A highly dubious election result. Months of bloody protests in which 120 people were killed. Opposition leaders taken from their homes in the middle of the night by secret police. A bomb explosion in the nation’s capital. Venezuela is fast sliding out of democracy into dictatorship.
Jakarta Governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – informally known as Ahok – quoted the Quran in a bid to persuade voters to elect the next governor based on policy, rather than faith. That decision would land him in jail. Journalist Eden Gillespie explores the role that religion, identity politics and social media played in his political downfall.
In Afghanistan, boys as young as nine are forced to dress up as women and dance for older men, only to be raped after their performance. The practice continues despite being prohibited in February, with families powerless against those ‘pimping’ their children. Journalist Eden Gillespie investigates.
More than 1.5 million children a year die from water poverty. Experts say universal access is affordable, but for private sector interests & a lack of political will, 663 million people are left without access to clean drinking water. Eden Gillespie examines the escalating crisis.
Venezuela’s experiment with democracy is falling apart. With rising totalitarianism, an economic crisis and food scarcities, more than 50% of Venezuelans want out of their own country.