Unreported World

Ireland's Big Abortion Decision

Shaunagh Connaire | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK
Shaunagh Connaire

In September 1983 the eighth amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was approved by referendum. This change in the law recognised the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child even though abortion was already illegal in the country. Less than three weeks later my mother brought me into the world and I began my life in a small Irish town called Longford.

Giles Duley: 'For Shumi, Leaving the Hospital Was a Huge Mental Hurdle'

Lucy Wilson | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

In October 2015, photojournalist Giles Duley met acid attack survivor Shumi Akhtar at a clinic in Bangladesh.Channel 4's Unreported World episode tell...

The 10-Year-Old Cowboy

Shaunagh Connaire | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaunagh Connaire

During my two weeks with this cowboy community, I tried to rationalize the gambles parents were taking with their kids. I compared bull riding to other, more familiar sports like rugby or hurling but I never really understood the point where the benefit outweighed the danger for them.

A Boy's First Conversation at 15 - Isolation and Loneliness in Deaf Education!

Rachel Shenton | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

Being a teenager is tough enough, without being the only deaf teenager in the school, unable to join in class discussions or raise your hand and ask a question, missing at least fifty percent of what the teacher is saying, having only one specially trained teacher dropping in once every week or two and being expected to catch up to a adequate level.

15 and Learning to Speak - Patrick's Story

Kiki King | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Kiki King

Neither director Daniel Bogado or I could have ever imagined we would witness such a pure moment of sudden realisation and transformation when we set out for Uganda to make this Unreported World documentary for Channel 4.

Struggling to be Heard - Unreported World Expose Vietnam's Dog Snatchers

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

20 years ago an amazing woman, and mentor to our cause, South Korean-born activist Kyenan Kum succeeded in getting mainstream airtime on the Korean dog meat trade. But after this programme was broadcast she found that doors were closed rather than opened.

Boxing Clever: TV For The Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Friday Episodes - BBC2, 10pm Episodes slipped onto our screens last year, with the unique selling point of a fading TV star Matt LeBlanc played ...

Afghanistan's Filmmakers

Jenny Kleeman | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK
Jenny Kleeman

Every morning before Saba Sahar leaves for work, she loads her pistol, says her prayers and kisses her family goodbye, knowing she might never see them again.

Terror in Sudan

Aidan Hartley | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK
Aidan Hartley

Here in Sudan's Nuba Mountains the war isn't nearly over. It's escalating as skirmishes between north and South Sudan become bigger battles. The war is widening and more people are dying - and one day we will ask whether we did enough to stop it.

Honduras - Diving into Danger

Jenny Kleeman | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Jenny Kleeman

The Miskito people of Honduras's legendary Mosquito Coast aren't being endangered by any infectious outbreak. They are being killed and left paralysed in their thousands because of the demand for affordable luxury in the US and Europe. Ever since multinational seafood suppliers started exporting Caribbean spiny lobster on an industrial scale, lobsters disappeared from the shallows. The divers now plunge as deep as 150ft, 12-15 times in day, scrambling on the sea bed for their catch with basic and often faulty equipment. With no air or depth gauge, they have no way of knowing how far they are diving, and can only tell if their tank is running low when it becomes difficult to breathe.

Undercover Syria - Trapped in a Syrian Safehouse

Ramita Navai | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Ramita Navai

The frantic call from the lookout comes at 6am: a few hundred members of the security forces and the dreaded shabiha militia, dressed in black, wielding guns and clubs, are marching towards the safe house in which we are hiding. They are raiding homes, looking for defected soldiers, opposition activists and anyone who's been at a protest. That means nearly half the town of Madaya. And we happen to be with three of the most wanted men in Syria.

Underground Hospitals Secretly Treating Syrian Protesters, Film Reveals

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

Hundreds of secret hospitals are operating underground in Syria, treating injured protesters and opposition members, as a brutal crackdown against pro...