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- Medellin Transformed

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- Czech Gypsies

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- A House in Jerusalem

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- Surviving the Century

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- Muslim Army

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- In Prison without Hope

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- Teenage Mums

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- Marrying into Conflict

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- Fetish in Japan

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- Letters from Partition

Intro

2007

 

In 2007, our World Stories captured some amazing human stories from a range of countries from Colombia to Burkina Faso.

In Jerusalem, we challenged Jews and Arabs to talk to each other about the themes of displacement that both sides have had to endure.

Medellin, Colombia is moving on from being a violent city of drugs to a city living a renaissance of peace and hope while in the Czech Republic, we examine the worsening relationship between the Roma population and the rest of the Czech population.

Has tourism and popular culture affected the 30,000 Mosuo people of Lake Lugu in Tibet or have they held on to their traditions?

Three Arab-American marines talk about the consequences of choosing to serve in the US armed forces and in India, the criminal justice system comes under scrutiny as we follow the plight of the thousands who have committed minor offences then spend years in jail waiting to appear in court.

We find that the plight of young women who become single mothers Burkina Faso is markedly different to their counterparts in the United Kingdom.

Conflict and friendship are explored in a story about two young women were once neighbours and school-mates at the time of fall of the Soviet Union. One now lives in Israel and the other in Palestine.

And 60 years after Partition in India, a Muslim man living in Lahore, Pakistan compares his life story to the man who once owned his home, a Lahori Hindu who fled east as the partition of the Indian sub-continent turned to tragedy and mass murder.
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