Crossing Continents

Crossing Continents

On the ground reporting from around the world which focuses on the human dimension of the big international stories.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • India - Press for Sale 17 April 2014

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As India's general election gets under way, Shilpa Kannan investigates the phenonemon of paid news in the country. How free and fair is India's press?

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  • Central African Republic - A Road Through Hatred - 10 Apr 2014

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Can a unique friendship between two men of god end the killings in the Central African Republic?

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  • Ukraine - the paper trail to corruption - 3 Apr 2014

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lucy Ash talks to the Ukrainian volunteers and activists who are painstakingly restoring a stash of documents dumped in a lake on the abandoned estate of ex-president Yanukovich.

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  • Syria: The Silent Enemy - 27 Mar 2014

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tim Whewell travels to the Turkish border and to Lebanon to talk to the doctors and health care workers struggling to cope with a growing crisis.

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  • Searching for Googoosha - 16 Jan 2013

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Natalia Antelava profiles Gulnara Karimova, the socialite, popstar and philanthropist daughter of Uzbekistan's dictatorial president.

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  • Russia: Digging up the Dead - 9 Jan 2013

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The story of Russia's volunteer diggers armed with spades and metail detectors who search forests and swamps for the remains of Red Army soldiers seventy years after World War Two.

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  • Greenland: To dig or not to dig? 2 Jan 2013

    Thu, 2 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    James Fletcher asks if mining for rare earths and uranium will destroy Greenland's environment – or lead the country to independence?

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  • Extra The Island at the End of the World 28 Dec 2013

    Sat, 28 Dec 13

    Duration:
    15 mins

    A festive treat - not a Crossing Continents but a programme featuring a visit to perhaps the most remote community in the world. Tom Martienssen meets some of the 62 people who live on Palmerston in the Cook Islands.

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  • Brazil: Fighting Slavery - 26 Dec 2013

    Thu, 26 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brazil's anti-slavery hit-squads are unique. Linda Pressly joins a raid with a committed band of labour inspectors on an alleged slave labour operation in deepest rural Brazil.

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  • Bangladesh: Trials of Strength - 19 Dec 2013

    Thu, 19 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Farhana Haider investigates the prosecution of alleged war criminals from the conflict of 1971 and asks if the trials are being used to target the opposition.

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