Current Affairs Shows

Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
4 Videos
BBC
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
3 Videos
VPRO
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
2 Videos
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
1 Video
BBC

Current Affairs Videos

NATO flexes muscles in Poland against Russian threat

NATO flexes muscles in Poland against Russian threat

Many Poles see Russia as a threat, especially since the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea. In the northeast of Poland is a large contingent of US soldiers, part of NATO's plan to secure Poland in the event of a provocation from the east.
Deutsche Welle
Talent hunt: a dream of top-flight soccer

Talent hunt: a dream of top-flight soccer

Soccer-playing boys the world over dream of being scouted by top European clubs. Former Germany defender Klaus Augenthaler was in Lagos to pick 10 young players to represent Nigeria at the world finals of the FC Bayern Youth Cup in Germany.
Deutsche Welle
Jordan: Women find a career with police

Jordan: Women find a career with police

In Jordan, women who work outside the home are the exception. But the country's economic crisis has pushed many women into the workforce. Police work has traditionally been considered a man's job, but women are joining the force in growing numbers.
Deutsche Welle
China: Single women desperate for babies

China: Single women desperate for babies

In China only married couples can access the national sperm bank. Now a campaigner is calling for the law to be changed to allow single women the chance to conceive.
Deutsche Welle
France: Life After the Yellow Vests

France: Life After the Yellow Vests

Alienated by a radicalization of the "yellow vest" movement, one of its founders has hung up her own yellow vest and launched a political party instead. Jacline Mouraud says she wants to fight for social justice in France in a constructive way.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: A Shop Succumbs to Brexit

Germany: A Shop Succumbs to Brexit

Brexit is affecting people's lives across Europe. DW's Linda Vierecke met an English woman who owns a shop selling British goods in the German capital. It's been operating successfully for decades - but now she's ready to retire.
Deutsche Welle
Kyrgyzstan: A Village without Men

Kyrgyzstan: A Village without Men

In Kyrgyzstan, many people depend on Russia for their livelihoods. DW met one family whose breadwinner works as a caretaker in Russia, where he can earn more than at home. He and his family keep in touch through Skype, when they can get a connection.
Deutsche Welle
Lebanon: Drowning in Rubbish

Lebanon: Drowning in Rubbish

The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. The trash along the coastline near Beirut are frustrating residents -- and uniting them. ...
Deutsche Welle
Helping the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa recover

Helping the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa recover

US planes and militias on the ground fought for months to drive the self-styled Islamic State out of Raqqa. But the liberated city now lies in ruins. While the US has been providing aid for its stabilization, much more is needed to rebuild the city.
Deutsche Welle
Training to be a Jedi in Moscow's lightsaber school

Training to be a Jedi in Moscow's lightsaber school

The Star Wars films have a cult following all over the world, including in Russia. That's despite the movies not officially being screened there until the final years of the Soviet Union. But Russian fans have taken their love of them to a new level.
Deutsche Welle
Debate about abortion in Germany reignited

Debate about abortion in Germany reignited

Although abortions are illegal, in practice they are not being punished. But in Bavaria, Germany, fewer doctors and hospitals are willing to carry out the procedure.
Deutsche Welle
Female candidates in US midterms: Martha McSally

Female candidates in US midterms: Martha McSally

The upcoming US midterm election is seeing unprecedented numbers of female candidates. In Arizona, Republican Martha McSally, who is challenging Democratic congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for a Senate seat, is getting a boost from President Trump.
Deutsche Welle
Dresden teacher wary of far-right AfD online platform

Dresden teacher wary of far-right AfD online platform

A Dresden teacher recalls what life was like under communism. That's why the far-right AfD party's new online platform reminds her of the days when students could denounce teachers.
Deutsche Welle
Football breaks down borders for young migrants

Football breaks down borders for young migrants

Integrating into a new culture can be a daunting process. For many people, sport can offer common ground. At a football training camp in Italy, young migrants recently had the chance to hone their skills with professional coaches from Germany.
Deutsche Welle
Poverty drives child marriages among Syrian refugees

Poverty drives child marriages among Syrian refugees

More than a million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon, many of them in extreme poverty. Parents often marry off their daughters to save money. DW's Aya Ibrahim met a 14 year old bride-to-be in a refugee camp in the Beqaa valley.
Deutsche Welle
Syrian refugees rampant in Lebanon

Syrian refugees rampant in Lebanon

Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are often forced to work on the streets to help their families get by. DW's Aya Ibrahim met two brothers in Beirut who sell flowers for a living but would rather be at school.
Deutsche Welle
Oktoberfest - a taste of Bavaria in Myanmar

Oktoberfest - a taste of Bavaria in Myanmar

The Oktoberfest in Munich may be over, but across the globe hundreds of mini-Oktoberfests are catering to those who want to enjoy a little taste of German culture and traditions. Even Yangon in Myanmar celebrates its own two-day Oktoberfest.
Deutsche Welle
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes a force to reckon with

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes a force to reckon with

Universal health care, free universities: radical ideas or reasonable ones in a democratic society? Even the Democratic party is divided on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chances of success as she rallies her grass-roots supporters in NY.
Deutsche Welle
Accused rapists of Rotherham in the dock

Accused rapists of Rotherham in the dock

In Rotherham, northern England, several trials in connection with the massive sexual abuse of at least 1400 children and teenagers have begun. Most of the accused are men of Pakistani origin. More and more of the victims are telling their stories.
Deutsche Welle
Missing his family

Missing his family

Nezar Alawar's daughter was just a few weeks old when he fled Syria in 2015. Since then, the telephone is the only way he can reach his family. A lawyer by profession, Alawar has spent the time trying to get permission for his family to join him.
Deutsche Welle
Olive farmers in Trump's firing line

Olive farmers in Trump's firing line

Spanish olives have become another victim of the transatlantic trade dispute. They're a popular product in the US, but Donald Trump has lost his appetite. He's slapped hefty import duties on them, apparently to protect Californian olive farmers.
Deutsche Welle
Israeli restaurant owner in Berlin fights anti-Semitism

Israeli restaurant owner in Berlin fights anti-Semitism

Yorai Feinberg challenges those who abuse him by posting threats and insults on the internet. But when Feinberg posted hatemail he had received to draw attention to the growing problem of anti-Semitism, Facebook temporarily blocked his account.
Deutsche Welle
'Rainbow nation' is still a dream in South Africa

'Rainbow nation' is still a dream in South Africa

With few prospects for the future, the freedom Nelson Mandela fought for has little to offer young people. Today's South Africa has many troubles, including a high proportion of people without jobs.
Deutsche Welle
Mosul residents try to recreate lives in the rubble

Mosul residents try to recreate lives in the rubble

Now, a year after the IS were driven out, people in Mosul face the destruction of their society as reconciliation is a distant hope.
Deutsche Welle
Volunteers rescue books from Mosul's bombed library # world stories # 07.07.2018 # libraryN

Volunteers rescue books from Mosul's bombed library # world stories # 07.07.2018 # libraryN

The library at the University of Mosul, one of Iraq's oldest collections of books and manuscripts, was destroyed during the occupation by the so-called Islamic State. Young male and female volunteers are working to save books from the rubble.
Deutsche Welle
Khumbula - Dandyness with a political message

Khumbula - Dandyness with a political message

In South Africa a collective of fashion-forward dandies are challenging stereotypes about life in the country's townships. The group, called Khumbala, hails from Alexandra in Johannesburg.
Deutsche Welle
Mexican family one of many with missing loved ones

Mexican family one of many with missing loved ones

Every two hours someone goes missing in Mexico. Fewer than ten percent of the cases are ever solved. Corrupt police and politicians are often behind the disappearances and have no interest in investigating the crimes. This is one family's story.
Deutsche Welle
Germany seeks arrest of Syrian general

Germany seeks arrest of Syrian general

Syria's allies have so far blocked attempts to bring those suspected of war crimes before the International Criminal Court. Human rights campaigners are pinning their hopes on Germany to press charges based on the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Abortion info banned on internet

Germany: Abortion info banned on internet

German gynecologists are not allowed to provide abortion information on their homepages. According to law, an abortion performed before the 12th week of pregnancy is regarded as a crime - but is not punishable.
Deutsche Welle
Charged and Disbarred - Charged and Disbarred - Part 1

Charged and Disbarred - Part 1

Robert Greenleaf is a disbarred Maryland attorney who solicited for sexual acts
Escapade
29mins
Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion

Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion

Frida, Anniken and Ludwig live, breathe and dream fashion. But now, they're trading their comfortable lives for those of Cambodian garment workers. As well as working in the factories, they have to survive on $3 a day.
Java Films
54mins
Global Junk Food

Global Junk Food

Food manufacturers in Europe have signed up to 'responsibility pledges', promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world?
Java Films
52mins
Backlight - Bitcoin Gospel

Bitcoin Gospel

Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency or the biggest pyramid scheme in history? Is it the alternative to a failing finance sector, or are we simply shifting power from today's banking elite to a new online elite?
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - The Tax Free Tour

The Tax Free Tour

Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, VPRO's Backlight takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes used to avoid tax globally.
VPRO
53mins
Backlight - Zero Days

Zero Days

How safe is your data? Secret internet backdoors are being exploited and sold by hackers for astronomical amounts. It has sparked a digital war between good and bad hackers - all focused on your digital security. How safe do you feel?
VPRO
49mins
Panorama - Price Tag Wars

Price Tag Wars

Panorama presents an insight into the world of the so-called Price Taggers.
BBC
29mins
Panorama - Dying for a Bargain

Dying for a Bargain

Panorama reporter Richard Bilton investigates how our clothes are really made.
BBC
29mins
Panorama - Ivory Wars

Ivory Wars

Rageh Omaar goes on the trail of the ivory poachers and the trade's black market in China.
BBC
60mins
Horizon - What's Wrong With Our Weather?

What's Wrong With Our Weather?

From killer tornadoes to deadly floods and chilling freezes, the world's weather is becoming more extreme. Scientists now believe they could have identified a natural phenomenon behind it. Meet the scientists trying to unlock the secret.
BBC
51mins
Horizon - Global Weirding

Global Weirding

The weather is changing so fast that the new extremes being felt around the world might actually threaten human civilisation itself. Welcome to the new terrifying world of global weirding.
BBC
52mins
Panorama - The Secrets of Scientology

The Secrets of Scientology

When BBC reporter John Sweeney returns to investigate the Church of Scientology again, one of the officials has turned whistleblower to help him reveal its dark secrets, and a host of ex-Scientologists tell Sweeney shocking allegations.
BBC
55mins
This World - Norway's Massacre

Norway's Massacre

One of Europe's most harmonious, wealthy and well-educated societies was confronted with a mass murderer, who was one of their own.
BBC
50mins