Image for Syria, Jordan and Brazil

Listen now 11 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Syria, Jordan and Brazil

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 11 December 2013

Nigel Wilson meets four young Syrians in Amman: wounded former rebels, they now while away the hours with gallows humour and cyber-romance. But all their quickfire repartee can't mask their fears for the future of their homeland. Sue Branford goes up the Amazon and learns why the Munduruku and other indigenous groups are resisting plans for goldmines and hydropower dams in their territory - and witnesses a "public" consultation where their voices go unheard.
Presenter: Pascale Harter. Producer: Polly Hope. Photo: A wounded Syrian brought to Jordan for medical treatment lies on his hospital bed after surgery. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images



  1. Image for From Our Own Correspondent

    From Our Own Correspondent

    Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss