World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

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World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical.

At World in Progress, we offer insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, our team explores the far-reaching and interconnected consequences of a globalized economy.

From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against the tide to the myriad interpretations of sustainable development, World in Progress shines a light on uncomfortable and often underreported issues that the global community cannot afford to ignore.


103 Pieces

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This week on the show: We visit two very different parts of the world where mining is raising big concerns among local communities: In Australia,...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Bitter Sugar and facing the drought - Bitter lives and little hope: meeting sugarcane workers and their families in Guat...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Changing Spaces - How internet access is changing rural lives in Tanzania. Egypt's new capital might not solve all the ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Protecting the world's languages - There are more than 7000 languages spoken in the world today. But many of them are at ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: What's at stake in the Alabama abortion battle - In Alabama in the Untited States, the legal battle about abortion rights c...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Fighting for basic rights - Women's activists in one of Colombia's most violent cities are starting to make a differenc...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: On track - We jump on board a health train that's bringing key medical services to remote parts of South Africa, and hea...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: How to feed the world in times of Climate Change - How wheat Farmers and scientists in Canada are dealing with changing c...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Enemies of the state? - Tanzania's President John Magufuli has turned pregnant teenagers into enemies of the state, clai...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Under attack - Afghanistan went to the polls amid Taliban attacks — the dire security situation and political instabili...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Trees to the rescue! - Deforestation concerns linked to palm oil plantations have prompted the EU to ban the use of palm...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: As the world gears up for a global climate strike to demand urgent action on climate change, we hear from people who are a...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: A real-life utopia and dreams of peace - While Lebanon pressures Syrian refugees in the country to return home, people ar...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Why Indonesia is a target for tobacco companies Indonesian households spend almost as much on cigarettes as they do on ri...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Speaking your mind - Dangerous times for reporters in Mexico // Journalist paradise South Africa // A colonial-era law st...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Is there such a thing as 'clean cobalt'? - Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for sm...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Rights and Aid in Times of Crisis - Germany's increasing role in humanitarian assistance. 70 years of the Geneva Conve...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Big Alcohol taps Africa - Big international alcohol companies are now targeting the African continent. With sales stagna...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: No room for complacency - As the fighting dies down in some parts of Syria, we travel to the war-torn country to meet ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Taking up the challenge - How can we be better prepared for disasters like floods fueled by climate change? We hear fr...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:59