Deficient government

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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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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Forgotten wrecks are a time bomb

| DW Documentary | Time bombs are ticking on the world’s sea beds. During World War II, 6,300 vessels were sent to the bottom. For years, they have been rusting beneath the waves and leaking toxic oil into the oceans….

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De incasso-industrie

| BNN VARA | Incassobedrijven en deurwaarders draaien overuren. Zo’n 700.000 huishoudens hebben op dit moment problematische schulden. Naar verwachting worden het er dit jaar nog meer. En die vorderingen moeten wel geïncasseerd worden. De overheid en het bedrijfsleven hebben…

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Misdaad loont

| BNN VARA | Burgemeesters in Brabant staan zwaar onder druk. De georganiseerde misdaad heeft er vaste voet aan de grond gekregen met grootschalige hennepteelt en xtc-laboratoria. Uit onderzoek blijkt dat alleen al in Tilburg jaarlijks 800 miljoen euro drugsgeld…

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