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China: Caging The Ocean’s Wild | 101 East
Sep 19, 2018 • 25 min
Sick seals left to die in dirty water. Whales confined to tiny tanks. Freezers full of animal carcasses. Ocean theme parks are booming in China, but what happens to their prized marine performers behind the scenes? In this exclusive Al Jazeera report, 101…
Swindle Kings Of Manila | 101 East
Sep 13, 2018 • 25 min
It’s a scam that starts in the Philippines and stretches across the globe. It ends in financial ruin and shattered dreams. Shareholders discover their ‘investment firm’ isn’t in London or New York, the firm’s website is fake, and their financial advisors…
Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse | 101 East
Sep 6, 2018 • 24 min
Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream to soap and cosmetics, palm oil from this Southeast Asian nation is found in countless products on supermarket shelves around the world. But soaring global demand for the…
India: Gurus Gone Bad | 101 East
Aug 22, 2018 • 26 min
He called himself a Messenger of God. As one of India’s most powerful gurus, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh claimed to have 60 million devotees. Politicians lined up to secure his support. Disciples showered him with money in exchange for his blessing. But the…
Philippines: Disaster Capitalism, Inc | 101 East
Aug 16, 2018 • 26 min
Every year, millions of Filipinos face the devastation of superstorms, earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions. When Typhoon Haiyan destroyed islands across the central Philippines in 2013, the government found a new way to rebuild shattered…
Myanmar’s Cycle of Debt | 101 East
Aug 9, 2018 • 24 min
With its gleaming new shopping malls and high-rise apartment blocks, Yangon has become the symbol of Myanmar’s rapid economic growth. Yet in its poorest neighbourhoods, 85 percent of households are borrowing money from loan sharks, just to cover their…
Nepal: The Great Plunder | 101 East
Jul 19, 2018 • 26 min
On the global art market, Himalayan statues of religious deities fetch millions of dollars. But to the Nepalese, they are living Gods who have been stolen from their communities. In this exclusive Al Jazeera investigation, 101 East senior presenter and…
Cambodia’s Election Crackdown | 101 East
Jul 12, 2018 • 25 min
In late July, Cambodians will go to the polls for what critics say is a sham election. Having dissolved the main opposition party and closed down media outlets critical of the government, the world’s longest serving Prime Minister Hun Sen stands accused…
China: Secrets of a Long Life | 101 East
Jun 21, 2018 • 25 min
Several million tourists flock to China’s Bama region every year, but it’s not the spectacular scenery they come to see, it’s the large number of residents aged over 100. A thriving tourism business showcasing the elderly has sprung up as local residents…
Afghanistan: School Scandal - 101 East
Jun 7, 2018 • 26 min
When the Taliban fell from power, there was great hope that Afghanistan’s girls would finally get the chance to get an education. Yet 17 years on, most girls are still out of school, despite the international community donating billions of dollars in aid.…
Beijing’s Brutal Evictions | 101 East
May 31, 2018 • 25 min
The Chinese authorities call them the “low-end population” - thousands of rural migrant workers who flee the poverty of rural China for better-paid jobs in metropolises like Beijing. They help build, clean and feed the capital. But they no longer fit the…
Hacked: The Bangladesh Bank Heist | 101 East
May 24, 2018 • 26 min
It was a daring raid. Tens of millions of dollars stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank via the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, transferred to accounts in the Philippines and then laundered through the Philippine casino system. The money, and the…
Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia’s New Dawn - 101 East
May 17, 2018 • 21 min
“Long live Anwar! Long live Anwar!” Deafening chants ring out through the warm night air as the massive crowd in the Malaysian capital gathers to witness history in the making. The crowds are out in force to see Anwar Ibrahim - who for so long, has been…
Sri Lanka: Abduction island | 101 East
May 11, 2018 • 25 min
Sri Lanka has used abductions as a way to instil fear since the days of civil war. The conflict is now over, but critics say authorities are still kidnapping citizens who speak out. In the last three decades, 60,000 people have gone missing. This small…
Indonesia’s Most Polluted River | 101 East
May 3, 2018 • 25 min
For generations, Indonesia’s Citarum River has provided fish to eat, irrigation for rice fields, and fresh water for drinking, washing and cooking for the millions who live along its banks. But today, it’s known as the most polluted river in the world.…
Australia’s New Stolen Generation? - 101 East
Apr 12, 2018 • 26 min
Ten years ago, the Australian government apologised to a stolen generation of indigenous people. As children, they’d been victims of national policies that saw them systematically removed from their families. But today, more indigenous children are being…
Jerome Cohen on China’s grip on dissidents - 101 East
Apr 9, 2018 • 2 min
Jerome Cohen on China’s grip on dissidents and xi Jinping’s vision for China.
China: Spies, Lies and Blackmail - 101 East
Apr 5, 2018 • 26 min
China not only controls its citizens at home - but also those abroad. There’s increasing evidence anyone who displeases Chinese authorities will be targeted. Their crimes can include sharing emails questioning Chinese leaders, or supporting groups…
Myanmar’s Youngest Maids - 101 East
Mar 29, 2018 • 25 min
When a maid from Myanmar fell from the window of a high-rise Singapore flat, the incident shocked the public. Then came the news that the girl was just 15 years old. In 2016, a 101 East investigation revealed that girls from Myanmar were being trafficked…
Pakistan’s Lost Children - 101 East
Mar 22, 2018 • 25 min
Every year in Pakistan, thousands of children go missing or are abandoned on the streets of Karachi. Some are found dead in the streets amid piles of rubbish. They are children born out of wedlock - a source of shame in Pakistani society. But one charity…
Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade - 101 East
Mar 8, 2018 • 25 min
They have survived rape and the slaughter of their families. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya girls and women fled Myanmar to escape a military crackdown. In Bangladesh’s refugee camps they thought they would be safe. But inside the tents that house…
Robo Doc and Iraq’s Amputees - 101 East
Feb 22, 2018 • 26 min
Munjed al-Muderis was a young doctor in Iraq when he was forced to flee Saddam Hussein’s brutality.He became detainee #982 in one of Australia’s toughest detention centres - not a good start to his new life in a new country. Seventeen years later, he’s a…
The Pacific’s Nuclear Timebomb - 101 East
Feb 8, 2018 • 25 min
The Pacific paradise of Enewtak Atoll harbours a devastating secret - the toxic legacy of American nuclear testing. Between 1946 and 1958, the US military tested 43 nuclear bombs in the Pacific. Now a concrete dome - 46cm thick - seals 80,000 cubic meters…
China’s Prison Orphans - 101 East
Feb 1, 2018 • 24 min
They are the children of criminals. Their parents are doing time in Chinese prisons, some serving life sentences for horrific crimes. With no one to care for them and nowhere to go, Sun Village, a shelter in Beijing, takes them in. Run by a former prison…
China: All the single men - 101 East
Jan 11, 2018 • 24 min
In China, women are in short supply. Thanks to an ancestral preference for boys, and the implementation of the one-child policy, there are now millions more men than women. It’s predicted that one in five single men will never find a woman to marry. This…
Philippines: Living with the Dead - 101 East
Jan 4, 2018 • 22 min
In the Philippines, public cemeteries are home to not only the dead but to the living - providing thousands of families with an escape from the country’s overcrowded slums. School classes are held inside a mausoleum, kids are flying kites and playing…
India: The New Maharajas - 101 East
Dec 14, 2017 • 25 min
Extravagant Bollywood weddings, luxury yachts, the finest delicacies and opulent homes. India’s billionaires are cashed up and they’re not afraid to flaunt it. Home to the highest number of billionaires in the world after China and the US, India’s…
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Dec 6, 2017 • 0 min
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China’s Cyber Celebs - 101 East
Nov 23, 2017 • 24 min
There’s a new galaxy of superstars in China - riding the wave of the online live-streaming craze. It’s a multi-billion dollar business. Hundreds of millions of viewers tune in for hours each day, to be entertained and to also shower their favourite online…
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Nov 16, 2017 • 0 min
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