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Africa to Australia

SBS

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Produced by: SBS Online, Indian Ocean Productions, 360 Degree Films, Screen Australia

This interactive documentary tells the stories of African immigrants and refugees living in Australia and their struggles and successes in shaping - and being shaped by - Australian society. It is both multi-platform and multi-lingual as the entire site has been translated and subtitled into six of the highest needs languages spoken in the African-Australian community. Each story is also being broadcast nationally across 68 language programs on SBS Radio. More…


Africascopie : african digital revolution

Le Monde

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Produced by: Reported : Jean Abbiateci and Antonin Sabot (reporters), Bernard Monasterolo, Eric Dedier

Forgotten during the last decade by information technologies, Africa lives today the digital revolution at full speed. Few years ago, the use of fixed phone was the privilege of a small rich minority. Today in the streets of Bamako or Dakar, the use of mobile phone have revolutionized the lives of african people. The internet users are becoming more numerous in Internet cafes in Bamako or Dakar. Africascopie is a crowdsourced report in Mali and Senegal. The two journalists was helped by african bloggers and internet users. More…


Streetlight

Bombay Flying Club

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Produced by: Poul Madsen, Brent Foster, Henrik Kastenskov

Streetlight is a web documentary about street children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The story documents the work carried out by the Danish-Ethiopian NGO Hope For Children and it is presented in full screen Flash. The Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is home to thousands of migrant workers - many of them children - who have been brought in from rural areas to work as slaves, especially in prostitution and in the weaving industry. Ethiopia deals with a variety of serious social-economic problems and many foreign NGOs and missionaries therefore operate in the country. More…


Sexual Warfare in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Sydney Morning Herald

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Produced by: Kimberley Porteous, Kate Geraghty, Simon Rankin, Jonathan Pearlman

Sexual violence is a devastating weapon in the war-torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese army and rebel groups systematically use brutal gang rape against their enemies, causing crippling injuries and spreading HIV. Aid groups estimate one in three women in North Kivu have been raped. A child soldier tells why he participated in the gang rapes, and victims of sexual violence talk about their ordeals. More…


Through the Lens: Central African Republic

Doctors Without Borders

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Spencer Platt, a staff photographer with Getty Images, spent two weeks in December 2007 with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Central African Republic. Here, he describes photographing a population living in extreme distress. More…


Darfur: Rebellion From The Margins

Slate

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Produced by: Shane Bauer

"I’ve wanted to show another side of Darfur" where people are fighting back and refusing to leave the homes that form the basis of their livelihoods. By torching those villages and bombing thatch-roofed huts, the Sudanese government has unsuccessfully tried to squash an uprising made up of blacks and Arabs who are fighting for roads, schools, clinics, electricity, clean water, and participation in a government that has marginalized their region and others in Sudan for decades. " More…


Seeds of Peace: Uganda's Long Road to Recovery

The Washington Post

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Produced by: Ben de la Cruz, Liz Heron, Kat Downs

Two decades into Uganda's civil war, peace seems to be within reach. But the country's displaced people must still travel a long road to recovery. More…


Harvard University and International Health

Harvard University

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Produced by: Harvard News Office

A look at what Harvard affiliated doctors and researchers are doing on an international scale, focusing mostly on HIV/AIDS More…


Darfur and the fight for water

CS Monitor

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Produced by: Scott Baldauf, Melanie Stetson Freeman, Christian Scripter (design)

The competition for water in Sudan's Darfur region can be a life or death struggle. But the trouble is only beginning, as it becomes clear that climate change will have its sharpest effects here in Africa. Monitor correspondent Scott Baldauf, and photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman, traveled to one of the most vulnerable areas of the continent to see how Darfur refugees are coping in desert camps near the border of Sudan. More…


A People Torn: Liberians in Minnesota

Star Tribune

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Produced by: Regina McCombs, Sharon Schmickle, Jerry Holt, Dave Braunger, Jaime Chismar, J. Pinkley

Thousands of Liberians fled their country during a civil war and settled in Minnesota. This package explores the culture of the immigrants, their contributions to the Minneapolis area, and the possibilities for their future. More…