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Dominican Republic: Fighting for Change

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United Nations - In the Dominican Republic, people who live on the sugar-cane plantations have traditionally faced hardship and exclusion. But a new holistic approach to supporting them is opening up fresh possibiliti...

Sierra Leone — Democracy at the crossroads

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United Nations, 21 January 2014 - For some, democracy is nothing more than a lofty ideal... difficult to achieve and even more challenging to maintain. But after a decade of civil war in Sierra Leone, there is NO othe...

Ghana: Fake Medicines

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United Nations - Modern medicine has transformed lives around the world -- protecting children and adults from diseases that would have killed in the past. But medicines are also big business -- and at risk from corru...

Northeast Nigeria: Extremism and the Struggle to Rebuild

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[21st Century, Episode 129] In north-eastern Nigeria, eight years into the insurgency by extremist group Boko Haram, nearly five million people are displaced and at risk of famine. Restoring stability and hope for th...

South Africa: Coal’s Lethal Legacy

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United Nations, New York, May 2012 - The world is becoming desperately short of fresh water, threatening our very survival. In South Africa, the country's water supply is at risk as the nation's energy needs grow. Can...

The Philippines – Bottleman

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Turning on a light at the flick of a switch is something many people take for granted. But for one fifth of the world's population, it's simply not an option, relegating them to a life of "energy poverty". We meet ...

Costa Rica: Gold or Green?

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Costa Rica has a reputation as a peaceful oasis in Central America, a region that is often ravaged by war. It is also proud of its rain forests and animal life. But the lure of gold is putting the country's environmen...

United Nations TV – Bali’s Coral Reefs

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A journey through the "tropical forests of the ocean", home to 50,000 square kilometres of endangered coral reef.

Saving Noor: Women’s Rights in Iraq

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Iraq's elections have helped move it towards democracy, but the on-going violence, extremism and chaos still threaten the nation's most vulnerable citizens: women and children. Amid this turmoil, many courageous Iraqi...

Central African Republic: The path out of violence

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United Nations - From the central African Republic, the story of a small country and an almost forgotten crisis. It’s a nation consumed by violence, hatred and instability. But human rights campaigners are striving ...

Honour Killings: Turkey

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In Turkey, the government is taking steps to stop a violent tradition of killing women to protect "family honour".

Cambodia : Protecting their Properties

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United Nations - It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since ...

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