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.


178 Pieces

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This week on the show: Struggling for survival - How are textile workers in Bangladesh faring who are unable to socially distance in their fact...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: COVID pandemic rages on - As some countries have made remarkable strides in vaccinating their populations, the situation...

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Who owns space? - We dive deep into outer space. Who owns space? Who owns mineral resources and water? The race is on — i...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Pushback - We hear from women in Morocco trying to give rape victims a voice. Plus, insights from Jan Kreutzberg of t...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Death and music - After a year of so many lives lost, people around the world have found new, creative ways to deal with ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The Mekong River flows 5,000 kilometers from China to Vietnam. China's construction of a number of large hydropower dams al...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: How COVID is hurting the most vulnerable - We're looking at how COVID-19 is impacting the world’s most vulnerable. More...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Traveling without a passport - just by being scanned at an airport? Projects to test this kind of digital identity have alr...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Healthcare & the pandemic - In South Korea, there's a big push to get people with disabilities out of care facilities...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Fukushima 10 years on - Fukushima in Japan, March 11, 2011. An earthquake, a tsunami and three nuclear meltdowns. Much ...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: How the pandemic is changing us - The coronavirus pandemic has transformed regions and entire countries. In the US, peop...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Defying censorship - Censorship comes in many forms. You might have heard that Facebook blocked news coverage in Austra...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Staying alive! - We hear the inspiring stories of female judges in Guatemala who are risking their lives for justice. Sin...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The straw that broke the camel's back - The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head, particularly in countrie...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Fears and Revivals - Why Uighurs in Turkey still don't feel safe - How African migrants are reviving churches in Morocc...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Harsh lives and crushed hopes - Egypt: Crushed hopes ten years after the uprising. South Korea: Online delivery distress....

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: As countries all over the world start vaccinating their populations against the novel coronavirus, will there be enough fo...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Tackling disinformation - The spread of disinformation is a growing problem around the world. We go behind the scenes of...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Ethiopia's Tigray conflict - We hear the backstory to the conflict that erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Digital Identity and the Brave New World of Data - Traveling without a passport - just by being scanned at an airport? Pro...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1