Next Episode of Unreported World is
Season 2017 / Episode 12 and airs on 20 October 2017 19:30
Unreported World is a foreign affairs programme produced by Quicksilver Media Productions and broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Over the course of its twenty-six series, reporters have travelled to dangerous locations all over the world in an attempt to uncover stories usually ignored by the world media.
Reporter Seyi Rhodes and director Jessica Kelly are in Senegal to explore the national obsession with competitive wrestling. It's one of Senegal's fastest growing sports and offers young men the opportunity to earn big money in a country battling poverty and unemployment. Unreported World meets some of the superstar wrestlers treated like gods and worshipped by entire neighbourhoods, as well as up-and-coming fighters pushing their bodies to the limits in the hope of making enough money to support their families.
China's aspiring musicians are global citizens, inspired by US hip-hop, British punk and the slick routines of Korean pop. But as reporter Marcel Theroux and director Sarah Collinson reveal, they face the special challenges of working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government.
As the Republic of Ireland prepares for a referendum on whether to alter legislation that makes abortion illegal in almost all circumstances, reporter Shaunagh Connaire and director Kate Hardie-Buckley meet women and families on both sides of the debate, and document the dilemmas medical staff face working under the current laws, in this moving and powerful episode.
In a summer of hurricanes and floods around the world, the incident that has taken most lives has been little reported. On 14 August, torrential rain triggered a huge mudslide that destroyed the small town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Some estimates put the number of dead at over 1000, and the difficulties in recovering bodies means that the true figure may never be known. Reporter Seyi Rhodes travelled to the country just days after the mudslide, witnessing the terrible destruction and spending time with the survivors and rescue teams as he investigated the causes and devastating results of this natural disaster. His report provides a moving, first-hand perspective from the people whose families and homes have been torn apart.
India has long struggled with religious violence, but in recent months the problem has taken a gruesome new form. Across the country, gangs of Hindu men have lynched Muslims who they accuse of killing cows or eating beef. Known as cow vigilantes, in some instances mobs have killed or injured more than 150 people since 2015. India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has made a plea for calm, but 2017 is set to be the worst year for attacks to date. Reporter Mirren Gidda meets a group of vigilantes, unconnected to any killings, who take her on one of their nightly hunts for people who may be harming cows. She also meets Muslim families who've lost loved ones to the mobs, among them a mother whose 16-year-old son was stabbed to death. Her report is an emotional account of the tensions and violence spreading across India, and provides a detailed look at why the vigilantes do what they do.
Reporter Ade Adepitan and director Eric McFarland travel to Tanzania, where 400 women died in witch-hunts last year, twice as many as in the year before. Many others were attacked and ostracised. More people in Tanzania believe in witchcraft than anywhere else in Africa. But some people think that there's more behind recent witchcraft attacks than a fear of the supernatural.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy(Krishnan Guru-Murthy)
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