Investigation Shows

Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
7 Episodes
BBC
101 East

101 East

Bold, untold stories from across Asia and the Pacific. 101 East is Al Jazeera's in-depth current affairs program from the world's most populated region.
3 Episodes
Al Jazeera
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
3 Episodes
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
3 Episodes
BBC
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
3 Episodes
VPRO
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Assessing opinion in the Middle East two years on from the start of the Arab Spring.
1 Episode
BBC

Investigation Episodes

The beesharing app

The beesharing app

Bees have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. Though no one really knows what causes the die-offs, there are fears it could have major consequences for the farmers who grow the food all we rely on. Now an app can help.
Deutsche Welle
'Locked up in hell:' China's forced disappearances

'Locked up in hell:' China's forced disappearances

Since 2017, Chinese authorities have taken human rights lawyers, activists and writers to secret detention centers where, deprived of freedom and dignity, they are expected to confess to crimes.
Deutsche Welle
Pro-EU Hungarians hope to build momentum in EP election

Pro-EU Hungarians hope to build momentum in EP election

Taking issue with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-EU rhetoric, a group of young Hungarians sees the EU as the country's best hope for the future. The Momentum party is fielding candidates in the upcoming EU parliamentary election.
Deutsche Welle
The man who captured Sudan's uprising

The man who captured Sudan's uprising

Photographer Mahmoud Hemmeaida has been documenting Sudan's uprising since it began in December. He hopes the images he has captured will help future generations to understand the suffering people have endured.
Deutsche Welle
Moscow garbage revolts

Moscow garbage revolts

Defying intimidation attempts, thousands of people in Arkhangelsk, a city some 1,200 kilometers north of Moscow, have taken to the streets to protest plans to ship Moscow's garbage to their province.
Deutsche Welle
Rwanda: Children of genocide grapple with horrors of past

Rwanda: Children of genocide grapple with horrors of past

Twenty-five years ago, the genocide in Rwanda resulted in the deaths of nearly a million people. Most were Tutsis killed by Hutu militias. The children of victims and perpetrators alike grapple with the horrors of the past while hoping for a bette...
Deutsche Welle
Iran: Challenging convention with tattoos

Iran: Challenging convention with tattoos

In repressive Iran, a secret form of resistance among women is gaining in popularity: body art,specifically tattoos. They're not illegal, but they're definitely frowned upon, which is why tattoo artists try to keep their services a secret.
Deutsche Welle
Helping small-scale farmers in Ghana market their products

Helping small-scale farmers in Ghana market their products

Farmers in Ghana now have a new app to help them market their products and get paid quickly for whatever they sell. It puts them in touch with the right people and can keep food from spoiling.
Deutsche Welle
Acid attack survivor turns tragedy into empowerment

Acid attack survivor turns tragedy into empowerment

A woman in India who was 15 when she was attacked by a man 17 years her senior has become an activist and helps others survivors of acid attacks.
Deutsche Welle
Belarus developers build on Jewish mass grave

Belarus developers build on Jewish mass grave

Builders in the city of Brest discovered they were building on the remains of over 1,000 Jews. A debate on what should happen began. But now the bones of the murdered Jews have been cleared and construction will continue despite the criticism.
Deutsche Welle
NATO flexes muscles in Poland against Russian threat

NATO flexes muscles in Poland against Russian threat

Many Poles see Russia as a threat, especially since the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea. In the northeast of Poland is a large contingent of US soldiers, part of NATO's plan to secure Poland in the event of a provocation from the east.
Deutsche Welle
Talent hunt: a dream of top-flight soccer

Talent hunt: a dream of top-flight soccer

Soccer-playing boys the world over dream of being scouted by top European clubs. Former Germany defender Klaus Augenthaler was in Lagos to pick 10 young players to represent Nigeria at the world finals of the FC Bayern Youth Cup in Germany.
Deutsche Welle
Jordan: Women find a career with police

Jordan: Women find a career with police

In Jordan, women who work outside the home are the exception. But the country's economic crisis has pushed many women into the workforce. Police work has traditionally been considered a man's job, but women are joining the force in growing numbers.
Deutsche Welle
China: Single women desperate for babies

China: Single women desperate for babies

In China only married couples can access the national sperm bank. Now a campaigner is calling for the law to be changed to allow single women the chance to conceive.
Deutsche Welle
France: Life After the Yellow Vests

France: Life After the Yellow Vests

Alienated by a radicalization of the "yellow vest" movement, one of its founders has hung up her own yellow vest and launched a political party instead. Jacline Mouraud says she wants to fight for social justice in France in a constructive way.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: A Shop Succumbs to Brexit

Germany: A Shop Succumbs to Brexit

Brexit is affecting people's lives across Europe. DW's Linda Vierecke met an English woman who owns a shop selling British goods in the German capital. It's been operating successfully for decades - but now she's ready to retire.
Deutsche Welle
Kyrgyzstan: A Village without Men

Kyrgyzstan: A Village without Men

In Kyrgyzstan, many people depend on Russia for their livelihoods. DW met one family whose breadwinner works as a caretaker in Russia, where he can earn more than at home. He and his family keep in touch through Skype, when they can get a connection.
Deutsche Welle
Lebanon: Drowning in Rubbish

Lebanon: Drowning in Rubbish

The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. The trash along the coastline near Beirut are frustrating residents -- and uniting them. ...
Deutsche Welle
Helping the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa recover

Helping the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa recover

US planes and militias on the ground fought for months to drive the self-styled Islamic State out of Raqqa. But the liberated city now lies in ruins. While the US has been providing aid for its stabilization, much more is needed to rebuild the city.
Deutsche Welle
Training to be a Jedi in Moscow's lightsaber school

Training to be a Jedi in Moscow's lightsaber school

The Star Wars films have a cult following all over the world, including in Russia. That's despite the movies not officially being screened there until the final years of the Soviet Union. But Russian fans have taken their love of them to a new level.
Deutsche Welle
Debate about abortion in Germany reignited

Debate about abortion in Germany reignited

Although abortions are illegal, in practice they are not being punished. But in Bavaria, Germany, fewer doctors and hospitals are willing to carry out the procedure.
Deutsche Welle
Female candidates in US midterms: Martha McSally

Female candidates in US midterms: Martha McSally

The upcoming US midterm election is seeing unprecedented numbers of female candidates. In Arizona, Republican Martha McSally, who is challenging Democratic congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for a Senate seat, is getting a boost from President Trump.
Deutsche Welle
Football breaks down borders for young migrants

Football breaks down borders for young migrants

Integrating into a new culture can be a daunting process. For many people, sport can offer common ground. At a football training camp in Italy, young migrants recently had the chance to hone their skills with professional coaches from Germany.
Deutsche Welle
Dresden teacher wary of far-right AfD online platform

Dresden teacher wary of far-right AfD online platform

A Dresden teacher recalls what life was like under communism. That's why the far-right AfD party's new online platform reminds her of the days when students could denounce teachers.
Deutsche Welle
Poverty drives child marriages among Syrian refugees

Poverty drives child marriages among Syrian refugees

More than a million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon, many of them in extreme poverty. Parents often marry off their daughters to save money. DW's Aya Ibrahim met a 14 year old bride-to-be in a refugee camp in the Beqaa valley.
Deutsche Welle
Syrian refugees rampant in Lebanon

Syrian refugees rampant in Lebanon

Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are often forced to work on the streets to help their families get by. DW's Aya Ibrahim met two brothers in Beirut who sell flowers for a living but would rather be at school.
Deutsche Welle
Oktoberfest - a taste of Bavaria in Myanmar

Oktoberfest - a taste of Bavaria in Myanmar

The Oktoberfest in Munich may be over, but across the globe hundreds of mini-Oktoberfests are catering to those who want to enjoy a little taste of German culture and traditions. Even Yangon in Myanmar celebrates its own two-day Oktoberfest.
Deutsche Welle
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes a force to reckon with

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes a force to reckon with

Universal health care, free universities: radical ideas or reasonable ones in a democratic society? Even the Democratic party is divided on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chances of success as she rallies her grass-roots supporters in NY.
Deutsche Welle
Accused rapists of Rotherham in the dock

Accused rapists of Rotherham in the dock

In Rotherham, northern England, several trials in connection with the massive sexual abuse of at least 1400 children and teenagers have begun. Most of the accused are men of Pakistani origin. More and more of the victims are telling their stories.
Deutsche Welle
Missing his family

Missing his family

Nezar Alawar's daughter was just a few weeks old when he fled Syria in 2015. Since then, the telephone is the only way he can reach his family. A lawyer by profession, Alawar has spent the time trying to get permission for his family to join him.
Deutsche Welle
Olive farmers in Trump's firing line

Olive farmers in Trump's firing line

Spanish olives have become another victim of the transatlantic trade dispute. They're a popular product in the US, but Donald Trump has lost his appetite. He's slapped hefty import duties on them, apparently to protect Californian olive farmers.
Deutsche Welle
Israeli restaurant owner in Berlin fights anti-Semitism

Israeli restaurant owner in Berlin fights anti-Semitism

Yorai Feinberg challenges those who abuse him by posting threats and insults on the internet. But when Feinberg posted hatemail he had received to draw attention to the growing problem of anti-Semitism, Facebook temporarily blocked his account.
Deutsche Welle
'Rainbow nation' is still a dream in South Africa

'Rainbow nation' is still a dream in South Africa

With few prospects for the future, the freedom Nelson Mandela fought for has little to offer young people. Today's South Africa has many troubles, including a high proportion of people without jobs.
Deutsche Welle
Mosul residents try to recreate lives in the rubble

Mosul residents try to recreate lives in the rubble

Now, a year after the IS were driven out, people in Mosul face the destruction of their society as reconciliation is a distant hope.
Deutsche Welle
Volunteers rescue books from Mosul's bombed library # world stories # 07.07.2018 # libraryN

Volunteers rescue books from Mosul's bombed library # world stories # 07.07.2018 # libraryN

The library at the University of Mosul, one of Iraq's oldest collections of books and manuscripts, was destroyed during the occupation by the so-called Islamic State. Young male and female volunteers are working to save books from the rubble.
Deutsche Welle
Mexican family one of many with missing loved ones

Mexican family one of many with missing loved ones

Every two hours someone goes missing in Mexico. Fewer than ten percent of the cases are ever solved. Corrupt police and politicians are often behind the disappearances and have no interest in investigating the crimes. This is one family's story.
Deutsche Welle
Khumbula - Dandyness with a political message

Khumbula - Dandyness with a political message

In South Africa a collective of fashion-forward dandies are challenging stereotypes about life in the country's townships. The group, called Khumbala, hails from Alexandra in Johannesburg.
Deutsche Welle
Germany seeks arrest of Syrian general

Germany seeks arrest of Syrian general

Syria's allies have so far blocked attempts to bring those suspected of war crimes before the International Criminal Court. Human rights campaigners are pinning their hopes on Germany to press charges based on the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Abortion info banned on internet

Germany: Abortion info banned on internet

German gynecologists are not allowed to provide abortion information on their homepages. According to law, an abortion performed before the 12th week of pregnancy is regarded as a crime - but is not punishable.
Deutsche Welle
Charged and Disbarred - Charged and Disbarred - Part 1

Charged and Disbarred - Part 1

Robert Greenleaf is a disbarred Maryland attorney who solicited for sexual acts
29mins
Crime, ,
Escapade
Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion

Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion

Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion. But now, they're trading their comfortable lives for those of Cambodian garment workers. As well as working in the factories, they have to survive on $3 a day.
54mins
Java Films
The Inquisition

The Inquisition

The Wood Royal Commission unleashed an extraordinary investigation that swept through the NSW Police Force like a tsunami. For many, the stakes were life or death. Not everyone survived.
54mins
Crime, , ,
ABC
Backlight - Bitcoin Gospel

Bitcoin Gospel

Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency or the biggest pyramid scheme in history? Is it the alternative to a failing finance sector, or are we simply shifting power from today's banking elite to a new online elite?
49mins
Technology, , , , ,
VPRO
Backlight - The Tax Free Tour

The Tax Free Tour

Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, VPRO's Backlight takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes used to avoid tax globally.
53mins
VPRO
Backlight - Zero Days

Zero Days

How safe is your data? Secret internet backdoors are being exploited and sold by hackers for astronomical amounts. It has sparked a digital war between good and bad hackers - all focused on your digital security. How safe do you feel?
49mins
VPRO
The Agony of Ecstacy

The Agony of Ecstacy

Convinced that ecstasy use is behind her struggle with anxiety, depression and memory loss, 28-year old Lise sets out to discover how the 'Love Drug' is affecting her brain and those of the half a million Ecstasy users in Australia today.
31mins
Documentary, , , ,
Ronin
Secrets of the Kursk

Secrets of the Kursk

An intriguing look at a mystery that turned the former pride of the Russian people into a nightmare that haunts them to this day.
48mins
Military, , ,
Reel
Abduction - The Megumi Yokota Story

Abduction - The Megumi Yokota Story

Abduction is the astonishing true story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl abducted on her way home from school by North Korean spies in 1977. For 20 years, her parents had no idea what had happened to their daughter, or if she was even alive.
76mins
Ovation