Held at Gunpoint in Ukraine, and the Secrets of Brooklyn’s Jewish Community

Listen in pop-out player

In eastern Ukraine, suspicion is everywhere, and journalists aren’t exempt. Natalia Antelava saw this first hand in Sloviansk, where pro-Russian militants have taken control and where the Ukranian government is attempting to fight back. A chat with a local resident started with cups of tea, but ended with our correspondent having the barrel of a gun pressed against her head.

Also in this edition, Matt Wells reports on the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn. For decades they have separated themselves from their neighbours in America’s most bustling city. Now after revelations of sex abuse cover-ups, insiders and outsiders are asking difficult questions.

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Mike Wendling

Photo: An Ukrainian soldier holds an assault rifle as he stands at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk on 29 April 2014. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Release date:

Available now

11 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 May 2014 18:50 GMT

FOOC at 60: Memorable Reports

FOOC at 60: Memorable Reports

Archive despatches from places including Libya, Hong Kong, Liberia, Paris and Russia.

Download this programme

Download this episode

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.