How can prisons help prepare inmates for the outside world once they are released? In Germany one big concern is that inmates don't lose touch with their kids. We also hear about how inmates are being taught basic skills at prisons in Cambodia.
World in Progress: Global human rights under threat
Human Rights Watch says decades of progress on human rights are at stake because of China — we hear from the NGO's executive director who was barred from entering Hong Kong. Critical voices are silenced in Morocco where 15 journalists, bloggers, rappers and social media users have been arrested. And unwanted immigrants in Japan who have been denied asylum end up in prolonged detention.
World in Progress: From good and bad machines
What does automation mean for Bangladesh's textile workers? A young Syrian has invented a heater that runs on pistachio shells to stave off the cold — could it help those in refugee camps survive the winter? And: ever heard of human Google?
World in Progress: Farmers agains cement factories in Indonesia
Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java fight for their livelihoods as an increasing number of cement factories threatens water resources and protected areas. Resistance against those in power has a long tradition, since this region is home to the oldest social movement in the country. Thomas Kruchem met up with some of the modern leaders of this movement for this in-depth documentary.
World in Progress: Living in times of chaos in Libya
A rare glimpse of life inside Libya, where chaos and violence reign since the government in Tripoli hasn't been able to establish stability // An increasing number of illegal migrants is arriving ashore the Greek island of Samos, putting the already overcrowded reception facilities as well as local people under increasing pressure//