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Saturday 28 July 2012

Ian Pannell visits a school which has become a morgue for children in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

James Harkin meets a Syrian whose chosen weapon, in his battle against the Assad regime, is a mobile phone rather than a gun

John Sweeney's in Belarus. It's ruled, he says, by a regime so cocky it can't even be bothered to rebrand its secret police. They're still known as the KGB.

Senegal's become the latest African country to grow melons for Europe. Susie Emmett joins workers who find time to down tools and play a game of football.

And is it more Lord of the Flies or Swallows and Amazons? Laura Trevelyan travels to the state of Maine to investigate the phenomenon that is the US summer camp.


6 items
  • Introduction

  • Rebel base

    Ian Pannell visits the school in Aleppo which has been taken over by Syrian opposition fighters.

  • Citizen journalism

    James Harkin meets one Syrian who has been reporting the Arab Spring using his smartphone.

  • Post-Stalinist regime

    John Sweeney says travelling to Belarus is like going back in time.

  • African melons

    Susie Emmett finds out how one fruit is transforming Senegal's fortunes.

  • Around the fire

    Laura Trevelyan investigates the phenomenon of the US summer camp.

  • The rebel base in a Syrian school

    A rebel fighter in Syria
    Ian Pannell visits a school in Aleppo which has been turned into a rebel base. Read more...
  • A lesson in Senegalese melons

    An African melon
    Susie Emmett visits the West African country where melons are becoming big business. Read more...
  • Summer camp survival lessons

    Boys help prepare a camp fire at 1950s US summer camp
    The American tradition of summer camp lets youngsters camp out under the stars for six weeks, sing round the fire and learn valuable life skills. Laura Trevelyan reports. Read more...


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