Deficient government

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

| VOX | In this 2017 documentary Vox presents Vladimir Putin. He has been in power in Russia since the late 90s, after taking over from Boris Yeltsin. During this time, he made Russia an authoritarian and militaristic society. Before…

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VW and dieselgate – What really happened

| DW Documentary | It’s a case involving one of the worst examples of fraud in the history of German industry. Who knew about the manipulation of VW’s diesel emissions, and just as importantly – when? In September 2015 US…

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Lebanon: A State in Collapse?

| Al Jazeera | On August 4, 2020, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, was devastated by a huge blast. Some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, stored – somewhat inexplicably – in a harbourside warehouse with a cache of fireworks, caught…

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The Cyprus Papers Undercover

| Al Jazeera | Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes how a convicted criminal might obtain a European passport in Cyprus – for the right price. Undercover reporters reveal a two-track citizenship by investment scheme, where “problematic” applicants pay more money….

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Latvia – where corruption never seems to have left

| Financial Times | The scandals shaking Latvia’s banking system are the latest in a series of crises over more than a decade in a country that has styled itself as a financial “bridge” between Europe’s east and west.

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The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana

| The Guardian | Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country’s small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life…

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Stealing from the Sick

| BBC | Everyone in Uganda is entitled to free medicine to combat killer diseases like malaria. Despite Government efforts to improve access to essential medicines, a significant number of people have to use private facilities because of frequent stockouts….

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Cashing in on Covid: Ghana hospital workers sell PPE for personal profit

| BBC | More than 2,000 medical workers in Ghana have been infected by coronavirus since the outbreak began. The country has faced a severe lack of essential protective equipment like face shields, masks and suits. Our investigation with Anas…

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The Universal Credit Crisis

| BBC Panorama | As the government’s controversial new benefits system, universal credit, is rolled out, Panorama is with families as they struggle with their claims. The programme follows one council as it deals with mounting rent arrears and tenants…

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Killed in Hospital

| BBC Panorama | An official inquiry has found that more than 450 patients had their lives cut short at an NHS hospital. Many were given fatal doses of painkillers even though they were not terminally ill and had only…

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