Assignment: The Pledge

Thursday 7 February

1.30pm-2.00pm

BBC WORLD SERVICE

This week’s programme explores a darker side of university life in the United States.

Sometimes violent and dangerous group initiation rites, known as 'hazing', continue to cause fatalities among young people. With around 220 deaths attributed to hazing since records began, why are so many willing to risk so much in order to become members of a group? And just what can be done to stop it?

  • An Afonica Production for BBC World Service
  • Produced and reported by Nicolas Jackson

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