Documentaries 2009

Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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DocArchive: Citizen Journalism - Part Two
n the second episode Michael Buerk visits Cairo and experience for himself how bloggers - arguably among the most hounded anywhere in the world - are taking on the Egyptian government.
Dátum: 2009-09-09 Idő: 14:48:00
DocArchive: Why is Africa poor? Part three
Enterprise, money, innovation are all there. Is tapping into a continents optimism the key to Africas future? Mark Doyles looks at the solutions to solve Africas poverty.
Dátum: 2009-09-07 Idő: 10:06:00
World Stories: Israel's Muslim soldiers
Rachid Sekkai from the BBC's Arabic Service talks to Muslims currently serving in the Israeli Defence Force and also to former soldiers and hears about the conflicts they face, at home and on duty, and the pride that military service sometimes brings them.
Dátum: 2009-09-04 Idő: 10:30:00
DocArchive: Assignment - China Saving's Habit
Colin Yu is a teacher who lives in Shanghai. He has a job but still struggles to support his parents on his modest income. Colin would like to spend more money and the Chinese government is offering incentives to people like him to go out and buy Chinese goods. They're hoping that by doing so it will help the country to survive the current global economic downturn. Average savings rates in China stand at around 30% and, as Chris Hogg discovers, most of that money is spent on healthcare. For Assignment he follows the story of Colin's family as they face difficult decisions over how to spend their money and how to match their savings to their healthcare needs.
Dátum: 2009-09-03 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: Citizen journalism - democracy or chaos?
Michael Buerk analyses the potential – and the dangers – of citizen journalism. In part one, he talks to bloggers and critics from Sri Lanka, Iran, Burma, and Iraq.
Dátum: 2009-09-02 Idő: 09:00:00
DocArchive: Why is Africa poor? Part Two
Accusations of tribalism, corruption and complacency have all been offered as explanations to the question of Africas poverty. Mark Doyle looks at each of these and asks why the status quo persists.
Dátum: 2009-08-31 Idő: 10:05:00
DocArchive: World stories: new media in Kashmir
Violent footage from the Kashmir conflict has been shared almost in real-time by citizen-journalists on video sharing websites. Suvojit Bagchi tells the story of the impact of new media communication in a conflict zone.
Dátum: 2009-08-28 Idő: 09:50:00
DocArchive: Assignment - Mutiny in Bangladesh
Six months ago there was a short military revolt in Bangladesh that threatened to push the country into nationwide armed conflict. But some things remain mysterious. Why was it so brutal? Who was really behind it? What did they hope to achieve? In this week’s addition of Assignment, Mark Dummett has tracked down key participants and eyewitnesses in search of some answers.
Dátum: 2009-08-27 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: Gold - part three
Nick Rankin explores how we assess the value of gold.
Dátum: 2009-08-26 Idő: 10:28:00
DocArchive: Why is Africa poor?
Mark Doyle crosses the continent of Africa and finds a place rich in natural resources and human potential, which begs the question, why is Africa poor? Outsiders have been coming to Africa for centuries for its raw materials and potential. It was an exploitative relationship that has contributed to Africas poverty, but can foreigners now turn the fortunes of a modern Africa?
Dátum: 2009-08-24 Idő: 10:05:00