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Chris Cummins

Letters from a shrinking globe: around the day in 80 worlds.

Manfred Nowak

"We Have Made Them Dependent On Smugglers"

Human rights lawyer Manfred Nowak says that by making asylum applications so difficult, the EU has made desperate refugees reliant on smugglers.

Eiserner Vorhang

A New Fence For Fortress Europe

Fidesz politician Anna Magyar defends the 170km anti-migrant fence on Hungary's border with Serbia.

Jugendliche im Georg-Danzer-Haus

A Fresh Start - An Ersatz Family

The Georg Danzer house in Vienna's 19th district is trying to give young refugees a helping hand in a new life.

Ingemars Dzenis

Weathering Austerity

Post-crash, Latvia suffered the worst recession and the harshest austerity in Europe. Its recovery has been impressive. Are there lessons to be learned?

Menschen auf der Bühne

There is no “Other” there is just “Us”

Finding ways of tackling extremism worldwide - a Saturday Reality Check Special.

Ein bunter Kreis

A Front Line For Gay Rights

The Europride 2015 in Riga, Latvia starts today. Anti-gay protests are expected to turn out in force to counter the party. That's why Riga is the right host city, say organizers.


"You Gain A New Respect For the Riders of Old"

In Velo Veritas - because cycling is not about minutes or seconds.

Kinder spielen vor Raffinerie

The Politics of Pollution

In the US, heavily polluting industrial plants are dumped in the middle of poor, black communities. Robert Bullard leads a movement to stop this injustice.

People biking

Northern Riding

Riga in Latvia would like to become a cycling hub to rival Copenhagen - it certainly makes for an interesting ride.

Ingemars Dzenis

The New Front Line?

The Baltic State Latvia is celebrating 25 years since it re-declared independence - but with Russia troop exercises nears its border, fear is overshadowing the party.

"The Corner House"

Betrayal At The Corner House

25 years after the end of communism, the former KGB building in Riga, Latvia, still haunts and divides a nation

Adria Protest

The Anti-Drilling Battle Comes To Austria

Environmental activists from Austria and Croatia attack OMV's plans to explore for oil in the Adriatic

lachende Asiatin

Where The Happy Water Flows

Up in the misty, terraced mountains of northwestern Vietnam, colourful ethnic minorities face the dilemmas of development.

Gemälde, indem aus einem Kopf lauter Hände wachsen

Sao La: A Rare Beast in Asia

It's 40 years since the fall of Saigon. In now Ho Chi Minh City a brave independent art scene struggles to ask big questions - in the spirit of Bruce Lee.

Händler im Mekong Delta

A Slow Death for the 9 Headed Dragon?

The iconic Mekong Delta is a biodiversity haven and the breadbasket of a dynamic nation. But is it being strangled by "green" energy?

Afrikanische Flüchtlinge in einem Boot

"They said 'Inshallah' and that was it."

Unscrupulous traffickers and despair at sea. As the EU struggles for answers to the Mediterranean migrant crisis, an eyewitness account of the horror of being stranded at sea.

Cyclists in Bangkok

Bangkok Alleycats

Why cycling is the best way to see Thailand's capital.

Mann mit Schildkappe

"I saw a lot of blood and a lot of messed up bodies"

50 years after the first US combat troops landed in Vietnam, two veterans return and ponder blood, resentment and reconciliation.


Tortured By Both Sides

Abductions, summary executions and a media war. Amnesty's Bogdan Ovcharuk on why no side is innocent in the Ukraine conflict.

T. C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle: A Live Reality Check Special

Armed with a new book, T.C. Boyle, chronicler of a troubled America, has been live in the FM4 Studio to answer your questions and mine.

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