Doctors Without Borders surgeons are helping innocent victims of the wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

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    Australia's Boys Behind Bars

    Leaked footage of the shocking treatment of young prisoners - most of them Aboriginal teenagers - in a juvenile detention centre in Australia has sparked outcry and a government inquiry

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    Mogadishu 999

    Seyi Rhodes meets an extraordinary volunteer ambulance team who risk their lives to get sick people to hospital in the warn-torn Somali capital, Mogadishu

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    The World's Dirtiest Air

    Marcel Theroux reports from Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, where surging pollution is causing a public health disaster

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    Kidnapped in Kabul

    Kabul faces a new danger, from gangs of kidnappers. Many of the victims are children. Unreported World joins the police squad attempting to reunite victims with their families.

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    Evil in Paradise

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy visits Caribbean tourist destination the Dominican Republic, to investigate terrible crimes being committed against teenagers by sex tourists

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    Bollywood #MeToo

    Unreported World investigates how the #MeToo campaign has taken off in India's film industry, meeting top actresses who are speaking out against assault, sexual harassment and rape

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    Rio: Caught in the Crossfire

    As the Brazilian army help the police take on drugs gangs in Rio de Janeiro, Ade Adepitan joins a team of young journalists reporting from inside one of the city's most violent favelas

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    Venezuela's Lost Children

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy visits Colombia to investigate the plight of some of the one million children fleeing poverty, hunger and medical shortages in Venezuela

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  • India's Love Cheat Detectives

    Nelafur Hedayat goes undercover with a female-owned private detective agency in Delhi to examine a huge rise in the number of private investigators tasked with exposing love cheats in India

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    North Korea's Greatest Show

    Marcel Theroux is granted rare access to North Korea at a time of change for the secretive nation

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    South Africa's Deadly Gold Rush

    Seyi Rhodes meets miners who are risking their lives deep underground in South Africa's abandoned gold mines, which are controlled by violent gangs and surrounded by lawless settlements

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    One Way Ticket to Gangland

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy finds out what life is like for deportees who've been sent from the US to gang-ravaged El Salvador, many of whom arrived in the States as children more than 20 years ago

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    Forced to Be Fat

    Sahar Zand reports from Mauritania in West Africa, where young girls and women are being force fed up to 10,000 calories a day because, when it comes to marriage, big is deemed beautiful

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    Carnival Wars

    Seyi Rhodes explores Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's impact on the country's LGBT community, amid reports that Brazil is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be LGBT

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    Banged Up for Blasphemy

    Marcel Theroux meets people - including children - who've fallen foul of Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws, and the lawyers and activists who are determined to see them sentenced to death

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    Mafia Showdown

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy meets Vittorio Brumotti, a fearless TV reporter who's taking on mafia drug-dealers and gangsters in southern Italy

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    Girls Behind Bars

    In Madagascar, Unreported World investigates the extraordinary stories of children locked up in adult prisons for up to three years before their cases are heard in court

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    Censored

    Reporter Sahar Zand travels to Nicaragua, where President Ortega has launched a crackdown on the independent media in a country gripped by civil disruption and economic chaos

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    Forest of Fear

    Ade Adepitan reports from the Republic of the Congo on the plight of the Baka tribe, who are under threat as the forests where they hunt are turned into a national park

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    Hurricane Hell

    Reporter Seyi Rhodes explores the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian's rampage through the Bahamas

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    Schools Under Siege

    Adnan Sarwar meet pupils, parents and teachers trying to survive at a primary school caught in a turf war between lawless drug-dealing gangs in Cape Town, South Africa

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    Social Media Martyrs

    Sahar Zand meets Iraq's new social media stars. They've got millions of followers, but, as Unreported World finds out, fame can have deadly consequences.

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    Timbuktu's Lost Treasures

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy travels to Mali, where continual fighting has severely impacted tourism and threatened the upkeep of significant historic sites

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  • Schoolgirl Pin-ups

    Marcel Theroux meets the Japanese schoolgirls seeking pop stardom performing for mostly older male fans. A cultural quirk, or is something more sinister going on in the Japanese music industry?

  • Trump's Housewives

    Reporter Karishma Vyas investigates a female movement who idolise President Trump, putting him at the heart of their anti-feminist, traditional family values

  • Swarm Chasers

    Billions of locusts over East Africa are devouring crops and threatening millions with starvation. Sahar Zand is in Kenya on the trail of the worst swarm in decades.

  • Nirvana for Sale

    Marcel Theroux visits Thailand and the controversial Dhammakaya movement. Critics say they're a money obsessed cult. Dhammakaya claim they're a force for good.

  • Death in the Alps

    Adnan Sarwar follows migrants crossing the Alps, from Italy into France, risking hypothermia and death

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