This series aims to not only help fill the gaps in international news coverage but also to engage the public in global stories that resonate in their own lives by taking viewers around the world with several first hand stories per episode.
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST
Producers Molly Snyder-Fink and Kiran Goldman travel to Jamaica to find out how a country with a smaller population than Chicago can be so dominant in track and field.
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST
Reporter Monica Villamizar discusses the tense standoff between deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and interim president Roberto Micheletti.
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World's Joe Rubin talks to historian David Spindler about his obsession with the Great Wall of China, the results of which go on exhibit this month in San Francisco and New York.
Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Siri Schubert examines a violent clash between a landless farmers movement and an agribusiness giant.
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST
Correspondent David Montero reports on the Canadian energy company Niko Resources Limited, which has left a scarred environmental legacy in Bangladesh.
Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Jason Margolis investigates how a three-year drought and tough economic times are stirring the immigration debate in California's Central Valley.
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST
As evidence of rampant vote rigging, perpetrated mostly by President Hamid Karzai's supporters, continues to stack up, Jason Motlagh reports from Afghanistan.
Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EST
Photojournalist Iason Athanasiadis-Fowden discusses covering the recent protests in Iran and his subsequent arrest and imprisonment on suspicion of espionage.
Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST
Correspondent Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reports from Karachi on the Taliban fighters arriving among the masses of people displaced from the Swat Valley.
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World's David Montero asks one of Bangladesh's leading reporters what happens when a fugitive minister bribed by Siemens and tied to extremists finally turns himself in?.
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST
Filmmaker Josiah Hooper travels to West Papua, Indonesia, with painter Mary Jo McConnell to track down a peculiar artistic inspiration: the Vogelkop Bowerbird.
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST
Filmmakers Greg Brosnan and Jennifer Szymaszek take a look at the lasting effects a U.S. immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, had on two small villages in Guatemala.
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST
Correspondent Marjorie McAfee explores a unique partnership between an American wheelchair designer and a Vietnamese factory owner that is helping thousands of Vietnamese.
Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST
Correspondent Amanda Pike examines the youth unemployment epidemic in Egypt and discovers an organization trying to cure it by teaching entrepreneurship.
Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World presents a global investigation into the dumping and dangerous recycling of hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste across the developing world.
Thu, 28 May 2009 21:00:00 EST
Reporter Nadene Ghouri travels to Kabul, Afghanistan, to see how General Ali Shah Paktiawal and his Criminal Investigations Department are policing this dangerous city.
Thu, 14 May 2009 21:00:00 EST
Correspondent Lowell Bergman sits down with investigative journalist Fredrik Laurin to discuss Laurin's documentary "Gripen: The Secret Deals," which exposed massive corruption in the sale of Swedish fighter jets to the Czech Republic.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World's Joe Rubin gets reaction from reporter Jason Motlagh, who has just returned from spending two months with U.S. troops in troubled Afghan provinces along the Pakistan border.
Thu, 12 Mar 2009 21:00:00 EST
Carola Mamberto reports on the invisible hand of the Mafia in Palermo, Italy, and tells the story of a movement of young people fighting back.
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:00:00 EST
Reporter David Montero tries to understand why a group of Bangladeshi soldiers went on a killing spree earlier this week, leaving at least 56 senior officers dead.
Thu, 29 Jan 2009 21:00:00 EST
The strange odyssey of five Muslim men from China, captured in Pakistan after 9/11, imprisoned in Guantanamo for seven years, then forcibly resettled in Albania, illustrates the problems facing the Obama administration as it tries to shut down the controversial prison.
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World travels to Uganda to explore how one San Francisco-based nonprofit is using the Web to forge a more direct connection between lenders in the U.S. and borrowers in developing countries.
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:00:00 EST
Reporter Ben Pauker investigates China's growing influence in the resource-rich Congo, as they continue to supply weapons as an entree to other enterprises such as mining.
Tue, 04 Nov 2008 21:00:00 EST
Reporter Edwin O'Kongo returns to his native country to find great expectations awaiting both him and Barack Obama, another man with Kenyan roots.
Thu, 30 Oct 2008 21:00:00 EST
Obama-mania has reached Brazil, where political candidates like Claudio Henrique are trying to catch the wave by taking the U.S. presidential candidate's name.
Thu, 16 Oct 2008 21:00:00 EST
Reporter Nguyen Qui Duc returns to Vietnam to find a country re-examining its complicated relationship with the U.S. -- and an American war hero running for president.
Thu, 09 Oct 2008 21:00:00 EST
Filmmaker Gwynne Roberts and a team of human rights investigators set off on a dangerous journey across Iraq to find out what happened to 8,000 Kurdish men and boys who went missing in the early years of Saddam's rule.
Thu, 02 Oct 2008 21:00:00 EST
Norwegian filmmaker Beate Arnestad goes deep inside the hidden world of Sri Lanka's rebel Tamil Tigers to try to understand the mind of a suicide bomber.
Thu, 25 Sep 2008 21:00:00 EST
One year after the Burmese military regime's violent confrontation with hundreds of thousands of dissident monks protesting for democracy, the junta has only intensified its crackdown on democracy activists.
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Isaac Solotaroff follows Naif al-Mutawa, creator of the Muslim superhero comic The 99, as he markets his comics across the Middle East, hoping to spread a moderate, modern image of Islam.
Tue, 02 Sep 2008 21:00:00 EST
Reporter Evan Osnos investigates the rapid growth of Christianity in China and how China's ruling party, officially atheist, is struggling to deal with it.
Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:00:00 EST
eporter Singeli Agnew travels to Tamil Nadu, India, to see the work of Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit that links communities in need with a network of architects ready to help.
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 21:00:00 EST
Victoria Gamburg follows the Russian presidential race, as democratic opposition leaders struggle against the hand-picked choice of outgoing president and new prime minister Vladmimir Putin.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:00:00 EST
Clark Boyd examines how a Silicon Valley nonprofit named Benetech is helping human rights investigators save a lost chapter in Guatemala's history.
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
Correspondents Lowell Bergman and Andrew Becker investigate the rapidly expanding business of smuggling humans across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World's Joe Rubin gets reaction from Bosnia on Karadzic's arrest, and hears from a journalist in Belgrade, Serbia, who thinks another wanted war criminal's arrest is soon to follow.
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
Reporter Alexis Bloom investigates the unlikely animals who save lives by sniffing for land mines.
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World correspondent Stephen Gray investigates one of the darkest sides of the Bush administration's war on terror -- it's secret rendition program.
Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Marjorie McAfee travels to Niassa, Mozambique, to meet Feliciano dos Santos, an Afro-pop bandleader by night and a non-profit hygiene and sanitation advocate by day.
Thu, 10 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World correspondent David Montero investigates a mysterious Taliban cleric who has been waging a war in Pakistan's beautiful Swat Valley, all while President Pervez Musharraf has been preoccupied with retaining power.
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sam Kiley reports from the frontlines of Afghanistan, where dual battles are being fought to win the trust of the Afghan people and combat the extremists living among them.
Thu, 22 May 2008 21:00:00 EST
Filmmaker Marian Marzynski visits his native Poland to witness the 15th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Eight hundred contestants, from 19 countries, sign up for the nail-biting musical marathon, which provides exquisite music and plenty of surprises.
Thu, 08 May 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Evan Williams travels undercover to Burma to expose the violence and repression carried out by Burma's government against its own people.
Thu, 01 May 2008 21:00:00 EST
PRI World reporter Marco Werman flies into Iceland for FRONTLINE/World on a hunt to find some of the most innovative pop music on the planet. Around-the-clock pub crawls follow, naturally.
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World goes undercover in Zimbabwe to reveal how a country once regarded as a beacon of democracy and prosperity in Africa has become a brutal dictatorship with a population living in fear.
Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Nguyen Qui Duc visits Shanghai, a changing boomtown on the edge of China's cultural frontier, with literary "bad girl" Mian Mian, whose writing about sex, drugs and music rocked a generation.
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Emily Taguchi profiles Japanese businessman Kikuo Morimoto, a social entrepreneur who made it his life's work to revive the lost art of Cambodian silk making.
Thu, 03 Apr 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Jason Margolis travels to an area of the Philippines rich with marine wildlife to investigate the efforts to clean-up a devastating oil spill.
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Samantha Grant heads to Chennai in southern India to explore the illicit organ market and find out why so many people there are willing to sell their kidneys illegally.
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Isaac Solotaroff travels to Tibet with American doctor Marc Leiberman, who teaches locals to perform cataract surgery.
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Gita Pullapilly profiles Father Thomas Koshy, a priest in southern India providing education, shelter, and better opportunities to the country's growing number of street children.
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Natasha Del Toro takes a musical adventure to Haiti to cover a chaotic first-time music festival in a country where nothing works.
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:00:00 EST
In China' s industrial countryside, FRONTLINE/World reporter Duane Moles finds that digging for coal is literally undermining whole villages.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Zach Stauffer travels to Ghana for a story about a fledgling baseball community in a land where soccer has been the overwhelming sports passion.
Thu, 17 Jan 2008 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World reporter Karzan Sherabayani travels to the mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan, where Kurdish smugglers engage in the fruitful, albeit illicit, practice of bringing alcohol across the border into Iran.
Thu, 15 Nov 2007 21:00:00 EST
A FRONTLINE/World investigation into the thriving global sex trade in Dubai, the Utopian oasis of the Middle East, reported by UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Photography Professor Mimi Chakarova.
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 21:00:00 EST
FRONTLINE/World correspondent David Montero reports on how Pakistani housewife Amina Masood Janjua's campaign to find her missing husband sparked national protests challenging Pakistan's feared intelligence agency, the ISI, and led to events that would severely test Musharraf's power.
Thu, 23 Aug 2007 21:00:00 EST
Frustrated by his country's lack of healthcare for the poor, especially those in rural areas, Dr. Edgar Rodas started an organization of volunteer Ecuadorian doctors who trek high into the Andes and deep into the Amazon, performing surgeries on a hospital truck and boat. Watch these dedicated doctors in action in the latest FRONTLINE/World Rough Cut video about individuals trying to make a difference in the world.
Thu, 16 Aug 2007 21:00:00 EST
While trekking in Nepal in 1998, American John Wood saw that many children couldn't afford to go to school and that schools in the poorest rural areas had a chronic shortage of books. It was a transformational experience for Wood that spurred him to start a literacy program called Room to Read. This week's FRONTLINE/World Rough Cut tells the story of Wood's nonprofit that now helps to educate millions of children in the developing world and visits some of the Nepalese communities his program has helped.
Thu, 09 Aug 2007 21:00:00 EST
"You must learn how to say no," booms Ugandan evangelical minister Martin Ssempa. "Say 'I do not want to have sex. I have chosen not to have sex.'" So begins this week's FRONTLINE/World Rough Cut, which looks at the controversy over U.S. funding for AIDS relief in Africa.