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Unreported World
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Presented by Guest presenter
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Running time 24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 2000  – present
External links
Website

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-four series, reporters have travelled to dangerous locations all over the world in an attempt to uncover stories usually ignored by the world media. The first episode of series 24 was broadcast on 2 November 2012.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2000)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Azerbaijan: All the President's Oil" Chris Kendall 8 September 2000 (2000-09-08)
Marcel Theroux tries to find out who is benefiting from the enormous gas and oil reserves in a country riddled with corruption.Watch it here.
2 "Brazil: Fighting for a Seat at the Table" 15 September 2000 (2000-09-15)
Sonya Saul finds that more than a decade of exposure to the global free market has changed little for the poorest 40% of the population who still live on less than two dollars a day.Watch it here.
3 "Sudan: Market of Death" 22 September 2000 (2000-09-22)
Saira Shah travels to the centre of a sleeping sickness epidemic, and discovers that potentially lethal cocktails of chemicals are being injected into patients who are denied a safe drug owing to the lack of financial incentive for the major pharmaceutical companies. Watch it here.
4 "Indonesia: A 21st Century War" 29 September 2000 (2000-09-29)
Jonathan Miller investigates the fate of the Ambonese people on the island of Maluku in Indonesia as that country takes part in a bitter religious war between Muslims and Christians.Watch it here.

Series 2 (2001)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Congo: The Real Mobile Phone War" 28 September 2001 (2001-09-28)
Juliana Ruhfus finds that the lucrative mining of the ore coltan, from which tantalum is extracted, and used in the production of mobile phones, is at the root of the war in Congo.Watch it here.
2 "Chechnya: Being Nice to Mr Putin" 5 October 2001 (2001-10-05)
Marcel Theroux investigates life and conditions in Chechnya and how European governments are deliberately ignoring Russian atrocities and oppression in order to maintain good diplomatic and business relations with Russia. Watch it here.
3 "Bolivia: Coca or Death" 12 October 2001 (2001-10-12)
Sandra Jordan looks at the American policy of trying to solve its cocaine drugs problems by eradicating coca production in Bolivia and the consequences and effects this has on the country and its population.Watch it here.
4 "Colombia's Oil Fix" 26 October 2001 (2001-10-26)
Saira Shah finds that the oil boom in Colombia has caused an increase in misery and violence for much of the population. Watch it here.
5 "Islam and America through the Eyes of Imran Khan" 2 November 2001 (2001-11-02)
Imran Khan travels around Pakistan to reveal attitudes towards America, Osama Bin Laden and the military campaign and bombings in Afghanistan. Watch it here.
6 "China: Handle with Care" 9 November 2001 (2001-11-09)
Jonathan Miller looks at the economic growth of China and the price behind such economic success in terms of society and the treatment of workers. Watch it here.
7 "Mauritania: Selling the Future" 16 November 2001 (2001-11-16)
Kim Willsher reports on the impact of the European Union's fishing agreement on fishermen in Mauritania. Watch it here.

Series 3 (2002)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Gaza: Journeys To Heaven & Hell" Rodrigo Vazquez 11 January 2002 (2002-01-11)
Sandra Jordan investigates why so many young Palestinians have turned to violence in their struggle for self-determination. Watch it here.
2 "Uzbekistan: Our New Best Friend" Lara Agnew 18 January 2002 (2002-01-18)
Marcel Theroux finds that government repression has driven young people towards joining the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and asks if the "War on Terror" will accelerate the process. Watch it here.
3 "Somalia: Last Haven" Lara Agnew 25 January 2002 (2002-01-25)
Juliana Ruhfus visits at a country blighted by war and poverty and ruled by warlords, and asks if America's attempts to control Islamic extremism in the country will only further radicalise its population. ArticleWatch it here.
4 "Philippines: The Bearers of the Sword" Rob Lemkin 8 February 2002 (2002-02-08)
Jonathan Miller investigates Al-Qaeda's alleged Southeast Asian connections, including the kidnap gang Abu Sayyaf. Watch it here.
5 "India: Saffron Warriors" Elizabeth Jones 27 July 2002 (2002-07-27)
Burhan Wazir investigates the ultra-nationalist groups who are redefining modern India. Watch it here.

Series 4 (2002)[edit]

Series Producer: Eamonn Matthews Note: may be incomplete

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Nigeria: The Country that Doesn't Work" 25 November 2002 (2002-11-25)
Kyle G. Brown investigates the religious and ethnic tensions that threaten to destroy the democratic fabric of Africa's most populous country.
2 "Indonesia's Dirty War" Chris Kendall 13 December 2002 (2002-12-13)
Jonathan Miller finds that security forces have been committing human rights abuses against civilians in their attempts to suppress a rebel army fighting for independence. Watch it here.
3 "El Salvador: Killing to Belong" Rodrigo Vazquez 20 December 2002 (2002-12-20)
Sandra Jordan reports on how refugees deported back to El Salvador have established the gang culture they grew up with in the U.S. Watch it here.

Series 5 (2003)[edit]

Series Producer: Eamonn Matthews Note: may be incomplete

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Nepal: Raising the Red Flag" Chris Kendall 21 February 2003 (2003-02-21)
Sandra Jordan investigates the causes and human cost of the on-going Maoist rebellion in the world's only Hindu Kingdom. Watch it here.
2 "Ivory Coast: Enemies Within" Callum Macrae 7 March 2003 (2003-03-07)
William Wallis witnesses the horrors of a civil war born out of economic recession and fuelled by ethnic hatred. Watch it here.
3 "Haiti: Voodoo Nation" Rodrigo Vazquez 14 March 2003 (2003-03-14)
Juliana Ruhfus reports on a nation torn apart by economic collapse, political anarchy and gang warfare.

Series 6 (2003)[edit]

Series Producer: Eamonn Matthews

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Mexico: The City of Lost Girls" Rodrigo Vasquez 7 November 2003 (2003-11-07)
Sandra Jordan reports from Ciudad Juarez where more than 370 women have been murdered, at least 137 of them subjected to rape. Watch it here.
2 "Uganda: The Children's War" Callum Macrae 14 November 2003 (2003-11-14)
Farai Sevenzo investigates the role of child soldiers in the 17-year-old war between the Lord's Resistance Army and the Ugandan government. Watch it here.
3 "Thailand: A Quick Fix" Paul Kittel 21 November 2003 (2003-11-21)
Zaiba Malik investigates claims that the government's attempts to eradicate the world's worst methamphetamine addiction problem have led to state-sanctioned executions in the street. Watch it here.
4 "Kenya: Trouble in Paradise" Chris Kendall 28 November 2003 (2003-11-28)
Juliana Ruhfus asks if a frantic effort to regain the West's confidence is pushing Kenya's Muslim population towards extremism. Watch it here.
5 "Israel: Clubbing on the Front Line" Natasha Carlish 5 December 2003 (2003-12-05)
What is it like to be a young person in Israel today, trying to live a normal life against a backdrop of conflict and the ever-present threat of suicide bombings?

Series 7 (2004)[edit]

Series Producer: Eamonn Matthews

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "India: The Killing of Kashmir" Rodrigo Vasquez 8 April 2004 (2004-04-08)
Sandra Jordan investigates the reality of occupation and resistance in Kashmir. Watch it here.
2 "South Africa: SA Law" Jeremy Jeffs 10 April 2004 (2004-04-10)
Farai Sevenzo takes a look at law and order in South Africa and accompanies a private security company on patrol. Watch it here.
3 "Yemen: Reluctant Friends" Dollan Cannell 17 April 2004 (2004-04-17)
Juliana Ruhfus investigates the strength of Al-Qaeda in Yemen and the attitudes of the people to the U.S., Al-Qaeda and the "War on Terror". Watch it here.
4 "Guyana: Bitter Harvest" Paul Kittel 24 April 2004 (2004-04-24)
Zaiba Malik finds that economic problems are adding to political turmoil and ethnic violence between those of African and Indian origin. Watch it here.

Series 8 (2004)[edit]

Series Producer: Eamonn Matthews

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Afghanistan: Occupation Lite" Nick Hughes 9 October 2004 (2004-10-09)
Sam Kiley reports on the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. Watch it here.
2 "Vietnam: Hearts, Minds and Souls" 16 October 2004 (2004-10-16)
Sandra Jordan reports on the activities of American evangelicals spreading American values along with Protestantism. Watch it here.
3 "Angola: America's New Frontier" 23 October 2004 (2004-10-23)
Sam Kiley finds that Angola is developing into a capitalist country and a potentially important supplier of oil to the U.S. Watch it here.
4 "Venezuela: El Comandante" 30 October 2004 (2004-10-30)
Sandra Jordan studies Hugo Chavez's relationship with the U.S. and reports on his overwhelming referendum victory achieved in spite of U.S. funding of opposition groups. Watch it here.

Series 9 (2005)[edit]

Series Producer: Flora Gregory

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "India: Land of Missing Children" Claudio von Planta 11 June 2005 (2005-06-11)
Sam Kiley investigates the trafficking of children in India for the sex trade in Calcutta and Bombay. Watch it here.
2 "Peru and Bolivia: Inca Revolution" Rodrigo Vazquez 18 June 2005 (2005-06-18)
Sandra Jordan reports that members of the indigenous population are rejecting western capitalism and its influence. Watch it here.
3 "Papua New Guinea: Rambo Nation" James Martin Brabazon 25 June 2005 (2005-06-25)
Sam Kiley investigates the worsening of tribal conflicts in Papua New Guinea. Watch it here.
4 "Thailand: Ghost Warriors" Paul Kittel 9 July 2005 (2005-07-09)
Sandra Jordan investigates the spate of violence in rural areas of the south of Thailand, where it is unclear who is fighting who. Watch it here.
5 "Brazil: Slaves of the Amazon" Jeremy Jeffs 16 July 2005 (2005-07-16)
Sam Kiley travels to the heart of the Amazon in Brazil and reports on the rise in the use of unpaid labourers. Watch it here.

Series 10 (2005)[edit]

Series Producer: Flora Gregory

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Iraq: On the Front Line" 19 November 2005 (2005-11-19)
Peter Oborne travels to Iraq and joins a U.S. Infantry Division based in Baqubah, near Baghdad.
2 "Somalia: Al-Qaeda's New Haven" James Martin Brabazon 26 November 2005 (2005-11-26)
Aidan Hartley reports on the increasing strength of the Islamic Courts Union, which the U.S. alleges to be linked to Al-Qaeda.
3 "Gaza: The Bullet and the Ballot Box" Rodrigo Vazquez 3 December 2005 (2005-12-03)
Sandra Jordan visits Gaza as the Israeli forces complete their withdrawal from the territory and asks whether the Palestinians will choose violent resistance or diplomatic negotiation as they continue to seek an independent state.
4 "Pakistan's Double Game" Claudio von Planta 10 December 2005 (2005-12-10)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinay travels across her native country speaking to ordinary citizens who feel that their president is selling out to the West.
5 "Colombia's Secret War" Rodrigo Vazquez 17 December 2005 (2005-12-17)
Sandra Jordan investigates what U.S. military aid and advisers are really doing in Colombia, in the name of the War on Terror.

Series 11 (2006)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Sri Lanka: Tigers in the Shadows" Esther Oxford 21 April 2006 (2006-04-21)
Sandra Jordan gains access to Tamil Tiger training camps and examines the effects of the long-running war between Tigers and government.
2 "Kenya: Democracy in the Dumps" James Martin Brabazon 28 April 2006 (2006-04-28)
Aidan Hartley travels to the Dandora slums near Nairobi where gun crime and abject poverty show the growing divide between rich and poor.
3 "Western Sahara: Storm in the Sahara" Phil Cox 5 May 2006 (2006-05-05)
Khaled Khazziha, in a refugee camp, meets Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, a country not officially recognised by Morocco.
4 "Philippines: City of Guilt" Robin Barnwell 12 May 2006 (2006-05-12)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinay looks at the impact of the government's pro-life policy on women as illegal abortions have left 80,000 seriously injured.
5 "Nepal: Kingdom on the Edge" Dan Edge 19 May 2006 (2006-05-19)
Sandra Jordan reports from Kathmandu during the pro-democracy demonstrations of April 2006.
6 "Turkey: Europe's Hidden War" Tom Porter 26 May 2006 (2006-05-26)
Matthew McAllester travels to Diyarbakir to find out about the rekindling of a war between Turkish troops and the Kurdish PKK group. Watch it here.
7 "Malaysia: Asia's Slaves" Claire McFall 2 June 2006 (2006-06-02)
Ramita Navai examines the plight of those Indonesian workers who, with their passports retained by their employers, are abused and treated as slaves. Wathch it here.
8 "Chad and Sudan:" Robin Barnwell 9 June 2006 (2006-06-09)
Peter Oborne finds evidence that the Janjawiid have crossed over from the Darfur region of Sudan into Chad to commit atrocities against civilians.
9 "Democratic Republic of Congo:" James Martin Brabazon 23 June 2006 (2006-06-23)
Aidan Hartley uncovers evidence of UN troops supporting the Congolese government in a war against local militia.
10 "Brazil: Slum Warfare" Tom Porter 30 June 2006 (2006-06-30)
Khaled Khazziha films in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, with the permission of the local drug-lords who run it as a state within a state. Watch it here.

Series 12 (2006)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "South Africa: The New Apartheid" Robin Barnwell 13 October 2006 (2006-10-13)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reports on a huge rise in illegal immigration that has led to an increase in racism and xenophobic violence.
2 "West Papua: Rainforest Warriors" Siobhan Sinnerton 20 October 2006 (2006-10-20)
Evan Williams reports on a bloody conflict between government forces and local people.
3 "India's Hidden War" James Martin Brabazon 27 October 2006 (2006-10-27)
Sandra Jordan exposes how India's aspirations for a superpower economy are resulting in an increasingly bloody civil war.
4 "Guatemala: City of the Dead" Sam Farmar 3 November 2006 (2006-11-03)
Ramita Navai exposes how areas of the country’s capital have degenerated into violent lawlessness in a three way battle between gangs, vigilante groups and the security forces.
5 "Nigeria: Fire in the Delta" Tim Hetherington 10 November 2006 (2006-11-10)
Matt McAllester reports from Ogoniland where he witnesses extreme poverty within one of the richest oil fields in the world.
6 "Lebanon on the Brink" Rodrigo Vasguez 17 November 2006 (2006-11-17)
Kate Seelyle reports from Lebanon as it struggles to rebuild following Israeli bombardment.
7 "Mexico: The Longest Journey" Nick Sturdee 24 November 2006 (2006-11-24)
Sandra Jordan reports on the perilous three-month journey taken each year by thousands of migrants desperate to get into the USA.
8 "Afghanistan: Nevermind the Taliban" Tom Porter 1 December 2006 (2006-12-01)
Kate Clark investigates how Western intervention has produced a Mafia-style state in northern Afghanistan.
9 "Japan: Red Sun Rising" Edward Watts 8 December 2006 (2006-12-08)
Evan Williams on how an increasingly influential far-right nationalist movement is trying to persuade the Japanese government to rewrite the country's constitution and become a nuclear power.
10 "Somalia: Hearts, Minds and Holy War" Robin Barnwell 15 December 2006 (2006-12-15)
Aidan Hartley takes a look at the militant Union of Islamic Courts, which has effected the most successful Islamic revolution since 9/11.

Series 13 (2007)[edit]

Series Editor: Ed Braman

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Haiti: Showdown in Sun City" Robin Barnwell 13 April 2007 (2007-04-13) [1]
Sandra Jordan reports on the UN's battle against armed gangs in Cité Soleil.
2 "Zambia & Congo: China's African Takeover" Tom Porter 20 April 2007 (2007-04-20) [2]
Aidan Hartley reports on the human cost of the West's demand for goods such as mobile phones and MP3 players.
3 "Ivory Coast: Blood and Chocolate" James Martin Brabazon 27 April 2007 (2007-04-27) [3]
Evan Williams reports on the conflict over cocoa, which has claimed hundreds of lives and forced thousands of people into refugee camps.
4 "Bolivia: Anarchy in the Andes" Ed Watts 5 May 2007 (2007-05-05) [4]
Hamida Ghafour finds that President Evo Morales's policy of land reform in favour of the indigenous people has led to confrontation with the land barons.
5 "Chongqing: Invisible City" Nick Sturdee 11 May 2007 (2007-05-11) [5]
Ramita Navai witnesses the rapid development of this Chinese city, and finds that the rights of workers and citizens are being compromised.(aka Chongqing: Future City)
6 "Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Reign of Terror" Siobhan Sinnerton 18 May 2007 (2007-05-18) [6]
Evan Williams investigates the claim that the Mugabe government is using the supply of Aids drugs and food to influence upcoming elections.
7 "Kosovo: State of Denial" Robin Barnwell 25 May 2007 (2007-05-25) [7]
Sam Kiley evaluates the prospects for peace between the Albanian and Serb populations as Kosovo plans for independence.
8 "East Timor: Birth of a Nation" Nick Sturdee 1 June 2007 (2007-06-01) [8]
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinay reports that eight years after independence, elements of the group that spent years fighting the Indonesian army are now threatening the democratic regime.
9 "Israel's Wild West" Ed Watts 8 June 2007 (2007-06-08) [9]
Sandra Jordan sees the Israeli government stand by as West Bank settlers consolidate their power.
10 "Mongolia: Ninja Nation" James Martin Brabazon 15 June 2007 (2007-06-15)
Aidan Hartley investigates the human and environmental cost of the biggest gold rush of modern times. (aka On the Trail of the Ninjas)

Series 14 (2007)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Jamaica: Guns, Votes and Money" James Martin Brabazon 14 September 2007 (2007-09-14)
Evan Williams investigates allegations that political parties are fuelling Kingston's shockingly high murder rate by arming and funding violent gangs in return for votes.
2 "India's Broken People" Siobhan Sinnerton 21 September 2007 (2007-09-21)
Ramita Navai reports on the plight of India's dalits (literally "broken people") - the 170 million "untouchables" at the bottom of a deeply ingrained caste system.
3 "South Africa: Children of the Lost Generation" Paul Kittel 28 September 2007 (2007-09-28)
Sam Kiley reports from Cape Flats, an impoverished township outside Cape Town, which is now in the grip of a crystal methamphetamine drug epidemic.
4 "Guinea-Bissau: Cocaine Country" Edward Watts 5 October 2007 (2007-10-05)
Kate Seelye finds out how Colombian drugs traffickers have turned one of the world's poorest countries into the main transit point for hundreds of tons of cocaine smuggled into Europe every year.
5 "Honduras: The War on Children" George Waldrum 12 October 2007 (2007-10-12)
Jenny Kleeman travels to Honduras, where a war has broken out between adults and children, with police death squads allegedly killing children like vermin.
6 "China's Olympic Lie" Andrew Carter 19 October 2007 (2007-10-19)
Aidan Hartley discovers that as Beijing is being remodelled into a shiny new Olympic city, up to 1.5 million people have been forcibly evicted from their homes.
7 "Iraq: The Battle for Oil" Paul Kittel 26 October 2007 (2007-10-26)
Evan Williams finds that while ethnic violence is fuelling a break up of the country, the Kurds in Northern Iraq are quietly consolidating their hold over 40% of Iraq's oil reserves.
8 "Colombia: Cocaine City" James Martin Brabazon 2 November 2007 (2007-11-02)
Hamida Ghafour travels to Buenaventura, at the centre of the Colombian cocaine trade, controlled by private armies working for the cartels who make millions of dollars shipping their drugs to America.
9 "Sri Lanka: Killing for Peace" Siobhan Sinnerton 9 November 2007 (2007-11-09)
Sandra Jordan travels to Sri Lanka and discovers that a new and sinister phase in the country's 30-year civil war is taking a grim toll on civilians.
10 "Congo: Children of the Genocide" Edward Watts 16 November 2007 (2007-11-16)
Sam Kiley reveals that extremist Hutu groups behind the murder of a million people in less than 100 days in Rwanda now hold bloody control over an area the size of Belgium.

Series 15 (2008)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Egypt's Rubbish People" James Martin Brabazon 8 February 2008 (2008-02-08)
Evan Williams visits the Zabbaleen, a Coptic Christian community in Cairo living and working in rubbish in ghettos overrun by rats, who claim that they are treated as second-class citizens.
2 "USA: The Devil's Highway" Julie Noon 15 February 2008 (2008-02-15)
Aidan Hartley reports from the Sonoran Desert in Northern Mexico, crossed every day by thousands of illegal immigrants from Central and South America, desperate to reach the USA.
3 "Nicaragua: Blood, Church and State" Paul Kittel 22 February 2008 (2008-02-22)
Kate Seelye reports on the consequences of a total ban on abortions, with women scared to visit hospitals and doctors afraid to carry out life-saving operations on female patients.
4 "Russia: Railway of Bones" Nick Sturdee 29 February 2008 (2008-02-29)
Sam Kiley discovers a nation where political dissent is stifled, corruption is rife, and where little of its huge wealth reaches a population racked by poverty, alcoholism and suicide.
5 "Bangladesh: The Drowning Country" Andy Wells 7 March 2008 (2008-03-07)
Ramita Navai finds out what it's like to live in this poor, extremely overpopulated, flat country on the front line of climate change.[1]
6 "Sudan: Meet the Janjaweed" Andrew Carter 14 March 2008 (2008-03-14)
Nima Elbagir meets an Arab militia accused of being an important element of the Janjaweed, blamed for the atrocities in Darfur.
7 "Gaza: Reign of the Rockets" Edward Watts 28 March 2008 (2008-03-28)
Sam Kiley finds Israel and Hamas on a collision course, each new 'incursion' or 'terror attack' seemingly driving them on towards outright war.
8 "Benin: Voodoo Children" James Martin Brabazon 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)
Evan Williams visits the only country in the world to recognize Voodoo as a state religion.
9 "Brazil: The Amazon's Golden Curse" Paul Kittel 11 April 2008 (2008-04-11)
Jenny Kleeman reveals how the record high price of gold brought about by the global financial crisis is affecting some of the earth's most isolated people.
10 "Kenya's Human Time Bomb" George Waldrum 18 April 2008 (2008-04-18)
Aidan Hartley finds the government, UN and NGOs all refusing to acknowledge the high birthrate as the major cause of poverty, violence, homelessness and pollution.

Series 16 (2008)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "South Africa: Body Parts for Sale" James Martin Brabazon 17 October 2008 (2008-10-17)
Ramita Navai reveals that hundreds of people have been killed for body parts to be used in traditional medicine and meets a man who admits to torturing and killing people as part of his trade - as a 'healer'.
2 "India: God's Own Country" Edward Watts 24 October 2008 (2008-10-24)
Jenny Kleeman investigates the allegations varying from fraud to physical and sexual abuse being faced by some of Kerala's 3,000 holy men.
3 "Abkhazia: Valley of the Lost" Alex Nott 31 October 2008 (2008-10-31)
Aidan Hartley reports on the continuing bitter ethnic conflict between Georgians and Abkhazians which has cost thousands of lives over the last decade.
4 "Paraguay's Painful Harvest" Andrew Carter 7 November 2008 (2008-11-07)
Tanya Datta reports on a nationwide peasant uprising against farmers of genetically-modified soya who are mainly Brazilian and seen as colonists partly responsible for the almost total deforestation of the eastern provinces.
5 "Philippines: Lost in a Shadow War" George Waldrum 14 November 2008 (2008-11-14)
Evan Williams reports on an armed rebel group's efforts to seize control of the country's resources from the 135 families who hold economic and political power, as hundreds of students, activists and left wing politicians disappear without trace. note: scheduled as Philippines' Dirty War
6 "Venezuela: Cult of the Thugs" James Martin Brabazon 21 November 2008 (2008-11-21)
Nima Elbagir finds Venezuelans turning to the spirits of dead gangster criminals for protection against crime.
7 "Thailand: Lessons in Terror" Andy Wells 5 December 2008 (2008-12-05)
Seyi Rhodes finds schools on the front-line in a battle for hearts and minds between the Thai government and the extremists among Muslim separatists in the ethnic Malay south.
8 "Yemen: Sea of Tears" Edward Watts 12 December 2008 (2008-12-12)
Aidan Hartley witnesses thousands of desperate refugees fleeing the Horn of Africa suffering terrible ill-treatment as they cross the Gulf of Aden on their way to Arabia.
9 "Mexico: Seven Days in Hell" Alex Nott 19 December 2008 (2008-12-19)
Evan Williams shows how demand for cocaine in the U.S. and Europe has led to the deaths of thousands in a brutal war between gangs fighting for control of cocaine trafficking routes.
10 "Nigeria: Child Brides, Stolen Lives" Julie Noon 2 January 2009 (2009-01-02)
Ramita Navai reveals the devastating effects of child marriage and pregnancy in Nigeria, where nearly half of all girls in the country's Muslim northern states are married by the age of 15, often to much older men. Originally scheduled for 28 November 2008.

Series 17 (2009)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Congo: Forest of the Dead" Ed Watts 13 March 2009 (2009-03-13)
Nima Elbagir finds the child soldiers of the Lord's Resistance Army being told that they are engaged in a war against the entire world as they take over villages and wage a campaign of terror.
2 "Cambodia: Selling the Killing Fields" Andy Wells 20 March 2009 (2009-03-20)
Jenny Kleeman reveals how, at the same time as Pol Pot's accomplices are put on trial, Cambodia's people are once again being brutally driven from their land, this time by a property boom fueled by tourism.
3 "Turkey: Killing for Honour" Matt Haan 27 March 2009 (2009-03-27)
Ramita Navai reports that 200 girls and women have been victims of honour killings in the past year alone and that a new law outlawing honour killings may have led to a huge increase in forced suicides.
4 "Sierra Leone: Insanity of War" George Waldrum 3 April 2009 (2009-04-03)
Seyi Rhodes finds that ten years on from one of the most brutal conflicts in recent history, a population which has lived through rape, torture and public executions is served by just one psychiatrist.
5 "Haiti: The Island That Ate Itself" Alex Nott 10 April 2009 (2009-04-10)
Aidan Hartley visits a country locked in a vicious cycle of environmental disaster, hunger, poverty and reliance on international aid.
6 "China and North Korea: The Great Escape" Sam Farmar 17 April 2009 (2009-04-17)
Oliver Steeds witnesses North Koreans who flee to China, forced to live in miserable conditions and vulnerable to being sent back to hard labour camps, some commit suicide, others are easy targets for sex traffickers and some are even sold into marriage to Chinese husbands.
7 "India: Children of the Inferno" Edward Watts 24 April 2009 (2009-04-24)
Aidan Hartley visits North East India, where vast subterranean coal fires burn out of control beneath towns and villages, children mine coal day in day out, and half a million people are being moved out of their ancestral villages to make way for the coal mines fuelling India's growth.
8 "Afghanistan: Waiting for the Taliban" Alex Nott 1 May 2009 (2009-05-01)
Peter Oborne finds that the resurgent Taliban and increasingly powerful criminal gangs are creating levels of instability and lawlessness that many liken to the period before the Taliban's first rise to power.
9 "Papua New Guinea: Bush Knives and Black Magic" Katherine Churcher 8 May 2009 (2009-05-08)
Ramita Navai travels to Papua New Guinea where fifty women accused of witchcraft were murdered last year alone. Article
10 "Brazil: The Killables" Paul Kittel 15 May 2009 (2009-05-15)
Evan Williams travels to the resort of Recife in Brazil to investigate allegations that the police are involved in death squads that are murdering thousands of 'undesirables'.

Series 18 (2009)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Ingushetia: Russia's Dirty War" Clancy Chassay 25 September 2009 (2009-09-25)
Evan Williams uncovers the largely hidden but bloody conflict in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia, investigating allegations that hundreds of innocent civilians are disappearing and being tortured and murdered by the security forces in an increasingly violent campaign that threatens to turn into another Chechnya.
2 "Philippines: Holy Warriors" George Waldrum 2 October 2009 (2009-10-02)
Peter Oborne uncovers the worsening conflict between Muslims and Christians on the Filipino island of Mindanao, which has already claimed 100,000 lives and driven many more islanders from their homes.
3 "Peru: Blood and Oil" Alex Nott 9 October 2009 (2009-10-09)
Ramita Navai travels deep into the Peruvian jungle to investigate how the government's auctioning off vast tracts of the Amazon rainforest to global corporations has led to violent clashes with thousands of indigenous tribal people.
4 "Liberia: Stolen Childhood" Matt Haan 16 October 2009 (2009-10-16)
Jenny Kleeman reveals how, six years after the end of a brutal civil war in which rape was routinely used as a weapon, children still face the daily fear of being attacked, and the West African country's hospitals are overwhelmed with child victims, a quarter of them under four years old.
5 "Guatemala: Riding With The Devil" Matt Haan 23 October 2009 (2009-10-23)
Seyi Rhodes travels to Guatemala City, where bus drivers are being murdered at a rate of one every other day as part of a campaign of extortion that is the main source of income for Guatemala's criminal gangs, earning them millions of dollars a year.
6 "Greece: The Unwanted" Jacob Waite 30 October 2009 (2009-10-30)
Jenny Kleeman travels to Turkey, where she discovers how many Afghan refugees are using the country as a starting point to gain access to Greece, hoping to begin a new life in Europe.
7 "South Sudan: How to Fuel a Famine" Julie Noon 6 November 2009 (2009-11-06)
Ramita Navai travels to South Sudan,which has claimed more lives in 2009 than the conflict in Darfur,and uncovers a disturbing new trend of women and children being directly targeted.
8 "Nepal: The Living Dead" Katherine Churcher 13 November 2009 (2009-11-13)
Yemi Ipaye finds widows in Nepal have been singled out for persecution and discrimination by their families and communities.
9 "Malaysia: Refugees for sale" George Waldrum 20 November 2009 (2009-11-20)
Aidan Hartley reveals shocking evidence that Burmese refugees fleeing the country's brutal military regime are being detained and then allegedly sold by Malaysian immigration officials.
10 "Israel: The Battle for Israel's Soul" Alex Nott 27 November 2009 (2009-11-27)
Evan Williams travels to Israel to reveal how the rapid growth of Jewish 'fundamentalists' is creating tension within Israeli society and endangering any negotiations on a peace deal with the Palestinians.

Series 19 (2010)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "East Africa: End of the Elephant?" Alex Nott 26 March 2010 (2010-03-26)
Aidan Hartley investigates how the increased Chinese presence in East Africa has led to a huge increase in elephant poaching, with potentially devastating effects on tourism and the local economy.
2 "Nigeria's Killing Fields" Andy Wells 2 April 2010 (2010-04-02)
Peter Oborne provides an exclusive report on the events leading up to the latest round of sectarian violence.
3 "Pakistan's Terror Central" Will West 9 April 2010 (2010-04-09)
Evan Williams is granted rare access to the Pakistan headquarters of what the US and UN say is a front organisation for one of the world's biggest terrorist networks, and the organisation behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
4 "Malawi: Tobacco's Child Workers" Julie Noon 14 May 2010 (2010-05-14)
Jenny Kleeman travels to Malawi to reveal that children as young as three are being illegally employed to produce tobacco, much of it destined to be consumed by British smokers.
5 "Inside Burma's Secret State" Simon Phillips 21 May 2010 (2010-05-21)
Seyi Rhodes spends two weeks trekking through forests to reveal the devastation the Burmese army is inflicting as it intensifies its war against the Karen people.
6 "Iraq's Next Battlefield" Matt Haan 28 May 2010 (2010-05-28)
Evan Williams travels to Mosul, a city of two million people that lies on the fault line between the Arab and Kurdish parts of Iraq and a centre of resistance to the Americans since the invasion in 2003.
7 "Bolivia's Child Miners" Matt Haan 4 June 2010 (2010-06-04)
Seyi Rhodes descends deep underground into Bolivia's silver mines to find boys as young as 13 working long hours in deadly conditions.
8 "El Salvador: The Child Assassins" Alex Nott 11 June 2010 (2010-06-11)
Ramita Navai travels to El Salvador where gangs are recruiting younger and younger members.
9 "USA: Down and Out" Clancy Chassay 25 June 2010 (2010-06-25)
Ramita Navai meets the USA's new middle-class homeless: families struggling to hold down jobs that pay so little they're forced to live in tent cities or their cars and receive little help from the government.
10 "Colombia's Dying Tribes" Katherine Churcher 2 July 2010 (2010-07-02)
Aidan Hartley investigates how Colombia's indigenous people have been targeted in a string of massacres perpetrated by guerrillas, paramilitary groups and the security forces.

Series 20 (2010)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "Uganda: Malaria Town" William West 1 October 2010 (2010-10-01)
Oliver Steeds visits the 'malaria capital of the world' in northern Uganda to investigate why this preventable and treatable disease persists, and reveals that corruption is behind the theft of malaria treatment, and that organic products sold on Britain's high streets also play a role in perpetuating the pandemic.
2 "Afghanistan's Child Drug Addicts" Matt Haan 8 October 2010 (2010-10-08)
Ramita Navai reveals a hidden result of the conflict in Afghanistan: a huge rise in the number of children addicted to opium and heroin in a country now said to have the youngest drug addicted population in the world.
3 "Philippines: The City with Too Many People" Richard Cookson 15 October 2010 (2010-10-15)
Jenny Kleeman discovers the consequences of overpopulation in Manila, with mothers four to a bed in maternity wards, primary schools with a thousand children in each year, and graveyards with no more room to bury the dead.
4 "Mexico's Indian Rebellion" Alex Nott 22 October 2010 (2010-10-22)
Evan Williams reports on the struggle of the Triqui Indian community in southeastern Mexico, fed up with years of conflict and government corruption, to break away and set up their own mini state, in the face of extreme violence.
5 "Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds" Alex Nott 29 October 2010 (2010-10-29)
Ramita Navai investigates claims that gems from one of the world's biggest diamond fields are being used by Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party to entrench their hold on power by buying the military's loyalty.
6 "Pakistan: After the Floods" Simon Phillips 5 November 2010 (2010-11-05)
Peter Oborne discovers that incompetence and alleged corruption have caused poor areas to be flooded and rich ones protected, and he meets ordinary Pakistanis who are striving to rebuild their lives without the help of the institutions that have failed to protect them.
7 "Central African Republic: Witches on Trial" Julie Noon 12 November 2010 (2010-11-12)
Seyi Rhodes visits a country where witchcraft is used to explain every misfortune and is a feature of almost every family quarrel or village dispute, and nearly half the prison population are convicted witches.
8 "India: Love on the Run" Katherine Churcher 19 November 2010 (2010-11-19)
Annie Kelly reveals that, despite Indian law giving everyone the right to marry who they want, increasing numbers of young couples are facing death at the hands of their own families for defying centuries of tradition.
9 "Senegal: School for Beggars" Simon Philips 26 November 2010 (2010-11-26)
Seyi Rhodes reveals how many young boys living in the religious schools are subjected to abuse, and forced by their guardians to beg on the streets for their survival.
10 "Thailand's Red Fever" Matt Haan 10 December 2010 (2010-12-10)
Aidan Hartley travels to Thailand to find that, while the world's news crews have moved on, millions of ordinary people are still locked in a political battle for the future of their country.

Series 21 (2011)[edit]

# Title Directed and filmed by Airdate
1 "India's Leprosy Heroes" Richard Cookson 25 March 2011 (2011-03-25)
Seyi Rhodes meets remarkable people fighting back against leprosy in India, where millions affected by the disease are pushed to the margins of society, ostracised by their friends and families.
2 "Congo: The Children Who Came Back from the Dead" Ed Braman 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
Aidan Hartley travels to eastern Congo to witness the remarkable work of one man who liberates the child soldiers who have been forced to fight in one of the world's longest-running conflict.
3 "Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic" James Jones 8 April 2011 (2011-04-08)
Jenny Kleeman travels from Italy to Africa to reveal how human traffickers are using black magic to coerce and trap Nigerian women into a life of prostitution in Europe.
4 "Pakistan: Defenders of Karachi" Edward Watts 15 April 2011 (2011-04-15)
Peter Oborne spends time with a few courageous individuals who are risking their lives to hold the line against anarchy in Karachi, where, in 2010, more civilians were killed in political, ethnic and criminal violence than in terrorist attacks across the whole of Pakistan.
5 "China's Lost Sons" Matt Haan 22 April 2011 (2011-04-22)
Oliver Steeds follows one father's inspirational search for his son, one of the thousands of young men with mental impairments kidnapped and forced to work in brick factories.
6 "Burundi: Boys Behind Bars" Wael Dabbous 13 May 2011 (2011-05-13)
Ramita Navai exposes the plight of hundreds of children in Burundi locked up for years without trial in adult prisons, among some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.
7 "Mexico: Living with Hitmen" Alex Nott 20 May 2011 (2011-05-20)
Evan Williams travel to Ciudad Juarez, on Mexico's border with the United States, where a growing number of journalists are being killed and disappeared as they try to report on the drug violence and the growing links between the cartels and the corrupt police and politicians.
8 "Inside the Battle for Ivory Coast" Alex Nott 27 May 2011 (2011-05-27)
Seyi Rhodes arrives in Abidjan as fighters loyal to Alassane Outtara, winner the UN-backed elections, advance towards the presidential palace, where for four months President Laurent Gbagbo has clung to power despite his defeat.
9 "Breaking into Israel" Paul Kittel 3 June 2011 (2011-06-03)
Ramita Navai arrives in the Sinai desert in north-east Egypt just over a month after the revolution that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak, as thousands of African immigrants fleeing conscription, torture and conflict in East Africa risk being shot by border guards and held ransom by people smugglers as they try to get to Israel.
10 "Indonesia's Wildlife Warriors" Rodrigo Vazquez 10 June 2011 (2011-06-10)
Aidan Hartley travels to Indonesia to meet young environmental activists battling to save endangered species such as orang-utans and sea turtles, visits a vast market where critically endangered animals are sold as pets or for the Chinese medicine trade, and uncovers allegations of corruption and harassment of the campaigners.

Series 22 (2011)[edit]

# Title Producer Airdate
1 "South Africa: Trouble in the Townships" Alex Nott 7 October 2011 (2011-10-07)
Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports on the sense of betrayal and anger of South Africa's people, as they stage violent protests against corruption and the lack of basic services, their patience seemingly running out seventeen years after the end of apartheid.
2 "Undercover Syria" Wael Dabbous 14 October 2011 (2011-10-14)
Ramita Navai spends two weeks living undercover in some of the most dangerous parts of Syria with members of the opposition movement determined to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's brutal dictatorship.
3 "Uganda's Miracle Babies" Suemay Oram 21 October 2011 (2011-10-21)
Jenny Kleeman travels to Uganda to investigate hydrocephalus: a preventable yet misunderstood condition that affects a quarter of a million babies a year in sub-Saharan Africa.
4 "Nigeria's Millionaire Preachers" Matt Haan 28 October 2011 (2011-10-28)
Seyi Rhodes reveals the extraordinary world of the millionaire preachers who, in promoting a dream of escaping poverty, have turned their churches into corporations which are changing the face of Christianity.
5 "Russia: Vlad's Army" James Jones 4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
Peter Oborne follows the extraordinary actions of the mass youth movement dedicated to protecting the interests of the Prime Minister and Russia, apparently unlimited in its resources and above the law.
6 "Going for Gold in Gaza" Richard Cookson 11 November 2011 (2011-11-11)
Aidan Hartley meets members of the Palestinian Paralympic team hoping to qualify for London 2012 and finds that while those who die fighting the Israelis are considered the true heroes, the Paralympic team goes completely unrecognised by its own people.
7 "India's Child Savers" James Martin Brabazon 18 November 2011 (2011-11-18)
Evan Williams explores the dark side of the booming economy, as many children are kidnapped into domestic slavery for the growing middle class and businesses, and others are kidnapped for ransom by those desperate to share some of the country's new wealth.
8 "Trinidad: Guns, Drugs and Secrets" Will West 25 November 2011 (2011-11-25)
Seyi Rhodes visits the "murder capital of the Caribbean", where the government has introduced a state of emergency to try to stop the gang violence that results in a murder on average every 17 hours.
9 "Honduras: Diving into Danger" Daniel Bogado 2 December 2011 (2011-12-02)
Jenny Kleeman finds that, due to the effects of overfishing, indigenous people are diving as deep as 150 feet for lobsters destined for North American and European diners, risking paralysis or death from the bends.
10 "Australia's Hidden Valley" Ed Braman 9 December 2011 (2011-12-09)
Oliver Steeds investigates the effect on Australia's Aboriginal population of controversial emergency legislation, used to take control of many Aboriginal settlements, which was supposed to help end violence and child abuse and combat the alcohol abuse that ravages many Aboriginal communities.

Series 23 (2012)[edit]

# Title Producer Airdate
1 "Terror in Sudan" Daniel Bogado 13 April 2012 (2012-04-13)
Aidan Hartley gained rare access to the Nuba Mountains to film the heroic doctors who are saving children in a largely hidden war being perpetrated against civilians.
2 "Iraq: Baghdad Bomb Squad" Alex Nott 20 April 2012 (2012-04-20)
Krishnan Guru-Murthy spends time with an Iraqi bomb squad.
3 "Afghanistan: Lights, Camera, Death Threats" Andrew Lang 27 April 2012 (2012-04-27)
Jenny Kleeman joins the country's biggest film stars on set, and discovers a passionate family of film-makers and actors, drawing strength and humour from each other as they risk their lives to produce movies.
4 "Democratic Republic of Congo: Magic, Gangs & Wrestlers" Wael Dabbous 11 May 2012 (2012-05-11)
Seyi Rhodes finds that the huge popularity of wrestling has spawned violent and dangerous gangs, but it also provides a way for millions of people to escape the violence and poverty of everyday life.
5 "Ukraine: The Teenagers Who Live Underground" Wael Dabbous 18 May 2012 (2012-05-18)
Marcel Theroux visits members of a secret community of teenage runaways and orphans living on the hot water pipes below buildings in Kiev.
6 "Cameroon: Last of the Great Apes" James Martin Brabazon 25 May 2012 (2012-05-25)
Evan Williams investigates fears that the practice of eating bushmeat - wild meat hunted in the rainforest, including endangered gorillas and chimpanzees - could trigger a new global pandemic of viruses.
7 "Libya: My Week with Gunmen" Richard Cookson 1 June 2012 (2012-06-01)
Peter Oborne finds that six months after its revolution, Libya is still riven by factionalism, militias and violence, as the armed groups who overthrew Colonel Gaddafi cling to territory and power.
8 "Honduras: The Lost Girls" Talya Tibbon 8 June 2012 (2012-06-08)
Ramita Navai travels to Central America to investigate the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of young Honduran women, and discovers that many of them have been enticed to travel to Mexico with the promise of jobs but end up trafficked to brothels and forced to work in the sex industry.

Series 24 (2013)[edit]

# Title Producer Airdate
1 "Cuba, Basketball and Betrayal" David Fuller 12 April 2013 (2013-04-12)
Paralympian wheelchair basketball star Ade Adepitan is granted access on a rare scale to some of Cuba's most famous basketball stars, to investigate why some of them have defected to the USA just as the country seems to be opening up.
2 "Saving Kenya's Street Kids" Wael Dabbous 19 April 2013 (2013-04-19)
Aidan Hartley reports from his home town in Kenya on an extraordinary project to rescue the children who live on its streets. Hartley highlights the inspiring work of the Restart Centre in Gilgil, which is providing a safe shelter for children at risk.
3 "Gaza's Property Ladder" Daniel Bogado 26 April 2013 (2013-04-26)
In war-torn Gaza, 'Location, Location, Location' means finding an apartment in one of the highly sought-after areas that are usually not shelled or hit by missiles. Seyi Rhodes examines what must be one of the world's most unlikely property booms.
4 "Syria's Rebel Doctor" James Brabazon 3 May 2013 (2013-05-03)
Unreported World meets the NHS doctor who is risking his life by providing front-line medical care to the victims of the conflict in Syria.
5 "Hong Kong's Tiger Tutors" Lottie Gammon 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10)
Marcel Theroux travels to Hong Kong to meet the students aiming for success in one of the most competitive exam environments in the world. He meets the millionaire Lamborghini-driving 'super tutor' who has made his fortune from parents desperate to get their kids into university.
6 "Bangladesh Women's Driving School" Elizabeth C Jones 17 May 2013 (2013-05-17)
Bangladesh is one of the most dangerous places in the world to drive a car. Reporter Clemency Burton-Hill and director Elizabeth C Jones take to the roads of Dhaka with a group of young women who are learning to be professional drivers against extraordinary odds.
7 "Yemen: Death Row Teenager" Daniel Bogado 24 May 2013 (2013-05-24)
Reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and director Daniel Bogado travel to Yemen to reveal the scores of young men locked up in prisons and awaiting execution for crimes they are accused of committing while they were children.
8 "Making Brazil Beautiful" Suemay Oram 31 May 2013 (2013-05-31)
Unreported World reports on the huge growth in cosmetic plastic surgery in Brazil. Even poor women living in favelas can achieve the Brazilian body beautiful through subsidised or free cosmetic surgery provided by plastic surgeons who feel all Brazilians have a right to be beautiful.
9 "Afghanistan's Hunted Women" Wael Dabbous 7 June 2013 (2013-06-07)
Unreported World gaining rare access to the secret houses that shelter women hiding from violent husbands or from families who have tried to kill them for refusing to take part in arranged marriages.
10 "Venezuela's Kidnap Cops" James Brabazon 14 June 2013 (2013-06-14)
Reporter Kiki King travels to Caracas, the kidnap capital of the world. With exclusive access to the Venezuelan police force's elite Anti-Kidnap Squad, Unreported World follows officers as they fight back against the kidnap gangs with a mixture of brute force and technical ingenuity.
11 "China's Lonely Hearts" Frankie Fathers 21 June 2013 (2013-06-21)
Reporter Marcel Theroux and director Frankie Fathers join some of China's many millions of male lonely hearts on their search for a wife, and meet some of the 'Love Hunters' working to find them an ideal bride.

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