The child slaves of Myanmar | DW Documentary

From DW Documentary. Child labor is common in Myanmar. Impoverished families are often faced with the hard choice of exploiting or abandoning their children. Some underage workers are even adopted by their employers, leaving them exposed to physical and emotional abuse. In September 2016, it was revealed that a locally well-known tailor shop had enslaved…

Big Pharma – How much power do drug companies have? | DW Documentary

From DW Documentary. The pharmaceutical industry exerts a huge amount of influence on health policy. Some companies develop highly profitable drugs with public money, while others have been found to have covered up serious side effects. The fight against Covid-19 is further fueling the greed of pharmaceutical companies. Does the industry’s influence threaten public health…

Help after the earthquake in Haiti | DW Documentary

From DW Documentary. In mid-August, a major earthquake struck Haiti. Over 2000 people were killed, and 160,000 families lost their homes. In the worst-affected areas in the south, tensions are running high. Aid shipments are subject to looting. Plastic sheets are highly sought-after in the parts of Haiti devastated by the earthquake; homeless families can use them to…

Corruption in South Africa | DW Documentary

From DW Documentary. A country falls into the hands of kleptocrats, a state is taken over. This happens again and again, all over the world. Including in South Africa, of all places, where the fight for democracy against a brutal apartheid regime was so hard-won. For years, a small group of investigative journalists in South…

Refugees on EU’s doorstep | DW Documentary

From DW Documentary. Refugees trying to enter Europe now head for the Spanish exclave of Ceuta on the North African coast. Sabah Hamed gives them food, medicine and advice. While the influx is overwhelming Ceuta, she says the migrants only want a better life.  They come by the thousands, seeking refuge in Europe yet remain stuck in North Africa: migrants in the Spanish exclave of Ceuta. This autonomous city on the Moroccan coast is Spanish territory, yet most of the refugees who reach here are being barred from entering mainland Europe. Resident Sabah Hamed…