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  • World in Progress: EU Surveillance Technology exports

    09/06/2021 Duration: 30min

    A new EU regulation is supposed to limit European exports of surveillance technologies for nefarious reasons or to dictatorial regimes. But many contradictions remain, and critics fear European surveillance tools will continue to be used for purposes that violate human rights.

  • World in Progress: African women speak up for their rights

    02/06/2021 Duration: 29min

    Many women across Africa shape protest movements and stand up for their rights: from descendants of Benin’s Amazon warriors, to activists fighting injustice and women promoting gender equality with political and poetic means.

  • World in Progress: Myanmar’s defectors, India’s harrowing second Covid wave

    26/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    On this week’s show, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Myanmar’s notorious army, the Tatmadaw. Plus, insights from New Delhi on how India’s second wave spun out of control. And, the Amazigh women of Morocco have been getting facial tattoos for centuries. But is tradition about to die out?

  • World in Progress: Helping hands

    21/05/2021 Duration: 29min

    How do communities around the world help empower and enable each other? In France, one group is helping migrants in the treacherous Alps, and a new report shows that there are more and more displaced people in the world. And in Africa, women are supporting each other: An NGO in Nigeria is helping deaf pregnant women while in Somalia new fitness and work opportunities for women are being embraced.

  • World in Progress: The link between climate change and displacement

    20/05/2021 Duration: 07min

    A new report shows that 40.5 million people were displaced last year alone. Around 75% were fleeing disasters and the effects of climate change, mostly weather-related. An interview with DW's environment reporter Ajit Niranjan who has been speaking to some of the people who have lost homes, family members or livelihoods because of disasters.

  • World in Progress: Struggling for survival

    12/05/2021 Duration: 29min

    How are textile workers in Bangladesh faring who are unable to socially distance in their factories? We also hear how clean cooking stoves can help reduce the risk of lung diseases in Guatemala's poorer neighborhoods — that's more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • World in Progress: COVID pandemic rages on

    05/05/2021 Duration: 29min

    As some countries have made remarkable strides in vaccinating their populations, the situation in India is looking grimmer by the day. The country now accounts for a third of global coronavirus infections and has surpassed the 20 million mark. We also hear how the Baka pygmies in Cameroon and migrants on the Canary Islands are coping with the pandemic.

  • World in Progress: Who owns space?

    28/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    This week we dive deep into outer space. Who owns space? Who owns mineral resources and water? The race is on — it's about big money, new business models and the future of our economy. And that of our environment. There are ideas of moving dirty industries to space, while our Earth would be reserved for clean living.

  • World in Progress: Pushback

    21/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    On this week's show, we hear from women in Morocco trying to give rape victims a voice. Plus, insights from Jan Kreutzberg of the German Foundation of World Population on the UN's latest report concerning COVID-19 and women's bodily autonomy. And then a look at how the pandemic has reshaped New York City, possibly for good.

  • World in Progress: Death and music

    14/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    After a year of so many lives lost, people around the world have found new, creative ways to deal with the effects of the coronavirus crisis, from a Brazilian man dressed as the Grim Reaper in Berlin to Polish salt mines that can help with respiratory problems. Plus, a look at how technology is changing music in the Atlanta hip-hop scene and for South Korean sound engineers.

  • World in Progress: Dams along the Mekong threatening farmers and fish

    07/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    The Mekong River flows 5,000 kilometers from China to Vietnam. China's construction of large hydropower dams along the river to feed the country's growing energy needs is causing problems downriver — having devastating impacts on water availability and the fertile soil that feeds hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia.

  • World in Progress: How COVID is hurting the most vulnerable

    31/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    On this week’s show, we’re looking at how COVID-19 is impacting the world’s most vulnerable. More and more Italians are falling into poverty. One initiative is working to get rid of the stigma of accepting help. Plus, a look at how inequality is deepening, what COVID has meant for coffee production, and a look at the Yuqui of Bolivia.

  • World in Progress: Digital identity and the brave new world of data

    24/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    Traveling without a passport - just by being scanned at an airport? Projects to test this kind of digital identity have already started. For some, that sounds great. Others fear the dangers posed by the possible abuse of data collected by companies and governments. Thomas Kruchem explores the possibilities and dangers of digital identities. The presenter is Natalie Muller.

  • World in Progress: Healthcare & the pandemic

    17/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    In South Korea, there's a big push to get people with disabilities out of care facilities after coronavirus deaths were recorded in such institutions. It's also a call for inclusion. We also hear from travel nurses in the US who move from hospital to hospital to help out. Many nurses have been pushed to the brink of exhaustion during the pandemic.

  • World in Progress: Fukushima 10 years on

    10/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    Fukushima in Japan, March 11, 2011. An earthquake, a tsunami and three nuclear meltdowns. Much has happened since then: Cities have been rebuilt, protective walls erected, work continued on the damaged nuclear power plant. Export restrictions for many products have been largely lifted. But only a few people who had to flee their homes ten years ago have actually returned to the region.

  • World in Progress: How the pandemic is changing us

    03/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    The coronavirus pandemic has transformed regions and entire countries. In the US, people have been fleeing cities like New York and Boston for greener pastures in Vermont. Many businesses are faltering because tourists have been staying away. Some young Iranian hostel owners are trying to stay afloat by moving things online. And a robot in Nairobi is doing its bit in the fight against COVID-19.

  • World in Progress: Defying censorship

    24/02/2021 Duration: 29min

    Censorship comes in many forms. You might have heard that Facebook blocked news coverage in Australia last week, because Australia's government wanted the tech giant to pay for journalism. In Venezuela, censorship has gotten so bad that people have to get creative to get informed. And the Indian government ordered Twitter to block accounts commenting on farmers' protests.

  • World in Progress: Staying alive!

    17/02/2021 Duration: 29min

    We hear the inspiring stories of female judges in Guatemala who are risking their lives for justice. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, the number of suicide cases involving women has been rising sharply in Japan. One student wants to stop people from taking their own lives and show them it's worth living. We also hear how dogs can help detect urine that's infected with the coronavirus.

  • World in Progress: The straw that broke the camel's back

    12/02/2021 Duration: 29min

    The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head, particularly in countries already grappling with crises. On this week's show, we'll hear about a food bank in Texas reeling from America's spiraling hunger crisis. We'll also hear from young men and women in Tripoli about how the current situation has made them think of leaving for good. Plus, Mexico's healthcare workers demand vaccinations.

  • World in Progress : Fears and Revivals  

    03/02/2021 Duration: 29min

    Why Uighurs in Turkey still don't feel safe - How African migrants are reviving churches in Morocco - Crowdfunded radio stations in Poland - Mille Cafés reviving rural France 

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